January 31, 2013

Living in the Moment: January edition

The moon.  The beach.  The kite.  The frisbee.  My dudes.  The amazing colors of the sunset.  The little birdies.  IMG_1177Hey, apparently I’m not the only school-bus-colored vehicle in town…IMG_1172IMG_1185IMG_1191No wind this evening.  If the kite was stay up, Little Dude needed to keep running!  And speaking of Little Dude running, this whole scenario reminded me oodles of his old game of [what we called] “frogger” as he ran through the tennis courts while we were hitting balls back and forth.  This was him running his kite through the frisbee path …kitekite2IMG_1262frisbeeIMG_1331IMG_1265kite3IMG_1297IMG_1306IMG_1337IMG_1350IMG_1351IMG_1353IMG_1366IMG_1367IMG_1377IMG_1385IMG_1388IMG_1405An just like that, the sun light changed from gentle hues of pink and purple to vibrant orange …IMG_1424IMG_1433IMG_1468

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January 30, 2013

January …

What a blur of days.  Our whole family has fallen to The Sick.  Such a drag.  Tho, fun moments of life still happen.  Lots of beach.  Family visiting.  First debate tourney of the year.  Lunch dates.  My doggie nephew came and stayed a few days.  I finished a couple albums.  Sunsets were … awe-inspiringly spectacular. 

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note:  all pics courtesy Samsung Galaxy III  :-)

January 27, 2013

The heavens, the depths, the wings of dawn…



Where can I go from Your Spirit? 

Where can I flee from Your presence?

If I go up to to the heavens, You are there;

if I make my bed in the depths, You are there.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn,

if I settle on the far side of the sea,

even there Your hand will guide me,

Your right hand will hold me fast.


Psalm 139:7-10

January 23, 2013


“If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.”  ― G.K. Chesterton


January 22, 2013

KAUAI: The Last Bits

The big and little things I don’t want to forget.  Like, this room:living room livingThis room with seating for all of us.  And room to spare.  I love that we all hung out in here together.  Comfortably.  Cozily.  Sometimes doing the same thing (playing Monopoly, watching movies).  Sometimes doing our own thing.  But together.  That was awfully nice.34820121106_104045The light.  The glorious, warm, abundant light that filled this house during the day.IMG_818920121106_065606The yard.  The HUGE yard.256IMG_8511IMG_8501The HUGE yard that was filled each night with HUGE bullfrogs.  IMG_8748IMG_8750Ok.  A not-so-great thing:  all the windows/skylights with rusted out, bent screens that allowed wasps to come and go as they pleased.  The ones that didn’t leave of their own volition … we killed.  Not fond of wasps.IMG_8194Another not-so-great thing:  this BBQ.  It barely worked.  Which was a bad thing, because we splurged on the house.  Not on restaurants.456But the not-so-great stuff didn’t leave too bad a taste in our mouths, because of course, we were living at this beach.  This beach/cove where we saw the sun rise.IMG_9432And the sun set.IMG_8620The sun hidden by clouds.IMG_9079And the sun gloriously shining.  IMG_8407This jeep, which was so much fun.  With the top on and the top off.  It was so much fun, it may have had something to do with encouraging our recent purchase.    373This jeep, that Big Dude was happy to pull to the side of the road to let me grab snapshots of beauty.  20121102_154705Speaking of, and not that I could ever forget this, but … there’s pretty much a beautiful vista wherever you are on this island…IMG_8659IMG_8949IMG_9354And lastly, our one nice meal out (we were probably fed up with the BBQ) at The Common Ground.  Really yummy food.  common ground
This trip was a blessing.  Truly.