Thursday, June 18, 2009

Southern Summer Storm

We had the most amazing storm last night. Against my poor husbands pleading and begging I had to get some shots of the breathtaking lightening. I think it was definitely worth the risk...




video

Around 38 seconds is where it gets cool. It was Bailee telling me repeatedly that she farted.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Life Moments

Today I'm taking a moment to look back at some of my most memorable life moments. The moments that make me smile when I remember them. These are some of the things that made my life blessed...

* Rollerskating on the dance floor in the bar of my parents restaurant
* Riding on a tobagan tied to the back of my brothers snow mobile across Lake superior
* Singing praise songs in spanish with the beautiful children of Tula, Mexico
* My first day as a Medical Assistant
* Portillo's Hot Dogs
* My wedding day
* Bonfires and skinny dipping at Folsom Lake with my girlfriends
* Playing in the crunchy, fragrant fall leaves
* Black & Whites from Leatherby's after evening church
* Coke slurpees from Seven Eleven on a hot summer day
* Seeing the stick with 2 lines
* Singing the National Anthem at the top of my voice in Ghirdelli Square, San Francisco
* Holding my newborn babies in my arms
* Toasting the perfect marshmallow over a campfire
* Girls night with Ann, Ladona, Stephanie and Mary Lee...hee hee!
* Seeing my Daddy cry when he gave me away
* Watching a sting ray swim right in between Kolby and I in Destin, FL
* Climbing Half Dome
* Hume Lake
* First kisses and the tummy butterflies that accompany them
* Camping beneath the incredible redwood trees at Richardson's Grove
* Standing on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Mendocino, CA
* Watching the dolphins swim by our boat
* The first time he looked at me and called me Mommy
* Conquering the ropes course at summer camp
* Fireflies
* Watching the fireworks over Cinderella Castle

I could go on and on...take time today to remember those little moments it will change your perspective. I'd love to hear some of yours. God has been good.

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Real Me
Natalie Grant

Foolish heart looks like we're here again
Same old game of plastic smile
Don't let anybody in
Hiding my heartache, will this glass house break
How much will they take before I'm empty
Do I let it show, does anybody know?

(chorus)
But you see the real me
Hiding in my skin, broken from within
Unveil me completely
I'm loosening my grasp
There's no need to mask my frailty
Cause you see the real me

Painted on, life is behind a mask
Self-inflicted circus clown I'm tired of the song and dance
Living a Charade, always on parade
What a mess I've made of my existence
But you love me even now
And still I see somehow

That you see the real me
Hiding in my skin, broken from within
Unveil me completely
I'm loosening my grasp
There's no need to mask my frailty
Cause you see the real me

Wonderful, beautiful is what you see
When you look at me
You're turning the tattered fabric of my life into
A perfect tapestry

I just wanna be me

Wonderful, Beautiful is what you see
When you look at me