Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A busy life

It's almost Halloween and I have not posted something for so long. We are here in our little corner of the world enjoying learning, soccer, theatre, first loves, growing up and bright, cool and crisp Fall weather. Though it may not appear so in the photo, this was most intense rainbow I have ever seen. Rainbows always give me hope.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

apples and sunflowers

Here is what I am seeing in our neglected corner of the world. With Mama in school some things just fall by the wayside, like yard and garden maintenance. These are the prettys I see out there. I have to look at the beauty and forget the rest. School is a lot of information and learning techniques for different treatments. It is both exciting and intimidating. When I perform on another of my classmates I enjoy it but also I am very nervous and feel like I'm constantly making mistakes. It's a lot harder than it looks! So much to remember and many subtle nuances about how much pressure to apply, what order to do each step, which custom ingredients to use for each client. It is a real growing and learning time for me and I love it. Very, very exhausting though for all of us. Thanks to my family for standing behind me.

Monday, August 25, 2008

School Daze

I have enjoyed my first two weeks of school immensely! I am learning so much all at once and getting to know new people and navigating the hairy world of commuting. I am fascinated by the skin and how it responds to what we feed it inside and out. It's like a sponge and it protects us so well! My family has gotten along with flying colors and I appreciate and love them so so much. So far I am feeling pretty good about this decision and looking forward to reaping the benefits of my knowledge. My teachers have been wonderful and I even found a great classmate to carpool with. She is amazing and I feel like I have known her for ages. All in all it is definitely a more hectic pace than I am used to but it has been doable for everyone. Next up is our umpteenth Labor Day Party! More on that later.I am happy and excited about the prospect of becoming a Skin Care Specialist.

Monday, August 18, 2008

A break for me

I'll be posting randomly for awhile because I am training to become an Aesthetician.The definition of which is- "A person who is knowledgeable about the nature and appreciation of beauty" I am hoping I can help people feel good while discovering their own inner beauty. So far so good, the class has been fun and I like the group. A lot of very different personalities. I will definitely post photos, maybe I'll do a photo project for the Fall.

Monday, August 11, 2008

stripey feet

Thought I'd post a picture of these cute little stripey toes.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Being Born and Love Thursday

Women of the United States need to be empowered when it comes to making choices about giving birth. This is a step in the right direction.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


We visited my sister Susan and her husband and family over the weekend and the kids had so much fun. We went swimming daily had a trip to a water park with a huge steep water slide and spent a few hours enjoying a sculpture exhibit and all of the plants at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Grandpa Sam was there too so he was able to see how big everyone has grown. I am glad we are close enough so we can see each other throughout the year and the kids can make connections with their cousins.They all really enjoy being together and playing nonstop and I get to catch up with Susan too.

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Lovely Fosters!

We had our lovely friends the Fosters here for a long visit. The kids played nonstop and I got to catch up with Tess and hang out with "Baby Libess". She called me "Mama Libess" because we are both Elizabeths.It felt great to have them with us and I wish so badly they were closer. It is really hard to have a friend like Tess move away. I can share everything with her and feel supported by her love and friendship. We would make excellent room mates! Her family is so sweet and fun and just cool to have around. It was a whirlwind of lemonade stands, sleepovers, movies, and playtime here and in the country. We miss them and we love them so much.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Wordle is fun!

I just discovered this fun website,thanks to FIMBY called Wordle. It has limitless possibilities. We had a long and lovely visit with good friends, hence the absence of posts. I'll be sharing some of that goodness soon so until then, try Wordle!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Farm visit

I always have such a good time when we visit our friends on their sheep farm. They are so lovely and gracious and leave me with such a feeling of pure love.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

"The positive mind has extra solving power."

Thursday, June 26, 2008

We're back

We toured, we biked, we admired, we ate, we took it all in. Now, we are glad to be home.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

pure bliss

A boy+ a bike+ a dog + a mud puddle+ a dirt mound= pure bliss.