Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Rescue Doggy

The other day I was reminded of how intently the boys listen - even if they don't show it.

[F] and I were taking care of some potty business when he said, out of the blue....

"Mommy, is goosey a rescue doggy?"

"Yes, baby, she is."

(Although, I haven't said it recently - apparently he has heard me refer to her as a 'rescue' in the past.)

"That means that goosey came to help you, right?"

I smiled at his perfectly logical toddler thinking.

"Well, it means that we gave her a home when she didn't have one, but I guess....now that I think about it - yes, she helps us too."

Boy and Rescue Dog

Anyone who has met Fig, or as the boys call her 'goosey' (the name change is a story for another day :), is in awe of how sweet and gentle she is.

They wonder where we got her and what kind of dog she is.

She is a mix :) of what?...we don't know, and she needed a home, so we 'rescued' her.

But everyday, her quiet, steady, grateful nature is such a help to our family.

Fig's presence has taught all of us how to care for small, fragile things....and that no matter how big you are, you can help those around you.

I am thankful for her and how good she is to us, especially my boys.

Thanks for reading.

- brook.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Independence Day 2014

4th of July Parade - Soldiers

4th of July Parade Red Truck

4th of July Parade Fallen Soldier Float

4th of July Parade Drum Line

4th of July Parade Boy Scouts Float

4th of July Parade Cub Scouts Float

4th of July Parade Sitting with Mimi

4th of July Parade Southern Bell

4th of July Parade Antique Cars

4th of July Parade Horse

4th of July Parade Horses

4th of July Family

4th of July Waiting for fireworks

4th of July Waiting for fireworks

4th of July Blue Skies

Independence days are made of small town parades and lazy waits for fireworks.

I hope you had a sunshine, red, white, and blue skies sort of 4th of July.

- brook.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Summer Storm

Ever since I can remember, I have loved watching storms roll in.

When I was real little, we had this screened-in porch where I could sit in complete safety and take up audience to the most intense rain storms. 

Perched next to the screen, in a padded swivel chair that had a wooden base, I could feel the wind pushing through the space, sometimes carrying mists of rain with it.

Stormy sky with dark trees

I still watch storms. They make me feel swept up and turned around and so small.

As the temperature drops quickly and the wind ushers in new lighting, it magnifies the sensation that the Earth is moving.

On this particular day, the crows filled the sky, wings still, riding the wind as the pressure changed.

Stormy sky

This summer has brought storms almost daily.

Every time, they know where to find me......on the porch, watching intently.

Thanks for reading.

- brook.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Photography Love

Hello there. Bringing you two more photograph collections I love.

[1] - Jinky Art = Children + Fantasy

I originally saw a photograph by Jinky Art on Pinterest. When I clicked over to the website, I found the most beautiful online collection. Many of the photos include children with animals. These are a couple of my favorites. Check out more Jinky Art here.

[2] Wengenn in Wonderland = Napping Baby + Props + Mama Photographer

The first thing that came to my mind when I saw these photos is "Wow, she gave up nap time to take pictures?" :)

But really, they are beautiful and so creative. Such a treasure for her and her little one. Check out all of Wengenn's Adventures here.

Thanks for reading.

- brook.