to have Edward who is almost as big as our huge Christmas tree...
and Maria with her perfect Mona Lisa smile...
...home for a few days at Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Over the Thanksgiving break, we put the Christmas Tree up. Well, I should say Edward put it up, I decorated it, John installed a new garage door opener and the girls went shopping. It eventually gets to this, right mom? Anyway, I took the girls photo in front of the tree which always brings to mind an ALL time FAVORITE...
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
John & I were invited for supper by our dear friend Lydia Larson. Seriously, she lives in a sweet little ancient apartment among many of her paintings. It's like BEING IN AN ART GALLERY! She made a wonderful dish with pierogies and we talked about Amsterdam, T.S.Elliot, and her big fluffy Siamese cat Millie who is out east for the time being. Such a night! When I left, she gave me one of the feathers she is going to paint so I could photograph it.
This one was taken BEFORE I dusted...
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Bridget was part of the cast of Charlotte's Web this past weekend playing the omniscient role of narrator as my friend Lydia would say.
They had practices, dress rehearsals, performed Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday afternoon and night and by Sunday...
Monday, November 21, 2011
On one of my walks last week, I noticed that I was feeling rather blah since the leaves are mostly gone and we are being overtaken by the dull gray of the impending winter. I suppose that made these leaves that I found next stand out even more. It made me think of this*quote by my co-worker David, something he had said to himself.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The kids & I this past Sunday.
We met Edward & Maria after church at Wolfgang's for brunch to continue the birthday week celebration. I guess this has become a tradition though sadly we did not include the part where we go out and take pictures. Thus, we had only one blurry one of the kids and I which I converted into a sketch so you could get the essence of the day.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
This past Saturday, the sun was shining brightly (not always good for taking photos) and I went to meet some friends for a family photoshoot. It was so much fun! I managed (above and below) to get some sweet shots.
the pix that capture their personalities, and the way they are, are very good too.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Monday, November 07, 2011
Friday, November 04, 2011
Thursday, November 03, 2011
...because our Japanese Maple was still a little orangey as of Tuesday? Maybe by tomorrow they will make it to red velvet red! Stay tuned....
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
"Light is the greatest unnoticed force of transfiguration in the world: it literally alters everything it touches and through colour dresses nature to delight, befriend, inspire and shelter us. The intense passion of the first Artist glows forth in the rich colours of creation." J. O'Donahue
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
This past Sunday, I took a long walk though the amazing colors of our fall and soaked it all in so I would be ready for the long dull gray-brown winter.
It was so good. I took it all in...
This is it people.
Nature's first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay. -Robert Frost