I don't know what happens, but I get turned inward sometimes where all I can think about is me- what I'm feeling, what I need to be happier, how I don't have time to do this or that... yadda, yadda, yadda.....
So Thanksgiving and this whole holiday season helps me turn outward again- almost inside out- to see family and all of my blessings and the Hope that I have.
This time of year makes me want to be better for my family and friends and job. It makes me want to exercise, read and journal more. So I hope that this year the inwardness....will just stop.
Pictures are the best way for me to give thanks. I am thankful for:
that guy in the stripes & for my sis-in-law & my baby...but esp. for that guy in the stripes
people who drive in the middle of the night
family that would and does do anything for you
the memories of these great older people
people who know me (& like me) no matter what
people who give their lives away
family history and legacy & getting to know people better the older you get
these kids. but especially the moms of these kids.
this little girl
and this little girl.
I feel very turned outward now. What a difference not thinking about me can make...... Happy Thanksgiving.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
This happened a few weeks ago, but I had forgotten about the photos. So here they are....
The premise of these pictures is that we took care of this sweet 6 week old puppy. Some of our college friends found his litter and named him Carlos. He arrived to our house at night so Piper didn't know that he was at our house until the morning. Piper came into our room in the morning and we put the puppy up on the bed.
As serious as she could be, Piper said, "Did Lily turn into a puppy?"
It was one of the sweeter and funnier displays of innocence.
For the rest of the day, both of the girls were great with the puppy. And it was the first time that Piper really experience responsibility- like picking up something off of the ground that is alive. It was a big deal for her.
Thankfully and kind of unfortunately, a family decided to take this puppy from us- much to Piper's disappointment. At least, this family wasn't taking Lily though.