frosty pinkish color. Well, fell in love with it, is more like what happened. The shade is Revlon's "Satin Plum" and it's the perfect wintry pink color.
glow of lights drew me in, and the perfect photo op was born. (This is also another way to say that basically I was too lazy to do anything but photograph the view from where I was sitting.)
devotional book. I love messy morning hair, wayward bowls of half-eaten cereal, cozy pajamas, and sunshine streaming through our east windows.
I love babies and almost always want another. Or twelve. I'm all done having them... but it doesn't take the want-more out of me. I love their tiny newness. I love their noises and stretches. I love their downy heads bumping into my chin. One thing I love the most.... is their yawns. So incredibly adorable. These sweet little feet in my hand belong to the baby of my girlfriend Amy, who happens to be a professional photographer. She snapped this photo on my camera, so I thought I'd toss this in as a guest appearance in my 365's.
Isaiah 61:1. I think I might paint it onto a subway art-ish board. I believe it's my mission in life. I believe it's your mission in life as well. It's the kind of mission we should be obsessing about.
this boy. I love his dimples. I do not love the fact that he located some very old (and rotten grapes) in his bedroom recently.
fun. I love food. I love fun food.
old wood. I love twinkly lights in the background.
I love my little moleskine journal. I love sitting on the couch next to my baby girl, a bucket of sharpened colored pencils between us, consulting one another about our drawings.I love my big framed "MERRY" artwork, my chippy supply cupboard, and tiny boxwood wreath tied with a red velvet ribbon.
ready for mailing. I love checking the mail in December.
play with her newborn while she photographed him. I love babies with santa hats and fluffy white blankets. I love that I got to put Amy's Christmas tree lights on her tree for her. I love my friends.
new blooms. I love how that feels like a promise for the day.
laughed and laughed as we posed it.
with my kids. I love it when something turns out yummy and cute.
home with me. I love them even more when they aren't fighting. Ha!
memories that spring up as I see faces of long lost friends and family.
trying. I don't always get it right.... but I know the goal. I love that early morning light, when the promise of a fresh day with no mistakes awaits.
his love for me. I also love that he got me this gift....when I specifically told him not to get me anything... he shouldn't have... but it was sweet that he did.
have fun. I love watching the excitement and anticipation build.
love in a photo... this was that photo. I invited pretty much everyone I knew to our church's candlelight Christmas Eve service. I was standing on the end, with my man next to me, then one of my sis-in-laws, her man, my mom-in-law, my parents, my hoodlums, and in front of our row, was my uncle and aunt, two of my cousins, their significant others, and a whole passel of little ones. I stood there singing Silent Night, looking down a candle lit row of faces I love with all my heart. (And I was also really happy that my mama kept my son from accidentally lighting my uncle on fire with his candle. Bwahahaha!)
real life. (And um yeah I did use a bunch of free postal boxes... but don't worry, I reuse them all for my Etsy shipping!)
what to say when I'm hurting, love that! Time with family, love that too!
forward with life. Grasping the tails of the joy that was momentarily stolen. Brighter days ahead, I just know it. Love that.
spending time with just them after lots of holiday extended family togetherness. Ha!
dishtowel over his shoulder as he scrubs dishes. I love my man.
baby's room! I love days with them so much and wish I lived closer so we could do it more.
hope again that our home sells (for real) this year, and we can have at least a taste of what it must feel like to be settled both in home and heart. I hear that's a really wonderful feeling...
May 2012 be a year of new beginnings for all of us! Happy New Year friends.