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

Friday, March 9, 2012

A Pocketful of Moments

A week full of moments and joy:

This moment was taken yesterday as we walked through the streets of downtown Boulder. What I should have done was sit down right next to her and join right in... 

the Italian chocolate budini at Cafe Pasqual's (thanks Katie) in Santa Fe

Rt. 285 from Santa Fe through Colorado: the most stunning drive I've driven so far

stopping by Ojo Caliente Hot Springs (thanks Lisa) --beautiful place!!

happy reunions at the airport, especially our own :)

the morning mountain view outside my window

house hunting (even if it's just rentals, it's so much fun isn't it?)

the view from one of the homes we looked at...someone pinch me
(and no, we probably won't take it, we don't have 4 wheel drive yet--Haha!)

It's been a great, wild ride from FL to Colorado. Emotions of every kind have surfaced, permeated, and flowed right on through. From  heartache, anxiety, fear, and even the horror of watching a life disappear, to a deep, grounding sense of gratitude and humble contentment for the changes we have been able to make. With any great change there are risks we take, sacrifices we make, and even heartache we face. Warren Buffet said "Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing." I respectfully disagree and would rather say risk comes from knowing exactly what you are doing, and doing it anyway...

"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
~E.E Cummings

Wishing you a beautiful weekend


  1. I disagree with Warren too, but whole heartedly agree with you! Lovely moments. I have never been to Boulder (just a drive through downtown on the way to the airport) so I am looking forward to seeing it through your eyes.

  2. I am so excited for you MJ as this chapter in your life begins to unfold.
    Now, go get something with 4 wheel drive so you can have that view! :)

  3. What a great adventure - it reminds me of when Michael and I chose to stop and stay awhile in Seattle. So glad you checked out Ojo Caliente - a special place it is. So many fun places for you to explore.........xoxo

  4. I LOVE the first photo :) She exudes peace in that moment. I hope you have fun finding your place to live!

  5. oh that reunion must have been PURE joy.
    i wish i had even more glimpses, into heart as well as images, of your drive. it must have been amazing in so many different ways.

  6. wow...lovely. Wish I was in those hot springs.
    What a journey you have had...have a beautiful weekend.

  7. I like how you make transitions... a stop at ojo caliente.. one of my favorite places. I love your moment this week too... she's a smart cookie and seems to fit right into boulder, no problem!! ;)

    yes yes, when things settle, the teapot will be waiting. :)

  8. I love your moment! It is etched in my mind :) What a wise girl.

  9. House hunting - so fun! And this week is shaping up to be such gorgeous weather. Enjoy your new town! Once settled we should meet at the Boulder Bookstore for a cup of coffee. :)

  10. What a series of moments! I thoroughly agree with your WB commentary. Go for it. Happy weekend lovely mama.

  11. I am loving following your journey ! Especially as a floridian who would like to move out west! You are so brave - i can not wait to hear more.

  12. It's going to be so fun seeing Boulder from your eyes and recognizing places that I visited by could not see when I was was living there! We're in the midst of visioning for our future, but I must say I am supremely stuck with zero vision. So happy yours is clear! xoxo

  13. now my pockets a delighfully full : )

  14. I have to agree with Warren, because after all, he's a fellow Nebraskan. Sorry.

    It's been awhile since we connected. Looks like alot going on for you and that you are very happy. That makes me happy too.

    What's not to like about Colorado? :)

  15. Wonderful! So glad you made the stop at Ojo! It's been many years since I've been there but my, my it's good medicine. I have many more hot spots here in CO. I'll be happy to share my favorites with you.

  16. You're so right, risk comes from and with certainty. Wishing you solid legs to plant firmly and the courage to settle happily in your new surroundings.

  17. love your adventurous moments this week - and i couldn't agree more with you on risk taking! my favorite picture of little m...

  18. Fantastic -- I love all of your wonderful moments, such goodness for all of you! :)

  19. MJ,
    I just got caught up with all your road trip posts. It's been super crazy here, and our computer is dying, but was wondering about your cross country trip, all the same. What an amazing experience you are having. A real gift, that I know you see and appreciate. So bitter-sweet, with dual emotions we mother's experience when parted from our children, and then the experience of the death of that man, with the wonder and beauty of our country before you...your words and images are so vivid and concise. Thank you for sharing..hoping your family finds your home (even a rental yes) soon.

  20. I totally agree with your take on that quote! You are so lovely and I am so happy you are charging on with your dream! Thanks for sharing it with us-you are so inspirational!

  21. so true- intention + courage, there's no end to what can be done! i love how you embrace it all.

    sweet joy pockets :)


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