Friday, December 31, 2010
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Monday, December 13, 2010
But it doesn't erase what it covers. It just rests there until it eventually melts into its host. And the more it soaks into the ground and roots and stems it settles on, the more spectacular the following spring tends to be--alive with brilliance and color.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
4. Watching giant, fluffy snowflakes swirl and float around outside while I do my chores. Ironically, it makes me feel all warm inside.
3. Finding random stuffed animals cozily tucked in in various places throughout my house. I have some little nurturers living with me. ;-)
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
7. Christmas specials. It's weird, because we actually own most of our favorites on DVD, but I still get all nostalgic and excited when I see a commercial for one airing during the week.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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Monday, November 1, 2010
When I cleaned out her lunchbox, I found the following note neatly divided into 3 separate sections:
I love you soooo much. Out of all the Moms in the world, I would chuse you. Thank you for teaching me scrapbooking in VBS.
You are the best sister ever. I'm glad you're older than me. I love you. Out of all the sisters, brothers and Macy's in the world, I would pick you.
Happy Birthday, Dad! Are you excited about your surprise? I love you so much, Dad.
(The surprise, btw, is a snowman that she made yesterday and put in the freezer so she could give it to him today.)
I'd say this was a good use of an extra piece of paper. Sure made my day. :-D
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Last weekend we went to Quechee Gorge for a little hiking/sightseeing. In typical fashion, I hauled my camera along so that I could take the infamous "about a billion" pictures that my girls seem to think accompany every activity we enjoy. (They're not really exaggerating that much, btw. What can I say?. . . . ;-) And as usual I was very glad to have my camera, because there was MUCH beauty to try to capture on film. I took all of the "normal" shots that just about everyone else in Quechee took that day--the aerial view of the gorge, the waterfalls, the rocky basin, etc.--but as most people were putting away their cameras to hike back up the mountain, I kept mine out. Here's why--
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
10. The fact that we didn't have to turn our heater on until just a couple days ago. (Yes, yes, I know what's coming--DON'T RUSH ME!!!)
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
1. Jared's message last Sunday. It was one of my recent favorites for sure. Yes, I'm sure I'm biased, but I promise it's really good, thought-provoking, potentially even life-changing stuff. Give it a listen here if you have time. Some of my favorite (slightly paraphrased) thoughts: "All Christians are either missionaries or disobedient." "We carry the same gospel within us as the apostle Paul, Charles Spurgeon, Martin Luther, Billy Graham, and Christ Himself. They may preach the gospel better, but they can't preach a better gospel."
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
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Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Today I packed 2 healthy lunches and tucked a little love note inside each.
Today I braided 4 little brunette braids and secured them with accessories perfectly matched to their corresponding outfits. ;-)
Today I went to the grocery store to pick out all sorts of fresh items for school lunches, after school snacks, and yummy family dinners.
Today I made lunch for my sweetie to come home to in the middle of his busy day and sent him back to work with a full tummy and a big hug.
Today I baked a fresh loaf of bread that made my whole house smell amazing.
Today I did laundry.
Today I picked up my sweeties from school and took them straight to the library (per their request, which makes me happy.)
Today I made a fresh, healthy after school snack for my favorite 2nd and 4th graders in the whole wide world.
Today I read a surprisingly full information packet all about the new school year and what to expect in the coming weeks and months.
Today I made spaghetti and garlic toast for dinner, because this was Macy's special request for her first day of school.
Today I washed dishes 3 times (there's no dishwasher in the old farmhouse ;-).
Today I listened to my 7-year-old read for precisely 20 minutes (she set the timer), because that was her assignment, but she really wanted to go outside as soon as she could too. :-D
Today I cleaned out 2 little lunchboxes which I was happy to see were completely emptied during lunch except for a few craisins that Gracie "didn't have time for".
Today I snuggled with Macy and Grace while they read their evening devotions and then made sure they brushed their teeth really well before bedtime.
Today I tucked in the most amazing and special little girls I have ever known and prayed that God would give them hearts that chase after Him and help me be the best Mommy to them that I can possibly be.
And I smiled the whole time. And my heart was singing and sparkling. Not because I love getting up early and doing laundry and washing dishes and grocery shopping. But because I LOVE taking care of my family. Thank you, Lord!