Tuesday, September 29, 2009

From The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY...September 29th from Casandra's Daybook Journal

Outside my open window...blue sky, blustery winds...Jacob said that the trees were "hyper!"

I am thinking...I need to figure out WHY I keep waking up with kinks and cricks in my neck and shoulders.

I am thankful for...my stay at home job.

I am wearing...my black sweater (first time this year!), a burgundy tanktop and my favorite white lounge/ pj pants with burgundy hearts on them. :)

I am remembering...To thaw out dinner.

I am going...to take Jakey on a hayride at the pumpkin patch this Saturday!

I am reading...I FINALLY finished A Flickering Light by Jane Kirkpatrick last night. :) The story of her grandmother's life as a photographer in the early 1900's.

I am trusting...That God will direct my steps....a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

On my mind...I.R.S.

From the learning rooms...Preschool with Jakey- we're learning about Mexico. I'm also planning our KAH class for Friday. We're learning calligraphy and about "Abiding In the Vine".

Noticing that...my daughters are maturing faster than mommy's ready for them to.

Pondering these words..."
Photographs that make one take in a breath while being drawn into the image. It is what I want in my life too, those moments of sharp breathing, perfect clarity, fully drawn in." from the book A Flickering Light.
From the kitchen...On the menu tonight: baked chicken breast and rice casserole, yeast rolls and salad.

Around the house...aerating the yard and planting new grass seed

One of my favorite things~taking pictures that freeze a moment- or lead us to the next.

From my picture journal...

A picture I took of Baby Howie earlier this week....

Monday, September 28, 2009

Girl's Day Out

Yesterday, my neice, sister, "utter" sister Christi, my girls and I all went to the premier of the Mandie & The Secret Tunnel movie in Greensboro. If you have daughters then you're probably familiar with the Mandie books.

The Christian stories are wholesome, adventuress and exciting...a mix between The American Girl series, Little House on the Prairie and the TV series, CHRISTI, based on the story by Catherine Marshall. I like having something positive to give my girls to read. Mandie & The Secret Tunnell was filmed in NC, and told the story of a small band of Cherokee indians who were saved from the Trail of Tears in the 1800's. The indians integrated with the white family that saved them. The movie is based on the search for a family will- which turns into unraveling a mystery that is intwined with many years of half- truths, hidden alcoves and family secrets.
Although the movie was a tad confusing in the beginning with the director trying to set the plot and characters....I was a little lost betweeen the switching timelines and characters; however, the storyline quickly gained momentum and interest and was well worth the experience.

After the screening, the cast was on hand for a friendly "Meet & Greet" signing autographs and taking photographs with young girls. There are more Meet & Greets happening around the country- and if there isn't one near you- the DVD is available online for only $15. :)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Contrariness of Time

All summer I've had a series of countdowns: moving day, baby shower, Rob's wedding, the baby's birth, company coming and school starting back..... counting down- mentally checking off months, weeks and events that lead up to "moment".

It's been one of those summers of HURRY UP & WAIT!

Now, for all of Father Time's dilly-dallying all summer- he sure has hit high gear with the turn on September's calendar month.
This week alone (and it's only the 3rd!) we've had a baby born, school start, company will be here tomorrow and Spanish lessons start tomorrow too! It's been NUTS.

Why can't events pace themselves throughout the year? Why does everything sit back and jump on ya all at once?