Friday, September 30, 2011

This Moment


{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Inspired by SouleMama.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Just Toss It In

Sometimes this how I cook:  
By just tossing it in and seeing what happens.  
It's always good.  
Check it out.  
Bon App├ętit!


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Joy Pockets


Rain & mud.

Ending Summer and welcoming the Autumnal Equinox.

Playing around the Natural Gardener.
Watching Z help gather and pick plants for the garden.

Tiny people that fall asleep on you.


Watching squirrels play, run around and bury nuts.

Tickled pink thinking about Z's 3rd birthday party.
THREE!  What???

Z & Bodhi joining in morning Yoga.  Mine, Z's and Bodhi's.
It's perfect however we do it because we do it together.


Cousins coming to play.

Mama and the boys visiting the art store for goodies.





joy pockets

♥ Joy Pockets.
Thank you, Holistic Mama / Bohemian Twilight.

Friday, September 23, 2011

This Moment



{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Inspired by SouleMama.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall

Let the leaves fall down
Surrender to the journey
The wind is blowing

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Joy Pockets

Joy Pockets

Sitting under the Full Harvest Moon with Daddy while the boys slumbered.
Family cuddles.
Listening to Daddy tell Z bedtime stories.  
Z picks the topic and Daddy spins a tale.
Making a decision to cut the computer and TV completely during the day.
It feels great.  We love it.
Warm fresh banana bread. 
Painting, drawing, stickers and coloring every day.
We love creating and making art together.



 Picking up leaves, sticks, herbs and tree balls to make a welcome fall painting.  


Watching tiny fingers paint and get messy.



A tiny human getting gigglier and smilier every single day.

Waking up snuggled next to a tiny baby.


Cooking with Z. 


Sitting still.
On the cushion.  On a chair.  On the floor.
With my words.  With my feelings.
With anxiousness.  With joy.  With anger.  With frustration.
Working every day on feeling and not just reacting or overreacting.




joy pockets



Joy Pockets.
Thank you, Holistic Mama / Bohemian Twilight.

Friday, September 16, 2011

This Moment


{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Inspired by SouleMama.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Harvest Moon

Glowing harvest moon
Insects, cars, cats and our breath
A train thunders by

Sunday, September 11, 2011

You Know What Today Is

You know what today is.  I won't type those numbers that have already crossed your mind too many times today, this week, this month.  You don't need my opinions.  

I'll tell you what I choose to do...

Appreciate what's in front of me.
Live a life full of gratitude.
Cherish those I love.
Give my attention and heart.
Notice when I'm not.
Not dwell on what we can't change.
Be a little cranky at times and not others.
Be happy when it's time to be happy.
Be sad when it's time to be sad.
Try my best not to get involved in the hype.
Every day.

But especially today, I will not watch the news.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Joy Pockets

Joy Pockets 

Remembering not to push the river
Moments when I realize I am enough and have enough.  There's always enough.
Writing a real letter and saying thank you
Starting a Fall garden


 Quiet time with each of the boys.


Lovely Summer weather with beautiful skies and lower temperatures!
Short lived moments to sit and feel my breath on the cushion
Watching the boys sleep peacefully 
Old friends and new
Fresh basil, mozzarella and tiny sweet tomatoes
Baby talk -him and me
So many "why" questions keeping me on my toes and making me laugh uncontrollably






joy pockets

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Your Heart is the Size of Texas

We all have a heart the size of Texas.  That is one reason I love this state.  We all know how to get things done and help one another out when the going gets tough.  Let's open our hearts a little more.

While thousands of acres in Central Texas burn, thousands are without everything and at least a thousand and a half homes are destroyed, we all have a choice.


We can sit and dwell while glued to the news and say, "That's terrible.  What if it was me?"
Or we can think of them, open our hearts, turn off the TV, ask our neighbors and friends who needs help.

We can say, "Oh, I just cleaned out my closet.  Sorry."
Or we can dig deep and give something nice that we are still using.  Find that something you're saving for "when I lose ten pounds", "when my baby reaches that size", "a special day", "once in a while" or "I just can't let that go."  Let it go.

We can say, "Oh, I have just enough groceries for the month."
Or we can clear a bag out of our pantry, whether we could use it or not and give to those left with nothing.

We can say, "Oh, I just had a garage sale or just donated to charity."
Or we can take our kids to their toys and books and help them choose what they can give to the children who have nothing.  Heck, clear out the toys you know they won't even miss.  You can buy more.  You have plenty.

We can say, "I don't know what to do."
Or we can put together a fun crafty kit for some kids to keep them busy while the parents are making plans to rebuild their lives.  They both need that.

We can say, "I'm broke."
Or we can open our pocket book and donate something as small as $10.

We can ask, "Don't they have insurance?  They must."
Or we can say, "They need it now."



I'd like to thank my beautiful friend, Nikki for passing along several Facebook posts about how she is collecting for families she knows.  Her heart is the size of Texas and I think she is awesome for all her hard work.

Friday, September 2, 2011

This Moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Inspired by SouleMama.