Archive | June, 2013

::  this spot under gramma’s tree sure is heavenly!  chick, chick and chick are grazing here ‘round me…the littles are making room for fresh waters in their “pool” by emptying the old out all over the thirsty plants…i was just handed a lovely yellow posisicle…

and now…here comes my honey (with his book!) to sit right close to me!

lovely, lovely sunday…

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on this day in…

~ 1997 ~


emmie’s eyes

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::  the girls needed to hang out for a bit with all of the makeups at target today…

but since i don’t really understand all that stuff…i found myself wandering off…passing through “maternity” and then meandering a little all through the baby section…


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that littlest little person falling asleep on me

he fell asleep on me!

something he might have done…maybe…when he was a very tiny, very sad, very colicky little baby…


but my memory doesn’t think so…

and then he stayed asleep while i lugged him into our room…and snuggled down with him into that cozy bed his daddy made for me

and i got to listen to his heavy breaths…and feel his little chest rise and fall against mine…and watch gramma’s tree dance and sway outside of our window as the blustery wind swept through her…

and kiss his sweaty little sleepy head…

and thank Him from the very farthest bottom-most-tip of my heart for that never-before and…maybe…never-again moment with him…

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roosting on em

– hannah’s image

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::  my honey just returned from “hunting and gathering”…and most of these littles are bumping into each other in the kitchen trying to put all the things away…

and that little william just held a chocolate bar up high and declared, “mom, this must be for you!”

and i’m just so wondering why my children always just assume these things!!!

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“miiiikeride my miiiike!”

– emma’s image

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for as long as i can remember…i’ve written like this

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and for as long as he can…he’s written like

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he’s ruled lines to my open, empty space…permanent pen to my always-opportunity-to-erase-if-need-be pencil…all CAPITALS to my (almost always) complete absence of!

a perfect illustration of our very personalities!

my opposite in most every way!

they most definitely do attract

and i thank Him for that every day!

even…and especially…on these mondays!

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dear daddy-to-mine,

to mine…nine!

oh, my

can you believe it?

you and me! 

we get to share another new little someone!

i mean…just imagine that

and wasn’t that just so…always…like Him?

when i went to press “publish” on that little post the other day

and realized that my 9th monday’s reason to smile

was about our 9th newest little someone!?!

hasn’t He just always been that kind of amazing?

His timing…even in the things seemingly so insignificantis always…just so absolutely amazing like that!

yes…that’s just always been just so like Him

His planting me right in front of you…His setting us on and leading us all along this sometimes-straight-but-more-times-than-not-twisty-turny path…His filling our arms with all these littles all along the way!

all…and every last little bit of it…just in His most amazingly perfect timing!

and, hey…have i ever told you how grateful i am to be sharing this path…and all these littleswith you?

how very grateful i am that they have you for their dad?

well…i am!

and i’m just hoping you’re feeling so very loved by all these littles today…

these mine…and yours!

‘cause you just so definitely are!

more than these…or any other wordscould ever possibly say!

very sincerely,

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heeeere…chick, chick, chick!

– alex’s image

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