Wednesday, May 9, 2012

May 7 A Smell You Adore

 Hands down a freshly bathed baby would be a smell I just adore. The newer the baby the better, but even the smell of my 7 month old after a bath is intoxicating! 

Tom took the first two pictures since Yaffa was so cranky (teething, bleck). I took the rest.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

May 7 Someone Who Inspires You

Someone who has inspired me is definitely my daughter Bethany. For a very long time my husband and I had gone back and forth about whether or not it was immodest to wear pants or not, never being able to really come to a conclusion on the matter. Meanwhile, Bethany began wearing skirts on a regular basis. I noticed how pretty and feminine she looked when in a skirt or dress as opposed to shorts or pants. That's when I decided that I'd like to look as pretty and feminine as she was looking. 

I've also had others who inspired me by their pretty femininity with their quiet examples. A special thanks to the Bounds ladies who are impeccably beautiful, inside and out. 

So, I wear skirts and dresses because I am a woman and should look like one at all times, which automatically takes care of the modesty issue of pants or skirts. 

I hope we can inspire you to take the "One Week Challenge" to set aside your pants and shorts and wear a skirt or dress for just one week. Pay attention to how you feel and how others look and treat you. Leave me a comment and let me know how it went.


May 6 You

As you can see I skipped May 5. I was too busy studying Scripture on Shabbat to sit out and wait for a bird to capture with my extremely slow camera. So, onward and upward to May 6 : )

May 6 picture is titled You. I had all kinds of ideas, creative, too, but time and life got away from me. The picture below was taken on the 7th after taking my Someone Who Inspires You picture. I just happen to catch a glimpse of my shadow and thought, well that's me. The sun didn't leave a very figure flattering shadow, but here it is :oD

May 4 Fun!

When I think of fun I think of Erev Shabbat dinner, blessings, followed by praise and worship with dance.  Each week there's always someone begging everyone else to get up and do the Hora with them. It's such a blessing to see my children joyfully worshiping with dance before YHVH.

Brice asked to lead the blessings last week.

Jordan, Bethany, Dylan, Brice, and Joel doing the Hora.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

May 3 What I Wore Today

What I wore today are symbols of things very close to my heart. The first being my wedding band from Israel inscribed with "Ani L'Dodi, v'Dodi Li" (I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine), which is the most well-known quote from "Shir HaShirim," or "The Song of Songs," written by King Solomon in the language of a beautiful, romantic declaration between a husband and wife, as an allegory for the love between the people of Israel and YHVH. The second, also from Israel, is my Am Yisreal Chai necklace, meaning "life to the people of Israel" or "live people of Israel". I couldn't decide which picture I liked the best so I decided to post all four. You can let me know which is your favorite.



May 2 Skyline

This is the night time skyline from my deck. It was very cloudy and had rained on and off most of the day.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May's Picture a Day

Someone posted a list of picture a day prompts for May on Facebook and I just loved the idea and motivation to get out and take pictures. All of my pictures will be shot with my HP camera with six measly megapixels, but just know that my heart thinks I'm shooting with my dream camera : )

I have also given this as an assignment to my four oldest children who will also be blogging about their daily photo. I thought it a perfect opportunity to stretch their creativity, work on photography, photo editing, grammar, writing, and a load of other skills. Gotta love homeschooling! My oldest son isn't too happy about it, so, my husband had to remind him how blessed he truly is to be home schooled. He still doesn't quite get it, but hopefully someday....

May 1 Peaceful

When I first saw that they had hayed this field down the road from my house I knew I just had to get a picture of it. I love the look of a freshly hayed field with all those perfect looking round bails dispersed throughout. There's just something serene, almost perfect about this scene to me.