Friday, May 31, 2013

The Mind of A Child

makes me happy.


To be Jedi is to face the truth, and choose.  Give off light, or darkness, Padawan.  Be a candle, or the night.

- Yoda
















Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Starting With Promise

makes me happy.


I just found this photo that I had snapped a few weeks back at the beginning of a Girls Night In.

I'm totally digging the composition of this shot.  Sadly, it was just about the only one I took the night.

But know, if I had continued taking shots throughout the evening they would have been equally as awesome.

Because that's just the kind of night it was.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Little Blue Islands

make me happy.


Stevie loves the blue circles with white arrows placed on the floor of Ikea to help direct traffic flow.

For real.

Every time she came to one she would get down on her hands & knees and then lie flat on it.

I think both Byrd and I had forgotten that she too, as a one year old, had loved the blue Ikea floor dots.

So, what's up with that?

Just so super cool that's there's a blue dot in the middle of the floor that one's young self cannot resist but to lie on it?

Or is there something deeper going on here?  Like some sort of Ikea brainwashing conspiracy theory.

No need to bother Ikea; you had me at Hyllis.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Bird Poop & All

makes me happy.


A typically evening around here, after the girls are in bed, usually involves any number of the follow activities...

  *  love making
  *  sun saluting
  *  couch sitting
  *  music listening
  *  card playing
  *  laundry folding
  *  tv watching
  *  web surfer
  *  blog writing


It's no coincidence that blog writing appears at the bottom of that list.


It's not that I don't want to blog.  I do!  I very much do.


It's just by the time we get to that couch sitting, blog writing stage of the evening, my brain is spent and I have no recollection of the brief moment of  brilliance that came to me 8 hours ago while mashing up avocados, humming the Bubble Guppies, and thinking "Oh - I should blog about that."

Blank.  Totally blank.

So instead, I don't blog, or I blog about not having anything charming to blog about.

Except that... it's also no coincidence love making appears at the top of the list.

Which makes everything all good - you know?



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Jim James

makes me happy.


Yes, we seem to have some sort of serious My Morning Jacket addiction.

So no, it was not a reach to assume that Jim James' (lead singer of MMJ) solo album would appeal to us.


It did.


As did his live performance at The Phoenix.

Thrilling as always.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Hitting The Bloom

makes me happy.


Taking photos of the munchkins in High Park while the Cherry Blossoms bloom is...




















all too easy.