Tuesday, September 14, 2010

just wondering...

today i am:

wondering if all 50 year old women are crazy women
wondering if Miss Gracie's** is a thing of the past
wondering what's for dinner
wondering  about the grace that saves us from ourselves

wondering if i can decorate the family room without lace
wondering how the rest of the family photo shoot will turn out
wondering what i should post for white wednesday
wondering what i will be when I grow up

and what i've been doing:

praying for an old friend 
thanking God that except for the grace of God go I
waiting to see the rest of the family photo shoot
trying to schedule the annual peach can-a-thon
realizing that each week takes me further away from Miss Gracie's** 
laundry, dishes, and bookwork
waiting for the UPS man

Here is the sneak peek 
of the family photo shoot
straight from facebook

Inspiration will have to hit soon 
 very soon 
I'm gonna  make it for WW.
If not
I'll try to get caught up with you all
catch ya next week.
**Miss Gracie's is my antique/furniture business


www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I love those photos!!!!!!What a gorgeous family you have:) And the barn in the background is just perfect.
Capers of the vintage vixens

podso said...

Thanks for brightening my day with those marvelous photos.

Good questions, but don't fret about answering them. Concentrate on the grace. :-)

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh Rene...I have such admiration and respect for you. Your blog and business is so inspiring. It's good to know that you think the same way I do sometimes!! Your family is so beautiful ~ you are truly blessed!!

afistfullofweeds* said...

WOW!!!!! You have just nailed me to a "T"!! I think the moment I got married is when I was done in..along with lots of other times since!!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I knew that would make a great backdrop for your family pictures!


jAne said...

you are a blessed woman!
i'm not often brought to tears but golly gee - i'm teared up. your family photos are simply ...

may the Lord shelter you and yours, bringing peace, delight and thanksgiving upon your lips.


Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a gorgeous...and i mean GORGEOUS family you have there my friend! I just LOVE the photos'! I am sure you will cherish them forever! (love your post as well...wondering..wondering..) I do that too sometimes! TFS!

Sue said...

What great family photos! And it is ALWAYS good to wonder what we will be when we grow-up. Without ever wondering, life would be boring if we didn't continue our journey!

Take care, Sue

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Fabulous pictures!!!

Susan said...

I'm just wondering... where did you get that pretty pink glass? I found several just like it at the local thrift shop but I've never seen any like them anywhere else until now...so pretty filled with beautiful flowers. :)
Your family pics are extraordinary! Beautiful people,
wonderful setting!

Sheila Rumney said...

Love your photo shoot! Beautiful!

Sandi said...

I am telling you Rene...you have the cutest family ever!!!! Wonderful photos and YES this 51 year old woman is CRAZY too!!

cindy @ ::cottage instincts:: said...

I think this time of year so many things feel out of sync...at least for me.

The family portraits are stunning...brings tears to my eyes to think someday my adult kids will bring babies home for me to kiss and pose in antique chairs :)

sissie said...

I spend a great deal of time wondering! Like wondering how I'm going to get everything done that I need to get done and still have time for blogging.

Love your post. The family photos are amazing.


Faded Charm said...

I think we all have times when life gets in the way of our dreams. Hang in there and you'll find your way.

Loving the family photoshoot. Very cool idea.

Take care,


Angela said...

What a beautiful family you have!! and what awesome pictures!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

What a totally wonderful, marvelous and delightful thing getting your family together....for a photo shoot...that is a lot of folks to commmit to one single point in time. Do they all live near you ?
Did you have a portrait photograher do if for you ? Just curious...it is so great.

I always encouraged famlies ( when I had my studio ) to get as MANY of the family that you COULD get together and get the photo's MADE !
Becasue you never know if the next time someone would permanently be missing from the family portrait...so get as many as you could at that time and JUST DO IT.
The long story short about why I felt this way..is that before I was a portrait photographer, I wanted to have a family portrait done..and my husband kept putting it off...and then our oldest daughter died quite suddenly..and that was that.....we were never all there again. If we had done it when I wanted...we would have had our family portrait. But if this all sounds like crazy advice...never mind...JUST DO IT.


" SHABBY JUNK" said...

What a wonderful family photo! ~judy~

kerrie said...

You've got alot to wonder about. But I love your family photo shoot...you are all so beautiful. The barn background is dreaminess.

Cathy said...

Actually, your crazy, busy life sounds Realllll normal to me!! Enjoy, and as the song goes.......Don't worry, Be Happy!!!
Love your pics! Cathy aka GGJ

~~Deby said...

I think you have many thoughts on your mind right now....hmmmmm ?
Stay in the WORD, when I get like that, which is far far to often, the enemy seems to just get ahold of things and more often than not I can't see the forest for the trees....maybe it is about being a 50 something lady...over the Hill...what Hill, I didn't see any Hill ?
Your photo shoot is wonderful....
Just breathe deep.....
Gentle hug,

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

I love the family photos! That barn is a great background for a photo; so simple, yet striking!
The picture of the little ones is adorable!

The French Bear said...

Beautiful photos!!!!
Margaret B

Dianne said...

Rene, you have a beautiful family. So much to thank the Lord for.
I agree with you, but there for the grace of God, go I. We can do nothing without Him!
I love your blog, your whites, and pretties.
You are also a wonderful person, it shines through in your blog!

CeCe said...

I am "just wondering", how time after time after time you come up with such lovely posts --
Thanks for your sweet comment --
Mama's hearts are always going to be mama hearts --
Never the same again but striving for "grace" in living with the new mama's heart -
Looks like from the beautiful family picture, you have lots of beautiful hearts to love! Smie ---

Dorthe said...

Miss Gracie, I wonder what those extreamly beautifull roses ,you show here, are called ?--and like you I dayly wonder a lot :)


Olivia~ said...

Oh my someone else lets their brain spin out of control!!!! Well, just relax, Miss Gracie's is cool and so are the family pics. Let God steer you and take care of the stressful stuff. Love your beautiful flowers.

Ellen said...

First off, your family is absolutely beautiful! You have so many beautiful flowers in your Garden of Life. How blessed you are..
Secondly, I so relate to what you are sharing. You have put into words the similar questions I have been trying to answer for myself. I don't think it's a physical age thing as much as God is pruning us for these last days to be more productive in His name for His purpose which is always a living example to others. Don't quote me on that, it's just what I have been sensing from Him.
Hope you do participate in WW. I'm going to try to join that conga line today as well. But will have to see how that goes...;)

Peace and joy to you my dear friend, as He lights up your path,

kpaints said...

Wow, with a family like that...how could you not be the proudest, happiest person in the world!!! Fabulous job! And the best pictures!!! Love where you chose to take the photos, the props are perfect and the cute 'behind the scene' shots!!!! Great work ....and it looks like you were having fun doing it!

Cabin and Cottage said...

You should link this! It qualifies! The photo shoot is So darling! Love your flowers!

Mrs. MK said...

Your reminders to me have come to my mind as I read this post....our lives are all about seasons.

I am so thankful for the gentle rhythym of the seasons....not everything is to be done at once.

But I trust in you, O LORD;
I say, "You are my God."
My times are in your hands.
~Psalms 31:14-15

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Sounds like you have a lot going on. Your family is just beautiful, and those little one's are soooooo cute!!! Oh and I love the Barn too, I have a thing for old barns, hugs~~~ Daphne

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Hi Rene, sorry I havent visited for a while! Am loving the family photos, might be time to get some more done of our family now that I have seen yours!

Donna Lynn said...

Are you thinking about not doing your furniture anymore? That would be really sad, unless it is the kind of letting go that is good, I had that kind when I gave up my Antiques business a few years ago...

The pictures of you and your family are just so real and wonderful with the furniture and the barn. Love them!!!

Don't worry about the answers, thank God they are by faith, already solved! I love the word concerning prayer, "ask, believing you HAVE already received..."
Bless you this week,
Donna Lynn

Lynn said...

Loved your post, the beautiful roses and then the simply stunning family photos. You are blessed. What a beautiful family you have.
BTW I am 60something and yup, still wonder a lot of the same things, especially, "what will I be when I grow up", lol.

Pauline said...

Such lovely photographs. Those little ones are getting so big! Oh, Rene, women in their 50s share all that you're experiencing and more. I love being 50 and if I make it to 60, PRAISE THE LORD!

Blessings my friend.

Jonny J Petros said...

Hi, Gosh what beautiful family photos- not the usual boring family photos - these are awesome
love the setting looks like it belongs in a magazine- Sincerely, Jonny

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Awesome photos..... What a great thing to have done. I'd love to do that with out family.

Warm blessings,

julie miller said...

Beautiful post, beautiful family and gorgeous photos!! You have much to be thankful for!! Julie

Sheilla ~ Style de Bohême said...

What a wonderful post! I often wonder about many of the same things! Like you, I nearly hit the panic button for inspiration for White Wednesday and Show and Tell Friday this week. Too much to do and too little time....Your photos are beautiful! You have a lovely family and those roses...lushious!!!! I was wondering...are they heirloom varietys? David Austin?? Warm Regards, Sheilla

Anonymous said...

Your family picture of one and all is so amazing. I wish I could duplicate it. What a wonderful gift the Lord has given you.

Liz said...

Darling! You have a beautiful family! What a great post! :)


Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

I know you have been told what a beautiful family have. God has blessed you in so many ways it is ovious on your blog and so great to see.