Friday, January 11, 2013

This moment

This post is inspired from the great blog of SouleMama

It will be a Friday ritual.

Just a single photo without words - capturing a simple and beautiful moment I want to pause and remember from the week.

Treasures from the Garden

It's the beginning of January and most of the days are still sunny and its very pleasant outside and we take advantage of every minute is sun to spend outdoors in the crisp air.

I not really a winter girl but this year it feels good. It's not that cold yet and I can spend most of the day outside and that makes me happy.

The earth feels good too, you can see it.

Every day the girls and I walk around the farm and enjoy finding little treasures.

I discovered mushrooms this year, oh mushrooms….so tasty! I feel the forest with every bite.

An friend of mine who has been picking winter mushrooms for many years taught me which mushrooms are safe for cooking and which aren't. It's such a delight searching for them amongst the fallen leaves by the trees. Picking and preparing them for lunch.

Our pecan tree has had a good year too, I have never seen such a large amount of nuts on the ground for many years now.

The Daffodils and Cyclamen are blooming.

All is left is to fantasize about my vegetable garden…I already have the place set out and the desire, now I have to be just a bit more patient until February is over…and plant everything I can lay my hands on.

Have a wonderful week full of treasures.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Welcome 2013!!

2013 began few days ago and I feel full of energy as if something has changed.

I want to thank 2012 from the bottom of my heart, really. It was an amazing year, it had its difficulties and was full of challenges and changes.

I waited for her for a long time. I waited to have a baby, waited to move into my spacious home. It all happened in one year. 
It was the first year of my little Geffen's life. A year full of renovations and building a new home, and here is 2013 and we are sitting in our beloved new home. The girls have grown and I feel a change.

Today was a perfect day.

I did Reiki for the first time in our new home. I waited a long time to do it and somehow I kept finding excuses, it has been a month since we moved in and finally sat on the couch. We built a corner in the bedroom for me called "The Ashram" which was designed Reiki treatment. Today with no special planning or intention I just stopped everything I was doing and put on wonderful calming music, I lit candles and began the treatment. I was so excited; I can't remember a treatment I had done to myself where I felt so moved. Something was there, something wonderful.

Parts from my "Ashram"

The remainder of the day was dedicated to beads. Yet another thing I haven't done for a while. I cleaned new beads, tidied up, photographed and started uploading them in my store.
In the afternoon the girls returned to me. We had lunch that Gili made and played.  
In the afternoon I returned to the studio, sat down at my glass corner and made beads. I enjoyed myself so much. I think they came out really well.(will show them in other post)
Back home, kisses for my beautiful girls.
In the evening I went to a yoga class.

Did I already say I had a perfect day…?

A wonderful start to 2013

Wishing everyone a wonderful year filled with good experiences.
Good night 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Holiday of Light- Late post...

It been two weeks since the Holiday of Hannuka … but it batter late then ever..Right? :-)

The holiday this year was packed with activities.

We celebrated at Drori's kindergarten; it was wonderful seeing her dance and sing and getting all excited from the party and the audience.
We said Goodbye to my beloved sister whom I will not see for a long, long time, we hiked, had a chocolate day (a treat after a scary blood test), played together, hosted guests and enjoyed all the green surrounding us.

I love this holiday, the holiday of light. The winter holiday that always brings a feeling of intimacy with it. The Family gathers together in the evening, lighting candles and singing beautiful songs. This year the light had arrived to our new home and we are happy.

Each evening the Hannukia is lit, here we are at dinner and dessert is home made Hannuka doughnuts.

Here are moments from the past week

Love and light to all,


Friday, December 21, 2012

This moment

This post is inspired from the great blog of SouleMama

It will be a Friday ritual.

Just a single photo without words - capturing a simple and beautiful moment I want to pause and remember from the week.


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Saying goodbye

What an insane week we've had, Hannuka celebrations, many family meals and amongst the excitement of moving to our new home and the constant changes an air of sadness loomed above us.

My big sister is leaving the country to live in Australia. Excuse my being slightly dramatic but it really is a drama for me and my family. We are very close knit and we love meeting up and spending time together, endless phone conversations, family meals and outings. 

Now the family is splitting up, it's hard to say goodbye, very hard…

My sister, who is three years older than me, and I, have a very special relationship. As young girls we played together and spent a lot of time together, had mutual friends and most times people thought we were twins. The years have gone by and we grew up in a warm and loving home. We developed in different directions, found out how different we are from one another and yet stayed very, very loving and close.

It is difficult for me that she is leaving. It's difficult for me knowing how difficult it is for her…it's difficult knowing I won't be seeing her for a long time (why Australia of all places ??!! who has that kind of money for plane tickets to Australia?)

I love her; I love her husband and their amazing daughter whose sweetness just drips off her.

The moments before we say goodbye

Saying goodbye to our mom

goodbye sweet Aloni

I wish them all the success and happiness.
May they enjoy, grow, develop and come back to us soon, because they are already missed.

I love you Idan.