Monday, January 25, 2010

Add to the Beauty

I love the beginning of a new year
(minus the fact it happens during the heart of winter).
There is something that feels redeeming and alive
about starting a new chapter.
There are so many possibilities for growth and change.
I anticipate a year where Wyatt will change more than I can realize,
a year where there will be discovery and adventure, a year with the highs and lows that life brings but most of all I hope it is a year of beauty discovered!
On that note I wanted to share some beauty from the last month.

I have been longing to make these cute little "thumb print" cookies.
I feel like I've seen them EVERYWHERE and was just dying to make them myself.
I found a similar recipe while at Mom and Dad Olinger's house.
They had gotten some preserves as a gift and allowed me to use them for the recipe.

I had a delightful time making them!

TaDa! So cute, right?

While in Kansas I got to spend some much needed time with
my sweet and precious friends. This is at Michelle's house.
This was a delectable platter for the evening events. What a posh
bamboo platter, Chelle!

Poor little love was getting a cold on the way back to Denver
so the sweetie slept about half the trip back.
He was too cute not to capture!

He was feeling better in no time.
He loves his new toys.
Aren't those jammies SO cute!

I am a part of a women's small group at my church.
It has been so wonderful meeting twice a month and sharing our lives.
It always feels so rich with authenticity.
Our leader, Amy Walker, hand wrote all of us this beautiful verse!
I keep it on my calendar, so to not forget!

This is the most random...really. So one of my new years "hopes"
was to be more creative, even if it's incredibly random.

That being said. I hard boil eggs for Wyatt every few weeks
so he has another source of protein and I mark them with an "X"
so to not confuse them with the unboiled eggs. While doing this
mundane act I thought "what the heck" lets get creative.

It made me think how I want to be a good egg...cheesy?? I think so, but it was fun!


Reagan said...

man your pictures are really good. what camera did you get again? i love the egg. so cute!

Michelle said...

the thumb prints were so delish. . .

Jason, Lisa, Olivia & Annalie said...

Lovin' the photos - the new camera is awesome. I love the photos of little love playing with the new toys. The colors are great! Hard boiled eggs - good idea! Does he eat them? I need to figure out some way to stuff some more protein down that little tootsie of mine but I never thought of trying that. Hmm...

AKO Team said...

Thanks Lisa! Little love does like the hard boiled eggs...mostly the whites. Peanut butter is good protein also :)