Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Gratitude Wednesday!

Holy smokes! What has happened with the missing gratitude Wednesday posts!?!? Has the gratitude come to a screeching halt?

lol, naturally that is not the case. :)

There is more gratitude then ever flowing these days... days that have been filled with mirrors, of people and situations revealing who i am and who i am not, loads of opportunities showing me where i am not healed.... So grateful for all the triggers, that show themselves as emotional reactions, that point the way to where i need to go inward, so that I can peel back the layers, so that i can then Heal and be One.....

So, on this gratitude Wednesday, let me start my list with some immense gratitude for a yahoo group...

1- Known to me as my miracles group, for unschooling peoples creating miracles, day by day, hour by hour, moment by moment.... via internal work that goes deep and to the core. This group has brought me a variety of different ideologies via written word, audio, visual, and direct energy that have led to immense inner growth and miracles. (gotta also throw out a xoxox to my soul sister KT.... no explanation needed *hug*)

2- Self.... I am grateful for who I am, that tenacious part of me that will not settle for less then authenticity when it comes to Self. Even though this path is not Easy, and even though it does not always appear that i am at Peace, it is a path of Joy. :)

3- Family.... who else is better then showing me my mirror then family. I spent a week with my parents and other relatives this past week. What an amazing opportunity it was to heal. :) I was able to go inward and heal, so that I was able to enjoy the outward. It was lovely. :)

4- EFT.... been doing more of this lately and have been blessed with some amazing people who have opened up the EFT more widely for me. Especially grateful to my friend Kathy, who did an amazing EFT session with me this week that brought about much healing, and led to more and more healing in the days that came after....

5- Home.... It has been especially cold these days. Coming into my warm home always leaves me with a sense of gratitude for what I have on an external level. I am grateful for my sweet little home, which warms and provides a safe place for me and my family. And of course, I am grateful for Wes, who works hard so that we have our home. :)

Loving what Is!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Toledo Art museum Joy

The Toledo Art Museum is such a great place- so family friendly!
Their family

They had a great temporary exhibit on graphic novels. Kathrynn planted herself at this table and read through one (about 3 times) for about 20 minutes.

Back at home, checking out our pieces of art. :)

These are my two pieces using pastels... very cool how they blend....
Wes, Kathrynn and a small one of mine.....

My paintings.....
Kathrynn's paintings!!!

A very nice day all together :)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Solstice Joy :)

Solstice has always been a wonderful day of celebrating in our house. It was great this year because Wes was home from work!

We started the day opening presents!

A piece K made me in pottery class :)

One of Kathrynn's favorite books: Ish by Peter Reynolds
The highlight.... Marvel Super Heros!

Breakfast with Wes' Solstice present!!

Oh they were SOOO yummy! Raspberry jam inside!

Then onto her performances! She had learned some songs through the UU choir, and was so excited to sing them for her family. :)

Lots of practicing first!

Rise up O Flame:

I am a Light

Jingle Bells with audience participation!

Dancing to Silent Night.....

Part Two of dancing....

She also did an awesome performance of The 12 Days of Xmas but it was 5 minutes long and blogger doesn't upload videos that long. :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Holy moly December Joys!

One of the reasons I started a blog was to share pix of our life w/ family and friends.... Lately that has not been happening, and I'm ok with that- just a lot going on these days, internally and externally! :)
Before December rolls on by, I'd like to post some of what we've been up to so far this December. :)

Our fall/winter garden boxes doing great!
Since then the weather has gotten very cold, and the plastic was blown off during some wind storms, so some of the crops are not doing as well, but all things considered, they are still doing great!

Kathrynn doing some harvesting! She loves fresh greens out of the garden. :)

Our homeschool had a great afternoon at our local airport. Kathrynn and her friend Virginia hadn't seen each other in a week, and were SOOO happy to see each other. They were super cute. :)

In the fire truck!
Then over for a sleepover! They are watching a dance video in this shot... they love dancing :)

We went to UU's Family Service in December, where they also had a great 2 hours of crafting going on! Kathrynn made many gifts for family members at this time, and a few for herself. :)

Fun with our friend Skye! I'm not sure what the girls were doing in this picture, but i know they were having fun. :)

Kathrynn decided she wanted to decorate the tree all by herself this year!

Wes took this video while she was hard at work. :P

That's all for now.... more later!

Monday, December 14, 2009

A sampling of life....

So I tried to post some awesome pictures, and for some reason blogger is not letting me post pictures.......

and, its letting me post videos!!!!!!

Some of the things we've been up to....

Playing in the Sedona sand......

Sunset crater...... playing in the ash, pondering volcanos....

Dancing at Flagstaff brewery...

Grand canyon splendor!

Makin' music!

Oliver Winery..... always a good time :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Gratitude Wednesday!

It's Wednesday, and as good a time as any to take a few moments and focus on what I'm grateful for in this moment. :)

1. Right now, under my down comforter, I'm grateful for my awesome bed and comforter and pillows and all things warm in general. (yes, i'm feeling winter coming)

2. I'm grateful for the awesome UU we have in our community. They have such amazing programing for kids and families, and Kathrynn loves this community.

3. I am grateful for our friend Leslie, who has been offering wonderful classes for homeschooled children in the community for 25 years. Kathrynn loves it when she gets to hang out with Leslie for the day. :)

4. I've been reading this great book, Anastasia (from the Ringing Cedars Series). It has brought me such loveliness- I don't know how to put it into words. I am grateful for the original author, and the man who translated it into English.

5. I've started to read Michael Brown's The Presence Process again. I am deeply in love with the process he offers, and am so grateful for MB. <3