on Hope for the Weary {new} Mom: chapter 1

**edited to add: This week, June 12-18, I am hosting an online book/Bible study on Hope for the Weary Mom – I’ll be posting from one chapter each day from the point of view of the new mom. If that’s not the group for you, click here to find another...

on the Harvest Table: Asparagus Bundles

This was a super simple addition to our grilled pork chop supper last week. See, you can make harvest recipes even when it’s 80* outside! =) Asparagus Bundlesfrom the Harvest Table,by Gooseberry Patch one bunch thin asparagus spears, trimmed to 6inches1-2 T....
Arugula Salad & Baked Pears

Arugula Salad & Baked Pears

Oh friends… this recipe from the The Harvest Table, was soooo good! It was a chilly day here in Minnesota and this cool weather recipe really hit the spot. I can just see savoring the creamy gorgonzola and nutty pecans in October, when there’s really a nip...

on finding balance

I’ve wanted to do a ‘day in the life’ post where I document most of what The Boy and I do over the course of a day. I think would look all chunked together, like this: 4:00 – wake, nurse the Boy, fall back asleep 7:30 – get up, nurse,...

on our fifth anniversary

We celebrated quietly, with grandma babysitting we slipped out to a bookstore, perusing the shelves then coming together for a piece of cheesecake. We laughed throughout the day as we remembered what we were doing at that very time on that very day 5 years earlier:...

on Mother’s Day 2012

In lots of ways, it was a typical Sunday. We went to church, got a coffee treat on the way home, made brunch, took naps, grilled outside, had bath and bed… But today was a little different. morning snuggles. Today I was a mom on Mother’s Day. my babies =)...

on identity: five minute friday

Sweet Lisa-Jo hosts a weekly linkup at the Gypsy Mama called 5 minute Friday. That’s exactly what you do – write for ‘five minutes flat {on the given topic} – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking’. And right now, Sam is asleep so...

on prayer

Samuel, sweet darling Sam, I have prayed for you for years. I will pray over you for years to come – all of your years, I will be covering you in prayer. As your mother, I worry about your everything – are you breathing happy hungry sleepy cold – and...

on being (in)RealLife

This weekend, I went to a virtual beach house with nearly 30 other women. We savored chocolate cupcakes and drank hot coffee. We put our feet up, scooted together on couches, shared blankets, laughed and cried. ———- Every day, posts from (in)courage...

thanks, an admission, and playing outside

Thank you all for the kind words of encouragement and praise that you left on my last post. You blessed me. The concept of Sam being miniscule and strong, and my grandpa going into fullness of life at the same time has floored me since I realized its occurrence. God,...

hands

**warning: this post contains pictures, raw and beautiful, of my grandpa as he was dying** A year ago this week, my dear grandpa went Home. I held his hand and sobbed with my husband as grandpa’s soul left the shell his body had become. Grandpa had celebrated...

everyday miracles

My friends at LoveFeast Table are having a party today to celebrate their new Gathered Thoughts box, and I’m one of the ‘hostesses’. Join us at the table! I can’t help but drink in my new baby boy. His fingers, toes, belly button, round tongue,...
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