To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
~William Henry Channing

Monday, February 22, 2010

Ordinary Beauty

This weekend we didn't do anything special. We stayed home and enjoyed each other...we reveled in the love and laughter of our family and being together...we did simple things like volleyball and played with balloons and bubbles. We took gobs of pictures and kissed and giggled and danced in the yard. Our Sabbath meal was grilled burgers, creamed corn, asparagus, cucumbers, cheese and carrots with pudding and Girl Scout cookies for dessert. Sunday night we sat around in the living room and thumbed through a hymnal singing together. Rob and the girls tried to teach me, Sam and Claire Psalm 98...this is a new song they are learning at school and it is beautiful. The sweetest sound in the world is Claire trying to remember all the words to "Wonderful Grace of Jesus". Our weekend was one of rest and peace. It was lovely.


Killlashandra said...

Cute shots, it's good to have a normal day every once in a while. :)