Tuesday, April 10, 2012

10 on 10 | april

april 2012 - the little miracles in my life

I love this time of year; it is a time for renewed hope, love & life. I look at my beautiful family & am reminded of the miracle they are. They remind me of the simple pleasures in life & help me to refocus on the truly important things. William is full of curiosity, laughter, & mischief. He surprises me with his moments of intuition, offering unexpected hugs & telling me he loves me for no obvious reason. Reminding me to "wake up" when I start to slip into moments of depression, even though he doesn't realize the deep effect those words have & the strength they give me to keep fighting to enjoy life. Ruby is growing so fast. She is my sweet girl. She loves me whole-heartedly & makes sure to let everyone know that I am hers. She smiles so much, even when she doesn't know whether to laugh or cry. As a young baby, she already seems full of optimism & cheerfulness. I know that I am blessed & am grateful for my sweet children who are daily reminders of that. They keep me grounded, & I love them dearly.

Easter morning.

sharing his loot.

a beautiful spring day.

throwing sticks & rocks in the water.

over the river & through the woods.

tuckered out.

the start of a wonderful sibling friendship.

round two easter egg hunt. finding frogs: little Huck Finn.

snuggles with daddy.

taking a bottle now. playing is hard work.

Continue the 10 on 10 circle with Jennifer Kruk Photography.


  1. you give us a real, honest glimpse into your family, your world, your love, and i thank you for it. as i write this, my gaze keeps drifting to the two, side by side images of your children, the beauty and rawness of them. through your strong, graceful, courageous mother's eyes. the more i live, the more i come to realize that darkness is not a curse, but something we all have in common, woven in with the light. we accept and sit with it, we let in the love, and let it heal. you do this and share it in such a sweet and lovely way.

  2. I love this post....your photography and words are always inspiring. I love the one of Ruby, just half her face. beautifully done Liz!

  3. Oh Liz, you are the sweetest. Your words are beautiful. Your family is a gift from God. So beautiful! so much love all around ;-) Hang in there girlie. We all had difficult times to go through and we understand how difficult and exhausting it could be. We are here for you ;-)
    Love your tens. You have this ability to summarize your day so gracefully! your kids are adorable and your shots are beautiful. Love the one of your daughter and her bottle. love love love ;-)

  4. Oh my goodness - Ruby with her bottle just shattered my heart into a million happy little pieces. You have such a beautiful way of sharing and seeing... You are open and insightful and brave and strong.... You give your children such an extraordinary role model. Thank you for sharing your day!