About Me

August 31, 2015

More Filming!

 On the day of our big event, which I promise I
will write about in another post one day. more
filming took place. But this time, it was at the
actual event & all outside. So much fun.

Our Master of Ceremonies (MC) was one of our
news anchors. She does an amazing job of reporting.

My dear friend S joined us for this shot. She is beyond
amazing & actually keeps me on track every day!


To prepare for our big baby loss walk this past
weekend, we agreed to be interviewed by our
local news station. It was so much fun to have
the feature shot in our new home in the country.

Our camera man, checking on the volume.

The reporter asked great questions and
we did a bit of bonding after the shoot.

Have you ever been on tv or on the radio?

Fall is on it's Way!

Our nights are starting to get a bit darker,
the sun is setting earlier, the air has
gotten a bit "crisp" & the trees are all
starting to turn pretty fall colors.

First potted moms for the front veranda.

Outside, in the flower stand, with a
tiny white pumpkin. Fall all around!

August 23, 2015

August Break '15: Smooth.

For the prompt "Smooth", I chose this shot
of a drink I ordered the other day. I've had
a bit of a summer cold and my throat was
really sore. But this Lavender drink helped.

It was the only thing that was smooth enough
for me to swallow. Tasting and healing.

Honoring a Special Day.

On Friday, we spent some time together
as a family to honor our tiniest daughter.

A special day because she doesn't reside
in our home, just in our hearts and our minds.

Our tiny daughter was stillborn 17 years
ago and we miss her every day. We often
wonder what she'd be like if she was here
to share her special day. Sweet, we're sure!

August 16, 2015

August Break '15: 5 Facts About Me.

This prompt for the August Break Photo Challenge
took a bit of thinking. Titled 5 Things About Me.

1. My love and I have been together for 34 years.
A long lifetime that I can't imagine without him!

2. We have experienced 12 pregnancies but have only
had the privilege of raising 4 of our babies. All grown
up now, they are, from left to right: C (22), B (28),
me (C), my love (B), C (30) and B (26). In between
we chose all B and C names for the other babies we
loved from the moment we knew they were ours.

3. We bought our first house when we were both just
20 years old. In June, we moved into the first house 
we've ever built from the ground up. Totally our own 
design. It's in the country and we love every bit of it. 

4. My love and I met when we were cast together
in a musical production of "Tom Sawyer." We've
been acting together every since. This year, it's been 
a privilege to perform in 2 different Fringe Festivals.

5. I've been an artist all my life, always creating
and exploring. My two loves right now are
mixed media and dollhouse miniatures. This
is a kit I'm building from scratch. Exciting!

August 15, 2015

An Honor.

I'm feeling honored tonight to be chosen by another blogger who shared my blog on her blog in a special post called "Blogger Spotlight." The post showed up today in my feed. A small gesture that made me feel so special. Thank you, Sonya Ann, from "A Mom, Money and More!!"

August 14, 2015

August Break '15: Notebook.

 I have collected notebooks and journals
for years. Filled them with notes, words,
doodles and pictures. A place to record
the incredible things to remember.

A place to write about heartache and
sorrow, grief and loss, and hope.

This is my newest notebook. I haven't written
in it yet. I think I'll save it for our fall trip. 
A little vacation journal. Something to look
forward to. Something to look back on.

August Break '15: Citrus

The prompt today for the August Break Photo
Challenge is Citrus. A favorite subject for me!

Unfortunately this week with our Fringe Festival
Theatre schedule, our fresh food has dwindled. A
trip to the grocery store is desperately needed. Until
then, here's the only thing I could find to depict my
true love of lemons. In the end, it's only 18% real
juice but a sweet treat on a hot day that I love!

August 6, 2015

August Break '15: Numbers.

Prompt for yesterday's August Break
Photo Challenge: Numbers. 

We ordered this unique door for our
theatre room back in January. A cold,
wintery day and a last minute decision
change when we spotted this new item.

We were so thrilled with this fun find,
we neglected to pay close attention to
the finer details, like for example, the
numbers on the movie tickets.

What makes the #58 so special? Well,
it just happens to be the number of our
house! No, we didn't pick it, there was
no option to do so. Pure coincidence.

For two people who spend so much time
focusing on the smaller details, I truly
can't believe we missed this one. And
the funny thing is, we just noticed it on
the weekend, when we were moving a
few items into the theatre room. We've
been home now for 6 weeks but it just
came to our attention now. Sweet!!

August 5, 2015

August Break '15: Skin.

For the third installment of the August Break Photo
Challenge, "skin" is the theme. Here is my pic: 

I used to marvel at my grandmother's hands when I
was small. All the lines and grooves looked to me
like a landscape. Recently, I looked down at my hands
one day and realized I was now there, with the hands
of a wise woman with many experiences to share. I 
guess this makes me old! Now just how did that happen?

August 3, 2015

August Break '15: Air.

The prompt for the 2nd day of the August Break
Photo Challenge for 2015 is "Air".

Living in the country, we are experiencing
amazing air all around us. Clean and refreshing.

It moves around us, rustling the leaves on the trees
and moving the clouds across the sky. We've
really noticed a difference since moving out here.
Town "air" was fine but country "air" is amazing!

August 2, 2015

August Break '15: Breakfast.

The first post for the 2015 August Break Photo Challenge is titled "Breakfast". Below is my entry for the challenge.

I am not a big breakfast eater, unless we are out or on holidays. My daily choice is usually Multi Grain Cheerios with fruit. Today, I added fresh, wild, organic raspberries to my bowl. How do I  know they are organic? Because I picked them from our little raspberry patch just a few minutes before taking this picture. And after tasting these berries, it will be hard to go back to store bought ones. So fresh, so sweet, so tart and no worries about chemicals! Truly, a scrumptious and healthy breakfast!!

What was on your breakfast menu today?
Do you have a favorite breakfast item?

August Break Photo Challenge.

I've decided that we are settled enough in our new home that I now have time to jump back into life. Today, I've joined the 2015 August Break Photo Challenge.  A bit behind as I just found out about the challenge yesterday while reading Penny's blog The Homemade Heart. I'll catch up quickly as it's only the second day. Here's the info about the challenge if you'd like to join in: 2015 August Break Photo Challenge

Hope you'll join in. Looks like fun!