Monday, February 28, 2011

tutorial for a rainy day

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Imagine how pretty these would be in in PINK
or a color to match a party theme
or white with yellow centers added to make daisies
(the mr.'s favorite flower).
Oh, What *F*U*N*
Inspiration from
Thank you!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

snow friends

It all started a couple of weeks back, when
Crystal"Auntie Extraordinaire" & Dayton
went out to play in the snow.
They came in with
"the best snowball ever!"
according to Dayton. :)
Then they went back out to fill a ziplock bag with snowballs
to save for a snowball fight next summer! :)

and were the inspiration for the
that Livi and I made this week...

But, as fun as it was,
We're still...

{thank you for the inspiration, Koralee! }
...and looking forward to
hanging up our winter coats,
delighting in warmer weather and l o n g e r days,
admiring the crocuses
as they

google images

I'm ready for
basking in the
How about you?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

in the pink

Flowers seem the solace of ordinary humanity.

~John Ruskin

There's something

quite appealing about
tulips in the snow...

 and mini cupcakes

frosted to look like

pink roses

for a valentine party...

But the sweetest little flower

I've seen lately is the

most recent addition to our family.

Introducing my 

great niece...
 God bless you, sweet baby.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I lost my voice.

Figuratively anyway.

My heart was full,

and yet,
when I attempted
to speak,
to share,
to cheer,

I felt used up…stifled.

My words felt empty,

I was convinced that every area of my life needed
improvement but I was
at the enormity of the task.
In addition,
I felt as if I could do nothing
well enough.

But I was reminded that

… the Spirit helps us in our weakness.
We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us
through wordless groans.
27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit
intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,
who have been called according to his purpose.
Romans 8: 26-28