Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Tree Planted by the Water

Given the last video I worked on,
I've been thinking a lot about roots lately; their function, and obviously, how this word relates to us humans.

These thoughts always lead me to this verse...

....and to the sweet visual of dancing to "tree of righteousness, planted by the Lord, that He might be glorified!"  Hands raised in the air like strong branches, waving in the wind.

And I always remember, He does give us "beauty for ashes and the oil of joy for mourning"

Refreshing gifts that come when we need them the most.

Roots and Wings

2014 recaptured...
Roots and Wings...
so very true!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Celebrating Livi

Celebrating life is that spoonful of sugar that makes the sun shine each and every day.  And celebrating birthdays amplifies that sugarness....And celebrating a two year old's birthday.... well, that just makes the sunshine radiate out from our fingertips spreading the brightness all around.  That's the magic of what a two-year-old does to us...makes the world a bright, happy place!  And, Livi, that is what you do for us!!

Happy Birthday,
Sweet Princess!!

Your mom has described you well..."sweet, smart, thoughtful, tough, determined, independent, beautiful little princess who loves to sing and perform for us all day long. She impresses me every day and I know that she is going to go far in life with her strong determination."

And even in your Princess dress, you meander through the woods to find deer prints!  (A girl after my own heart :)  So I would add "inquisitive explorer"...

Celebrating you, Dear Girl, and thank you for the sunshine you bring into our lives...

Sweet Livi,
may you always fly high...


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Florida "Snow"

Have been seeing some beautiful snow pictures from up north
and it was making me nostalgic...

so the next best option was to make a trip to our nearest "snow",
mittens and all... 

 "LOOK, Nana, a CIRCLE!"


 My Snow Angels was so much fun!

And for the best quote of the night...
in the car on the way to the beach, Lucas says,

"Nana, open the window please
so I can hear the ocean!"

A boy after my own heart!