Monthly Archives: October, 2011


today i find myself at home, being a mom to an under-the-weather 11 year old. 

when i went to check on her this morning and realized i would staying home with her today, my first thoughts were “i can spend the day putting away the laundry, loading the diswasher etc. etc.” all the “mom” things that don’t get done during the week.

then i thought to myself, are those really “mom” things? or should the “mom” things for today include..making her mint tea, snuggling on the couch, watching t.v. and napping when she naps. i’ve decided that the latter is what today will look like. the laundry will still be there to put away tomorrow, the dishes in the sink aren’t going anywhere and i will get to scrubbing the bathtub eventually.

on my way home from dropping callan at school the first and last stanzas of this poem came to mind, and my phone was handy to capture the sunrise.



Do not

Want to step so quickly

Over a beautiful line on God’s palm

As I move through the earth’s




As I

Dance with

Precious life





water therapy


water therapy-the way mother nature uses water to renew the spirit.

we’ve been trying to get to a kcka rendevous for about a year. we had good intentions but it just never panned out. after attending our first this weekend, we may never miss again.

team work to set up clark’s 2.50 thrift store find in the crazy wind.


 yes, we did have to help him down when he got stuck, way up high. 


 renovated pop-up, family wagon loaded with the “mini-van” of canoes and a kayak because jenna’s too old to ride with her parents. she also got the chance to try out a “big girl” boat, (thanks, Zoe) she’d like one for her birthday, please.


 the sunday morning float crew, notice jenna is already in her boat and heading out, we were way too slow.


 this was a beautiful float.


yes, someone else in KS does own a wenonah.


  time well spent.

doing our best to put this initiative into action.


life has been full.

full of chlorine and races

full of farm school

full of daily prayers for health and safety

full of  standing on the perimeter and coaching

full of welcoming home, reconnecting and saying goodbye again

full of giving grace

full of trying to see God’s plan and the beauty he creates everday

full of trying to live graciously

full of celebration

full of walking with friends….lots and lots of walking

praying life will continue to be full.