Sunday, January 23, 2011


wow... june was the last post? really?

over the past several months i have had post after post in my head which yet to have made it onto the blog - my apologies. if i do end up turning any of these drafts into actual posts, they will be post-dated just to keep you on your toes! 

there is much change on the horizon for us in 2011, which i can assure you will unfold itself on the blog to a degree (says at least one new years resolution ha). in the meantime...

i have been dwelling and meditating as often as possible on the following hymn, per the instructions given by paul in philippians 4:8... i hope these words may provide some ounce of encouragement as they especially have to me in these last few weeks

This is my Father's world, 
 and to my listening ears 
 all nature sings, and round me rings 
 the music of the spheres.  
 This is my Father's world:  
 I rest me in the thought 
 of rocks and trees, of skies and seas; 
 his hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Father's world, 
 the birds their carols raise, 
 the morning light, the lily white, 
 declare their maker's praise.  
 This is my Father's world:  
 he shines in all that's fair; 
 in the rustling grass I hear him pass; 
 he speaks to me everywhere.   

This is my Father's world.  
 O let me ne'er forget 
 that though the wrong seems oft so strong, 
 God is the ruler yet.  
 This is my Father's world:  
 why should my heart be sad?  
 The Lord is King; let the heavens ring!  
 God reigns; let the earth be glad! 
grace and peace, 

Saturday, June 26, 2010

katelyn june at 3 weeks

in june, we had the pleasure of visiting family in atlanta and meeting our new niece, katelyn june. below are some portraits we took one afternoon during our visit. isn't she darling?

and our wonderful family...


.:grace and peace:.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

back on polyvore...

so it seems that with the level of productivity currently required of me on the rise... my propensity for distraction is as well...

a couple of months ago i started an online shopping binge in an attempt to find the "perfect dress" to wear to the wedding of my very dear friend... alas, i was not able to find a dress that would in any way simultaneously meet the needs of the occasion as well as our change purse, which was just fine because my sister loaned me one that was simply ideal...  however, i seem to have gotten myself into quite a little ritual of visiting certain sites on a frequent (much more than close to necessary) basis.

in an effort to distract myself and hopefully put an end to the online shopping habit... here are a couple of my favorites and a couple of sets i created on polyvore...

two wheeler and all seasons shirt dresses
from anthropolgie

photogenic and scavenger hunt dresses
from modcloth

i want to wear this set to work...

created on polyvore - click here for item information

this set was created solely so that i could enjoy those tweed shorts! i am in the mood to wander in a faraway city, sit at a corner cafe and sip tea, and take pictures to my heart's content!
created on polyvore - click here for item information

my momma told me the other day that she believes that we like clothing as much as we do because it enables us to create and utilize our artistic drive on a daily basis. therefore, in order to justify indulging this habit just this once... i am not shopping, i am creating!

i really do have a lot to do which will show up on the blog over the next few weeks so i must get to work! 

grace and peace,

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

the babies are coming...

no, this post is not about the plethora of newborns making their debuts in and around our family these days, although i could blog sufficiently about my excitement to meet each and every one (chris and i counted - there are eleven)... no, this post is about another group of babies whose arrival i have been anticipating...

 yes, that is right - the babies movie opens in just over a week and i am thoroughly excited...

note that this excitement is not in a biological clock sort of way, but in an i am interested in global mother baby health sort of way! not to mention i just adore focus films and the creative feast that is served with each film...

i cannot wait to see it (we might actually pay full price for this one!) and i definitely cannot wait to see the reactions of all of our expecting friends... so i suppose if you have not already caught my enthusiasm you should go see it for yourself, if for no other reason than to support a film that seems like it will be a full fledge celebration of life (which we could certainly use more of)! 

grace and peace,


ps. - update: (i love that my update is the postscript) wedding season has begun and though this semester has not been conducive to updates i have plenty to post! more on the way for sure!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

lost things by angela kohler and ithyle griffiths

there are no words... this is amazing. angela kohler you are officially one of my new favorite artists! i have always been a big fan of stop motion (hearkening back to childhood affinities for claymation) and this video featuring alison sudol of a fine frenzy  is awesome!

happy viewing!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

happy holidays 2009

from the blue ridge mountains, you are wished very happy holidays and a blessed new year

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

adam barnes fine art photography: website launch day!

hello friends,

i am excited to announce that the new website for adam barnes fine art photography has arrived! please visit and take a few minutes to browse the new layout and galleries - we are all very excited about the new site! i am honored and thankful to be part of such a wonderful artistic entity!

grace and peace to you all this thanksgiving,