Apr 29, 2010

I'm tired

Going on Day 4 of waking up at 6:10 am. I'm tired. And still trying to figure out what I want to do with this blog.

I do know that I love these two. Last night the boy babysat the girl. We do this every once in a while when Scott and I need some time together. I was so proud of the boy. He went roller blading with his sister. He played catch with his sister. He taught his sister how to bat. He made sure she got in her pajamas and picked out her clothes for the next day. He let her have a popsicle as a treat. Then tucked her into bed with a story. Well, that last part might not be true. I think he tucked her into bed and gave her the option of a story or time on her DS and she chose the DS, but I like to imagine the two of them snuggled in bed reading a story! Then he read on his own for a few minutes, came downstairs and gave Scott and I big hugs and we kissed him goodnight. There was not ONE squabble between the two of them for the entire time. For the entire TWO HOURS!!! I just saw smiles and heard giggles. It was wonderful.

Apr 27, 2010

6:10 am

This is my new wake up time. I know, I know. Many of you probably get up this early already but I have not seen a 6 in the hour position as I sleepily eye my alarm clock in a very long time. But, I am making an effort to be more disciplined in my relationship with God, my responsibilities as a wife and mother and make an effort to improve my physical self. RRPD started as a moniker for Rebecca Redman Photography & Design, then after the move to New York transitioned to RR Photographic Diary and is now going to truly become my Personal Diary. It may be of no interest to anyone except myself, but I want to be accountable to my God, my family and my body. To that end, I am embarking on waking up at 6:10 am each weekday and carving out time in the Bible and prayer before I start any other part of my day. I'll feel out my way around this blog and try to make it worth your time to read. But if I'm the only reader I'm okay with that, too.

Oh, and if you're wondering how I settled on 6:10, it's simple. I had really been struggling with this idea of getting up before 7:30 each morning. I know, I was a lazy bones! I finally decided I was going to give it a try and just trust in God to give me the energy throughout the day and to desire that time spent with Him more than that time snuggling in bed. I went to bed with these thoughts in my head. The next morning, I was awakened by the sound of birds. They were tweeting and twittering and it put a smile on my face. The alarm clock was glowing 6:10. So, that was it. I decided to make that the start of my new morning routine. I am on Day 2 and I'm sure by the end of the week I'll be feeling tired and tempted to hit the snooze but this morning, through my devotions, I was just encouraged again to keep at it.

I'll finish with a picture of what it's all about. Making God a part of my life so that His love is reflected to those I care most about.

Mar 6, 2010

ok go ... this too shall pass

So, I meant to post this yesterday but I was busy taking care of a sick little girl. She is feeling completely better now and running around the house.

I get a headache just thinking about how much work this had to be. I wonder how many takes this took?!?

These are the same guys that brought you this great video I posted a while back.

Mar 1, 2010

two feet of snow

Well, it snowed from Wednesday night through Saturday afternoon without stopping, and after all was said and done, I'd say we got about two feet.

At least that's how it looked! :)

A friend emailed me this photo. I went looking around the web to try to give the photographer and the builder credit. Didn't find it exactly, but did find it posted on the blog of Bob Eckstein. Here's how Bob describes himself:

Snowman expert, Publisher of Today's Snowman.com, author of The History of the Snowman and cartoonist for the New Yorker, Reader's Digest, Wall Street Journal and others. Twitter; snowmanexpert

We didn't build a snowman over the weekend but here is one my daughter built all by herself back in December. She was so proud of herself. And I was, too!

Feb 26, 2010

2010 Vancouver, Olympics

I have thoroughly enjoyed the 2010 Olympics. I've had it on during the day and the whole family has gathered around the television at night. I will miss them!

And, was it just me, or did this commercial bring a tear to your eye EVERY time you saw it?

We are home on a second snow day in a row. We probably got about 14 inches or so since yesterday morning. Here's to a cozy, snuggly kind of day for you and yours.

Feb 25, 2010

young me, now me

Well, has it really been two months since I posted?!? Why, yes it has. But this was too good not to share.

Young Me, Now Me

The concept is simple. Recreate a photo from your youth. The reality. To get a good result, quite a bit of effort is involved. The results are at times clever, uncanny (for example, this father/baby time warp) or just silly. Here's a few more samples from the site.

Take a look. And I dare you to stop after just a few. Because you won't be able to.

Gets me thinking. When I trek to MI this summer I might just have to round up my sisters and give this a shot.

So, are you ready to play? If you do upload your photo to the site, be sure to send me the link so I can check it out! And I'll be sure to post here if I do the same.