Wednesday, June 5, 2013

We've arrived in AZ

My in law's back yard. They water it 2x a week. Its one of the most beautiful places here. There are lots and lots of  of desert landscaping, a lot of dirt, a lot of rocks. Some cacti and palm trees. And then there's my in laws back yard, hidden like Rivendell. Its a little walled, watered garden. With 3 trees. (Some of the few deciduous trees here, in palm tree country, 2 orange, and 1 mulberry). It all feels very Biblical, somehow.

Here it is with the westering sun catching the spray of the sprinkler system.

And here, ofcourse, are the kids. It was 6 pm, and still around 100 degrees here, hence the flushed children. Contrary to what appears, I do not put lipstick on my little boy. There was something going on with the saturation of the colors.
 In the Arizona sun, I am training Jehanne to wear hats

 It was around 6 pm and a little over 100 degrees. Isaiah stayed cool with a bucket of water and water toys, and periodically running through the sprinklers. Sometimes I helped by pouring water on his head.

 Evidently, he was thirsty.
 Very Thirsty....

 Jehanne has taken to noticing other people's food. Now it started with cups. She recognized....
 Demanded it......

I drew an elven banner on the cement, with some chalk...


  1. Hi, I found your blog from Kendra's and I don't know if this us the right place to say it , but thanks for everything you said about nudity in movies and in general. I agree completely and I feel happy that I'm not the only one that does not like it. I feel like it isn't uplifting as God would feel sad about us debasing our bodies in that way. I wonder if a photographer had the best sunset and such beautiful props if it would be considered art or porn to have a naked person or people? Anyway, I'm totally rambling, but my point is that I appreciate your testimony of the sacredness of our bodies.

    1. I just got back from camping, so just got this. I think we're right too :) Seriously, though, thanks for the encouraging words. It's good to know someone else thinks that too