{here comes the sun}

Here comes the sun, doo doo doo doo

Here comes the sun, and I say
It's alright
Little darling
It's been a long, cold, lonely winter
Little darling
It feels like years since it's been here

Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's alright
Little darling
The smiles returning to the faces
Little darling
It seems like years since it's been here

Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's alright
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes

Little darling
I see the ice is slowly melting
Little darling
It seems like years since it's been clear
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun and i say,
It's alright, it's alright....

And with the sun comes lemonade stands.... You know the kind where they cut a lemon in half and put it in a pitcher of water, with a scoop of sugar. That's the best kind.

Who needs customers when you have a little sister to keep you in business.... She was
definitely the most faithful customer. She spent the afternoon by the stand, relishing every sweet sip. She had a glass in her hand everytime I turned around- she was really loving it!

I paid five cents extra for the incredible service that I got. They know how to treat their customers- maybe that's why Lily Kate kept going back.... they gave her free refills every.single.time. :)

{embracing the imperfections}

Lately when I have come to write a post the words haven't been forming into sentences.
Now but as I sit down now the words are forming- slowly- but they are forming.

I was in the kitchen this morning. The windows were open, the sun was shining, and there was happiness. As I looked around me I saw imperfections. Everywhere.

Imperfections were cluttering the counters. In the sink. everywhere.
But I was okay with them. For once, I was okay. I wasn't hypervenalating because of the messes that surrounded me. I tried to look over them-- to see the perfectness in the inperfections.

If you asked me if I was a perfectionest, I would probably answer no... until I think about it and see that I am in fact a perfectionest in some circumstances. While there are advanteges to wanting to do things perfectly, there are a lot of down falls- I exspect everyone else to do things perfectly, also. I know... it's so unrealistic. I have come to the realization that a ten year old isn't going to clean a kitchen like I would.

I'm trying to look over all the imperfectnest, and see that there is in fact beauty in the imperfections.

One night I went to take my shower, and walked into the bathroom to find a pile of towels on the floor {clean or dirty, heavens knows} and a mound of soaking wet wash clothes in the floor of the shower. Oh, and there was also stuff piled up on the counters... I can't remember what- it was so crowded.

Part of me wanted to make it right. Put the towels and wash cloths in the dirty clothes basket. Clean the counters off. But another part of me said "Leave it. Don't bother with it. It's not going to be the end of the world if you over look a mess just this once". I did leave it - against my perfectionest instinct- but I left it, and you know what? The world went on, despite that one pig-stye of a bathroom.

My goal right now is to instead of looking at the imperfections and try to make it all perfect, just to leave them and see that a sink full of cups and dirty towels in the floor really won't end the world.

 "There is a kind of beauty in imperfection". ~Conrad Hall

Now for something lighter.... how about some sweet sunset pictures?

Run, baby, run... I might try to chase you, but never would I stop you.

"I didn't ask for it to be over, but then again, I never asked for it to begin. For that's the way it is with life, for some of the most beautiful days come completely by chance. But even the most beautiful days eventually have their sunsets."~Author Unknown

{luck of the irish to ya'}

Today is the day where you wear green, or get pinched~ whatever you prefer. ;)

Today the Irish blood in me really comes out, big time.

We are going to watch Celtic Woman on Good Morning America, and Celtic Thunder on QVC-

I'm hoping that they will have some Irish dancing on the Today show, like they usually do!

"May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm up your face, and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand."~ Irish blessing

{I was going to put them sing "Ireland's Call", but they removed the video from YouTube.}

Luck of the Irish to ya'!

something about me and picnics

Whenever I spontaneously say that we are going on a picnic for lunch something is bound to happen. I'm serious. It's either extremely windy- were the napkins are floating aimlessly around the yard, and the blanket is flying up from underneath you, or something else that is ridiculous happens.

Late this morning I told Levi and Titus that we were going on a picnic today for lunch. I cut up carrots, made cheese toast, and popped popcorn. It wasn't much but enough to be out of the ordinary, and fun for them. I grabbed the camera, and the picnic basket and headed out the door with them.

We sat down in the turning-green grass, and fixed everything up.

Then it happened. The dog got out of his pen and started running towards us. He ran across the food. Twice. If it hadn't been so annoying, it would have been ridiculously annoying. I would have laughed... but I didn't.

We ate the leftovers, and basked in the sunshine. Even though it didn't go the way I was hoping- or expecting- it was still fun. We ate popcorn {lots}, and took pictures of the gorgeously blue skies. It was memorable, and nice to do something out-of-the-ordinary.

                          We kicked our shoes off and felt the grass beneath our feet.


My hair

Here are the before and after pictures of my hair-cut~ The lighting in our home is atrocious so please try to ignore the blurriness. Despite them being blurry, you can still get a general picture of how long it was, and how triangle-ish it looked at the bottom! ;)


{I felt so entirely stupid smiling at myself in the mirror!}

{You would think that I would know which way to hold the camera by now. That's why the one above is sideways. I hate taking picture vertical... is that a good enough excuse? ;) }

              The hairdresser did this thing to my bangs, so that is why the look all flat!
                                                I don't like flat bangs-- I like mine poofy! ;)