Friday, October 24, 2014

Bus Rides Together

{this moment}

Inspired by SouleMama
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A single photo (or more) capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

28/52 
"A portrait of family, once a week, every week, for a year." 
25 x 25: #10

Thursday, October 23, 2014

My Role Model

I decided I'd like to do some (very late) introductions. Thanks to Maureen@ Josephina Ballerina who helped me realize a while ago that I hadn't provided very in depth introductions for everyone! I plan on doing a 20 facts post about each family member (one per week until I've gone through everyone). I'll start off with the woman who raised us all:





















  1. She has always been my role model and one of my dearest friends. 
  2. She likes to write poetry.
  3. She has an eye for quality. She is the person you want to take with you thrift store shopping. Hands down.
  4. She is a true child at heart. She loves dancing and roughhousing with her kids.
  5. She is one good cook.
  6. She is the oldest of 13 and she raised 6 kids of her own.
  7. She is always looking out for the best interest of others.
  8. She loves children and disapproves of the public school system and its influence on home life and social values.
  9. She taught me what it means to love and to be content and grateful for my life.
  10. She taught me to defy the odds and to be brave and bold in the face of opposition.
  11. She has jokes for days.
  12. She can sing beautifully, but only when she's not in front of a crowd.
  13. She loves trees and resting in their shade in hot weather. It's one of her favorite things to do in the whole world.
  14. She taught me about eating well, which sparked my interest in nutrition. Some of her favorite foods are fish, pizza, chia seed pudding, my homemade organic honey-sweetened pies (her explanation), cream of wheat, and chocolate of course.
  15. She loves feeling the ocean breeze and driving in a car with all the windows down and the music loud.
  16. Her favorite season is fall. 
  17. She likes horses, birds and rabbits (but not in cages). She would like to have her own chickens or quail one day. Or a goat or sheep or cow. The homesteading farm life in general interests her. As it does most of the rest of us.
  18. She is drawn to the handmade life. Everything from making your own soaps to cheese and butter or textiles, baskets, pottery, or furniture interests her. This is something that runs in my veins too. 
  19. She has great ideas. That comes from being a deep thinker and observer (again something I think we have in common.)
  20. Her favorite names for boys are Seth and Dillon. Her favorite name for a girl is Hannah (maybe). Not that she's really into names or anything like I am, I just put that one in there for personal amusement. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Shrowl Knitting






































Knitting: 
I'm currently knitting a surprise gift for Tree Girl's birthday (it's a shrowl!) 

Reading: 
I haven't been doing much reading lately, so I'm still working on finishing Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding.





Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pizza Perfect Day












































Today was far from a perfect day, but I'm glad I spent some of it with you sis. Making pizza together was the highlight of my day. 





Song-ography: Perfect Day, by Lou Reed

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Family Movie Night

27/52
"A portrait of family, once a week, every week, for a year." 

We don't often watch television or movies, but when we do there's always a discussion afterwards. We like to critique and explore motives, actions, characters and their development, conflict and struggle, reasoning and consequences, and many more themes. We don't just look with our eyes, we observe with our minds. It's always a learning experience-one of my favorites. I've often contemplated including movies and television in my homeschooling lesson plans for the future. I'm still undecided on my decision, but as far as I can see I still have plenty of time to think on it.

25 x 25: #10