August 12, 2010

every day

Morning, curtains

Every morning I sit on my couch facing this window and the sun shines through, every morning, casting shadows from the dogwood bush outside.


It's something so little, so simple, but I love it. It's like a gift.

I remember choosing those curtains (I've been meaning to replace them for a long time now)- they were supposed to be just temporary in a near-end pregnancy fit I was having before Ivy was born. I had to have new curtains. I drove my big belly and three small children all over town, even to one store three times because I kept exchanging for a different style. (I had ironed each set, too.)

Last night at dinner I was telling the kids all about my little business trip tonight to Chicago and what I'll be doing tomorrow. Gray wanted to know if I'll win a reward? Like a trophy?

Carter hoped my prize would be a treasure! Or a fortune! A fortune is worth more than anything else in the world.

Then they all decided that actually fortune cookies would be the most awesome prize of all


Little do they know that they are my treasure, my fortune.
Every day.



[And now, how could we not watch this video together? Hugs!
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You Capture: everyday things

31 comments:

  1. Lovely post. So often I leave your blog feeling far more peaceful than I did when I arrived there.

    Thank you.

    HM

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  2. Travel safely! I'm sorry I have to miss the coof-off thing. It sounded so cool!

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  3. Love this picture and this post.
    (and the one about being a good wife... I struggle with that all the time)

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  4. Great photo. The whole post made me a little teary.

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  5. What a peaceful way to start the day, just beautiful.

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  6. Loved this because I do a similar thing in a similar spot every morning. Beautiful, calm photo.

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  7. I love that you HAD to have those curtains while pregnant! I totally get that.

    And that video is nothing short of brilliant - so happy. Thanks for making me smile really, really big. Always. :D

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  8. I needed to see and read this today. I am feeling overwhelmed, lost, and like I am drowning.

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  9. I cant wait to hear about tomorrow, have a great trip and you can do it!!

    i love your post, so wonderful

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  10. I love this shot! It has a good atmosphere to it- like you'd just want to sit there and read a book.

    bec@iheart

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  11. Cuteness - I ♥ the things that little boys say!

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  12. This shot is perfection! Absolutely gorgeous. Makes me feel peaceful. :-)

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  13. Good luck tomorrow.

    Also, I hope I'm you [next]. Three boys and a girl. Probably will wait to get pregnant for another 8 months or so, but I'm hopeful it's pink this time, otherwise it will be 5 males to 1 female ratio in my house and i might have to move out and have my own toliet.

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  14. Loved this post. I'm still on the fence about going to the cook off tomorrow. Good luck!

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  15. Good luck! How fun is your night going to be?

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  16. Love the shadows.

    Love the peace and stillness of the shot.

    Have fun tonight & yes fortune cookies (with vanilla ice cream) are one of the best prizes of all

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  17. what a cool thing! (the contest) just clicked over and read about it. I'm in Chicago but won't make it (and am not a twitter-er), but I wish you the best of luck.

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  18. Good luck! Hope you plan on bringing those adorable kids back some fortune cookies. ;)

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  19. great post, your blog is inspiring me to try to see things differently. Enjoy the every day things that are so special. thank you.

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  20. This is so lovely. I can't wait to see you tonight.

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  21. love this, I have a spot like this too it is out my back doors looks out at my backyard and all my flowers love the morning time.

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  22. 1. i love the curtains

    2. i just read all the kls tweets and it sounds like your pasta was amazing.

    3. you look adorable in your glasses!

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  23. I didn't play You Capture this week but I wanted to comment on your awesome picture. I love the color and the simplicity of what you do...everyday.

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  24. That first picture is so peaceful. That is what I dream my mornings would look like. :)

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  25. Best wishes w/ the cooking contest! Your dish sounds delicious - "simple" is exactly my style.

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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  26. That video makes me smile. All of his videos do, actually :)

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