Tag Archive: Arborous

Our Annual Anniversary Hike Through the Bog

/ / Though our wedding anniversary has come and gone and several days have since passed, I still wanted to post the photos I took from our annual trip to the bog… a… Continue reading

Timely, Tried and True

/ / Dear Izzy, I think God may have heard my heart’s prayer asking for a different view. When we woke up today, there were about ten tree removal workers across the street, cutting down… Continue reading

1732 and Sleepless Again

/ / I should be in bed right now. But just like one year ago, I am sleepless. Today was an awful day… and not even because my daughter’s would-be birthday is tomorrow.… Continue reading

So, We Did This Last Night…

/ / {This is the view from our window… with our indoor tree in the foreground and the reflection of both trees in the window, each mimicking each other.} .  {This is the… Continue reading

Taking Stock

/ / Making… time for this short post… because I haven’t taken stock in a while . Cooking… …well, if one can call microwaving popcorn cooking, then… popcorn . Drinking… black cherry/concord grape juice… Continue reading

Before December

/ / I never really get excited about photography in November. At least not in the non-people-picture sense. Usually, when I think of November, I think of dreary… especially toward the end. All… Continue reading


“A portrait {or two} of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—Posing patiently for a Christmas card photo and making snowballs in front of Anysia’s tree. . . .… Continue reading


“A portrait {or five} of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—Sitting in our driveway enjoying the Fall weather and fallen leaves while we wait for Dada to… Continue reading

37/52 and a Tree for Anysia

“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—Hugging the little wooden box we {bought last December for Anysia’s ashes} just before opening it to spread the ashes out under… Continue reading

Sometimes All You Need is Your Red Bike, Some Grape Juice, a Sandwich, Popcorn and Minions, and a Friend… a Really Good Friend

/ / This will be the first of several “how we spent our summer” photo dumps here. Today’s is from our picnic last week. Yesterday, I spent more time than I would have… Continue reading

The Dust of His Feet

/ / Some days, Mr. B and I talk about how we feel like there is a dark cloud over every part of life. From the very small… or over the smallness that… Continue reading

The Parts of Our Days

/ / We had a weekend full of house updating {finally painting our hallway white so that we can finish our floors once and for all}. It felt wonderful to finish up another… Continue reading

Parts One, Two and Three

/ / How Long, O Lord? To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. . How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How… Continue reading

Getting There + Moody Magnolias

{This photo and verse were previously posted, but not together. I’ve since combined them, so I thought I would “re-post” it along with some other images and ramblings today.} . Have you ever thought about how dull… Continue reading

Do You Not Perceive It?

/ / Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19… Continue reading

Life Simplified

/ / I’m on a mission. Three months into the year, having just entered the fourth, it might seem strange for me to post about a goal of mine in 2014. But having given… Continue reading

Bring Me Up Again

/ / I was reminded of these verses from the Psalms by a friend today. It was so good to read the words in them, as they spoke so much to the struggle that… Continue reading


/ / how i have waited for this day. happy spring. . {great song about new beginnings here… a favorite of mine since i was… well, young. totally dating myself saying that. and totally… Continue reading

Psalm 46

/ / God Is Our Fortress God is our refuge and strength, …a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, …though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,… Continue reading

The Beauty Dark Can’t Hide

{originally posted 2.1.2012} .

These {Sledding} Days

{click on the photo to see Izzy’s sweet face up close} / / I decided to start up my These Days series posts again here… a series I used to do that originated back on… Continue reading

My Caesar Salad Breakdown and Other Dealings in Grief

/ / It’s been almost a month. Yesterday was four weeks to the day… so, almost a month since we lost our baby girl. The hard part about saying that is that it… Continue reading