Sunday, February 14, 2010

Around Here

Tonight I am borrowing a bit of inspiration from Ali Edwards. She posted recently about what was going on in her life, and I loved the format. I felt that it fit us very well as of late. Without further adeu...

Around here we try not to take things too seriously. (photo by Anna)

Around here
we make wishes and believe they come true.

Around here spending time together is a part of our daily life. It is our mission and our purpose just to love one another.

Around here moments like this are precious few and far between.

Around here I have one child who is 8 and the other who is 4.

Around here I find myself amazed at the difference between my two girls, and see the incredible beauty in each of them, unique in the ways they approach the world around them.

Around here those same two girls teach me everything about what love is and should be.

Around here
we play with bubbles and shaving cream in old butter tubs. We use play doh and crayons and markers, and create our very own world with no more than a blanket fort and a bit of imagination.

Around here,
we lick the bowl.

Around here, little girls can be princesses and fairies, ruling their stuffed fuzzy subjects with determination and fairness, while dancing their groove thing to the latest tunes on the radio.

Around here, we have our own sense of style.

Around here, adventures can be found around any corner.

Around here our world is small. We don't go on grand adventures or leave the house much. We do find that long rides in the car bring us closer together, and gives us a chance to talk and just be.

Around here, my heart sings for the one who cares most for those I care for. He is the one who makes me laugh and smile, and is the one who, at the end of the day, makes me feel most at home.

Around here
you will hear the sounds of laughter, love, forgiveness and fun.

Around here we take small efforts to put a little magic into the mundane.

Around here, gratitude is a staple in our day. It helps us to stay connected to our joy and remember just how blessed we truly are.

Around here, real friendship is a priority. We make a point to treasure those who bring our lives joy, and try to bring joy to theirs in return. Being friends means being able to laugh, cry, confide, and be silly.

Around here I am focusing on my creative interests, and trying new things.

Around here, I am setting new goals and finding new hopes and dreams among them.

Around here when the sun goes down we only use candles and Christmas lights to illuminate our home. The coziness it brings helps us to wind down together and enjoy the evening.

Around here warm kitty snuggles make bedtime more fun.

Around here we choose love.


  1. Hi Kristin!
    Thought I'd say hi and that I'm enjoying your blog.

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  3. Sorry about the delete I made a boo boo in it. Should know better than trying to type tired. lol What I wanted to say is I enjoyed this and the pictures. You did a great job of expressing your feelings about your family in a very creative way :)

  4. awesome! I like that format as well! And I like seeing all the pictures! You have a beautiful family but that's no surprise seeing as who their mom is:)

  5. This post made me cry. You and your family are so beautiful.
    Thank you so much for sharing.