Monday, June 25, 2012

different shades of " happy "


i am in love with the very thought of my daughters.
how i got this lucky in my lifetime.
i will never know.
and i never knew that love could be so big.
and that the simple things could be so complex.
the lessons so important.
and they will never know either.
until they have their own.



lacie brought me flowers and ellie wanted to smell them first!

me and beau...(.a day at the barn with lacie...)

my husband and his bros and sisters....(he's in the middle)
this photo was taken at my nephew's wedding.  he's the first of our 13 nieces and nephews to get married!! it was a beautiful day and the beller family didn't miss a beat, even though they rarely all get together .  that's what i love about big families....they really know how to have fun!

my girls getting lemonade.....

they have been doing lots of photo shoots and this one i love!


"beau" taken by hagan

i recently read a post of suzanne's and have thought a lot about the truth in it.
we don't always share the messy bits of our lives here on these blogs of ours.  and yes, there might be a bit of truth to the fact that we sometimes compare ourselves to others out there in the blog world.
i wouldn't necessarily think to share that the 2 hour car ride to my nephew's wedding pretty much made me wish i wasn't in the same car with my own girls....
and that i wish i had my own room instead of sharing one with them after the wedding.....
teenagers can be so grouchy and downright rude sometimes....but i don't usually share those gory details here!   i'm not prone to share the blatant truth about certain friendships, or my opinion on who i am terribly concerned about.  that i've been in a rut with my art lately, and although my journals are on the table, welcoming me and inviting me to join them, that i have nothing to give them at the moment.  i've been exhausted from a stupid sinus infection and it's taken a toll on me.  i have no energy and i'm even starting to have a little pity party for myself.....no, it's not perfect over on this end of the world. but i do try and usually succeed in embracing the beautiful.  so, that's typically what i share here.
 i think that's the beauty of our blogs...we can visit our "friends" and be inspired by the beauty we find there.  but it's also maybe just as important to share the messy and the ugly sometimes too, and that we all understand that we are all in this thing together...to support, love, and surround each other with hope and understanding.  so, thank you sperlygirl for sharing the raw truth and photos in your post~ you do inspire me more than you know.  you help keep my little dream of italy alive and i love you for that. xo

i just found this blog and love the photography ....i only wish i new french!!
i really want to try one of these!
i LOVE the lyrics to this song
and i can't wait til september when i get to make art with HER!!


~~~~~~~happy summer~~~~~~~

Sunday, June 3, 2012

these are days to remember...


these are the days.....

this school year has flown by...i can hardly believe it's almost over.
the girls are so ready for it to be done.  and me too....to be able to enjoy freedom and no schedule!!
to ride when we want and to be on the water when we want and to have no plans.......
that's the best thing of all ~



me and beau~


ellie and lizzie~



this photo was taken at an old flea market...my friends and i went behind the building and i just loved the oldness of it all.  

and the old spigot reminded me so much of my grandma lu's house....flowers and all~




the cherub by my kitchen sink....
my daughter asked me why we have so many naked babies around the house! HA

(lacie and katherine)
our friends from the outer banks came over memorial day...and we had nothing but fun~


(bela, hagan and emerson)




and i think everyone was pretty worn out !!








some of my new journal pages.  i've been pretty spread out lately, which is typical of me!  that's how i work (play) best.  to have many things going at once in different journals....
lately the word "trust" keeps coming up.  not on purpose, it just happens and it wasn't until i started looking through the pages that i realized this.  something i'm working on i guess....trusting that everything is okay and all is well.  even with the challenges of every day life and the challenges that come along with the joys of raising children.  trust is a good word for me right now ~









i've been making more jewelry too...mostly special orders but am glad to be 
at the bench more. 





hoping everyone out there is having a happy start to the summer and that you enjoy every moment of it~
xo