Tuesday, April 26, 2011

He is Risen, Indeed!



A generous dose of grandpas

Nana's Birthday with Gigi
(so wonderful to see her)

With every breath I take, with every heart beat,
Sunrise and the moon lights in the dark street.
Every glance, every dance, every note of a song.
It's all a gift undeserved that I shouldn't have known.
Every day that I lie, every moment I covet
I'm deserving to die, I'm just earning your judgment.
I, without the cross there's only condemnation.
If Jesus wasn't executed there's no celebration.
So in times that are good, in times that are bad,
For any times that I've had it all I will be glad.
And I will boast in the cross. I boast in my pains.
I will boast in the sunshine, boast in his reign.
What's my life if it's not praising you.
Another dollar in my bank account of vain pursuit.
I do not count my life as any value or precious at all.
Let me finish my race, let me answer my call.

from "Boasting" by Lecrae)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

From our cold and overcast morning~
{Listening to Mozart's Vespers}

{Greta-girl of sweetness, baking with her pink playdough}

{my new most favorite utensil-treasures}

{my fairy tree}

Monday, April 18, 2011


 Lovelies from another day with my friend and her babies. 
Not pictured here: tasty warm meals, our [muddy] guys in for dinner, hot lavender tea, sniffles & coughs among the troops, naps (sort of...), baths (!!), dishes, laundry --all made better by having a friend to do them with.

happy dude

Josiah loves to play the piano--
he must belong in this family!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Pink Playdough

Auntie Charity is so much fun--she made pink playdough for the girlies after naptime.  Greta was thrilled to be able to help make it.  It's such a joy to be able to spend weekends with my lovely friend again while the guys work in the shop. ~'::

(I think Charity and I had as much fun with the playdough as the little girls did!)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Color therapy

During those last weekends of acute cabin-fever, before the temperatures started hanging out around a more moderate 40 degrees, Caleb and I indulged in some happy redo-ing of our bathroom.  We haven't done much with this bathroom since we moved in: Caleb made shelves, and I kept it [mostly] clean, but that was pretty much it.  Oh, and put in vinyl flooring; that was a big improvement (carpet in bathroom = bad idea).  February helps you realize things...like color is imperative for mental health and happiness, and pea-green bathroom walls would be nice.  We had fun and are so pleased with our happy green and brown bathroom

The "Before" picture,
complete with carpet, though lacking the
walls grayed with woodsmoke at the last

(one would hope)

(And the curtains have been properly sewn since I took these pictures!)