you are my sunshine


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I love winter time for all that it brings - snow, coziness, twisty naked branches, brisk air. But one thing I wish winter had more of was sunshine. Although it might not brighten the temperature outside, it atleast brightens my mood. So last week when some rays decided to burst through Evelyn's room window I grabbed my camera to hopefully capture the warmth.
I heard this quote a while back:

"You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in." 

It pretty much echoes what my grandma said to me on the phone the other day - that you have to have the downs in life so that you can know and better appreciate when you are on the up and up. I am grateful for those in my life who are my sunshine when skies are gray. 

68 comments:

  1. OH I LOVE this post and you have such a great point! I love to live my life that way too - you can't change the weather, but you can change your own outlook! Such an adorable room too ;-)

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  2. too cute! btw...I love that your "comments" are actually "holla'backs" :)

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  3. My mom used to sing the "you are my sunshine" song to me all the time when I was younger. I still hum it to this day. I love Evelyn's nursery, by the way!

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  4. This is so what I needed to hear today. You have no idea.

    And that dolly girl of yours is so, so beautiful. Such a sweetie.

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  5. Oh, I love sunshine!! :) Where I live the sun shines most days out of the year, a lot of times even when it's bitterly cold out. I could never live in a place where it was grey all the time.

    Ps. Your little girl's room is so beautiful!

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  6. Her room is beyond adorable!! :)

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  7. I love that quote! I'm going to add it to the quotes on my fridge. Your daughter is adorable and her room is beautiful!

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  8. This is just so true. Here's to hoping for some more "ups" for the both of us in 2012!

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  9. a perfect capture! your little girl is too precious. :) i hope y'all are having a wonderful wednesday.

    xo
    purposelyathome.blogspot.com

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  10. I love her nursery... so cute!

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  11. Well said and agreed! Her nursery is cute, and she is even more cute! Love her yellow bow!

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  12. Oh I so needed this today, thank you so much for sharing. I completely agree with you and your grandma, you having to have the downs in life to appreciate the ups and good times.

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  14. P.S. Shared this on my blog today. Hope you don't mind.

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  15. I think ups and downs are equal gifts in life just because we have a chance to grow and better ourselves. But I agree, the sunshine makes everything look better! You have the cutest little girl! Her room seems such a peaceful place, especially with the sunlight coming in.

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  16. So cute!

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    www.theprincesslittlebox.blogspot.com

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  17. Sunshine is the best on a winter day and we have some right now! What a beautiful quote. And Evelyn's room is adorable. I love how serene and cozy it seems.

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  18. Sunshine always make the winter blues better!

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  19. i love the furniture you have in there! what a lovely room.

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  20. Evelyn's headband is adorable! She is such a cutie!
    Char xo
    www.itsacharmlife.blogspot.com

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  21. I think I'm going to need a tour of your cute house! It looks so fun! It was fun going to lunch today!

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  22. I LOVE your nursery!!! Those pictures above the crib are so cute!!

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  23. oh my gracious. i want her nursery for myself! : )it is stunning, girlfriend!

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  24. Thanks for visiting my blog Kendra, Evelyn is such a cute girl. Congrats for the angel :)

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  25. Could I be anymore in love with your style?
    I think not.
    Ky
    www.thebirdssay.blogspot.com

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  26. my favorite photo is the second photo when she is holding up her blanket. she looks so proud of herself! and that bow is so cute on her

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  27. Pretty photos, she looks like the happiest little baby! Lucky you!

    XO,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com/

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  28. oh i soak up every once of sunshine I get...summer or winter :) I grew up in Vancouver, WA and didn't realize just how cloudy/overcast it is there the majority of the time. But because of that, I appreciate the Utah sun even more! just like you said...dark days in life make the bright days brighter :)

    and her room...i LOVE it! I never truly finished Brooks' nursery, and now I'm going to create a big boys room for him (bitter sweet) with his brother or sister's nursery next to him. Your sweet girl's room is lovely, warm, and simple...reminds me to keep my boy's room (and the baby's room!) simple and fresh :)

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  29. i am dying over her hair bow. cutest thing of my life.

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  30. Hey!
    I want to comment on so many things but first things first! Thanks for your comment on my blog, I get so excited when I have a new comment, especially from a new-commer! :)
    Second, little Evelyn is so precious! I love her little bow!
    Third, consider myself a new follower of your very cute blog!
    With Love. M

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  31. I love that quote, it's so true!

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  32. this is a really good quote. it's so true...we need to know what darkness is like so we can learn to appreciate the moments of light. it goes for anything!! :) cute blog.

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  33. the nursery...oh soooo cute! Where did you get that painting that is hanging above your crib from!? So cute. And your little one...even cuter! :-)

    xoxo
    Aarean

    colorissue.blogspot.com

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  34. Hi! thanks for your comment!
    Glad you found my blog!
    Those pictures are so so cute!!
    And I love that quote. It's a good one :)
    Hope you're having a good week, girl!
    I'm your newest follower!

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  35. Your blog is such a delight! And I cant tell you how much I love the second picture of your daughter. I just can't get over it. I sent it to my husband and told him that I want to have a baby. For the first time! ;)

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  36. Hi Kendra, thanks for stopping by & saying hi! What a lovely little blog you have. You little one is so sweet. :) I love the birdie prints in her room, I'm a lover of bird prints. I'll be back soon. :)

    alatteinspiration.blogspot.com

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  37. so true <3 and she is such a little sweetie! her little bow is toooo adorable.

    xo,
    jessie

    http://sweetlilsomethings.blogspot.com/

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  38. Thanks for your comment! I've been musing over your past posts, and just want to say your family is precious! It's also funny to me how many things we have in common :) (I made my little girl a dolly for Christmas too!!)
    LOVE that family picture of you all by the tree. Very sweet. :)
    Hope you have a great day!

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  39. aww what a beautiful room by the way. I never got a chance to really work on my sons' bedroom until recently (still working on it). Your Evelyn is soooo precious.

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  40. Your daughter loves the camera. I love that quote, it is most definitely true. It's hard when we're in the midst of trials, but looking back, they brought (and continue to bring) such growth.

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  41. She is such a cutie, her room is so pretty!
    And the quote that your grandma told you is lovely!!

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  42. Ooh! Love your nursery! And yes, must have the downs to apprecite the ups :)

    Bennett Love
    www.callie-lynch.blogspot.com

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  43. This is such a true statement. It really helps me with my family's dog just passing away to keep in mind all the good times we had with her and all the people that are there to support us through this tough time.
    Precious little girl by the way..sometimes the simple pictures are the most beautiful.

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  44. She is such a little cutie and I love her little nursery!!

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  45. Love the nursery, the pictures are just great. I love that first photo, so cute! The quote couldn't be closer to the truth. Inspiring. It's pouring rain here-but we do need it so......I'll take it. Take care,

    Shauna

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  46. I love everything about this post!! The pictures, that sweet baby girl, the words... love!

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  47. Your daughter's room is so gorgeous...and so is she! Lovely pictures and sentiment! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting!

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  48. Aaaah! You have the most beautiful blog! First time here...and instantly loving it. :) That's a good sign. :)

    Can't wait to read/see more & more & more!

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  49. Her room is so sweet! and the light is lovely!x

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  50. Oh my goodness, what a precious little girl you have! And I'm in love with that nursery!

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  51. Oh my goodness she is sooo adorable!!!

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  52. Your grandmother is a wise woman :)
    And your little girl is simply adorable.

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  53. Her room is adorable! I love natural sunlight myself. I actually prefer natural lighting even when I put on my make-up!

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  54. ooh, i love how you decorated the room! and your daughter's so cute!

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  55. Oh it's so cute! You did a great job decorating!

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  56. What a great quote...

    We're fortunate to have sunshine just about year round in Hawaii =)

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  57. Aw she's the cutest thing ever!

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  58. I love the artwork above her bed! So so cute!

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  59. I totally agree with everything you said here + I L.O.V.E. her room!!

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  60. beautiful!! light is so special in so many ways. her room is precious. and i love the pennant on her bed... so cute!

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  61. Great post! And I am dying over your super cute nursery! And your daughter is adorable!
    Ashley:)

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  62. Love that quote, very thought provoking! Also, darling, darling nursery.

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  63. Kendra, Ev's room is gorgeous. She is a doll. I seriously love each detail. Inspiring as always!

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