{pretty, happy, funny, real}

 {pretty}






My home after an entire afternoon of elbow work.  I forget how pretty it is, and how really pleased I am with how it's shaping up and turning out to be.  Maybe one mythical day, in the distant future, in a galaxy far, far away, it will stay clean . . . but who am I kidding?  I'm better off holding out for a maid!


{happy}






Daddy and baby have got to spend some quality time together these past few weeks.  Hubby returns to the home front on the 4th of July (ironic), but we've agreed that if we haven't emegrated by then, we will fly to visit him in Wales in six months' time.


{funny}





" . . . we're going shopping."

{real}





Ah, there's the home I recognize.  This is actually a modest representation of the disaster.  Now the spotless clean and fresh living/dining room you see pictured above is littered with crumbs, crayon scribbles, orphaned pillows, and the table is absolutely devoid of all previous occupants.




"Capturing the context of contentment in daily life" and linking up with Like Mother, Like Daughter.

Will I ever post a non-link-up again?
Will the Harry Potter Project a.k.a. Harry Potter book club post ever be accomplished?
Will I actually follow-up on my first weak attempt at a blog giveaway?

Stay tuned to find out!

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14 comments:

  1. Your photos are beautiful!
    -Jaime

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  2. Coming from PFHR, your photos are so sweet. Yes, it is too bad those after cleaning very pretty places don't just stay that way.

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    1. I know--but it makes them all the prettier for it!

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  3. The elbow work is never ending, but those glimpses of lovely make it worth it. :) Beautiful pictures!

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  4. I love your artistic eye in the first photo. It is SO pretty. And your little guy is seriously the sweetest little thing! He is GORGEOUS. I'm visiting from P,H,F,R- thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh my, thank you so much for saying so, that makes me pleased as punch. I love him to death; I'm going to have to do some serious fist-biting when the girls come around my door in a decade or so. c;

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  6. I love your real!! Haha So true for those of us who actually cook and eat in our own kitchens! Those magazine kitchens must never get used! :)

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    1. I know~!! What the heck, they must have maids or something. I just cannot cook and stay clean.

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  7. Oh goodness, those blond curls and the eyelashes! He's so beautiful!!!

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  8. Just meeting you for the first time here through the link (have not done one of these myself yet) and really love your photographs.

    I was an English lit BA Honors (I focused in the end on Milton of all people as I needed to has through his Eve, which lead me indirectly to traditional Christianity (ironic, I know, since Milton was not really what one would call traditional)) and went on to be a librarian.

    Anyway, so great to meet you. I understand the desire to write, create beauty and be committed to one's family. it is a beautiful life, though not always easy.

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