Tuesday, February 26, 2013


I have one more picture to add but I can't find it. Gram can't be left off this list of favorite people who always heart dance with me.

Monday, February 25, 2013

How I Spent My Weekend

Playing this game...
(Harvest Moon Animal Parade)

trying to get this man...
(Calvin the archaeologist)

to ask me out on a date!
(which he did)

It was exhausting, let me tell you. I don't think I moved from the couch, except for bathroom breaks, from Friday - Sunday night!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Whatever May Pass

I took this picture as the sun was rising on Orcas Island. I love the words of the song combined with this beautiful view!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Someone To Share In An Adventure

This past weekend, momMA and I celebrated our big birthdays. It was lots of fun and I love her.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Limp,Skip,Jump Down Memory Lane

A year ago today, February 6, 2012, I had my ACL reconstructive surgery. Here's a look back. Notice how many events in my life involved crutches. I was so ready to burn those things by the time I was able to walk without them. I still have scars on my sides from the skin being rubbed raw. The body is an amazing work of art in its ability to form new growth and heal. Help from loved ones didn't hurt either. Thank you, God, for a knee that works!

And so it begins

My (painful) constant companions

Christmas play and crutches

Joey's funeral and crutches (Michigan)

Universal Studios and crutches (Florida)

Disney and crutches

Furniture placement and crutches

Popcorn and crutches

My (less painful) constant companion


One year later

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Set Your Eyes On Things Above

People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
~Elisabeth Kubler Ross


Aaron Jeoffrey was one of my favorite groups in the 90s. I love this song. I just found a whole stash of them on YouTube. Be prepared for an onslaught. I also rediscovered some of my old CDs the other day. 
Happy Girl!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Bits and Stuff

I had many full, busy days last week. I helped celebrate my momMA's birthday, met with a foster care/adoption agency, went to watch a special cheerleader, babysat my favorite "Things," and slept a lot. From the reaction of my WA parents, I gave new meaning to the phrase "death warmed over." I will be glad when I'm back to normal health and some of the unknowns are dealt with. In the meantime, I'm thankful for people to love and activities that occupy my time. Here is a peek into my life...events and pictures that make me smile and a song that has taken up residence on the repeat cycle in my brain.

Birthday Princess
Look at those gorgeous eyes!

Sr. Night

Thumb sucker...he steals my heart

Love these two

Such a big girl...using her own fork

And then there's this method of feeding one's self

My cuddle buddies when the babies are in bed

Gift from a student

February already (and a reminder of Gram)

A few of my favorite things
(Dragonfly, candle, trout mug, tree pencil)

New (to me) praise song