A Heart for Ana :: the Grummer Family's Story Check out our video! Our dear friends, Blake & Janelle of J+B Video made this for us on one sunny afternoon at Discovery Park. We had so much fun with them!! (And finally found a use for all the polaroids I take)
4 more shopping days until my Birthday, people ;-) Of course it takes staring down the barrel of rounding into my 28th year to get all contemplative. Yes, I am turning 28. In some regards that may seem young. In others, getting older. To me it mostly marks getting closer to the far bigger milestone of 30. Which has got me thinking about what other things mark that milestone in my life, what thi[...]
I can't believe we've gone from here: to here: Pia is adorable! Her rambunctious, outgoing, comedic, always smiling personality comes out more each passing day. She cracks us all up with her antics. I can't believe she is already 2. Time flies when you're having fun. Now all we have to do is potty train her, sell off all the diapers & we'll be totally out of the 'baby' phase... [...]
Araiya showed me some amazing drawings she was working on this morning. I asked her to explain them: "This is when God came to rescue us by dying on a cross," she began. I got chills. "Go on, I want to hear more." I told her. "This is Jesus on the cross. These are the women & Mary crying because they don't understand why Jesus is going to die, they don't know that Jesus is saving the whole [...]
I coerced Matt into picking up these lovely Peonies at Pikes Place Market on Friday so I could bring them to my photography workshop & decorate the room. First off, they were supposed to be white. Araiya's first comment when he brought them home was 'but mom doesn't like pink'. Second, I didn't really care at that point. Third, I left them in the car when unloading on Saturday so they never ev[...]
I have been thinking a lot lately about digital versus film. It seems to be the latest rage within the pro photographer's social circles I get a little listen in on through my RSS feed reader. All art forms since the middle of the last century swing like a pendulum between modernism and postmodernism. Going digital was modern. Photog's who have now learned and shot on nothing but Digital are now s[...]

Help Haiti

It is hard to understand the severity of need in Haiti. It can almost seem like a distant dream. There's been a huge response and outpouring from our communities in giving. There's a sense that the selfish issues in our lives is irrelevant when compared to what is going on in Haiti. Yesterday our Church showed a special video made less than a week ago by one of our Pastors who spent less tha[...]

the Matalie Gift Guide '09

How in the world did I get talked into this? I wouldn't normally post a gift guide. Even when I was asked, my initial assumption is that gift guides are simply a sneaky way to proclaim to the world all the stuffs you want people to get you. Plus, there are an awful lot of other guides out there. So I tried to approach this from a different angle. This is not my Christmas Wish List. This is what I [...]
Spring has indeed sprung! We are loving: The bright, warm sunlight on little faces Beautiful 'Blow Flowers' No socks and white linen skirts Going for sunny walks and pulling sisters in a wagon Flying high in the blue sky and laying down for an afternoon outdoor rest.
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