Tuesday, August 31, 2010

re: book recommendations for you

To: Julia Charlotte,
Here are two book recommendations for you!
Sonhouse people recommend:
The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
The Giant Jam Sandwich....story and pictures by John Vernon Lord,verses by Janet Burroway
One book for your preteen-teen reader (or a mama!) and one for the kindergarten set.
Happy reading!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

re: my sweetheart

To: Julia Charlotte:
Do you want to see pictures of my Lee-darling? Well, here is a picture!
My Lee has been off traveling the world for a bit. I miss him! Lord willing he will be home soon. Seriously, wouldn't you miss a sweet looking guy like this too?
My Lee thinks I am pretty amazing. I think HE is pretty amazing. Anyone who has lived with me and put up with me for almost 10 years and still has nice things to say HAS to be amazing!
Love you my sweet!

Monday, August 23, 2010

re: today's doings

To: Julia Charlotte,
Today was music lesson day, a biking field trip to the music store and doing apprentice work at the bike shop.
Today was paying my children's teachers.
Today was making a Mexican style lunch for the music teacher and my gang.
Today was making a little mud pie kitchen with tree stumps and accessories so the gang can make a mess on the deck.
Today is making dinner and maybe having our downstairs housemates dine with us.
Tonight I must do laundry!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

re: thoughts on summer's end

~pictures of a wedding reception my dear friend and I were in charge of decorating and setting up for~

To: Julia Charlotte,
I have to confess I have been journaling a lot more privately and so I've neglected this little blog a bit. Life has been full too and it can be hard to find the energy to write besides.
I have had the delight to help with some weddings etc. this year and it definitely has made for a busy year. We also had a big family reunion which called for a trip to New York state.

Now we are trying to empty our plates of too many obligations, digging into homeschooling, and gearing up for Lee's and my 10th wedding anniversary celebration!

As August winds quickly to an end, I feel like the summer passed quickly and was full of a lot of personal learning and growth and I am looking forward to so much more!

May your Sunday be full of love and inspiration.


Friday, August 20, 2010

re: I am thankful for blueberry jam!

To Julia Charlotte:
I am thankful for friends who go on trips and come back with stories and homemade blueberry jam. Friends, thoughtfulness and blueberries-beautiful things reflecting a beautiful Father.
~ Pilgrimama

Saturday, August 14, 2010

re: this morning at Sonhouse!

guitar playing
coloring handouts from the play they attended last night...
To: Julia Charlotte,
Greetings from Sonhouse!
We Pilgrims really are alive and joyful! Life has just had us very fully engaged!
I need to keep rolling this morning as well, but thought I'd share a few pictures from this morning. Hope to be back next week with some stories!

Friday, August 6, 2010

re: presenting the newest little big girl!

To: Julia Charlotte,
May I present to you my little big girl?
Here is the Squirrelgirl, all weaned, potty trained and sleeping through the night(mostly).
For her (and me) this is big. Thanks to her visiting grandma for taking her a night for a good part of the first week and keeping us both accountable!

*I am officially a non-nursing, non-pregnant mama for one of the first times in almost ten years of marriage. (I do nurse longish!) Maybe this is TMI but it is true. Sorry!
*I need to get out the door and I am blogging instead. See ya!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

re: we approach September...

To: Julia Charlotte,
September is coming for us! We are buckling into projects more seriously around here. Summer camp and family reunion and out of state company and big weddings are over (mostly) and I think all of us are very glad to come back to more routine again.I know I have missed routine sorely!
Hurrah, hurrah for August and autumn coming (my favorite time of year) and routines and my birthday this weekend when I get to do some favorite things!
But speaking of routines and homeschool projects and keeping it all together here's a link for you to share... from Camp Creek blog.

Happy routining to you my dear!