Day 5 of Beauty: Water, Light & Sky

I’ve always  to live on an island. I like islands a lot. They’re defined, yet infinitely diverse. As a kid, I would design my own imaginary islands and archipelagos, drawing maps and adding beaches, coves and volcanoes where necessary, or blueberry patches, treeforts and south-facing pastures. The treehouses came with floorplans and rope ladders,  the pastures…

Day 4 of Beauty: Land of the Blue Sky

What’s beautiful where you live or have lived?  My photo challenger asked. Looking through photos, I realize I have lived a lot of places. Of course, everything is relative, so take that as you may. One of the most exotic, by my own standards, was the city of Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia. This is not the…

Selfie Sunday: A Post on Perspective

A photo on our camera caught my eye this morning. It was a picture of my mother; a selfie. It piqued my interest and made me stop. It struck me. Captivated me. I love it. I could write a whole entry on what I read in her face at this moment, but that is a thought…

Photo Friday: Back and Forward

I’m dreaming of summer! A lot of adventure and a little hard work. I’m excited.  There is a photo of me from last summer at the camp, at the wilderness “campus” per se…   We found ourselves with an unusual 10 minute break (waiting for a ride, I believe) when I took the opportunity to grab…

From Our House to Yours

It was all Carson’s idea. It was a little out of the blue, but the phrase “Can we take family Christmas pictures?” struck me as brilliant. Once uttered, how could we not? Now, I’m sure we’ve all had awkward family photos, but I think it’s safe to say our family is in a league of…

Photo Friday: Up

Meet two of my favourite foster kids: How to describe? Well, they share a wide streak of stubborn, but are definitely two different peas in a pod. The little lady is studious, clever, and definitely has the older sister dictator role down pat. And Bobby? Bobby is BOY, written all over! Here, she was reading…

Photo Friday: Punkette

pretty in pink, always. effortlessly i can pick her up with one arm, she is so small. soaking up love with her sunbeam face, i will see her again tomorrow.

Photo, Not Friday…

We’re off to the countryside! Hence, this photo is posted on our Thursday. This weekend we’re taking TWENTY-SEVEN kiddos  mature and energetic young people out to the countryside for three days and two nights of “Youth Retreatness.” It’s gunna be great.

Life Lessons from Gym Class

You don’t need much to have fun. Work Together. Falls happen. So get up! Long arms were made for throwing far. Use your gifts.   Face your challenges.  Smile.  Go hard. Treasure your friendships. And don’t worry if you were never the athletic one. Sometimes your presence is enough.

Imperfect Pictures

Sometimes the moment captured in time is not the moment you aim for.   Sometimes just as the squirming 6 year old stills, the curious toddler comes and places his forehead smack-dab in the centre of the camera. Sometimes a crappy camera makes an otherwise fun, candid shot into a too-bright, blurry one. Sometimes subjects…