Feb 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

By far my favorite thing about Valentines Day is the photos people take.
This adorable photo of little Breckyn found here:


Feb 12, 2011

When I grow up, I want to be a ballerina.

When I see pictures like this, I long for the chance to be a ballerina. I know it's a hard life, but it is disciplined and beautiful. I miss dancing.

So Beautiful.

Feb 11, 2011

Micro Valentines

Some good family friends hosted a little valentine-card-making-get-together at their house. I never get around to making valentines unless it is so conveniently arranged. I have decided to call these micro valentines.

For the square ones, I used a scrapbooking punch that was about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

The lollipops didn't fit on a square, so I gave them their own shape.

Making itty bitty valentines is so fast and they seem to evolve on their own! These felt like they just made themselves.

My little sisters made their own valentines as well, and Bethany gave this one to me.
Sparkle is Love.
Family is Love.

1 John 4:8
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Happy Valentines Week!

Feb 7, 2011

A Touch of Spring

As winter starts to lift its face and wave its flag,
And put a touch of spring into each brightened step--
As fairies spread a soft green blanket over all
Earth displays the warmth that she, till now, has kept.

The melodies suppressed by winter’s gloomy face
Are beckoned out to sing and dance with sunny rays,
And as the birds are singing to the waking world,
The children dance along with each rejoicing day.

How do colors intertwine and blossom here?
What art replaces winter as it melts away?
What magic brings such miracles that now appear?
Is Earth the canvas of the Artist painting over grey?

The Great Magician orchestrates each tiny change.
His breath, the breeze that dances with your hair
His ornaments, the stars that decorate the skies
His hands unwrap each bud to bring us flowers fair.

I feel the change in nature’s countenance
A permeating joy has seeped through one and all
I cannot help but feel it as I venture out
And join in praise with nature to it’s one and all.

I wrote and posted this poem in Spring of 2008. This is a repost with new pictures. CA has been beautiful and balmy this week, so I deemed it an appropriate ode to the imminent change of seasons.