Self-Portrait: Theme Thursday

This theme couldn’t have come at a worse time for my self-esteem.  I nearly had a break-down this week, when after 5 weeks of running and working out, I’ve gained weight and inches.  To add insult to injury, my face looks like I am a teenager in the throes of puberty.  (Not my puberty, mind you, […]

Bodies: Theme Thursday

I think maybe C. Donaldson of the Clan Fame perhaps had my suggestions in mind when she chose this week’s theme.  After all, I think my responses to “ideas for upcoming Theme Thursday posts” were 92% body related.  Ne’ertheless, when I saw it, I just thought of Warm Bodies which is, if I’m not mistaken… a […]

Mama: Theme Thursday

The mamas in my life: My very own bestest-in-the-world mama (and a drunken Ezekiel?): My daddy’s mama, Grandma Betty, who is fierce and loving and holy and a force to be reckoned with: My mama by marriage, and a better mother in law than I deserve or ever could have hoped for: Kevin’s Grandma Henrietta, […]

Play: Theme Thursday

As you know, my favorite subjects are my children.  But I wanted to do something different today. Behold, my beloved. f/1.8, 1/1000, ISO 1600, Lomo effect added f/1.8, 1/1000, ISO 1600, B/W added in editing f/1.8, 1/1000, ISO 1600 This man.  I am so blessed.  Blessed to hold those hands.  Blessed to hear his voice […]

Sky: Theme Thursday

[Cue the part where I apologize for yet again foisting photos of our Philippines vacation upon you.  Next comes the part where you roll your eyes and yawn, but then suddenly remember that we are in the midst of A Big Life Change so you forgive me and scroll down anyway.} I love the sky. […]

Growing Boys: Theme Thursday

Taking a little break from my “All Philippines, All the Time” blogging to bring you (drum roll, please…) MORE photos!  (If you are a sucker for family photos in foreign locations, you can click to check out Philippines 1 and Philippines 2. Boys: Foolishly, when I had only daughters, I really believed boy/girlishness must surely […]

Funny: Theme Thursday

Are you tired of me yet?  I’ve been bloggin’ like crazy this week!  At least for me.  Don’t worry, though.  This short post (cough cough, and two more, cough cough) and then you will get a week-long sabbatical!  Yay for you!  Yay for me!  Yay for vacations!!!!! (I’m keeping this one short because I have two […]

Celebrations: Theme Thursday

I know, I know, I KNOW it’s not Easter yet and I’m probably committing a mortal sin by dressing my kids in their fancy clothes, but just let’s let it go, ok?  It’s been a rough week. I’ll be honest  (there’s a lot of that going on around this ol’ blog today): I’m off-topic this […]

Mud: Theme Thursday

One of the most difficult things about where we live is the lack of accessible nature.  Every square foot of real estate is appropriated here in the big bad city of Daegu, and while there are places to hike outside town, or walk along the river, Koreans have strong opinions about actually playing in the […]

Green: Theme Thursday

I had very specific requirements for this week’s challenge: 1) The photo should make me feel happy, 2) The photo should make me feel warmer, (as-in-spring-is-almost-here-can’t-you-feel-the-green-growing?) 3) The photo should be as impressive as a screensaver.  (Do you know the type of photo I mean?  Vibrant, hypnotic… unattainable) Piece of cake, right? ::Sigh:::  Someday I will learn to lower […]