Wednesday, January 30, 2013

In Between

"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over,
it became a butterfly."
~ unknown
Grace Portrait 4
"Beauty is not in the face;
beauty is a light in the heart."
~ Kahlil Gibran
Grace Portraits Storyboard Jan 2013
 In a blink of an eye she is growing up. It seems like yesterday that
she was wearing princess dresses and having tea parties.
Officially she's a 'tween.'
So I guess that means she's 'in between' a child and a teenager.
Grace still loves and plays with her American Girl dolls, Barbies
and collects puppy stuffed animals.
Oh and she wants a phone.
I don't see a phone in the future for a while.
Not yet.

Grace Portrait 5

She is a child, and wants to grow up so fast.
Now I think it would be great if time would slow down.
I am a conservative momma in many ways
and am fiercely protective of her.
Grace has overcome many obstacles and challenges
in the last 10 years and I couldn't be more proud
of this girl who is my daughter.
I couldn't possibly love her more.

Grace Portrait 6

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Week 4

Wild - 1-27
{Wild - captured this morning}

Another week has gone by.
And February is near which means Spring isn't far behind!

Some more photos of the day with their prompts:
1. Wild - Our bed hog dog, Zoe making herself comfortable.
2. Cold - a bitter cold snowy field near our little town.
3. A Circle - a curvy circle, that's a beautiful little dish given to me
by a thoughtful friend. 4. Frozen - snowflakes on my red mitten.
5. Snuggle - Will with his much loved and well worn blankie.

Daily Photos1

It's been  horribly cold this week and I know
it's cold when our dog Zoe doesn't want to go out.

The prompt or theme on Tuesday was 'Bright' and
I went with some lemons we had in a bowl.
The color yellow makes me happy during these grey Winter days.
Bright 2 - 1-22

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Our week in photos

A Doorway

{A Doorway - Grace playing on her ipod}

It seems like January is flying by. 
I really am liking blogging again
and need to be better about checking the blogs I follow and comment more
 (another resolution of mine).

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Starting at the top. 1. Movement - Grace leaping in dance class. 2. Jumbled - One of the junk
drawers in my house(note I said one, there are more). 3. Playing- Will with his much
loved Lego Batman plane. 4. Wild- Barn near where we live. 5. A Favorite Toy - my Raggedy Ann
doll. 6. Wild- colorful bowls at Anthropologie.

And below is my favorite image of the week, the theme
was 'In Low Light.' Will playing with his Green Lantern flashlight
in his closet.

In Low Light


Thursday, January 10, 2013

365 project 2013

365 project Jan 11
I've made a commitment to do a 365 photo project this year.
 Have never done one before.
 I have to say I'm looking forward to it very much.
 These were some of my favorites from the past week. Each day has a theme or prompt. 
Most were taken with my dslr.
1.  fur- Zoe resting. 2. self portrait - that's me. 3. wild - I loved the color and lines of these
large letters in an antique store. 4. peaceful - a snowfield with a moody sky.
5. colorful food - apples and oranges in my kitchen. 6. real life - Grace petting Zoe.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

{Lots and lots of snow}

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." 

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Snow Jan 2013 storyboard 2

Our Winter in Wisconsin started Dec. 19th with a blizzard,
 leaving us with 20 inches of snow in 24 hours. Since then it's snowed a few inches now and then. 
It looks like our snow is here to stay for a while. 

Happy Will Snow blog

And a certain 10 and 7 year old are pretty delighted!

Snow Jan 2013 storyboard
While they were playing, Grace picked up a snow boulder 
(that's what I call them) and decided to carve a heart.
 (Her idea, which I thought was quite creative).

Friday, January 4, 2013


2012 Storyboard blog post
For 2013
one of my resolutions is to take more photos of my children.
You see I got away from that after I stopped blogging 5 months ago.
I have missed it terribly and decided it was time to come back.
No better place to blog than this one, my first blog, "Aging with
Grace and strong Will."
I will post instagram photos, ones from my big camera
and talk about life with our family.
Happy New Year,
I hope that 2013 brings you joy, peace,
good health and happiness!
© Aging with Grace and strong Will
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