Natural Beauty

This is a really interesting video about sketch artist that shows how women think of themselves, and how other people describe them.  Enjoy! 




"Instructions for living a life: 
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it."
~Mary Oliver

things I will never understand:

inspiration from carlotta crisernas 

i. how there are people in the world that live their entire lives while I sleep (and vice versa)

ii. raindrops never fail to fascinate me 

iii. the way a song/sight/smell can trigger deja vu

iv. people who don't like to read (it's like going on an adventure without having to get out of your pajamas! how much better can it get?!)

v.  how we can be so privileged that waking up in the morning is taken for granted

vi. the way bobby pins can disappear at lightning speed

vii. how complex, unusual, and special God made the world and the things in and around it

Part of my quest to pay attention, be astonished, and tell about it.  I'd love to hear what astonishes you.

P.S Do you notice my new craze with roman numeral list? Roman numerals just look so sophisticated!


Memories, Joys, and Dreams

"Birthdays are filled with yesterday's memories, today's joys, and tomorrow's dreams." ~Unknown 

Today someone in our family had a birthday! It is my mom. 

10 reasons why I love her:

i. had me

ii. always comments on how beautiful the day is 

iii. loves dogs and puppies

iv. never gives up

v. always as a trick to make a dreary day brighter

vi. chose to homeschool

vii. loves chocolate (and can help satisfy my cravings)

viii. thinks 5 kid is just grand!

ix. listens to all of my ideas (no matter how lengthy)

x. knows how to cook all my favorite meals in the right way