{food for thought}
Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. {1 Thessalonians 5:16-18}

Thursday, April 21, 2011


trips to timeout before 9am, tripping over my-grumpy-no-one-respects-me-attitude, thoughtful trips from a blond-haired,
brown-eyed talkative cutie with a wonderful garden gift from a blessed friend, impromptu trips to the market, lacking underwear
for the little bean but not pants of course, lingering flashbacks from said gone wrong market trip, short sweet & simple, turned into
screaming crying & writhing as i tried to wrangle my littlest {none listening} bean into the much too small cart seat, judgemental
stares from that other mom whose two perfect little angels aren't making a peep, all the while still struggling the writhing bean into
the cart, market trip finished, everyone still intact, ego a little bruised, quietly sobering car trips home serenaded
{not once but twice}with a song that reminds me of him, you know that awesomely patient husband of mine who was an unfortunate
bystander to my-grumpy-no-one-respects-me attitude which spilled over onto him this morning, sorry sweetie.

God is great & gives us trials that trip to help us realize He is there to catch the fall. Through each one of the trying trips
this morning, He oh so graciously provided a thoughtful trip, each in it's own way an eye-opening, faith strengthening tidbit.
For He knows the real reason my heart has been so heavy the last few days & I am eternally trusting in Him for strength &
clarity, to realize these trying trials are nothing in comparison to the heaviness that resides in my heart over the regret of missed
opportunities & lack of faith in His inner workings of my life, for not seeing the divine image as a whole & connecting
the dots, for not healing broken hearts & making amids. But through it all He has still kept His promises & blessedly
graced me with clarity for faith makes all things possible, not easy.

"I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

From here & into the after He will no longer allow me to have eyes wide shut, only wide open to His ever present workings,
He has given me His eyes so that I can see & I am eternally humbled by His call for me to find contentment, whatever the circumstances.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

paper aeroplanes

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lunch at Daddy's work place means many happy hellos & Easter bread gifting, newly tie-dyed t's & socks,
pizza & Pepsi, paper aeroplanes & positive vibes, chitter-chatter & coffee to go!
thank you for such a delightful afternoon Daddy, we love you!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sittin' In a Tree...

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{love} lives in our hearts & dwells in our faith, daily like our two bean sprouts, it grows & strengthens...
loving you here & after... forever eternally

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be."
Matthew 6:21

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

One Word Wednesday :: Popsicle

Mmmmmm... nothing like popsicles shared amongst friends
on a warm Spring day :p

PS~ Doesn't Miss L's hair-do remind you of lil' Cindy Lou Who?
So! Stinkin'! Cute!

Happy Wednesday All!!!!
Christine xoxo

Friday, April 8, 2011

If Spring...

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"If spring came but once a century instead of once a year, or
burst forth with the sound of an earthquake & not in
silence, what wonder & expectation there would be
in all the hearts to behold the miraculous change." ~ Longfellow

It's sure to be a fantastic day filled with bread baking, going to the gym,
playing with the littlest bean, making pb&j's checkered flag style,
& the all day anticipation of fourth birthday parties to attend!

Happy Friday!
Christine xoxo

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Squirmy = Wormy

well to my littlest bean anyway, he's an all dirt & rocks kinda guy :)
just my type :-P

Happy Thursday!
Christine xoxo

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wordless Wednesday :: Where Do You Hang Your Hat?

She likes to hang her's right atop those pretty blond locks :)
Really missing you all! So sorry for my long absence, hoping
to be hangin' my hat back up around here more often!!!

Much Love &
Happy Wednesday!
Christine xoxo