20 October 2010

Sprinkled Confetti

I kept thinking, we’re going to venture out and do fabulous, fun, beautiful things, but we didn’t. We stayed within the four walls of our home, just us. However, there’s something just as fabulous, fun, and beautiful when sitting around in worn out gray thermal leggings that are baggy in all the wrong places, matched with a faded-out t-shirt with babies constantly crawling all over you.

You see, our lives can become hectic in split second and suddenly we find ourselves going, going, going. We bite off more than we can chew. We over-volunteer. We scribble down more to-do’s on our already over flowing to-do list making it impossible for any one man to accomplish, but that’s how we live. It’s how we thrive.

Then again, there are times when it’s good to rip up that to-do list into confetti-like pieces, toss it up in the air, and leave it where they fall.  And that’s exactly what this was- a week was full of scattered confetti pieces.

Some of the pieces fell in Downtown Anchorage, where my girl and I spent some mommy/daughter time together. We drove to the top of the parking deck to stick our heads out to listen to the roaring streets below before making our way to the dance store for new ballet slippers.

It’s one of Krysta’s favorite things to do when heading to the mall- seeing how tiny the cars and people look from up above. For me, I dig the views.

Yup, you heard right. Krysta’s starting dance class- ballet, tap, and jazz to be exact. It’s another year of pirouette spinning, plie’ bending, and toe pointing. She’s over the moon to “reunite” with her dancing buddies and her teacher, Mrs. Karen.

As this week rolled on, my ripped up to-do list sprinkled itself around our home until we were knee deep in a pile of confetti nothingness.

We did alot of studying, home cooked meals, playtime, and of course, just being.

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort
.  ~Jane Austen
 When toys fail to entertain, a laundry basket does the trick.

Do you see that moon? We starred wide-eyed at that harvest moon in anticipation of all the bounty and wonder this season is going to bring forth during the holidays.  The best time of the year is quickly approaching! *squeal*

While we were busy doing nothing, God was busy doing alot of somethings. Do you see these? Lately I’ve been watching a bunch of sunrises and sunsets. I can’t seem to get enough of these cotton-candy skies in the mornings before the babies wake up, and then in the evenings, the rolling of golden clouds as the day seeps away. I feel so rejuvenated during these tiny wondrous moments.

Being at home -in our core- surrounded by each other, was exactly where we needed to be. After all, home is where the heart is.

When my girl and the hubs just got home from school and work today, they came baring gifts for me- a root beer and a bouquet of flowers! They know exactly how to make my heart swell. 

Krysta says, "Mom, I just want your day to be even gooder."

How can you not love that? She's seriously the sweetest, and I'm the luckiest mom ever to have her as my daughter.

Good night ya'll. I'm off to cuddle with my lovies.

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  1. Seriously, your pictures are so amazing...you are so talented! Love the laundry basket pic...and the toe-tapping pic too - she looks adorable! :)

  2. I completely love your writing! I just kept wanting to read more and more of it! Absolutely LOVED all your pictures! Amazing job!

    What beautiful sunsets!!!! I also love watching them too and taking pictures of clouds. I always loved the clouds when I was a kid {and still do}. They are so peaceful and when you stare up at them...it seems like all your worries just float away!

    I found you through the milspouse weekly round up! I cant' wait to read more from you!

  3. That's a whole lotta pictures but I love them. Thanks for coming over to comment. Maybe I've been here before but I'm now following. YAY! Have a great weekend.

  4. This was the sweetest post with the most amazing pictures!

  5. Loved this post and I usually can't stand music on blogs, but this song worked perfectly with your photos and words.

  6. Your pictures are so great! I love those views from the parking deck and your little dancer is so adorable :)

  7. What a great post! I'm with you, every now and then we need to tear up those to-do lists and enjoy the art of living. Some weekends our family has pajama days. We don't get dressed, we don't leave the house, we just spend time together. We love those days.

    Great pictures too! And great to see you on the mil spouse round up! Have a great weekend.

  8. Such a wonderful post! Your photos were amazing and your kids are precious. Krysta wanting to make your day even "gooder" made me heart melt. So adorable.

  9. I love sunrise and sunsets. I always feel like they are God's gift to me, the beauty of his creation. It's a reminder to me of how much He loves me.

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  11. Lovely photos; your "confetti' seemed just perfect; I love being able to put away that to-do list and just be; have a wonderful weekend.

  12. Hello!! I'm DEFINITELY a new follower! You take absolutely beautiful photos and both of your little ones are adorable!

    I found you through Top Mommy Blogs. My hubby is National Guard! :-)

    I hope you're enjoying your day!

  13. Your photography is such a lovely moment of my morning with my cup of joe in hand!