It has been a long time since my family welcomed a new baby. We are so excited for my cousin Adrina and Ryan and there sweet baby girl that is coming in July.
At Adrina's shower yesterday it was so sweet to see Adrina showing everyone where the baby is at and letting everyone rub her belly. She is a going to be a wonderful mom and Ryan an amazing dad! I look forward to watching them welcome this sweet baby in.
All of the girl cousins were especially excited for another girl to join our family. She is going to be so loved by everyone and I am sure she can feel it from all the rubs she got yesterday! If not she will soon learn how much our family loves each other....
There are 8 days left of school. Yes 8 days. And my youngest who is 11 has had quite the year. She has been counting down the days until school ends for over a month now. She has struggled with anxiety due to bullying situations at school. It has broken our hearts to watch this have such a profound effect on her. The only joy she feels is when she is with her soccer team or at home or with friends. So she is ready to walk away from this school. Sad when it comes to that. We will see what the next 3 months bring, but will focus on the positive of 3 months off and away from the negativity....
I feel I have been very MIA on my site. Life has gotten the best of me and so I have not kept up with my 365. But I am kicking it back in gear! Why not during my busiest time of the year? HA!
And so I begin it with my daughters piano recital last night. My daughter has a gift with music. This here is the last time she will have a piano recital because she has decided she wants to just play to play and not for lessons. She can sit down and learn a song all on her own. She can read music beautifully. I know she will continue to play because it is in her. Last night she played a beautiful song Fireflies. It is one of my favorites she has played.
“One of my biggest thrills for me still is sitting down with a guitar or a piano and just out of nowhere trying to make a song happen.” – Paul McCartney
I love leaving up a set of twinkling lights after Christmas is over. It warms the living room and gives it a cozy feel around the piano. I think when it comes to holiday lights you are usually either a white light or color light kind of person. I am white light all the way.
We recently got hit with some snow, so we finally have snow covered backyards. This bird house is a staple in our yard. Each year we have many birds that come to live. This year my husband he is going to be modifying the house to make it better for the birds. Oh his big ideas....
Nutella who doesn't love this stuff? My kids absolutely could eat this all day long!! They were so excited when I brought it home because I had to take pictures of it! So mom's pictures gave them a special treat!
Oh do I love old cameras. These are just a few of my favorites. But I have them all over my living room. I even bring them to photo shoots at times when I think they will be a good addition. I so wish I knew the stories behind the cameras I have, but I just love them!
My daughter. She is more gifted than I think she realizes when it comes to playing the piano. She told us last week she doesn't think it is fun to go to piano lessons anymore. Just about broke my heart because when she plays it is beautiful. I could listen to her for hours. She will rock back and forth as she plays. We asked her what would make it fun? She said I don't know. But then the next day her teacher started to teach her how to play one of Adele's songs. It's like she knew that she was bored or not having fun. Maybe it was what she needed. I guess we will see...
It is funny when you are doing a project like this how when you have a theme for a day how sometimes it can be really hard and other days super easy to come up with something. Today's theme was Shadows. I came walking through our living room where we have our piano and it was like a bullseye or horn sounding off to me saying "HERE'S YOUR SHADOW" lol :)
So I have fallen behind in my blogging my 365 project. It was the one thing I said I would not do and there you have it I did it. So, I am getting myself caught up and fingers crossed that won't happen again. :) So, in the below gallery are my pictures for the following days. Enjoy!
Day 26 - Monochromatic - the picture of a piece of pottery that my son made at school. It was the perfect item for this theme. Even in color it suits the monochromatic theme. I have homemade pottery all over my home that our kids have made. And they have even started to give it to family members (which as a mom is so hard for me to see leave my house because it is something they made. I know as a non-hoarder it is a little crazy that I want to keep it all. But I let them now do whatever they want with each piece. :)
Day 27 - Fuzzy Socks - my girls have the best fuzzy socks. I know I never had socks like this when I was a kid. Sometimes I like to take their socks and throw them on while I am working to keep my feet nice and warm and cozy. Truth!
Day 28 - To Do List - It is the Project Manager in me. I make lists. I follow lists. I check things off of my lists. I love lists! My oldest daughter. She loves lists too. We are two peas in a pod, because the rest of our family is mass chaos!
Day 29 - Gold - This frame around my favorite wedding picture that we have had in our living room in whatever house we have been in. It is by far my favorite gold thing I own!
Day 30 - Cutlery - We have this spoon that sits in our drawer of utensils. We have no idea where it came from. It is all tarnished and we don't ever use it. It seems like it is very old. I don't remember when it suddenly appeared in our drawer. But I sometimes look at it wondering where it came from...
Day 31 - Lit from Behind - Oh was I in a creative block for this day. I just struggled with it. I don't know why it was so hard. But, this was the best I had for the mindset I was in. It will get better I know. :)
Day 32 - Heart - this sweet ceramic heart that my daughter made so many years ago. It hangs in my office on my desk. I look at frequently thinking about how young she was once upon a time. Tiny fingers, tiny red curls, but now she is a young lady that we are so proud of.