Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A Normal Afternoon at Our House...

Brea loves to talk on her toy phones...especially to Pa-Pa (Grandpa). Yesterday she was going on and on, having quite the conversation. Of course when I got out the camera in an attempt to document her cuteness, she clammed up. Regardless, it's so fun to watch her I had to post this any way. Brea LOVES watching herself on the computer, so we've watched this over and over again. Her little unexpected toot has given us plenty of comic relief. What better way to relieve tension than with potty humor?!?!?

(The toot is really quiet so you have to have your volume up pretty loud.)


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Random Acts of Kindness...

This weekend my family and I were recipients of a random act of kindness. Someone who attends (or teaches) at the studio where I instruct left us a very generous, thoughtful, and totally anonymous gift. A truly selfless and loving gift, which brings much warmth to our hearts during this stressful time in our lives.

The act of giving in the spirit of honoring the interconnected nature of the universe has always been an important part of our lives. Whether it's passing along outgrown clothes to families in need, donating to worthy causes, volunteering our time, being responsible consumers of goods and resources, there's so much we can do to foster what is good and peace filled on this planet. As our girls grow older, we've tried to make giving (beyond gifts of desire) more a part of our holiday traditions. Even this year when things are tight, we're planning to participate in some programs to hopefully bring love and peace to those in need. We give because we are rich with things money can't, love, safety, the list could go on and on. I never want our family to take for granted those riches, as not everyone is as blessed with such wealth.

Being on the receiving end of a random act of kindness is a good learning experience for me. While I find it so easy to give, I often find it hard to receive. So I work on receiving graciously and in the loving nature with which the gesture was intended. We truly appreciate the wonderful and loving community of which we are a part, and we're so thankful for those who make this world a better place by their random acts of kindness.

Since we'll probably never know who's esponsible for our gift, we send out this thanks to the cosmos. May your life and family be blessed as you have blessed ours!


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Doing good...

Test your vocabulary skills and help feed the world's hungry all at once.


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Funny Faces...

One day we were all sitting around in the office and I just picked up our little point and shoot camera and snapped off pictures of each of my lovies. Scott returned the favor for me. The result...not necessarily the best photos, but they make me smile. Say cheese!