Sunday, September 14, 2008


quiet: –adjective
1. making no noise or sound, esp. no disturbing sound: quiet neighbors.
2. free, or comparatively free, from noise: a quiet street.
3. restrained in speech, manner, etc.; saying little: a quiet person.
4. free from disturbance or tumult; tranquil; peaceful: a quiet life.
5. being at rest.
6. refraining or free from activity, esp. busy or vigorous activity: a quiet Sunday afternoon.
7. motionless or moving very gently: quiet waters.
8. free from disturbing thoughts, emotions, etc.; mentally peaceful: a quiet conscience.
9. said, expressed, done, etc., in a restrained or unobtrusive way: a quiet reproach.
10. not showy or obtrusive; subdued: quiet colors.

I thought I should explain a bit about the title of our blog: Our Quiet Place. Because with a squealing, giggling, babbling baby, our house is certainly not free from sound. But it is quiet in the sense that it is fairly peaceful and tranquil. Most of you, our family, know that we have made the decision to raise Noah in a house that is free from the artificial tunes and blinking lights of over-stimulating, battery operated, noisy plastic toys. Instead, our house is filled with the live sounds of piano music, the tinkling of wind chimes on the pergola, singing, and the soft clinking (and sometimes banging) together of natural toys and blocks. So while our house is definitely not silent, it is quiet. Much like us!

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