Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Monday, June 27, 2016

Good, Random, Fun ~ Week 26

the GOOD
In 2016 I'm attempting to do #52weeksofstorytelling with a different theme each week.
Week 25/52 - Light


Light shining through something ordinary transforms it into something extraordinary. When I was younger a favorite song of mine was "this little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine"






more GOOD
father's day
spending time outside







the RANDOM





the FUN
the prompt over at weekly mobile macro was "alive"
Here's what I found that was alive in my garden.



I'm linking up with Good, Random, Fun , Seasons and Life Through the Lens

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Backyard Goodness


taking a moment to find joy in the little things

{pretty}
It's been a busy week and I haven't gotten beyond my backyard when it comes to capturing beauty this week. Thankfully, there is plenty of it right there for me to enjoy.














{happy}
I don't know why, but I get so happy when I spot one of my tiny praying mantis in the garden. 



Also, I'm super happy that my trumpet vine has several buds already this year.




And I love that the honeysuckle and trumpet vine are meeting and creating an arch above my path.






Monday, June 20, 2016

Good, Random, Fun ~ Week 25


the GOOD
In 2016 I'm attempting to do #52weeksofstorytelling with a different theme each week.
Week 24/52 - Acceptance

I've know it for some time now, but it hit me hard at the library....I'm not a parent of littles anymore. We used to read stacks of picture books, but now we hardly check them out. We've moved on to chapter books. My oldest can stay home alone and rides in the front seat of the car with me. This week my youngest got her ears pierced. They can mow the lawn and do the laundry and cook basic meals. They aren't little girls anymore. I'm entering a new season of parenting, which is looking quite different than the last one. It's funny what can trigger moments of nostalgia...like the picture books in the library. 





the RANDOM





the FUN





I'm linking up with Good, Random, Fun , Seasons and Life Through the Lens

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Summer


taking a moment to find joy in the little things

{pretty}
found in the neighborhood this week....








{happy}
found in the backyard this week...
 
 

I planted these trumpet vines 3 years ago in hopes they would grow and take over the ugly chain fence.
Finally they are doing what I had hoped they would do!! I have four of them and this is the biggest.

baby tomatoes!

sunflowers!


each year my girls get me a hanging basket for Mother's Day - this year's is doing so well!

I don't know what this little thing is, but I love the contrast of the bright green on bright orange

the lake is filling up with lily pads and lotus flowers


{funny}
we were published in our neighborhood magazine! Dorky but fun.


And this is funny....
I've been eagerly waiting for the release of this book. My copy came on release day and I glanced through it and put it on the bookshelf. A couple days later I got a text from a friend in California with a pic of a quote in the book - she said, "this makes me happy". I had to squint and as I read what was on the page I realized it was my quote! I don't even remember submitting it so clearly wasn't expecting to be quoted in this book. 




{real}

The frogs are so fun right now! There are certain plants and flowers where they seem to congregate and I love going out and looking at them.  We have them naturally because of where we live, but my girls were also given quite a few frog egg sacs and have been keeping them in this tank (which is now full of tadpoles). 






I loved this little one hiding in the petals of my roses. 



Monday, June 13, 2016

Good, Random, Fun ~ Week 24


the GOOD
In 2016 I'm attempting to do #52weeksofstorytelling with a different theme each week.
Week 23/52 - Happiness

If someone were to ask me "What's making you happy these days?", I'd answer with the following (this list is not complete)....backyard ducks, a good stack of books to read, daily walks and runs, flowers from my garden, being momma to my 2 girls, bees and blooms, Oregon's beauty, music in my house and friends to work out with.

It's the little things around me. Things I might not notice or even take for granted if I wasn't intentional. I think we need to start asking each other "What's making you happy?" So consider yourself asked and feel free to tell me in the comments!




more GOOD
summer blooms, family hikes, puffy clouds
waterfall, morning coffee, new perspectives
raindrops, wildflowers and more summer blooms






the RANDOM
my husband and Gilbert Mfitundinda from Uganda - talking about Compassion
frogs and raspberries, flowers and books, practicing







the FUN
so....many...frogs
in my garden







I'm linking up with Good, Random, Fun , Seasons and Life Through the Lens