Hello Fall!

I went outside, but had to go back in to find a thicker sweater, for even though there were a little bit sunshine, there were also lots of clouds and a chill wind. September is here.

self | september 1
Sitting for a little moment by my self on the front stair @thefarm.
Me and my coffee. My favorite spot.

Embracing that fall is upon us. Hoping it’ll be warm, long and colorful.
What are your hopes for the new season?

Wishing everyone a blessed + beautiful month!

Hello August!

I’m not all that sure I love you, but I’m giving it my best shot. Please be more warm than cold, though, I do not care for the chill in the weather we’ve been having in the evenings lately. I’m all for summer warmth staying with us for as long as possible. I promise to embrace whatever you’ll send in our way, but I want to add that I’ve always thought of August as a summer month too – so this is me hoping it will be!

To celebrate the start of a new summer month I surprised my self with taking a bath in the lake. It was cold, but not unbearable cold. And it felt good. Nice.

MT have a friend staying over tonight. They are going to miss each other so much once school start and they’ll attend different schools, but we’ll do our best to help them stay in touch. Staying mates even thought they no longer are class-mates!

I’m back at work, it’s alright – but I wish I could have as long vacation as MT – then I maybe would have been more eager to start working again. Now it’s more like: “bummer is the vacation weeks over already?! Can I please have a few more?” Not that I don’t like my work, I do, it’s only I like how we are when we both have our days off. When we really have time to talk, to laugh, to read, to walk, to document, to explore, to be, to build – and I could go on and on. You get the picture.

This summer have been about the move, not only our move – in fact more about my parents move – they are moving back to the house I lived in as a child and MT and I are moving into the house I lived in as a teenager (and where my parents live now). There is a lot of work. A. lot. of. work. Thankfully my brother and family helps as well. Maybe there is a chance we will be able to move our stuff from this house to the farm before August is over. Wish us luck!!

After all this rambling – I’m leaving with a couple of photos taken for July’s day in the life documentation. I’m not finished uploading them to instagram just yet, but when I am I’m going to share more of the day with you. (Here is how I documented June Day In The Life.)
[2 PM] #dayinthelife | me in the mirror [6 PM] #dayinthelife | No thank you

Thanks for stopping by: Wishing everyone a good August – with a warm summery feel (that last part is mostly for us in the northern hemisphere(!) we so need it before winter rolls around again – not that I want to think about winter now. It. Is. Summer. So there..).

10 on the 10th | November edition

I was thinking about a good 10 things for my blog post this month. And suddenly it hit me how fun it would be to look at the photos from the tenth day of each month of this year. (I didn’t take a photo on every 10th of the month, if I went up or down a couple of days I usually found something. I am in the habit of taking a lot of photos).
Here the photos are in chronological order:

The 10th | January

The 10th | Februar 2011

The 10th | March 2011

The 10th | April 2011

The 10th | May 2011

The 10th | June 2011

The 10th | July 2011

The 10th | August 2011

The 10th | September 2011

The 10th | October 2011
If you want to read more about each months photo, just click on it and jump over to my Flickr account.

I loved the hunt for older photos taken on, or close to, the 10th each of the previous months, how long has it been since you last looked at your photos from the same day of the month for several months?! If ever. You should do it now. I’ll tell you; it was fun! A tiny little snap shot of (almost) a year. From winter to fall. From white, through green to orange-brown.

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And really soon I’ll be back blogging my Gratitude. Life is kind of thigh right now and I am thankful for getting through each day + for sleep and a few quiet moments to my self in between all the hustle and bustle. It’s lots of good stuff thought!

Ten Things

I’ve been so into Christmas lately, and have been gathering ideas for what to make and do during the month of December when ever I’ve had a few minutes to spare. Many of these I’ve pinned on my Christmas board. Here are my 10 favorite ideas, so far:

Sources: 1. tumblr.com | 2. sweetpaul.typepad.com | 3. marthastewart.com | 4. kimmccrary.blogspot.com |
5. tinywhitedaisies.tumblr.com | 6. smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.com | 7. childmadetutorials.blogspot.com |
8. serendipity-ddv.blogspot.com | 9. littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com | 10. saraspartyperfect.com. All via Lime on Pinterest

I’m still on the look out for December / Christmas ideas and inspiration, please share and link me up here in the comments – or on Pinterest.

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Monthly Recap | June

365 | 4 june 11

There are so much that happens during a month; so many memories; so many conversations and interaction. I love to capture a few moments of this; snapping a photo; putting together a scrapbook page or writing a story. Some of it for sharing; some of it for keeping close to my heart. By the end of each month I want to take a little pause. Stop for a moment and look behind on the days we just have lived.

This was how the Monthly Recap of this blog came to be. Highly inspired by Katie the Scrapbook Ladys and her RoundUp posts. I’m trying to keep it fairly easy on my self, but at the same time I want to bring a few numbers to the table as well as a few highlights and (maybe) some low points as well. Since being a pastor is such a big part of my life, I’ll throw in a few numbers from that as well.

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So here we go, this month: June 2011, in numbers
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312 – photos in my highlight folder (many more taken).
8 - layouts made (4 will be revealed later this month (JULY) and 3 is traditional layouts that might not get photographed on this side of winter.. ;) ):

BBQ by the lake

30 – photos taken for the 365 project (click the images to see them bigger and to read a little about each of the days).

365 | 1 june 11 365 | 2 june 11 365 | 3 june 11 365 | 4 june 11 365 | 5 june 11 365 | 6 june 11 365 | 7 june 11 365 | 8 june 11 365 | 9 june 11 365 | 10 june 11 365 | 11 june 11 365 | 12 june 11 365 | 13 june 11 365 | 14 june 11 365 | 15 june 11 365 | 16 june 11 365 | 17 june 11 365 | 18 june 11 365 | 19 june 11 365 | 20 june 11 365 | 21 june 11 365 | 22 june 11 365 | 23 june 11 365 | 24 june 11 365 | 25 june 11 365 | 26 june 11 365 | 27 june 11 365 | 28 june 11 365 | 29 june 11 365 | 30 june 11

5 – blog post written (June archive)
3 – online classes in the works, One Little Word with Ali Edwards, Picture Inspiration by Tracey Clark, Finding Photo Freedom with Stacy Julian (LOVING this class! Learning so much).

………………… work related …………………
2 – services held | 1 – funeral | 1 – wedding
……………………………………………………vacation!

Highlights

– MT getting his new bike
– The hours spent by our little lake
– The days Beate came to visit us
– Watching MT play football (soccer), he loves the sport
– A few days by our selves @ The Farm
– Summer Vacation! (I still have a couple of weeks left!)

Low points

– Too many rainy days
– The price of a new lawn mower (but I really need one, sigh!)

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And that just about covers it. Look for details on a few of the above mentioned happenings in a blog post or a digital scrapbook layout in the future. I also have a couple of post planned already: 1) a post for the Capture Your 365 Blog Hop on the 7th and 2) a post with 10 Things on the 10th.

There is always more to tell :D Hope you find time to enjoy the season!

Monthly Recap | April 2011

There are so much that happens during a month; so many memories; so many conversations and interaction. I love to capture a few moments of this; snapping a photo; putting together a scrapbook page or writing a story. Some of it for sharing; some of it for keeping close to my heart. By the end of each month I want to take a little pause. Stop for a moment and look behind on the days we just have lived.

This was how the Monthly Recap of this blog came to be. Highly inspired by Katie the Scrapbook Ladys and her RoundUp posts. I’m trying to keep it fairly easy on my self, but at the same time I want to bring a few numbers to the table as well as a few highlights and (maybe) some low points as well. Since being a pastor is such a big part of my life, I’ll throw in a few numbers from that as well.

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So here we go, this month:  April 2011, in numbers
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1280 – photos taken (not counting iPhone).
8 – layouts made (7 will be revealed later this month (MAY)):

thoughts about a photo

30 – photos taken for the 365 project.
(#30 is still in the making, and will be uploaded to the flickr set 365 photos later this weekend)

Sick Day football cup The Team Home Work in the Sunshine New Neighbors
Seriously snow melting Walk on Sunny Morning The God Pearl the splashing of a rock
Beaver Searching Catching Light Evening Art + Village Pasta & Tomato Sauce
Fence Line Yellow Tulips First Dipping of the season Sweet & cold Easter Card
walking home Happy Birthday Building Lego Balloon Fun A Day In My Life | Swimming Glasses
spring tree a cup of coffee in the sun Cutting Grass Tiny Weeds

18 – blog post written (April archive)
3 – online classes in the works, One Little Word with Ali Edwards, Picture Inspiration by Tracey Clark, Beyond Blogging for Scrapbookers by Shimelle (hoping to have something more than numbers soon…).

………………… work related …………………
5 – services held | 1 – funeral | 0 – weddings
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Highlights

– MT have some new neighbors at his own age, loving to play with them after school.
– I’m inspired to keep up with my 365 photo project at Capture your 365. Such a friendly place!
– MT have tried the river water, it was fun – but cold.
– We spent Easter together with family and celebrated the 8 year old :D
– Spring came with lots of sunshine and warm weather. Enjoying it!
– MT had lots of fun playing in a football cup + staying at a hotel with a large indoor swimming pool.

Low points

– My back is acting up. Think it is the muscles having some sort of fun with me (not!). Feels better today, so hoping it’ll go away soon. I have lots to do in May.
– Haven’t gotten around to install more RAM at the desktop computer, it runs really slow – and MT is longing for a few games of FIFA.

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And that just about covers it. Look for details on a few of the above mentioned happenings in a blog post or a digital scrapbook layout in the future. There is always more to tell :D

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