Home beauty a leaf

a leaf

by Shawni

I had high hopes of uploading 127 pictures of San Francisco to this blog this morning and writing up something witty about our adventures there.

Instead, I whisked three children and myself to the dentist at and arrived late with no teeth brushed or flossed. We emerged an hour later with one-and-a-half cavities and a deep breath of gratitude that I was able to talk Lu down from a serious full-fledged tantrum because she wanted two prizes from the treasure box instead of one.

Lu and I dropped off the “big” girls at school and got home to what looks like a hurricane hit and voice-mail box full so today I leave here a simple leaf instead of San Fran.

But it is a beautiful one.

Fall hits the desert later than anywhere else but I soak in what we get.

Every once in a while I will just see a leaf that is so beautiful in it’s own way that I cannot leave it alone. So I scoop it up and carry it, carefully home to give it honor for the unique way it caught my attention. I love how this one curls up so perfectly into itself.

It reminds me of what I want to do with my family this Christmas season:
Curl them up into my lap and snuggle them forever.

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Momza December 6, 2011 - 5:37 pm

One leaf is better than 127 vacation pics…especially when you wrap a family around it. Merry Christmas, sister.

carlyjo December 6, 2011 - 9:42 pm

Love it, just love it. You are the cutest mom ever.

Andrea December 6, 2011 - 11:08 pm


i read in an older post that you are friends with the "farnsworths". Tom is my cousin! and we absolutely love his family. 🙂


Jessica :) December 7, 2011 - 2:03 am

Im so glad I'm not the only one who notices little "odd" things and finds them inexplicably beautiful. Sometimes I get weird looks from people when I call something beautiful that doesn't seem to be remotely lovely at first glance. I love this leaf – and what it makes you think of. 🙂

Kristin December 7, 2011 - 2:44 am

Love it!

Eyrealm December 8, 2011 - 5:32 pm



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