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Archive for February, 2012

Five for Five

So I have this friend who is an artist.

She’s creative and has all that the artistic temperament brings.  She feels and thinks deeply.

The gift brings the burden.

My artist friend is always thinking of others.  She creates cards, posters, and gifts of encouragement for others.  Today I had a chance to return the favor in a very small way.  I had fun coming up with a little gifty.

Less than five dollars and five minutes to assemble

 It made me think, I don’t even know if five people read this blog.

But if they do, what if this week, five of us take the five for five challenge:

Five minutes, five dollars or less, and bless someone with a gift, prayer, or note.

Let me know if you’re in.

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A and G

This is the toy designer/knight/crime fighter and

marine biologist/princess/poodle skirt wearing vet saving the day.

Ah, so glad these super heroes live here.

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architectural antics

A fab friend took me to an incredible little antique shop

 These treasures came home with me.

Major fun finding the letter-press set,

but more fun knowing that my friend knew I’d love it

……love that friend

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love in the air

 Valentines Day started early, before six am early

Here is sweet A with cuddles

 Sleepy G loved his star wars legos

Joey made us all smile in the predawn darkness

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Miss February

Miss February is a complex kinda gal.  She has contrasts that highlight her paradoxical strengths.

Joey thinks she needs a little bacon topper.

She’s dark chocolate cake with caramel icing topped with ganache and loads of sea salt.

This Miss February is off to the Daddy Daughter Dance.

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winter

A spent afternoon with sweet friends ice skating.

Here they are doing the BFF chant.  Let’s just say A inherited my athletic ability- poor, poor girl.

I’ve spent the rest of the weekend chugging Gatorade, watching Indie films, and nursing a deep respiratory infection.

My one creative endeavor appalled my children.  Secretly I’m thrilled they are bibliophiles!

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Graham, my little man

This little guy has been dropping one liners lately.

Today on the way home, “Mom why is life so weird lately?”

I glance back and inquire, “What do you mean by weird, sweetie?”

“Yooou know, weird.  I can’t go into it right now.”

Well then, I guess I underestimate the complexities of four-year old life.

Tonight at dinner, we heard: “Well, I’m glad God made God.  Only God could make God.”

True, son true.

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Feeling the Love

 Ever since our first walk through, I knew this brick needed some love.

Today was the day.  Only sweet Joey paints in a bogan.

my contribution was S’more chex mix

Much improved

reminds me now of Savannah instead of the Seventies

Before

After

The fire-box is up for an upgrade next weekend- stay tuned.

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With weather in the 60s this week, it’s been full of popsicle grins

 We were signed up for a parenting conference this weekend.

We flaked out and chose Little Joe’s Pizza and pjs instead.

Good call as babies are croupy, week with off the wall work stuff, and down time deficit

I woke up today and decided to be domestic.

Something about coffee and cooking while it’s raining outside, and knowing that I won’t be wearing eye make-up today fills me with a really mellow, sweet kind of joy.

Asparagus and yellow pepper quiche with cheddar was the first on the block

Hot cocoa in polka dot cups….good stuff

Red and yellow peppers in line for soup later

Next was ricotta spinach filling for stuffed shells tonight

Home made marinara with organic canned tomatoes from the garden for previously stated stuffed shells

Meanwhile I’m roasting potatoes for skins for the game tomorrow.

Just sent the boys out for more groceries, I’m on a roll

And I’m thanking God for many blessings in my messy kitchen

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