Thursday, June 6, 2013

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real


Ok, I have a bit of an obsession with my front porch right now.  I get this way sometimes about things...the way braided bread might look "just so" on my table. The way the popcorn garland looks "perfect" on my Christmas tree.  My girls tease me, "Mommy???? Are you admiring your porch again???"

The red geraniums remind me of Beatrix Potter and England.  The mommy troll is holding her little baby troll in a sweet basket and she reminds me of my Grandma Marilyn in Ohio, who used to have a troll that my sisters and I were so afraid of. Actually, when we had a full time nanny in Maine, she used to turn my mommy troll around on my fireplace so she wouldn't have to look at her.  I LOVE her though.  She's so sweet right by my door. The watering can is just for effect because...come now my friends...I live in Southeast Alaska in a rain forest...the watering can is completely unnecessary but kind of cute right?


I wanted to share more about my daughter's first Holy Communion.  She is wearing the dress that I wore and the dress that my mother wore.  This makes me so happy in the collective memory way.


We have a very cool playground with a nautical theme and I just love seeing my little guy's head peaking out here.


So I was packing up my van after our Mary May crowning last month and my friend Jennifer pointed out a little statue of our Blessed

Jennifer and I were laughing and she said it would make a good "Real" picture.  I thought about this little Blessed Mother here...why its so REAL to me.  I think because although I was happy that I could set up a nice display like this for the May crowning...

It is really all about this...

And they like popcorn. :)

God bless! Check out Rosie's post at LMLD.


  1. These are beautiful pictures. :) Contentment in everyday living. :)

  2. What sweet, sweet kiddos you have! I love the way the communion dress has been passed down. What a special dress!

  3. What a special dress - I bet your daughter was so excited to get to wear it for her big day.
    And I recently decided I need some red geraniums for my front porch, too - they're just so cheery!

  4. All of it is lovely. I think it is better for Mary to be in the popcorn and part of the "everyday" than to not be at all! Just evidence you are doing a great job!