A Quiet Wood

A Quiet Wood

Saturday, April 4, 2009

I Rise...

Spring has officially sprung, and with the plethora of "new life" vibes floating about comes the realization that I must shake off the chains of my winter stupor and Blog! (That...and some friendly and not so subtle reminders from unnamed individuals. *Mom*) And so, from the murky sludge of winter's thaw...I Rise...I RISE... (Sorry, had a Maya Angelou moment there. Thanks to both of you who got it.)

Great Christmas. Wonderful family. Happy presents. Special times.




Magic Kingdom.



Tired bro.


Wide awake.


Ooooo...pretty.



Big snow.



Days off!


Underground Railroad.


Special friends.



College Banquet.


Late curfews.



Band tour.





Spring days.







And there you have it. The picture book version. Greatly edited but adequate for today's reading skills. =)

Final thought for the day:

God is good, and as Solomon said, "not one word has failed of all His good promise." (I Kings 8:56b) Our job: know His promises. Know Him.

Blessings!

14 comments:

Charity said...

Welcome back, she has risen indeed. Wait... that sounds a bit sacriligious... Well, anyhoo, enjoyed the pictures very much!

Cindy said...

Wow! She does live!!! Have missed your blogging the last few months..not that I've been overly with it myself on the blogging :) Just HAVENT BEEN IN THE MOOD!!! I'm sure that will change at some point soon.

Enjoyed your pictoral journey :) Very much looking forward to seeing you at IHC! Love ya!

Tara said...

I must have been one of the "both", 'cause I got it. ;)

Enjoyed your thoughts, as always. And the pics were lovely. It was SOOOO good to be with you a few weeks back. You are a kindred spirit.

Love you!

Andy said...

ahhhhh *sigh*

Kimberly said...

Well, guess I'm the other one who "got" Maya...

Glad you're back in the land of the living...always love your blogging:)

That pic of Carson is delicious!

Sonja said...

Kimberly and Tara, I knew I could count on you guys. =) Thanks for having my back. (I'm sure Maya thanks you too.)

Andy, you're cool.

Charity, you make me laugh!

Cindy, totally understand the not in the mood thing!

Alanna said...

what a happy, smiley post. :)

Wayfaring Gypsy said...

I made it on the blog! I'm so psyched! Oh...and I thought the Maya ref. was fun...

Nice pics...I like your take on nature. Very good eye...(w/e that means lol)

Glad your back in blog world...

He is our Peace! said...

:) Yeah!

Julie Schultz said...

Late blog!

Kim M. said...

I enjoyed your pictures & updates! Sounds like a fun time with your family and aren't ya glad flowers are finally bloomin' here in the north? I visited my Alabama family the other week and was pretty jealous over their flowering trees, but now we are finally getting it too.

That Girl In Switzerland said...

Ms Vvvvvv!! Such a fun post! I laughed OUT LOUD at your late curfew pictures. :-P Great fun. I know that look of yours well. Love you!!

David and Sarah Fry said...

Baby is screaming, so I've gotta run. But I have several pressing thoughts before I go...

I know I'm more behind on blogging than I thought when last April's news is new to me.

Even with the infant screaming in the other room, I now have Maya's deep throaty voice echoing in my head. Thank you very much.

And I now feel a pressing urge to go and purchase my father some fresh new shirts before next band tour.

And she's off to comfort 3-week old with mighty voice.

Kimberly said...

i liked reading this again..i miss your blogging:( it's doesn't seem like these pics were 2 yrs. ago!!
love your wide-awake look:)