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I have stared and deleted this post more times than I can count. Each time, I've found that I was revealing much more personal information than I am really comfortable with. I've decided that for now, it is better to just keep it simple. So... you'll notice that the name of the blog has changed. "Our Home on the Hill" was no longer fitting.
A beautiful life is a life with purpose.
Molly and Emily at habit have created a flickr group and are inviting everyone to join this month. Habit is a "a place to capture and celebrate the bits of our daily lives" and that is exactly what I need right now. I need to find my focus ... to find the beauty in the every day ... to celebrate the moments and not just the events.
All month I will be finding those moments and sharing them here with a few words that sum up the day. I'm looking forward to seeing where this journey will bring me.
"I kept looking for happiness, and then I realized: This is it. It's a moment, and it comes, and it goes, and it'll come back again." ~ Nicole Kidman
Thursday, May 6
Monday, May 3
Oh Well it's Carnival Time and, everybody's having Fun!
A few images from the school's carnival this past weekend...
:: Armadillo races!
Saturday, May 1
Right now I am:
Listening: to Chick Corea. I saw him last weekend at the jazz festival and I've been reliving it all week.
Tasting: a new to me wine variety from Argentina - Malbec. It is slightly bold with a taste of berries and a slight smokiness. It is especially good with a thick slice of kalamata olive bread from the farmer's market!
Watching: Life on the Discovery Channel. So fascinating!
Smelling: fresh baked banana bread. It feels so good to be baking again. It has been awhile. Today it is for the church's bread ministry (new members are welcomed with a visit from an elder and a loaf of bread) but tomorrow I'll be baking for us.
Feeling: grateful! I am so very grateful for some special friends in my life who really add a bright spot to my days.
Anticipating: a wild night at the school's carnival! We have a great PTA so it should be a good time.
Enjoying: the normal and the ordinary of everyday.
Friday, January 15
"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things" ~ Robert Brault
Sometimes I forget that it really IS the little things that make our days special. The boys had the day off from school and I felt a little guilty that I hadn't make any special plans for the day. But a call from a good friend and her own 2 boys and our day suddenly became full of little things!
We spent a good part of the day be bopping about town, singing loudly and piling in and out of the van (all 7 of us!). Though I think the highlight was a visit to the cookie shop. Hot cookies by the window and America's Funniest Home Videos on the big screen above the counter -what more could 5 boys want! Their laughter filled that empty little shop and that is one of the little things that is really very big!
Friday, January 1
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850
I love January 1st! It is a new start... a clean slate. It is a beginning and beginnings hold so much promise, so much potential! Last year is done - it has been swept out the door. It is not to be forgotten, though. No matter how tumultuous the year may have been, we should not forget it as there is much to be learned from the past.
But right now it is time to square our shoulders, face forward and look ahead!
..and I am certainly looking ahead at what this new year - this new decade! - holds.
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce
By Emily on Friday, January 01, 2010