Category Archives: personal

Our New Darling

Vivienne Alice is getting big now. She laughs and shares her bursting, vibrant, but even personality. Her oldest brother has the same unusual, contrasting traits. (She has Liam’s magnificent bedhead, too.) But here are some of our early moments with her. These are my favorites.

This was not the photographer in me shooting so much as the mother. This perspective, the memories it recalls, her sweet newness and her Daddy’s mouth. I took this in first person, singular. I, me, my, mine. : )

All of these (except the last one) are 120 film pics I took with my Contax 645. Perfect fingers and toes:

The fat pink flowers the kids brought me:

Bringing her home:

This is Alan’s favorite:

From My Garden

Here are two blooms from my garden. I took these just as the sun went down and the sky reflected the last bit of warm light. I love that.

Merry Christmas

I’ve been busy making magic this happy Christmastime and we are celebrating!

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as, the curse is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.

From the Garden

See you next spring…

Ready for the Storm?

We arrived home from the peace of the Lakehouse only to jump into storm preparations. Candles. water. batteries. check. And I’m making the kids’ favorite soup. Bring it.