Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Summer Mornings

I love mornings like this.  It's been pretty warm out here...high 70s.  Well, for winter I'd say it's pretty warm! Anyway, as we were moving around this morning getting ready for the day, the sun was filling our house with sunlight.  There's something about this time of the morning when it's still cool outside, but you know it promises to be a warm day.  Then there's the sound of our fan that was still on from our warm night (never realized that I associate this sound with summer)...something calming about that.  And then of course there's the finishing touch, the birds.  Birds tweeting happily outside.  Just a calm, peaceful morning.  And I like it! Makes me crave the real summer.  Funny how a 'summer' day in the middle of winter helps you appreciate this kind of day so much more.

So then I dropped the kiddos off at school and now realize that I have some studying to do.  Taking chemistry and have only been 3 times and already I'm getting my butt kicked!  Summer is not here.  But I'll take these teaser 'summer' days anytime (preferable these 70 degree summer type days *wink*).

On a side note.  I've been neglecting my 365 blog.  Well, I'm on and then off.  I'm feeling like I want to be off again.  :/  Soooo, I've decided I'm going to pause/stop posting there for now.  I'm finding that I'm just making myself take photos for the sake of doing it....more like a chore and I don't want to do that.  I think I'd rather post them here....when I'm feeling it.  So there you go!

Well, off to hit the books.  Enjoy your day....whatever the weather!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

me + weekends away = love

My babies and my man are already snoozing.  I'm sitting here relaxing.  Watching the recording of my favorite awards show.   I'm tired in that happy and content, just got back from a great weekend, kind of way.   Time away with great friends in the mountains does a girl good.  

I cherish these non-scheduled, crafting, snack when you want to, cool brisk mountain walks, cocktail sharing, ridiculous belly laugh times we get to spend together.  And of course reminiscing about such joyous times spent with others at this very cabin.

And I LOVE that on the way home this evening we were gifted with a most beautiful site.  

Seriously.... couldn't get over it.

Much to be grateful for.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Just a few...

Apparently I could not let it go.  I had to post a sampling of our Christmas and New Years.  ;)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Ten on Ten :: January

So I could pretend I was not gone for a month, but it'd be a lie.  I had a lot of thoughts swirling around my noggin and heart and I think I just didn't feel so much like blogging.  Or really, just didn't know where to start.  So I'm cleaning the slate of what ifs and should ofs and jumping in.

Ten on Ten Photo Project: Take a photo every hour for ten consecutive hours on the tenth of each month. Document a day of your life and find beauty among the ordinary moments.

::8 ish  Hitting the gym

::9 ish  Fruits and Veggies anyone??

::10 ish  Way too many choices!

::11 ish  Still enjoying the colors

::12 ish  Grateful to be able  to go to school, but dreading tomorrow's class just the same.

::1 ish  Love blown glass

::2 ish  Some Girl Scout love

::3 ish  Girl Scout Cookies...yes, they're on their way.
(Check out the lens that lucky girl gets to use...I'm jealous)

::4 ish  Happy Birthday Penny!!

::5 ish  Back to dance