Thursday, March 31, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

the simple life ::

My sweet boys

Takin' a break with Poppy
A warm lunch on a beautiful afternoon
Time spent with silliness and innocent laughter
Simple moments making sweet memories

Cherishing the simple!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

simply feathers ::

I find beauty in the simplicity.

Part of me feels like I need to add more of something
but my instinct yells the feathers are enough.

Simply feathers, simply beautiful!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Today is a grrrreat day :)

******************IT'S OFFICIAL*****************

It has been several months and a bit of stress but WE DID IT!

It has all been worth it, to have a place to call our own.
A home to nurture our growing family.
A special place to make life long memories.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Mardi Gras has come and gone

always enjoyed it is a time of childlike excitement for young and old, family and friends

Thursday, March 10, 2011

lets go camping

found here

found here

found here

My favorite part of camping has always been waking up with the sun and stepping out into the crisp morning air.

What do you love most about your camping experience?

Sunday, March 6, 2011


found here

Even in times of chaos and confusion not sure of where things began or if they will ever end the most important thing is to continue to let the light shine in.

"with gratitude the universe is eternally abundant" unknown

Thursday, March 3, 2011

love is everywhere

I find love in the most random things at the most important times.

My dearest friend, Amy Ruth, lived with cystic fibrosis until that one day in our 28th year her journey here was complete. Weeks earlier I had found I was pregnant for my sweet girl, Kaya Ruth, whose heartbeat I heard for the first time the day after my friends goodbye. I wasn't necessarily at a place in my life to start a family but the divine spirit had other plans for me. As I was creating the rest of my life my oldest, closest friend was living the end of hers. In one of her last days she said to one of our greatest friends that "JeLlyn needs love, take care of her." With these words said in her last moments I know it is something her soul holds dear and cares strongly about.

Finding these symbols of love in those random things represents her sending me love. One of the best things is I usually find one in a moment of emotional upset or stress. I then take a deep breath and I believe she is looking out for us.

Our findings symbolize love and the power of the universe or the creativity of the mind. I treasure them always. Hearts have become a popular shape in our life they mean so much more to me then before. Kaya uses them often in her art and appreciates the random find. They remind us of angel Amy.

I have found heart shapes in flower petals, fallen leaves, mud puddles, tree bark and branches, the reflection of light, potato chips, and bagels. Most recently, I OFTEN find them in the rocks that make up my driveway. I can find like 2 to 5 in a week and I am not even really looking just watching the ground as I walk. This is wonderful our environment is surrounded by lots of love, in more ways than one. This is our new home, our first home and she is hear too!

I enjoy sharing my story its sort of a beautiful sadness for me. I hope to open others eyes to finding love in the unexpected. Not just in someone but in something too.

May your day be filled with love of all kinds!

visit here for a touching memorial created in her honor by one of our best friends.

findings continued

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

spring is in the air

Spring is in the air and I love it. The weather has been so beautiful here for a couple of weeks now. This is my favorite weather and we have been enjoying lots of time outside. We are definitely getting our fill of it while it lasts today it approached 80 degrees already.
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