Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Christmas...to All...and to All a Good Night!

 
Hello to All my dear Friends out there in the blog world!
I am happy to finally have a moment to share with you the joy in these days of mine.
Our Holy-day season has been full of suprises and lots of visiting with family.

I hope you all too have had a very Joyfilled Season!

Much Love to and yours!


Friday, June 17, 2011

...adventure?...

...so I sit here thinking...in this gloomy New Hampshire weather.  And I think how much this weather and my life have in common.  Gray sunless skyies, hidden hope of something unknown yet to come.  Rain when all I want is to play,  the undesired change of plans. 

...so I sit here watching my six wonderful little adventure companions... I see them play in the rain that I was wishing away, they are my hope that I can continue on this unknown path.  I see them run to me and say "come and play".

...So I shall run to them and say thank you for being my lovely rays of sunshine in these cloudy days of mine...

...So I say YES to this Grand Adventure which is MY LIFE...

Friday, May 27, 2011

this moment


This is my Moment.  Inspired by Soule Mama


I love you Mom!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Glory...but not for me...



(St Paul, on developing patience) By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that's not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God's grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise.

 Life Art: Glory...
                 It is not for my glory that I do what I do or say what I say.  I am here not of my own doing.
I live and breath to the Glory of the only one who gives each breath.  What I say and do can be a reflection of Him, but only if I am gazing on that which I most want to be.

Master is a term that indicates a consummate level of skill, proficiency, superiority or power...

                  He is the master ( in the truest scenes of the word).  And what do you do with a master?
You are at their side asking every question you can.  Learning their trade, craft, knowledge, wisdom. 

But now that you've found you don't have to listen to sin tell you what to do, and have discovered the delight of listening to God telling you, what a surprise! A whole, healed, put-together life right now, with more and more of life on the way! Work hard for sin your whole life and your pension is death. But God's gift is real life, eternal life, delivered by Jesus, our Master. (St Paul)

                 Sin (and living for myself) is no longer my master.  Living in the dark unseen places brought only dull, lifeless and shadowy scenery.
                 I have a new grace filled and glorious  Master.  Now, dwelling in the bright colorful life God has for me; OH the Art I have to gaze upon.  This art is worth learning. This art is worth sharing and giving in abundance to all who share, even one moment of this journey with me.
                
                   It seems to me that a master (in years past) sought out who they would teach.  They would see potential in an other, for learning what they (the master) had to share.  What happened to this practice?  The master, seeing a part of himself or what he is passionate about in the heart of another. Thankfully God has not left this practice in the dust...
                  

                     I really like something said by Aslan to Jill in the silver chair " ...you would not be calling to me if I had not been calling to you first..."

            Thank you my dear gentle master for calling to me.  And thank you for sharing your life giving art and perfecting it in me...only for your glory do I live
                                                        ...forever your creation in waiting
                  

                  
              
           

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Life Art... Grace...

We are again coming to the point were we do not know where we will be sleeping! Next week we move from the place we have called home for a few short months.
We have really enjoyed this space. And feel blessed by friendships we have made while being here. 

Josh and I always have a hard time when it gets to this point ( dejavoo?..."I've seen that tree before").   Each repeat of these similar scenarios we learn something new of our selves, of our kids, and how much we still have to learn about life and growing to be the family we really want to be. 


Grace:
disposition to or an act or instance of kindness, courtesy
a characteristic or quality pleasing for its charm or refinement

The of Grace
God is always gently showing me amidst these scenarios where the art of grace needs to be used.  Grace is the one thing that I so truly desire to decorate my life...yet it is the hardest Life Art to create!  Like any art it must be practiced.  I really try but I am not very good at consistency.  I will not blame my situation, as I have done in the past. But I will use my situation to perfect the art that I so dearly wish to decorate my "walls" with.

The wife, mother, daughter and friend I am growing to be is Grace-filled...



May every step I take lead me closer to Grace...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sew Fun!

I really enjoyed this! Hope you do too!

Free Pattern Month

Due to technical difficulties I will have to wait till the end of the week to post my projects from the 
Kids Clothing Week. See you then with lots of cute things!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Kids Clothing Week 2011


   


So I may be crazy to even think I can/should let myself try this! But it may be just what this soon to be moving (to only my Gracious Lord knows where) Mama needs. A few skirts Lizzie and maybe a new birthday suite for Aslan and I was already planing on making a cowboy costume Trace. So I think that about fills the week! Lets so see how I do!

Friday, May 6, 2011

remains of the day...

life with 6...in six


 buddies


 tiring

 playfilled

 messy

 tasty

creative


Happy Friday!

blury but sweet! Big Buddy reading to Little Buddy!

Monday, April 25, 2011

I'm Smilin' !!!!

road trip = knitting time
75 degrees! need I say more?
sweet face!
sweet cheeks!

and wigly toes on the way home
Hope you all had as lovely a weekend as we!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Sweet Moment...

...now that I have come out of my sugar induced coma , thanks to none other then the above pictured marshmallows dipped in melted chocolate chips...
maybe I really can survive the rest of this crazy cold weather.
It was so great to have a few "sweet" moments with just one boy. I have had a very hard time as of late feeling like I am doing well connecting one on one with my six little sweet hearts. And I have been searching high and low to find a fun and meaning filled some thing to share with them...
I have come to see lately that All six of them have a very different way of giving and receiving love, attention, affection, how you want to say it...
Kid numero Uno ...( you'll understand my use of espaniol in a momento)
...Well He IS quirky and fun. He loves to take things apart put them back together, likes being crafty in sewing and reusing what ever he can get his "paws" on. Paws that's the "quirky" part at any given moment he could be Him or any animal you can think up, real or not.
Kid numero Dos...very active brainy. And most of the time simple to please. Happy to be your right hand buddy in just about any task from cleaning to building. See? short and simple!
Kid numero Trace....Hey and his name is even Trace how "funny" is that! ( just a little play on words)
And boy is He Funny! He loves to make you laugh with a good joke and dance with you till your dizzy.
Little miss number 4! She is for sure the diamond in the rough (she being the Diamond and the 5 Rough boys :-)
She loves to play little mommy yet still loves to play knights in battle with "her boys" as she calls them.
And then my Sunny little number 5! Just 2 and so willing to play with any and all. He will cuddle for the reading of book after book after book...And man can he Shake the house will his Jolly Jumping!
Last but definitely not the least is Baby #6! He turns 9 months on Friday :-( I love that he is growing up. But time just seems to move faster and faster. At the moment he is still mostly entertained by watching the others. But I know all too well that won't last for long. Very soon we will start to see his dreams and hear his joys.
And isn't that what life is all about? Seeing and enjoying what is right here at our finger tips! Every thing from Marshmallows to Quirky. Brainy to Dizzying. Lovely to Jolly.
That is a lot more then I started out wanting to say. But there you have it. The beautiful uniqueness of all my children.
May I be filled with all the creativity it takes to love each of them as they should be loved.
The BEAUTIFUL UNIQUE THEM!
p.s. in case any one wanted it the hat I am knittng is here . So fun and a nice simple knit for any busy mama! And I so love her blog!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

This Moment!

this is my moment inspired by this


Sorry I tried the one picture thing bu they were both so cute

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thoughtful Thursday...

(Emile Munier 1840-1895)
...even when my "world" (simple as it is) threatens to drown me...I just dive in deeper and say... THIS is MY WORLD and I will strive to Enjoy Every thing it sends my way...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pink! Pink! I love Pink!

...I really truelly do like pink. I also really like haveing a little girl to knit pink things for...

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Good Morning World

( I woke up with a whole flock of these in a tree outside my kitchen window)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Snow!!!!!

Snow how I Love Thee!
Let me count the ways...
1) Your Beautiful white color makes the sunshine look so brilliant
2) You have the ability to draw the young and not so young out into 20 something temperatures
3) How you keep us all out in those below freezing temps for hours
4) And You keep us out there just long enough to need a warm cup of cocoa when we come in (not that we really need a reason for cocoa)
5) I love they way your dusty flakes get tossed about by a gentle breeze and sparkle in the sun
Oh how I Love Snow!