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Friday morning: How I Feel

Happy- to see my kids both skipping around the kitchen in their jammie shorts with strawberries in their hands.
Sad- we are helping our best friends move up to Buffalo this weekend.
Excited- excited for M&J, excited for things changing, excited to see God working.
Content- the shadows are long and the birds are [...]

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At the beginning of each summer, I ‘m always surprised to realize how tired the heat makes me! It’s just lovely, I’m not complaining… It just seems to wear me out a little quicker! Layla and I are heading out into the yard after she finishes slurping (yes, slurping) up her fruit and yogurt. We [...]

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It’s hot. We have central air. I am SO thankful. But right now the wind is blowing, the heat is dry and my skin is a wee bit toasted from a lovely half hour of the girls playing in the sprinkler. Sometimes I wish we had a big pool, especially since I have such a [...]

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I was having a lot of trouble coming up with a theme for today’s Momentous Monday post. I looked back over my calendar of last week, flipped through my photo files… nothing really jumped out at me. It was a good week. The first part of the week I was rather run down from the [...]

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The one plus of Layla being sick: Nap Time. (yes, with capital letters) How I miss nap time. With the exception of some very loud dump trucks periodically roaring down my street, the house is quiet. Soup is bubbling, I’m showered and dressed in clean clothes. They may be sweats, but the main goal was [...]

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Oh dear, have we had quite a crazy week. Crazy to the point of exhaustion. My poor birthday girl has come down with something. Too much partying for her.
While we had many wonderful moments this week… Layla’s birthday party, family coming to town, Matt’s graduation, grilling lessons from my father in law, presents, cake baking… [...]

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She has taken a bath and “washed all the four year old off.” Even her belly button.

As off 10:06 tomorrow morning, Layla will be five years old! Five! Where has the time gone? Where has my baby gone? Kindergarten is fast approaching and right now my eyes are watering and my stomach pitting as my [...]

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Do you know this worship chorus? I always hear it with a some fabulous piano rhythm and hands clapping.
Ah Lord God, Thou hast made the heavens
And the earth by Thy great power;
Ah Lord God, Thou hast made the heavens
And the earth by Thine outstretched arm.
Nothing is too difficult for Thee,
Nothing is too difficult for [...]

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And let the loveliness of our Lord, our God, rest on us,
confirming the work that we do.
Oh, yes. Affirm the work that we do!
Psalm 90:17
I have always liked this verse a lot. While I’m sure it can apply in a much deeper sense, I have always taken it literally with our daily work the [...]

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What the heck is with me and balloons? Yes, it’s what I’ve chosen forĀ  my blog name and my photography business’ name… but you don’t know the best part-
Balloons make me very, very nervous.
Isn’t that the weirdest? While they’re something I love and find great joy looking at, anyone who is close to me will [...]

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