It's the everyday that can smother you. The simple tasks that happen without much thought or merit; cleaning the bathroom, making dinner, loading the dishwasher, homework. This week it hit me how even these repetitive and drab tasks are such a blessing.
There's so much to be thankful that I wasn't sure where to start. I just grabbed my camera and tried to get the things that I never want to forget. I have many of those moments that I'm sure I've let slip through the crack. Moments holding them and I thought "I never want to forget this." Like I never want to forget how he called it the remope instead of remote. Or tolater instead of tomorrow. I wanted to remember that brief simple, everyday homework time. The snacks, the papers and crayons, the chatter.
The inability to sit still.
Her undying love for watermelon.
Him, capturing his chance at complete TV control.
I felt overwhelmed with blessings and love. Somedays being a mom isn't the most lucrative job in the world, but that day I felt richer than any person on the planet.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
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Friday, September 16, 2011
The kids have been taking my phone and taking pictures with it.
This is what I found -
scenes from the desk
portraits I didn't even know about
portraits I knew about
It was fun to see what they thought worthy to take a picture of.
Posted by sarah roberson at 4:18 PM
Friday, September 9, 2011
I think I pretty much grew up in antique stores. My mom loved them.
There was one in particular, close to the small town where we lived. The owner was infections, smart and loving. She packed her space with the best of everything. I loved going and imagining how people used to use some of the trinkets.
I would squeeze every ball on the perfume decanters, and try and not to touch anything else. The owner would give me ornaments to take home and Pepsi for a treat.
My mom ended up getting a second job at that store, and when I got older I worked in the restaurant next door. It was small town at it's best, and I sort of felt at home knowing the antique shop that I used to tinker in was right next door.
Yesterday my mom brought me to an antique mart here in Chandler. It reminded me of those days when I was little. It was packed to the gills with happy old things waiting for someone else to admire them. I snapped some cell phone pictures of my favorites.
Above are old table linens and sewing patterns. I love the illustrations on sewing patterns, and I even have a few that I want to actually use. There was a great table runner that I'm still decided if I should go back and get.
This place is set up with different "booths" and different vendors rent out space and fill them. Some booths were just my style and some were more my moms. This booth had a great mix of everything, lots of kitchen gadgets and some of the best tin boxes I've ever seen. I want the one up there. It was big and not too messed up.
This isn't the best place for a little Ranon, but he managed.
There's even a huge out door area. This area really has me dreaming. It had great iron gates, outdoor tables and chairs, old windows and doors. And then the most perfect dusty pink wall oven and drop in stove you've ever seen.
I have no idea if it works, and I don't care. I love it. My mom had a great idea of using it in some sort of out door kitchen. Oh, how I wish I could.
Claw foot tub - 2 of them.
This is just a small slice of how much is outside.
This was my favorite little scene of the day. I love that coffee pot and tray with the cups. It was the perfect light shade of turquoise blue.
Then, as we were about to leave (we didn't make it through the whole store on account of the little bird being absolutely fed up with not touching). I beheld a site so thrifty thrift store beautiful that I forgot to change the setting on my phones camera setting to get the best picture.
It was a wall of Fiestaware. Oh, so pretty and bright. My mom said the real expensive old collectibles were to the left in a locked case. It was delightful.
I had so much fun to find another antique happy place. It was also funny to see how much stuff was there that we had when I was little - juice container from tupperware, pie plate my mom still uses, some toys.
Tomorrow is another 10 on 10 and I've missed a couple so I'm hoping to get back in to it. Are you going to snappy snap some 10 on 10 pics?
Posted by sarah roberson at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Posted by sarah roberson at 3:26 PM
Friday, September 2, 2011
It's still ridiculously hot here and the kids are still finding water everywhere.
We got to swim with grandma. My kids could live in a pool. They have no fear of water, and that means I have to vest them up and teach 'em quick.
But more often they just turn the hose on and make a giant mud hole in the back.
If you look this cute how can I refuse?
Posted by sarah roberson at 8:27 AM