Sunday, March 31, 2013

365 in 2013 {march}

March 1:  In Like a Lion
March 2:  Cup of Goodness
March 3:  Sunday School
March 4:  Strings
 March 5:  Praying for More
(I know it's March, but we haven't had a snow day all year.)
 March 6:  God Answers Prayer
 March 7:  Re-branding
 March 8:  Rearview Mirror
 March 9:  Moving Heirlooms
March 10:  Plan B
We were supposed to take engagement pictures today, but rain got in the way.
No one seemed to care.
March 11: Signs of Spring
(surviving today's wintery mix)
March 12:  Daddy's Canon
(He could work a roll of film)
March 13:  Happy Feet
March 14:  Best Math Lesson Ever
Happy Pi(e) Day!
March 15:  Backyard Visitor
 Dear Bunny,
You're really cute,
but stay away from my flowers
(when they bloom).
Thank you.
March 16:  New Hairdryer
(my exciting life)
March 17:  Wearing of the Green @ D'Arcy's Pint
March 18:  Aggravation
 March 19:  Senioritis
March 20:  Finding Spring
The calendar says it's supposed to start today.
This is the only Spring we could find.
March 21:  Nothin' But Blue Skies
 March 22:  Hello Kitty
 March 23:  My Favorites
March 24:  Spring Break. Seriously?
March 25:  Digging Out
 March 26:  Things
March 27:  Afternoon Bubble Bath
(jammies til noon)
March 28:  Snowstorm on Sunday.  Blooms on Thursday.
March 29:  In Remembrance
March 30: Out Like a Lamb
March 31:  Death Defeated

In like a lion.
Out like a lamb.
Lots of life in between.
The best is yet to come.

Friday, March 29, 2013

no more tears.

 When we knocked on his front door, we heard him.
Through the door.
Not just a little.
But just like magic,
once we were inside,
the tears turned to smiles and giggles....
and so much fun!
This was our first time to take pictures of little Michael,
and I hope it's not our last
because as always, we feel like we made new friends.
 It's all about perspective.
I wanted to capture those sweet little lashes.
Michael wanted to look straight up at me.

Back and forth.
Back and forth.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

a couple more things.

Life at the Brown's. 
Just keeping it real.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

a thing or two.

 "In this box (or basket) are two things
I will show to you now.
You will like these two things," said the cat with a bow.
 "These things will not bite you.
They want to have fun
Then, out of the box
Came Thing Two and Thing One!"
-Dr. Seuss
The Brown family is counting their blessings in the "little things." 
Vincent and Alistair will turn six weeks old tomorrow.
They are healthy, strong, and alert,
and take turns sleeping....
Their mommy had their little Thing One and Thing Two outfits made,
and they are spectacular.
Big sissy Chloe played with Daddy
while Mommy and I fed and soothed the boys to sleep. was time for some family pictures!
 Look at me!
Look at me!
Look at me NOW!
It is fun to have fun

But you have to know how.
- Dr. Seuss (and Chloe)

Congratulations Brown Family!
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,
for those who are called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28
A better ending than Dr. Seuss, I must say.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

they got tall.

Years ago, when Mr. Gilroy and I were their fifth grade teachers,
they were shorter than me.
Now they're tall.
In so many ways.
Boys to men.
Steven.  Noah.  Jacob.  Drew.  Caleb.

When we took these pictures,
I was wearing my big brown, down coat
(think Eskimo...or a giant Tootsie Roll).
They were not.
It was COLD.
It didn't seem to matter.
I laughed the entire time.
They laughed a bit too.

Enjoy your last weeks of high school, "boys."
Thanks for letting me spend a little time with you now that you're tall,
remembering when you were small,
marveling at who you've become,
and anticipating all that lies ahead.