{ This moment }

{ This moment } – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

 If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see. Inspired by SouleMama.

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About Yanic A.

Hello to all of you and thank you for stopping by! My name is Yanic. I'm a wife to a wonderful husband, a mother of 2 beautifully complex and unique children and a lover of all things inspiring. Having started a personal journey of self discovery when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter 4 years ago, I've since embraced a daily life of simpler pleasures and gratitude. As we get to know each other, you will know me as a quilter, a gardener, a Tao cultivator, a vegetarian foodie, a true believer in a healthy family life as being the secret to my happiness and hopefully as time goes on, a friend... I will try to share with you my days as they unfold, speaking of my happy successes without censoring my challenges, trying to make this blog a true portrait of the ever-changing path that I have chosen for myself. I'm hoping to find in these pages others to share with and learn from, bringing to light the absolute connection in all things and people, showing this world as being a true community.
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42 Responses to { This moment }

  1. sophiezest says:

    Oh, art from you this week as well! Very colourful. Have a nice weekend!

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  2. You have a budding artist!

    It’s 15*F this morning. It won’t be long before ice covers the stream.

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  3. Laura says:

    Very nice artwork! I have boxes of similar works of art. 🙂

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  4. Kristin says:

    I love your display system for it – I’m sure he’s very proud of his great work!

    Here’s my moment, a little peek into my mail pile (and maybe my personality?). I do love vintage athletics images, especially from my alma mater! http://www.notintentonarriving.com/2014/11/this-moment.html

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    • Yanic A. says:

      I don’t think he’s quite realized that it is art, but he does try to climb on the table to grab it… most likely to eat it. LOL!

      On my way to your moment now. Have a wonderful week-end!

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  5. Mountain Girl says:

    Those first drawings are so fun!

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  6. Oh my gosh. Is your little boy’s name Boen? My toddler’s name is Goen, pronounced like “go in.” How is his name pronounced? It would be so funny if they rhymed. 🙂

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    • Yanic A. says:

      LOL! Ours is pronounced like Bowen, without the H. Almost. I’ve never heard of Goen before. Where does the name come from?

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      • Goen is a Yiddish word that means “brilliant man.” I’m a linguist, so it took a long time to find the perfect name. Seven weeks after he was born, in fact. Boen’s story is beautiful. I love all the meanings and stories infused in names. It is the only thing we are guaranteed to keep for our whole life. It’s important to make it special.

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      • Yanic A. says:

        I 100% agree… Goen’s meaning is beautiful as well. 🙂

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  7. Children’s art is the best! Have a great weekend!

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  8. appleshoe says:

    Aww. I love toddler art ❤ . Well done Pumpkin. Have a good weekend.

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  9. We know the stabbing the page picture well. I have several copies archived 😉 Boen is so beautiful! What does it mean?

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    • Yanic A. says:

      Thank you… Boen was a little boy I met in South Africa 20 years ago. He was 10 years old, spoke 4 different language and helped his mom create a soup kitchen for his school in a very poor township around Cape Town. He wanted to be a teacher or a doctor because he wanted to help people. He inspired me so much, he was the first kid I met that made me WANT kids… So I always said if I had a little boy, I would name him after him.

      I searched for the meaning and I could only find references to the German family name. Makes sense that it made it’s way to South Africa. In Norway, it is used to designate a farm or meadow. Many sites seem to say it’s just a different spelling of the traditional celtic, it means son of Owen.

      So I will keep my meaning of the little boy that inspired me to one day become a mother. I often wonder where he is today. 🙂

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      • So beautiful! I spend a few days in Cape Town while traveling the globe on a boat in college. Such a beautiful and troubled place. I ate at a little restaurant in a township that was run by one woman out of her own house–her living room filled up with tables and chairs of all assortment. Some of the most delicious food I have eaten. Of the many places I have been, Cape Town holds a special place in my heart–I think because of the interesting juxtaposition of so many different and amazing people. I often thought I might live there one day. But, life often has other plans!

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      • Yanic A. says:

        You got to be kidding me, you did Semester at Sea??? How do you think I went to South Africa… which semester were you? I was Spring of 95!!!!

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      • No way! I must be a bit younger than you, I sailed in Fall 04, and graduated Spring 05. One of the most amazing experiences of my life, of course, aside from my wedding day and holding my children in my arms for the first time!

        I think this blogger friendship is fate 🙂 So glad to have met you!

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      • Yanic A. says:

        I agree, mean to be… Such an amazing experience! And yes, I just turned 40. 🙂

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  10. Carie says:

    Yay for beautiful first art – its so lovely and free and expressive – definitely one to treasure!

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    • Yanic A. says:

      I was just commenting about that earlier. I wish I could remember drawing so freely… All memories I have of art seem to have direction and a kind of focus. To just move and create, how amazing!

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      • I heard about a book called “make it mighty ugly” by Kim Werker that is about finding and reclaiming that freedom of creation. I requested it from my library and I’m super excited to read it. It’s unfortunate that we lose that freedom as we grow and are influenced by those around us. I hope I can relearn little of it from this book.

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      • Yanic A. says:

        That sounds like an amazing book. I may have to invest… I’m sure both my husband and I would get something from that. My husband is an artist and lately, he’s been getting less inspired because, and I quote, he gets “too much in his own head about it”. There is one I have on my wish list called : The Drawing Mind: Silence Your Inner Critic And Release Your Creative Spirit. I really hope to get it someday. 🙂

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  11. Kath says:

    Art, art! Art everywhere this week! Found you on Shel’s blog. Here’s my kid art moment!
    http://thisonegoodlife.blogspot.com/2014/11/this-moment_21.html

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  12. sally says:

    First art work is very special. And could be a sign of things to come here, maybe the days of dive bombing off the dining room chairs are soon to switch to sitting on them drawing for hours on end! Here’s hoping for you!

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  13. I love little people art. And that is a fun way to display it. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  14. I so love it!! Those first drawings are so special. I think I still have my oldest son’s drawings that looked very similar and he’s 22!! : ) I hope you’re having a beautiful weekend!! xo

    ~ Wendy

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  15. taryn oakley says:

    Lovely! We have an art clothesline as well.

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  16. remmus26 says:

    Loving the art!!

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