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Color me blue

This week I’ve taken a little break from this space. At first it was unintentional {and yes, only two days, but to me… that’s a lot considering my ocd type nature when it comes to posting…} but then I realized it wasn’t such a bad thing, and conciously decided not to post yesterday.

And frankly, I wasn’t planning on posting today either. But then I saw that Beth’s challenge for today was color. And I looked around and saw it. For maybe the first time in a few days. And it blew me away. How brilliant and bright things are in my own home, even when sometimes the days are dreary, snowfilled and even a bit tearful.

Color is what it’s about. Bring it on, even if my color is a bit blue around the edges this week…

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Check out Beth at I Should Be Folding Landry for more lovely captures. This weeks You Capture Challenge was color.



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You capture – Holiday Decor

This week we’re getting ready… in the kitchen

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We’re giving of our hearts, into friends bellies…

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… and receiving in many ways

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we’re watching and learning…

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getting ready, and waiting with anticipation of the big man in red, and a little baby in a manger…

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Head over to Beth’s and check out more participants in this weeks You Capture challenge {it’s Holiday Decor if you can’t tell….}


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You Capture – Happy story

There was once a little girl who loved Christmas. She would count down the days, begging to be the one to put the ball on the Advent tree made by her mother.

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Finally, a system was devised. Based on birthdays. The one w/ the even birthday gets the even days, and vice versa. Luckily, one was born on each.

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Starting on Thanksgiving, every day until Christmas the little girl would listen to festive tunes, singing along in delight. Memorizing songs, singing for no one and everyone.

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Her middle name actually meant Christmas. She cherished that fact every December. She’d ponder how it was meant to be, her love for the holiday. Staying up late at night making her list and reciting the lines she wrote for Santa, she’d finally drift off and dream of snowflakes and stockings.

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On Christmas morning, for years, she thought nothing could possibly be better than Christmas through a child’s eyes.

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Until she had her own children, each with eyes filled with hope, wonder, and excitement.

It’s better. Much much better.

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December makes this womans girlish heart happy.

This weeks You Capture challenge was to tell a story, using pictures of what makes you happy. Stop by Beth’s site to check out all the participants!



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Autumn leaves and chickadees

Early this week I had high hopes of getting out and taking some new pictures for this weeks You Capture challenge. Unfortunately… the kids had other plans. We’ve been stuck inside due to Paige being really under the weather since Monday. I didn’t want to miss out on the fun this week though, so I went through photos from last week and found one from our adventure up to New Hampshire. There were pictures of the kids playing in leaves, pictures of them playing with the sandbox, but this photo has really stuck with me. The birds payed little attention to the kids that day, they were more focused on stocking up for winter, on a beautiful fall day. So simple and peaceful. So autumn.

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This weeks You Capture challenge was to capture Autumn. Check out Beth’s site to see more fantastic captures!


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You Capture – Still life

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Years ago my family lived in a duplex right next to the ocean on the New Hampshire coast. I don’t remember exactly what age I was, but it was right at the point where my brother and I were able to go on adventures by ourself. We’d go for walks down by the ocean, exerting our independence while entering worlds of pretend. We were young, but old enough to be trusted for bits of time outside of our comfort zone.

On one adventure, we found a lobster trap. We saw it as a treasure, and decided that our mother had to have it on our porch. After all, there was one already there, and it would be a perfect match. We hauled the trap down the sidewalk next to the beach road, since it was easier to walk on than the rocks and sand of the surf. Proudly, and awkwardly, we carried our prize.

Until a police man stopped us and told us we were committing a crime by taking what was not ours. He helped us put it back up on the ocean wall, explaining how the fishermen would come back and get his trap. It was not ours.

I cannot tell you how embarrassed we were, and how sad we were, mostly because we lost something that we were so proud to take home to our mother. She would have loved it, and understood exactly why we brought it home. A piece of the ocean turned into still life at home for us to admire, imagine with and turn into a piece of our history. It’s out there still, somewhere. Our treasure. Part of our story.


This weeks You Capture challenge was to show still life. Check out Beth’s site to see more fantastic captures!


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You Caputure – Red

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This weeks challenge at You Capture was to capture something red.

We go to our favorite orchard quite a few times a year. For blueberries, for strawberries, for apples, for pumpkins. Just for the playground. This red truck is a permanent fixture. Filled with seasonal fruit and decorations, it’s always shiny and spectacular. Ready to tell of years gone by, of seasons of tourists stumbling down the rocky dirt road to get to farm animals and a boat shaped sandbox. It’s truck itself is subtly placed, but screams out to be noticed. The red is beautiful, though {thankfully} it’s hardly subtle, and we never walk by without gazing.


Visit Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry to check out this weeks participants!


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Capturing Fall

My fall looks like this

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Sweaters and curious faces. Pumpkins always in the background of our adventures. Crisp leaves underfoot. Can’t you smell the cider donuts from here? Welcome October, a month filled with all things fall and orange!


Today I’m linking up to the You Capture challenge for the first time. Take a moment and check out the other participants, I’m always blown away by the photography and inspiration!


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