Saturday, January 28, 2012

Oh, Life ...

 I seldom make stirfry, but I'm not sure why that is.  My whole family loves it, and there are seldom leftovers but I just don't think to do it until someone starts walking around the house quoting Kung Fu Panda; "We are noodle folk. Broth runs through our veins."  "Noodles, don't noodles?" ...
 The ingredients vary - mushrooms, pea pods, peppers, bok choy, endive, squash, asparagus tips, ... Doesn't matter, they eat it!
We used yaki soba noodles this time.  I think these are their favorite ones, but they are gluten so I like to use the bean threads or rice noodles wherever possible.

C and I spent Friday morning together over cups of coffee just chatting and catching up.  I love my eldest.  She is an amazing woman.  I also love that she gets me.  I'm snapping pictures of cups, hands, faces - from all directions and angles and she is just giggling at me.  "You are such a photographer, Mom."  
 She does a great job with a camera too.
 These times are so precious because I don't know how much longer she'll be with us.  She has dreams and adventures to pursue.  I will miss her so.
 Sitting here, in the morning light, sipping white mochas, nibbling apples, laughing, and uncovering those dreams?  Priceless.
 I tell ya, she is good with photo composition!  
She doesn't like me taking her picture, but I love that she lets me.  :) I mean, tell me how could I resist this face?

She captured M's silliness the other night too.  What will life be like in this house with these two wonders gone?
 M works well with 1 year olds.  She 'gets' them.  Home for lunch break, she lets out some pent up emotions, then, off to love the chitlins again! 
 Now, we have the weekend stretching before us just fraught with possibility.  I think it will be simply wonderful.
Hope your weekend is beautiful, too! 

1 comment:

Sara said...

Such beautiful photos! Your technical photography skill grown so much...not that it wasn't great before, but you've hit a new level. Such a pleasure to scroll through. Love the coffee cup from the top. You need to make that into a print or postcard or something :) Your family is fabulous. xxoo

P.S. Love the new blog design too!