comfort

We had another one down and out over here this week. I love how this one, our very own Linus, finds comfort in his tattered old blue blankie when he’s feeling down. He never cared much for a pacifier but perhaps all those nights of keeping him wrapped up tight like a burrito is what triggered his love for this strip of fabric. A couple years ago he expressed his desire for a new blanket since this one is so torn but when I brought home a new one, the exact same blanket only fresh from the package, he quickly cast it aside and returned to the original. This week, for a short while, he held it tight while his tummy healed.

our linus by April Nienhuis

through the lensbaby | january 2014

A little Lensbaby love on a photo walk in Phoenix that we had while there for Imaging USA.

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Caroline - LOVE! I adore how I know your images immediately. You always capture a serenity that is palpable. Love it!January 20, 2014 – 10:32 am

Celeste Pavlik - Sorta strange how you saw the same thing I did but you make it look SO much more gorgeous!! Beautiful work my friend!!January 20, 2014 – 10:51 am

Sarah Vaughn - So very beautiful. I love the depth and mystery that is in your work.January 20, 2014 – 11:54 pm

Jessica - I love the mystery and use of light in these–really wonderful!January 22, 2014 – 12:36 pm

like a loving hug

People always talk about how important photography is and how their photos are the first thing they would save if a fire were to occur.  However, there are other hobbies that we have that seem far less significant but turn out to mean so much to your loved ones.  For instance, my great grandmother loved quilting and we loved when she would gift us with one of her pieces of art, carefully chosen strips of fabric sewn together into unique patterns.  She truly enjoyed creating them but I don’t think I ever recognized their greatness until now.  Her quilts that sit delicately in my closet are precious to me and while there are some that do not get used due to their fragile state, there are a few that come out every time one of the kids fall sick.  Wrapping up in one of Grandma’s quilts is better than a warm plate of comfort food.  Though I will never forget Grandma, my children will not remember her as they were far too young when she passed.  Thankfully they have these amazing creations from her that will allow them to appreciate and find comfort in her.  Like a loving hug, Grandma’s quilts will continue to wrap around my family and hold and comfort them while nursing them back to health.  Continue with your hobbies, your miscellaneous projects that may seem useless but you find happiness in.  You never know how much it will mean to someone else either now or sometime down the road.

an unkown hug by April Nienhuis

Nina - Beautiful picture and words. <3January 17, 2014 – 12:05 pm

Celeste Pavlik - aw, I love this. I have several quilts that my Mom made and I will always always feel comfort when I wrap my self in them. This is beautiful, the quilt and the sentiment. <3January 20, 2014 – 10:52 am