Happiness is the fact that these two boys of mine love each other so.
The boys are off school today. Jared gave me beautiful tulips for Valentine’s Day and they are still beautiful today. Porter is nearly done with his book that he’s reading above, and all of us are kind of lazing around today. I am working on crocheting my first sweater, and that is very slow-going. It’s perfect for today.
My taste in my photography is changing. I know this because of several photos I took of Oliver yesterday, this is by far my favorite:
It’s this one I was drawn to, this one that I want to print eventually. I took several more posed compositions, but this one speaks to me about the new discoveries Oliver is making every day right now. It’s this one that describes more about life in this particular season.
I have no idea if that qualifies as progress in my art. But I do know that the stories I have to tell through my photography are starting to bubble up to the surface. This photo of Oliver proves that fact.
There have been projects going on in this house.
Wish I could say I was responsible for the big one, but I am ever-so-grateful to my wonderful uncle, who painted our living room. It went from dated-drab to fresh and gorgeous in three days. I am so thrilled!
Jared and I did work most of the weekend on cleaning around this house. Turns out that, whether it’s the momentum of knowing there’s more painting to do, or whether it’s the very fact that the living room is tons of shades lighter, something in this household is good for my mood right now. It’s like living in a different house all of a sudden.
Life is good.