Thursday, August 1, 2013

{phfr} My First Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real

round button chicken

Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~ with the lovely ladies at Like Mother, Like Daughter!


The little ones are always picking me flowers.
Family picture taken by my lovely, talented sister-in-law @ my mom's wedding. 

Happy Oliver covered in pudding.
Lucy lost her first tooth!


Oliver falls asleep at lunch about once a week.
Elizabeth & Sophia being silly.

Lots of green beans from the garden.

Plenty of cucumbers, zucchini, and yellow squash too.

Really scary and really messy. A loose peg fell out of the top shelf in the cabinet above the bar. Oliver had just been on the counter and I took him down, then everything came crashing down. Thanking God that no one was hurt! 


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Give it ALL to God?

This video from Kimberly Hahn really makes me stop and think. Please take 4 minutes to watch it. Thanks to Elizabeth Foss for sharing it.

Like a big hand upside the head! SMACK! Oh, yes! Everything I am blessed with is from God.

A few weeks ago we were reading Gabriel's religion book. The chapter discussed how God should be #1 in our lives and it led to a fruitful discussion. Gabriel was struggling with that concept and said, "Sometimes I feel like I love my toys and playing more than I love God." I tried to explain to him that when you're young (and even older, but that's another post) it's easy to sort of forget about God until you need something or are hurt or scared or whatever. We talked about how God gives us everything we have, even toys, so it's important to thank Him and remember that we wouldn't have anything without Him. He asked me if we could try harder to say morning prayers everyday. This is a must do. Our days are so much better when we make time for God first.