Monday, April 29, 2013

Love letters

More than kisses, letters mingle souls.

     So, I love today's technology.  How else can we do such things as blogging, video chatting with those far away, watching  any episode of a television show whenever we are free or instantly downloading a newly published book.    Yet, I do think texting and chatting and surfing continue to cause us to connect to each other less and less.   I have been thinking of the long forgottten practice of lettter writing.   It is hard enough today to have our children sit down to write a thank you note for a birthday present.  How about writing a letter to someone just to say hi or to say you are thinking about them.   How wonderful does it feel when we go to the mailbox and actually find a letter in the box!!  Our family is going to begin spending time each week( ok maybe every other week) sitting down to write someone a letter. 
     I created a letter box filled with note cards, stationary, pens, stamps and of course our address book.  My hope is just how we pull out our laptops, we can pull out our letter box and send love to someone.  I will tell you it was difficult to actually find stationary paper in the stores, but there are many free websites where you can download and print beautiful paper for free.  I have added a couple of the links below. 
      Let the letter writing begin.   Will you join us?

Our letter writing box


Links to free printable stationary

My greatest joys

Before I begin let me introduce you to my two greatest joys, my children, Scarlett and Phoenix.  Scarlett,  who about to be 13 is a beautiful young woman who has a special quality of making everyone feel special.    She has a great imagination and hopes to be a movie director in the future.  She also has great insight and understanding of this complicated world we live in.  Sometimes, I feel she is teaching me more that I teach her.   Scarlett is a wonderful gift to my life and to all who know her. 

Scarlett cheering for our town football team
Scarlett shooting basketball sporting her new favorite straight hair style
 Phoenix, my little boy who just turned two, is a curious loving bundle of energy.  He loves to listen to stories and sing and dance with his big sis every night.  He talks all day long, although I must admit alot of the time no one knows what he is saying.  He brings hours of joy and laughter to our days and is quickly transforming from my baby boy to my big boy.   

Phoenix at 1 wearing his Rocky t-shirt
Phoenix at 2 
Wow, how he grew in a year!
"...when you finally fly away, I'll be hoping that I served you well, for all the wisdom of a lifetime no one can ever tell..." from the song "Forever Young", sung by Rod Stewart

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My first blog

Enjoying Kelly Clarkson concert with my beautiful Scarlett


Today I begin a journey of sharing my thoughts and daily life experiences.    The past few years have brought great change and growth to my life.  The one thing I have learned through everything is to look for the joy and happiness in each day, in fact in each moment.  I hope to share and learn with each other all the ways to continue to find wonder in our everyday life.