Monday, December 3, 2012

soon a bride

she is leaving
some nights i think of this
empty room down the hall
she was always a gift
on loan
and i am thankful

overwhelmed really
He could love me that much
to give such a gift


Monday, November 12, 2012

boys who grew up

 this is Nathan George Clark
my grandfather
this is his son, Nathan George Clark Jr.
my father

this is my son, Edward Williams Carter
with my dad

this is my son, Joseph Clark Carter
who acts a lot like my dad

“Someone once said that every man is trying to live up to his father's expectations 
or make up for their father's mistakes....” 
― Barack ObamaThe Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream


Thursday, November 1, 2012

a season of Thanks


  • when he fell off of his bicycle he found his way home and mended

  • i found my ceramic bird
  • every pot has it's lid
  • my washer works
  • autumn colors
  • Sam is happily employed
  • two tender mercies while sweetie took Laurel back home
  • the book club girls keep coming
  • soup from the vitamix
  • i feel good
  • finished the BofM for Isaac
  • started the BofM for Jack
  • the season of Thanks is here
  • i care about my YW
  • got the bird cages hosed out
  • the ward girls care to shower sis with love
  • audree and angie care to shower sis 
  • ed and val's family live up the street

  • my children are wonderful people married to amazing people
  • Laurel is steady and happy
  • when i am tired i can rest

...some recent random photos

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

boys i adore

“Young boys should never be sent to bed… 
they always wake up a day older.”

J.M. Barrie author of Peter Pan

since my computer crashed i don't have the photos i used to have.
if your face is not here...i'm looking for it.

Friday, October 12, 2012

a few faces that i love

Valerie is a home-made ice cream judge at the ward end of summer social.

Mandy's very first summer social...EVER!

Becky is my faithful walking partner.

Mike Bridge and Liz have always had a soft spot for each other.

Ed and Brady are boyhood friends.

No better men anywhere to be found.

Claire had more pony rides than any other kid there.

Tessa and the great and powerful wizard!

Janie, Lizzie and Nats...sunshine in my world.

Blessed to love every single girl here.