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…we played in the snow!

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It’s the little things in life…

Layla going through a bag of bread to find one without a hole.
Kid’s hiding from the camera.
Juliet subconsciously humming the Star Wars theme song.
Stickers from apples and bananas on all of my sweaters.
Tea from the play kitchen.
Nutella.
Watching Spam dolphin leap through snow drifts.
80’s flicks on Netflix watch-it-now.
Chalkboards.
Socks and slippers.
Licking peanut [...]

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Oh blessed snow day! No 6AM wake up! No reminding Julie to stop talking and eat! No watching for the bus! No lonely feeling of “oh my! she’s so big!” as she crosses the street to the schoolbus.

Just sleeping in a blessed TWO hours while the kids run the DVD player, Juliet with her beloved [...]

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“No one’s ever seen or heard anything like this, Never so much as imagined anything quite like it - What God has arranged for those who love him.” Isaiah 64:4, The Message
“We have to embrace the Bible as the wild, uncensored passionate account it is of people experiencing the Living God, doubting the one true [...]

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Well, I was a-gunna blog. I had really deep stuff lined up too…  but naaaaah. Maybe tomorrow. Instead I had a rockin’ workout to my ’80s playlist which Craig looooves. You should hear me belt out Total Eclipse of the Heart or Jesse’s Girl. Especially when I am doing crunches or totally winded. There’s something [...]

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So.
Something I’ve been realizing lately is how very, very sheltered I have remained. Well, we. Craig and I. Partially it’s our nature. And there’s the factor of going from home school to work to housewife in such a short time span. In my high school years, I never enjoyed my pier group. I had a [...]

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I guess I’m at a place of contemplation. Nothing is cohesive yet. God is working on my heart, leading me, having me process and think through things. It’s making me tired and emotional. I’m having a hard time finding uninterrupted moments to actually be still and listen. Even now as I’ve closed myself inside my [...]

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The sickies are gone! Yay! After 7 days of fever, coughing and tissues galore we seem to be fully in the clear!
Check this out. When I took Layla to the doc on Tuesday, the nurse let her play with the blood pressure cuff the whole time. Pump it up, release the valve, and repeat… Needless [...]

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I once read that when your children are young, you pick their friends, but once they reach school age, they start to pick their own friends. I’ve seen this to be a consistent statement. For the first 5 years, both girls were friends with the kids of the people I wanted to hang out with. [...]

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The A, B, C’s of what I like.
Apples, Beetles, cameras, doggies, etsy.com, fireflies, Gone with the Wind, Hubby, “inconceivable!”, Juliet, knickers, Layla, m&m’s,  Nathan Fillian, olives, pearls, quilts, raisinets, Starry Night (VanGogh), tiaras, umbrellas, vintage, walk in the park, little XYs, Yoda, zen.

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