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  You must do the things you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt olive | You feel things deeply, and for being still so small, you often express yourself with equal emotion and zeal.
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You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.  –Matthew 5:14, The Message  olive | You’ve lost so many teeth the last few months, leaving large gaps in your bright smile. Sometimes
a letter to my children | summer portraits weeks 26 – 35
Dearest children, We are now several weeks into our school year and have been reading oodles of fables together lately, samples from the more familiar Aesop’s Fables to India’s Jataka Tales to West African Folklore, and while the characters and
unravel your photos 01 | class overview
Although I have spent much time during the last 18 months discovering ways to simplify, de-clutter, and organize our daily living and home, I admit I am a complete mess in terms of digital photo
Tread softly! All the earth is holy ground. ― Christina Rossetti olive | your heart is full of laughter, especially when your father is swinging from a tree limb. blythe | watering the large oak, you
There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places. ― Wendell Berry, Given olive | every evening you come outside with me, to pick pests off the plants and to water them. this
When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow. ― Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet olive | I actually took this image of you in April, as you hopped
There are a thousand thousand reasons to live this life, everyone of them sufficient. ― Marilynne Robinson olive | your laugh is deep and rich, the sort that stems from your belly and echoes a room. God knew I needed
“Everything is ceremony in the wild garden of childhood.” ― Pablo Neruda olive | The Monarch butterfly on our front porch emerged from its chrysalis this week. We all gathered around watching it occasionally spread its