4/16/14

waiting with patience.

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He waited, beneath the warmth of the silent spring and the clear blue skies. And as he waited he allowed the tiny specks of light to dance across his body. At times he even reached out into thin air, hoping to capture the transparent beams. The morning was cool but the warm sun welcomed bare skin that yearned to be touched. Winter was long, an endless sea of white snow and crisp air. The time of a new season called his name as he gazed into the still empty woods.

He waited, silently and patiently, for his days to quickly become consumed with the adventures that summer holds in her hands. And as he waited, with his hands tightly tucked in his pockets, he danced across the grass.

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As I look out my window I can see bright green grass dusted with a soft covering of snow. But slowly that snow will melt and spring will be reveled. We're crossing our fingers that it arrives in time for Easter!

*This post is sponsored by FabKids

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4/13/14

14/52

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"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Jonas: He ran with the untouched winds, wild and free.
Joshua: He danced beneath spring blossoms and open blue skies.
Jessica: She sang softly to the rhythm of nature.

Thank you Jodi for hosting this series.

Still playing a bit of catch up. I'll post our 15/52 later this week.

4/11/14

signs of spring + a Matilda jane giveaway CLOSED

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Spring blooms in a silent subtle light.
We waited still and calm
beneath open blue skies and wild winds.
Our thoughts carried along
like fluttering monarch wings
And suddenly,
we were happy.

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Jess is wearing a Cloudy Puffer Tee, Love Bug Knot Top and Sweetheart Leggings from Matilda Jane.

All Matilda Jane pieces are made to mix and match, which is great for our lifestyle. The look is a little bit shabby chic and a little bit bohemian and the perfect style for any occasion. I have been a fan of Matilda Jane clothing since before Jessica was born and love the styles they offer for children and women.

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Matilda Jane is offering one lucky Yellow Finch reader a $50 gift card towards their purchase! To enter the giveaway follow Yellow Finch Blog (follow here on Bloglovin) then visit their site and come back here to leave a comment telling us which items you love. It's that easy!

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Good luck!
Giveaway ends next Friday April 18th at midnight.
Winner will be announced on Monday.

4/9/14

13/52

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"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Jonas: A rare moment; sleeping in the sunlight. All this soccer really does wear him out.
Joshua: Caught playing while the record player sang in the background. Mumford and Sons, his favorite.
Jessica: A not so rare moment. She may fight those naps, but she falls asleep as quickly as can be in the car.

Thank you Jodi for hosting this series.

4/7/14

getting back on track

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If you happen to follow me on twitter or instagram, then you may know that the battery in my laptop died and it was estimated two to four weeks to fix. Thankfully, I had just enough power to back up my files before shipping it off for what would seem an eternity.

Today was a good day. A good rainy day. My computer arrived safely on my doorstep, all files intact and up and running.
It's going to be a busy productive week of getting back on track, but I always loved the thrill of working under a tight deadline. And this week, there are several.

Happy Monday.