"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Monday, August 1, 2011

week 1: at home

Hipstamatic (thanks LB!)
"what mom?, oh...can I see?"
"your turn now"
"fair enough..."


  1. Hipstamatic looks like fun! xx

  2. Awesome! Where's your superhero pose, MJ? ;)

  3. And thus begins August Break! I am so excited to see what you'll show us, MJ. I love this Beginning—love the hipstamatic shots! Love the pics of you both in the shadows, poised to do something Extraordinary…

  4. very fun! my kids love taking photos with my phone too and always want to see what i've captured.

  5. Awesome shots, MJ! (Thanks for the nod :D) Glad you (and your kiddos) are having fun with your new "toys".

  6. awww love these photos. you two are like superman- a superman then a clark kent.

  7. happy august break. part of me want to join....
    oh...but I can't blab on and on then!
    Great pics. Is Hipstimatic an iphone app?

  8. I want an iphone too! You guys do look like superheroes. Fun, fun!

  9. Perfection. Where did you edit your pictures please?

  10. Love these. Sometimes I think I need to get an iPhone. :)

  11. Interesting pictures! Wish I had an iphone!


  12. Happy August! I am glad you are participating as well.
    Great pictures.

    I just saw that you have "The Invitation" by Oriah under your link tabs. This is one of my all time favorites. In the past I hosted self-led women's groups and this was always the first poem we read together.
    I just want to share another one with you that I used during the first meeting. I think you might like it as well.

    Please Listen ~ a poem by a survivor

    When I ask you to listen to me and you start giving me advice, you have not done what I asked.

    When I ask you to listen to me and you begin to tell me why I shouldn't feel that way, you are trampling on my feelings.

    When I ask you to listen to me and you feel you have to do something to solve my problem, you have failed me, strange as that may seem.

    Listen! All I ask is that you listen. Don't talk or do - just hear me.

    Advice is cheap; 20 cents will get you both Dear Abby and Billy Graham in the same newspaper, and I can do for myself; I am not helpless. Maybe discouraged and faltering, but not helpless.

    When you do something for me that I can and need to do for myself, you contribute to my fear and inadequacy. But when you accept as a simple fact that I feel what I feel, no matter how irrational, then I can stop trying to convince you and get about this business of understanding what's behind this irrational feeling.

    And when that's clear, the answers are obvious and I don't need advice. Irrational feelings make sense when we understand what's behind them.

    Perhaps that's why prayer works, sometimes, for some people - because G*d is mute, and he doesn't give advice or try to fix things. G*d just listens and lets you work it out for yourself.

    So please listen, and just hear me.
    And if you want to talk, wait a minute
    for your turn - and I will listen to you.

    by Author Unknown and adapted by A.E.S.T.

  13. i love these images! thanks for sharing!


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