Beauty Becomes Her

Beauty Becomes Her


Good Old Fashioned Fun Fair

Today was the annual Spring Fair at my school.  Maya Rosie was up bright and early this morning and ready to go!DSC_0119When we got there, my husband and I rushed off to our volunteer posts and Maya dragged Grammy to the girlie section of the fair.  There was face painting.

DSC_0124At the fashion hair booth, Maya got the french braid she has wanted forever, complete with glitter and funky colors.

DSC_0133Her hair looked so colorful that I decided to join in on the colorful fun.

DSC_0202Once she was all prettied up she was ready to delve into the fun part of the fair.

DSC_0134There were rides for kids of all ages, and for our Maya Rosie, the faster and higher she goes, the more fun the ride.  She tried the spinning swing.


Followed by the giant slide.  With that one, she had her partner-in-crime…her Daddy.

DSC_0177Then it was onto the ferris wheel, accompanied with an adult.  Mummy and Grammy were happy to oblige.  Love was shown all around.


Maya whispered words of encouragement into Grammy’s ear.

DSC_0248The bounce house was next and somehow Maya found a way to climb out the top.

DSC_0150After some rides, we headed onto the Paddy Wagon food truck for some delicious sliders.  Ofcourse Maya Rosie found yet another ride to the food.

DSC_0155After our lunch, it was straight to the arts and crafts section of the fair.  Maya’s first stop was the spinning art booth.

DSC_0191Her creation was quite beautiful.

DSC_0194Then she was onto creating beautiful jewelry.

DSC_0140In fact, the whole family got in on the arts scene.

DSC_0201As we walked around, we bumped into old friends, and made new ones…like one of our favorite celebrity chefs.

DSC_0207There was cartwheeling on the field.

DSC_0243Great soccer moves!

DSC_0284All-in-all, it was just a great day!


Thankful Friday

Thankful Friday

I have decided that every Friday, will be Thankful Friday. This is not to say that I don’t give thanks every day. Today, I am thankful that my husband is home safe; I am thankful that my little Maya Rosie had Pajama Day at school, and I got some extra sleep; I am thankful to have nothing to do this weekend; I am thankful for my health; and I am thankful for the friends I have in my life. Wishing you all a Happy Friday!

Hearing the WHISPER

Hearing the WHISPER

Recently, I have been hearing “the whisper”. To many, this whisper signals a time for change – a time for newness in one’s life. The whisper in my life seems to say the opposite – I feel the urge to stand firm exactly where I am, but to change my perception of things and people. I am happy where I am, mostly. And, for the areas of my life that bring stress and unhappiness, my whisper affirms the fact that one creates their own happiness and ease in life. Thanks to my whisper, I plan to stay exactly where I am and just review my priorities…one step at a time. It’s almost the weekend – enjoy your Thursday!

Showing My Stripes

Showing My Stripes

This week, I have felt like I am a chicken running around with it’s head chopped off. Between work, home, and my involvement at my Maya’s school, I barely find time to breathe. That said, I am forced to be better organized, enjoy the few free moments I do have, and show my true colors…an organized, supportive, multitasker.

Art Imitates Life

Art Imitates Life

Maya with Girl in Garden

Maya is one for these girls that is so confident and so proud of what she does…not matter what it is. Chalk it up to innocence, childlike optimism; I hope this joie de vivre stays with her always. Happy Monday!