Friday, November 20, 2009

like the yarn

Life has it's painful things mixed in with moments of overwhelming thankfulness making something multihued,like this yarn I discovered at the farmer's market. Beautiful all added up.
Today amidst life and plenty of challenges, I am just deeply grateful for friends and spiritual family better than I have ever known.
Undeserving comes to mind as I hear words of affection and friendship that can only be gifts from a bountiful Father. One who gives above measure spiritually and fills up my love bank.
God is good!
In Him,

Thursday, November 19, 2009

pieces of a morning


a muffin and fruit..

this sits next to our little fishtank-i think it looks happy!
In Him,

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

by the way,she's five!

I can so remember myself at five,with my secret dreamworlds,my opinions,and the loss of innocence in the breaking up of a family and my home as I knew it.I think I even still loved a teddy bear. I survived seperation from my mother who was dearest to my heart,scary nights in a lonely,upstairs bedroom as I hid under my blankets from peeking vampires,moves,long days of work,stacks of books,(shoot ! even what basically amounted to an arranged marriage!),and look at what my Father had in mind as the threads of my life were woven!This soul is very dear to my heart and Lord willing we'll fight them vampires together! (Actually, maybe she sleeps in my bed so much already that she has no fear of vampires...?)
entertainment for her tea party...

how can she be so calm?

There she blows!!
T'was a lovely tea. Aunt S made the long trek and friends of Chelsea's,little and big, made shorter treks to our door,some in quite the regalia. Handmade gifts abounded and it all came together for a special night!
In Him,

Thursday, November 5, 2009

a list

stacking: books and papers

practicing: guitar

building:paper cup houses

watching : my new maid mix bread dough!
A good day to you and yours!
In His Love,

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

just thinking...

about how one of the best moves I've made recently is to listen to my husband's advice on the after dinner dishes.
It used to make me cross to find those dishes waiting for me after a long evening of bathing, reading etc. etc to a crowd of little people. I couldn't relax and enjoy the evening with them because of all the housework I tried to get done also.
Lee often was exhausted after a days work and wanted to do a few relaxing things at the end of the day,which left him unenthusiastic also.
Now, we clean up and soak the dishes.
Granted,I do have to get up and moving in the morning but it is so worth it.Now we can enjoy each other in that precious evening time. It really works for this household!
In His Love!

Monday, November 2, 2009

a literature stack

It's been a busy, busy time. A high needs guest for a full week, one baptism and one visit to the church of friends yesterday, and Jess starting guitar lessons today.
But.... I've discovered the magazine section of our library. The library and I have a love-hate relationship. It has to do with fines, and toddlers that get into book baskets etc. that they have no buisness being in, and on and on. But,here's part of my library stack.
And this just makes more trouble for me too. Now I want to make peg dolls....
And,for those of you with fall birthdays and the whole party favor thing staring you in the face,here's a helpful,helpful link!
In Him!