05 November 2013

Happiness is...

This girl who is growing too fast, learning to read, sassy in pink, sleeping on the floor next to our bed every night now, a social butterfly (which is challenging her teacher's patience), a dancer, a singer, a teacher, an artist, warm-hearted, a crier (just like her momma), a lover of games, an instigator, adventurous, hopefully forgiving as we learn to be shapers of minihumans.

This girl who is in love with all things little, books, books, books, independant in the best/worst way, a snuggler, suddenly incredibly articulate, a decision-maker, passionate, an observer, a mover and a shaker, a developing artist, a charmer who is going to give us a run for our money ove the next 15, 20, 50 years.

This man who is supportive when he should probably be reminding me that I'm crazy to take so much on, in love with being a father of two girls, working on his craft-beard (and succeeding fabulously), responsible for most of the music in my life (real and imagined), and the humor, the reason our girls will grow up so much more knowledgeable than I was, a worthy opponent and partner-in-crime.

This family.

Joining in these daily prompts for November, found via The Habit of Being journal.

03 November 2013

Being Present

I took today to be present with the girls which is something I often have trouble with. It's so easy to hide behind the camera or, occasionally, the phone, I'm reluctant to admit. And often I'm so busy trying to do the things I think will make me a better mom - the things I want them to remember about their childhood - that I forget to just be in the moment. 

So I neglected the dishes and just spent time with them. So, for today, being present meant:

:: making tents
:: playing UNO and Hungry, Hungry Hippos
:: reading together
:: homemade pizzas and black bean hummus
:: looking at wedding and baby pictures

It wasn't enough. 

Joining in with Amanda at The Habit of Being blog.

01 November 2013


The first step towards something. I wanted to do this in pictures because I'm not much of a writer but I left my camera in Austin last weekend so.... And I spent most of yesterday thinking the prompt was 'life'. Please excuse any formatting or typing errors as I write this on my phone because we also left our laptop in Austin. Oops...maybe tomorrow will be better. 

Joining in with Amanda at The Habit of Being blog.

09 September 2013


In addition to not blogging here, I don't tweet here:  http://twitter.com/geekspensieve. 

07 February 2012

If only I could find the time...

...to read more, this would be a great site to explore.

Hmmm, thinking the title of this post could easily turn into a series of posts (or a list of 100 things).  Anyone else feel the same way?