Monday, February 19, 2018

February Slow and Still Life

A variety of photos have turned up in my February folder that don't really merit an entire post each themselves. However, they are full of life and slow and simplicity and memories so I want to include them. Thus, I am grouping several of them into a post of their own!

If I had to describe February so far, I would say that it has felt full of margin. This was one of my goals for this month and I'll be posting more - but for now, I'm enjoying the white space both on our calendar and in my mind and heart.

One afternoon, Samuel and Rachel were home with me while Emily was at a Math class. They sourced supplies from the recycle bin and art cabinet and created a cardboard piano and Viking ship! Scout looks a little less than thrilled to be first mate!

One Sunday afternoon, I made sugar cookies which my children and I decorated. This ended up being one of my favorite photos of the cookies because it shows the view in real time that is typically cropped to something more aesthetically pleasing. Real life all around the fringes!

Here are some others that I took at the same time:

Next, a little Sunday selfie - I've been a little wardrobe weary lately, but this is a new piece that I added from the sale rack at the Ann Taylor outlet. I love it because it feels Springy and also for how it pulls together a thrifted cardigan and yard sale $1 skirt!

As a bonus, once I got it home, I realized the little designs were cotton plants and blooms. This is so exciting because I've been helping with our church and the upcoming missions conference and one of our themes is including cotton and this verse. Not only that, but the color scheme provided by the church is blue and green which this top is also! I just love when little things like that happen, to me, it is God just reminding me of His presence in the little details of life!

We also found Rachel a cute springy dress and here she is pacing in front of my bedroom window talking to Grammie and telling her all about it!

When we hung up, I saw this cardinal on the rose bush by our porch. We have had SO many cardinals lately - it has been fun to watch!

Well that was fun and I have more, so I'll be back with another set!


Paula Alexandra Santos said...

By the pictures, I can see it was a good February!
And yes, I agree that your cute dog,doesn't look too thrilled to be first mate!
Have a blessed week!

domenica.60 said...

Your smile is full of joy!

Mom said...

Love these photos - beautiful cardinal, beautiful cookies, beautiful smiles! :)