Friday, June 7, 2013

Living Well


We all want to be better people, I think.

Better wives, better mothers, better daughters, better sisters, better friends…

DSC03502_edited-1 {pretty floral scallop found in Crafty Secrets’ digital sewing set}

…just better people.

Could seem daunting, if we try to change and become that person all at once—but I don’t think we have to do that…


I think, maybe, it’s just changing in little ways….bit by bit.  Day by day, thought by thought, word by word, action by action…


A little bit better every day, until we finally become the person we know we should be.

Maybe it’s not so very hard after all…


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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

My Girl


You’re just going to have to forgive me today for being a very, very proud momma…


My beautiful middle daughter graduates from high school this week…

IMG_7197-1 {I love the beautiful capturing of my sweet photographer child who doesn’t like to be photographed herself!}

…and I couldn’t be more pleased with the young lady she’s turned out to be…

IMG_7768 {these photographs capture so beautifully her love of photography and reading…and orange sneakers!}

…for the good choices she makes, the friends that she keeps, the talents she has…


…the love that she shares…

IMG_7885 {with my youngest daughter, who was along for the photo shoot at the beautiful, old San Juan Bautista Mission}

…the future she’s planning, the values she believes in, her faith, her hope…


…her beauty, her smile…just her. Every little bit of her.


I love you, my Rosie.



{And I’m so grateful to our wonderful photographer friend (my “adopted daughter”) who captured her so beautifully & so naturally—Thank-you, Elizabeth.}