Monday, May 14, 2012

Faces of Joy

Today, as I write this post, it's Mother's Day. The sun is shining, the kids are happy, the husband is making me dinner, friends are abundant and I'm feeling...well...joyful.

I'm also feeling a little guilty about the way I'm dragging my feet on writing this post. Did I mention it's Mother's Day (which according to my kids is a day that's better than your birthday, Christmas and in-school party all wrapped into one)? Instead of filling you up with words about joy I'm going to give you some pictures of things that make me joyful.

Joy, that my mother/daughter cloning experiment was successful. 





Joy, to be found in a beautiful table, hastily abandoned and scattered with half-eaten pieces of pizza.
















Joy, that the bunny ear photo move is still a classic.





Joy, in a job well done.















And finally, the joy, that can be discovered in reaching for forbidden chocolate left in high places.





Thanks for stopping by to share bits of my joy. And, if you haven't already figured it out from the foregoing photos, one of the things that makes me most joyful is being a parent.

Happy Mother's Day (a day late). Here's hoping you all had plenty of time to enjoy your joy!

68 comments:

Alison said...

Happy happy joy! Thanks so much for sharing these gorgeous photos.

Rachel Morgan said...

Hahahaha! I know ALL about reaching for forbidden chocolate in high places! Especially since I'm the shortest in my family ;-)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful mother's day. lol Me, too!

Ella said...

I love your joyful photos and captured moments and memories! The cloning experiment worked out! I see your smile on all their beautiful faces~ Looks like a wonderful day! :D
I love your pics~

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Your little boy is after my own heart. I was always climbing on the counter. I'm so short, I still do, too.

Rick Daley said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Anne Gallagher said...

How sweet, I love how your cloning experiment turned out. Kind of like mine.

Very nice pics. Great Mother's Day for you.

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Jemi Fraser said...

Love it and love the photos. You have some seriously gorgeous munchkins!

~Sia McKye~ said...

I'm glad your Mother's day was wonderful and filled with good memories.

You have lovely children and you gotta love the hijinks they get up to.

Mine was good too. :-)

Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Johanna! Wonderful post!

I wanted to thank you for your recent visit to my blog to check out my Reflections Post.

Johanna Garth said...

Allie, Snoopy dance too!

Rachel, me too. You think I'd know better than to put it up there.

So glad you did too Donna.

Diane, me too!

Thanks Rick.

Anne, aren't those cloning experiments great!

Thank you Jemi!

Sia, the hijinks are all part of the joy ;)

Susanne, my pleasure and I enjoyed it!

Mark Koopmans said...

What a cute post and I am happy that your mom/daughter cloning experiment went well... (that was tooo funny... because I was just thinking "ahhh, they really do look alike" and then I read the caption :)

Sarah Ahiers said...

My favorite one was the bunny ears picture! I'm glad to know it will forever be a classic

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Happy (belated) Mother's Day! What great pictures and what a wonderful post!

Joshua said...

Always nice to meet another participant from The Cloning Experiment. I was part of the Father/Daughter subset, and The Wife was part of the Mother/Son attempt. Both were a success.

Happy Mother's Day.

Morgan said...

Oh my goodness! I love the pics! It's obvious you have a very loving home. Thanks for sharing this, Johanna :D

Laura Josephsen said...

Following you back from my blog! What wonderful pictures--your joy is so evident. I hope you had a happy, happy Mother's Day!! Your children are gorgeous.

Also, I need to go add your book to my Goodreads TBR list. I love Greek mythology. (I wrote a book about a girl named Persephone, but there was nothing mythological about it. Just a normal story with a mother and father who named all of their daughters after women in Greek mythology. ;))

Hope you are having a great week!

Heather M. Gardner said...

I love your joy!
Thanks for sharing some with us!
Great pictures.
Heather

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