Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Racing for a Cure

Fun event in CDA -- our small way to show our support for the very dedicated efforts of many in the fight against breast cancer. H & H were troopers, riding along, taking it all in!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Challenging Times; Staying Clear

There has been a lot of change going on at work for both me and Shannon -- mostly at the leadership level. While we are both still gainfully employed, the distraction and disruption of changes has just made it all the clearer to focus on the very simple, important aspects of life -- home, family, friends, the joys of children. We are everso blessed each day and so very grateful for the abundance which surrounds us.

At this time in the Jewish calendar when reflection and pause take center stage, I am awed by the power of kids to transform the heart. The delight that I experience watching Henry come up from the ground smiling ear to ear having just flown over his handle bars on his bike...the spark that ignites within me when Hope begins to giggle uncontrollably, now even before I have started to tickle her inner thigh...the amazement I experience as Hope signs a new word or in Henry's precocious, "Actually, Momma Diana, I am wondering if perhaps we should have pasta tonight for dinner"...the calm which overtakes me as I hold their pure and undistilled energy in my arms...such blessings.

At this time of atonement, as I take stock of the commitments I have made and those I have broken, I recommit my energy and spirit to my family -- to nurture and cultivate deeper connection, a refined presence, full intention. And in doing so, I ask for guidance from my best new teachers, Henry & Hope, to keep me on the path so that together we continue to flourish.

Support Equality -- Approve WA Ballot Measure 71

While we here in Idaho are no where near equal rights for domestic partners, my friend Jill has articulated the need for action in WA State. To help, here is a great posting for all to read: http://jillbertini.livejournal.com/708887.html

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

End of Summer Fun

Annual family photo -- kids are growing!!!
Hen and Shannon just waking up in the yurt
Di and kids at Iceberg Point State Park picnicking

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

A little bit of yurt heaven

Here are some photos from our dear friend Lara when she and Melissa came to see us on Lopez -- she has an eye for the good things in life! http://www.kodakgallery.com/ShareLanding.action?c=to8bpzy.4ceezfdy&x=0&y=rof10o&localeid=en_US&cm_mmc=site_email-_-site_share-_-core-_-view_photos_button

A Farewell to Daycare

Henry's first day of pre-school and Momma is a bit teary as her little one is growing up...alas, this will be a wonderful transition for Henry. Here is a farewell to his previous daycare: http://www.mirandaripley.com/2009/09/07/day-care-diaries-part-fifteen/

We are back from a week of vacation -- more on this to come. Suffice to say, we are all grateful to come home to such a lovely space, yet also longing still for the fun and friends of the past few days!