Sunday, November 2, 2014

Picking Apples with Grandma

At the very beginning of Fall, it was still warm (not so much now :), and the boys shared some time with Josh's Grandma to pick what was left from her apple tree.

The apples themselves were well on their way to rotting, but the boys had so much fun being with her and collecting what they could find.

They are the sweetest when they go lost in their busyness :)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Big Sky

I don't live in 'Big Sky' country but lately the sky around where I live has seemed so Big....

Breathtaking..... Beautiful.....

When I looked up to see this I was in awe of how big God is.

How patiently present He is.

How He meets me with such grand beauty - even in the not so special little town where I live.

The God who said "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the mark the seasons.....and days and years." (Genesis 1:14) the same God who sees my heart and meets me with love - right where I am....

while also meeting your heart and loving you where you are. He is amazing.

"From the place of His dwelling He looks on all the inhabitants of the earth;
He fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works." (Psalm 33:15)

Thanks for reading.

- brook.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


This friend came to visit us on the porch.

She flitted around teasing my two littles :) landing here and then there.

They would call to her, asking her to come down to them. And she would tease them some more :)

It seemed, just as they would turn their head.....she would come near :)

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”  ― W.B. Yeats

Thanks for reading.

- brook.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Summer 2014 - Part 2

Although most people left summer at the end of August, I have been hanging on. I don't really like to let go of it until October 1st - even though the last couple of days in September can be chilly.

The second half of our summer has been full of family....

tomatoes and squash from my father-in-law's garden / my sweet little pooch freshly bathed / the secret garden at our library / flowers from my first born / sleeping sheep at the zoo / edible cousin baby feet / a new addition to the cicada collection / dusk bike riding / little one cruising with daddio / the most beautiful and heart felt southern hospitality / and my four loves.

This post wraps up my photo journal for Summer 2014.

There is a Part well as photos from The 4th, Our Asheville Trip, and Our Chattanooga Trip - if you are interested :)

Thanks for reading.

 - brook.