a husband loved

by Whitney on March 4, 2011

how he looks

So, the Month of Us has ended, as has Willete’s Joy of Love class, which prompted me to focus on my husband in a way I haven’t for years. The assignments were simple enough, highlighting “what they wear, “passions and hobbies,” and “routines” among other bits of life that when collaged become surprisingly revelatory. Most of all, I’m appreciative for the mindfulness these classes inspire, but I also picked up some technical tricks. Willette does a great job of breaking them down to be less overwhelming.

Although I tried in the beginning, I wasn’t able to photograph Papa G every day; evening meltdowns, business trips, and forgetfulness quickly derailed my efforts. Still, I took more shots of that man in the last month than I have in the last year, and with considerably more purpose and reflection.

Here are a few:

how he's changed

what he wears

what i love to hate

the ones they love



the eyes


Willette’s next free class is The Joy of Luck. I’m planning to sign up for this one as well, thinking that it will be something of a photographic gratitude journal.

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{this moment} 2.25.11

by Whitney on February 25, 2011


10 ways to stave off snowy cabin fever

February 16, 2011

Too cold to go out? In some of your homes, that’s hardly true, but you’ll still find some fun diversions below. For others, the novelty of frozen precipitation has long worn off, even for the kids. Perhaps a little re-branding is in order. Art Snow! Fill a few large containers (like a stockpot or storage [...]

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{this moment} 2.11.11

February 11, 2011

From Soule Mama: {this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo -no words- capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you’re inspired to do the same, visit Soule Mama and leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for [...]

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Stylish Blogger Award

February 9, 2011

I haven’t been at this blogging gig for long, so imagine my surprise at receiving not one, but two, Stylish Blogger Awards–Sofia’s Ideas and Scratch.Love got to me within a day of each other! I count each of their blogs among my favorites, and am honored that the respect is mutual. If you haven’t yet [...]

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loving my husband

February 2, 2011

but that little device that keeps pulling him away also enables him to be home now, and for that I am grateful. I mentioned before how February is special for me and my husband–both our birthdays, and Valentine’s Day, and our wedding anniversary fall in the shortest month of the year. We like to think [...]

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chicken stock and chicken noodle soup

January 30, 2011

It’s hard to enjoy anything if you’re sick–especially the mental, physical and emotional demands of parenting. We’re very much into proactive health care around here, and one of our tastiest tonics is homemade chicken stock. For years I bought the boxed stuff, but somewhere between then and now I learned that it has nowhere near [...]

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felt Valentine tutorial

January 24, 2011

All the holidays have taken on bigger meaning since having kids; they’re a fun way to mark the passage of time, and to celebrate in the traditions that move us from one season to the next. February is a big month for us–Papa G’s birthday, mine, our anniversary, and in the midst of it all, [...]

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Sister Winter

January 22, 2011

Sister Winter, make a nest and feather it, so that we may prepare for our friend Spring.

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nature displays

January 16, 2011

One of the greatest joys of parenting is witnessing little eyes open wide to yet another new detail of this wide world. Tangible, portable wonders of nature often find their way into our home. We began displaying such treasures on our piano, which was out of reach until our then-toddler learned to climb. Now our [...]

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