Thursday, September 20, 2012

Marvelous Mundane



After a day inside, spending time with books and questions and quizzes and tests, these pictures I snapped a weekend ago remind me that marvelous light illuminates even mundane wonderings and wanderings and that growth will inevitably follow. That puts everything in a different light indeed. Blessed growing to you~ Megan

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Firsts and Football

On Monday my sisters and I witnessed our first football game, watching our cousin out on the field.

Wind and a bit of rain came to join us, but, by the end of the game, the sun had surfaced smiling. 

 As we drove away, blue sky even appeared.

Then that blue melted into pale purple and orange at dusk. 

And I came home officially able to check off "see a football game in person" from my bucket list, exchanging the intention for a memory~ Megan

Monday, September 17, 2012

welcome September


          September is in full swing and I'm still attempting to step gracefully into life at home. As routine and school have slid into the days, I've felt a bit scattered. But, thankfully, beauty doesn't demand order. It's managed to smile into the hours and remind me that this month, this new season, is truly something to welcome. So now as I've caught my breath somewhat, I'm here to share the moments caught by my camera and try to let the blessings truly get caught by my heart. 

Continuing my gratitude journal. . . 

925. coming back to dance classes

926. getting un-glamorously sweaty 

927. graduated girls wonderful enough to be greatly missed 

928. demonstrating in two of Youngest Sisters' classes- so fun to get to know those sweet girls!



929. a sky full of spectacular clouds by day and stars by night

930. darling hand-me-downs from a friend

931. trying French Couch Surfer's crepe recipe in our own kitchen (they were trickier to make on our own and turned into a kind of delicious pancake)



932. the making and eating of my sisters' edible cell science project (jello and candy illustrated things well :)  

933. watching our ballet performance on dvd for the first time with all the girls in my class

934. the immensely complex weaving of a dragonfly's wings  



935. getting a peel done on my face (the name sounds crazy, but it's really just like a mask that really works)

936. matcha-loaded black tea

937. getting the hang of writing geometry proofs 


938. watching a Disney movie that wasn't too predictable

939. swinging on the patio after dinner

940. the way our shrub rose blooms in the summer, and comes back blooming in early autumn


941. running into a friend while out jean shopping

942. closet ready with warmer clothes

943. my dad trimming the shrub roses, and bringing one to the table 



934. enjoying my physics class (as clarification, the class is one morning a week and specifically for homeschoolers)

935. conversation and laughter while riding with a ballet friend who is also taking the physics class

936. gifted teachers 

Finding study time. . . 


937. a white-haired lady at the hair salon who smiled and told me she liked the scarf I was knitting

938. finishing my burnt orange scarf before the leaves turn that same color

939. Middle Sister and Youngest Sister restoring order to Barbie World 

940. Youngest Sister's note on the kitchen table letting us know where she was


941. watching Star Wars 5, 6, and 7 with my dad and sisters (our favorite characters were Yoda and the Ewocks :)

942. walking then jogging at the track

943. one sister sporting colorful hearts, the other a panda hat


944. doing pointe again

945. a moment in the middle of spinning when acceleration and balance were actually working together

946. Boden catalogue accidentally arriving in our mailbox- being delighted by cozy colors and charming styles


947. heat softened by a breeze 

948. sweater weather peeking around the corner 

949. kale growing in a pot on our deck


950. riding bikes

951. Youngest Sister riding without help of training wheels

952. shadows playing on the ground


953. banana bread baking- it's smell filling the house 

954. chivalry being alive and well 

955. whispers of autumn




I'm glad to have a couple more weeks to get to know you better, September. But as for now, welcome~ Megan