Friday, February 29, 2008

Here are 4 of our love notes.
It was so fun and easy.
I have a ton more made and ready to go out.
why not join up??








well ladies and gentlemen,
the day has come.
the moment is here.
pigs fly.

my hubbylou has decided to throw his hat in the blogging ring.
check him out here.

he says, "i'm not sure how much i'll write so don't make any promises."
hopefully he'll find some time cause dudes, he is a really excellent writer.

am headed out today and will place some of my love notes.
very excited for this mission.


"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience…" - Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, February 27, 2008



Here is Adelaides first trip to the library.
very enjoyable.
a good time had by all.




Here are my love notes for my city.
I know you can't read them well but you'll see them when i place them around town. fun fun.

did anyone catch today's Oprah on Freeganism. Very interesting. Justin and I are considering doing the dumpster diving thing for food. We can't seem to find any groups around L.A. We'll let you know how it goes.

"be the change you want to see in the world." ghandi

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

i am over the moon at this new project.
please please join the revolution.
i am busy thinking up what i want my cards to say and where i will place them.
when we actually go out i'll be sure to post pictures.
hee hee i LOVE stuff like this.

it is a beeutiful day here in canoga park.
suns a shinin' and the breeze is a blowin'.
rockin'

contacted an artist who i really respect about making a small project for the young marrieds retreat coming up. oh man how i hope she'll agree. why would she though. hey, you never know unless you try.

sometime soon i think will be adelaides first trip to the library.
i am so excited for this event.
i think she will also be excited because she really is in love with books.
most days when we are home we can sit together for an hour just reading books.
not kidding.
it is so fun.
so the library is gonna be great.

signing off.
everyone......enjoy today.


"Everyday life is the prayer.
How we conduct it, cherish it,
celebrate it, consecrate it."
~Sarah Ban Breathnach

Monday, February 25, 2008

my daughter sleeping is really beautiful to watch.
she calms me.
she reminds me to breathe.
she reminds me what about dependence i love.
sleeping babies are peaceful.
i am so thankful for adelaide.

“Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated!” – Osho

Saturday, February 23, 2008

susan, thanks for your thoughts.
i am going to think this week about my little things.
i'll let you know what i come up with.
after thinking alot this week about my thing i did decide that i think my thing has something to do with people.
i love encouraging folks with notes here and there.
i like caring for the old and the young.
i especially love entertaining people in our home.
i actually think entertaining might be one of my things.
which makes sense why i've been downcast since moving in this new apartment.
it really isn't conducive for large group gatherings as opposed to our last place which was. we had a number of large dinners at our last apt and it was awesome and fun. so, maybe i need to think about smaller gatherings until a large space comes our way.

justin and i had a good night last night. we spent a good three hours just sitting and talking to one another about how we've been feeling lately. one can never underestimate a good chat. I mean I learned alot about how justin has been feeling lately and i think he did as well. good times.

on wednesday night i had a very vivid dream about a zombie chasing justin, i and adelaide. it was a weird dream in that it was very vivid. anyways yesterday i thought it would be interesting to see what a dream interpretation would be for zombies. so i looked at this website site to see what it said. you can take a look for yourself. haha for right now it kinda hit the nail on the head. but honestly since last night i feel a change in the air. a new breeze coming through the souza house. its good.

hey folks, enjoy the weekend.
peace.

“The best way out is always through” – Robert Frost

Thursday, February 21, 2008

okay so i am back.
i have some minutes before nappy time is over.

lets talk things.
over the weekend i discovered that people have things.
you know something they really like or are good at.
something that occupies them enjoyably that isn't duty, really.

dani = cooking
doug = projects/working with hands
karen = photography
jamie = sports
justin = music/writting

well........i don't know what my thing is.
i really don't.
i've been racking my brain.
do you know what your thing is?
hmmmmmm.......

also, have you ever been somewhere where sharing prayer requests felt a bit more like a gossip session?
good god, have mercy on us your church.


jenny smith
will come for lunch today.
very good.

today is LOVE THURSDAY.
Don't forget to share in the love.

the idols this year kinda stink.
i don't have a heart for any of them really.
missed the fellas.
ah well.
oh and good news........THE OFFICE is back come APRIL!
WA HOOOOOOOOO.

until next time.

“A great flame follows a little spark” - Dante

check out some seattle photos here


i'll post more later......kinda in a rush.

cheerio.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

i'm back.............

seattle was fantastic.
isn't it so fun to see a new place.
we had a great time.
walked around a bit.
hit up REI, the experience music project, seattle center, the sculpture walk, pioneer square, tried to find the tooth and nail offices to no avail, church, red robin, bothell, our friends home, and a nice game of scrabble.
i am sure that i am leaving stuff out but it was great fun.
such an easy flight as well.
thanks doug and dani!!!

next month, march is a busy busy month.
it's gonna get crazy!
lots of visitors from out of town, a dedication/1st birthday party AND our trip to scotland. i am anxious about the length of the plane flight but it will be what it will be. i just need to buckle up for the ride and prepare mentally.

i recently joined freecycle northridge hoping to find free baby books and items. the northridge area doesn't seem to be super active. maybe it'll pick up soon come summer. i am looking forward to summer and garage saleing! FUN FUN.

heres a tasty blog for you to enjoy.

"wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows." Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, February 15, 2008



just for good measure.

boy am i a sleepy girl.
don't feel able to write anything worth your time.
we leave for seattle tomorrow for which we are very excited.
too bad adelaide is teething and has a cold!
figures right!
hahahahaha.

enjoy yourselves.

"there is a me you would not recognize." ----over the rhine

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

so, i don't get whats so amazing about Kanye West.

and don't forget to stop by your local IHOP for FREE pancake day!

"Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible." – Cadet Maxim

Friday, February 08, 2008

i made it.....we made it.
tonight my best friend is back at home.
what a week he has had. so many miracles so little time to list them all here on this blog.
tonight we can not help but feel so fully this scripture:
"But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong." 1 corinthians 1:27
justin learned this week of all the many ways God uses his dad in this world.
a sick man on all accounts and yet powerfully used by God.
outstanding!!

well, we did it.
we are headed to seattle.
we couldn't be more thrilled to spend a few days with dani and doug.
a fun community for the weekend.
yes! yes! and more yes!

tomorrow is supposed to be like 80 degrees!
can anyone say FARMERS MARKET!!
dude, i can't wait to get ahold of some amazing fresh flowers!

good evening friends.
enjoy.


"Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don't give up." ---Anne Lamott

Thursday, February 07, 2008

the road to the cross has begun. ash wednesday was yesterday. so early this year.
caught me off guard a bit. want to focus a bit on what my road will look like this year.





isn't this so cool.
these crosses can be found on a hill in lithuania.
read more about it here

i had disgusting rice for dinner tonight.
major nastola.

justin has the monday off of the 3 day weekend coming up.
we need to go away somewhere.
hmmmm......where should we go?
maybe this evening i can try and find a secret hideaway somewhere cool.

"Break The Monotony. Do something strange and extravagant!” – Emerson




In honor of LOVE THURSDAY here are my contributions.

also here is a cool contest via Geez Magazine. 30 sermons you'd never hear in church (i know a bunch of you could write a great one for this) and Holy Moly Photo (could be amazing!!!). enjoy. i'd love to see/read your submissions. enjoy.


“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares.” --Henri Nouwen

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

i am pooped!
approaching night 3 of justin being away.
he'll be back friday and i can not wait.
everything has gone amazingly well with his dad.
we are so thankful.
its really quite a miracle.

i have some random thoughts i thought i'd blog about this evening.

for the most part i don't mind eating generic food items.
but there are two things that i just CAN NOT do generic.
Nilla Wafers and Cheez-its.
the generic brands are just plain nasty.
ill, gross, barf.
when i was pregnant with adelaide i didn't crave chocolate, pickles, peanut butter...nope, Nilla Wafers. and boy did i induldge.

on my drive to borders today i saw a sign with the dali lama on it and it said, "doesn't just wish for peace, works for it." i thought it was interesting and it made me think about working for peace.
how do i in my plain ol'simple life work for the greater peace?
how can i contribute to a more peaceful world?

we've had a vacant apartment next to ours for quite awhile now (any takers?) and i have been dreaming about who might move in. might they be 2 kindred spirits?
oh how fun it would be to have friends as neighbors. share meals together, watch some american idol, free babysitters....man it could be awesome. really awesome.

alright my baby is asleep and i am going to go eat some pizza.
i probably forgot stuff.
sorry.

cheers.

“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” - unknown

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

two more things......i forgot to spread the word about JOY and The Story of Stuff

check it.

happy super tuesday.
i hope you all are able to get out and vote.
this year i just have to walk across the road and cast my vote.
i live across the street from a polling place which is so cool.
it's been a buzz with activity since 7am. i love watching the folks come and go.
i like it.

well i made it through my first night alone with adelaide.
justin is with his dad for the week.
its been very rough going.
justin is super discouraged and just plain tierd.
its just a hard road and that is all there is to it.

i listened to a sermon this morning on marriage.
it was just a great reminder of the covenant that justin and i made.
take a listen if you have 20 minutes.

hmmmm, what else is going on.

i have become more interested in photography as of late.
i would like to be able to take beautiful photos.
i liked this website that i stumbled on the other day.
i like discovering new things via the internet.

someday i would like to own a labtop and sit in a coffee house for a couple of hours and just search blogs and stuff.
it would be a great time.
it would be even cooler if i could ride my blue and pink crusier bike to the coffee house.
or if it was Fall and i could ride my bike down a beautifully colored street with lots of trees, laptop in toe headed to a local coffee house to sit and surf the net.

hey, maybe someday.

enjoy today friends!

“Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle,” said Philo of Alexandria

Saturday, February 02, 2008

discovered me some Yael Naim, i think you might like her too.


“When we don’t turn away from pain, we open our hearts and are more able to connect to the best part of ourselves and others–because every human being knows pain. I’m not sure what enlightenment is, but I’m sure it has something to do with turning pain into love.” -- Myriam Greenspan, from “On Moving from Grief to Gratitude"