little joy

little joy

Intense, joyful, full of ideas She loves bowls of blueberries. She loves tight hugs… (click on images to open slideshow)

The Every Day

The Every Day

Today was my birthday. I like to think each year, that birthdays don’t really matter. It’s easy for me to downplay the day in every way I can until I feel simply depressed about myself! I think a better challenge is to enjoy the day doing and enjoying everyday things – taking time to appreciate
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children outdoors

children outdoors

I can really never get enough of being outside and watching children explore and imagine in natural surroundings. I took a little hike with my children on Wednesday. This time of year, the light is magical, the woods are tangled and inviting. My littlest was recovering from being quite sick, so it was good to
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impromptu with hoods

impromptu with hoods

My mom crafted some lovely hoods for the girls for Christmas. They are of a green and blue plaid wool material. She also made a very sweet little hood out of a blanket we had growing up. I just love the textures and patterns. When my two oldest donned blue and green plaid dresses today,
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Our Christmas Card

Our Christmas Card

I just want to wish you a peaceful Christmas and new year! We managed to finally get some lovely family photos in early November, when a friend graciously offered to take pictures for us when we planned a photo shoot together. Family photos of us are a very rare treat, and we actually got some
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Snow

Snow

  Yesterday morning we woke to a thin covering of snow. This isn’t our first this year, but I grabbed a moment to take some images (through the window) of the snow, before the rest of the family arrived. I only had my sweet cuddly four year old for company. She was busy starting all
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Monochrome – Herpetologist revisited

Monochrome – Herpetologist revisited

  I just found this again when looking at old photos. I took this a year and a half ago. I love the softness. He carries a lizard on his shoulder, and a field guide to reptiles in his hand…

Chickens

Chickens

Let me share a little project we took on as a family recently: chickens. We bought day old chicks in August, which we raised in a curtained off closet in the house until I finished building the chicken pen and coop (my project in September, with some help from my husband when he had time).
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