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Thanksgiving in their words…

This is a repost from last Thanksgiving. But how can I not post it again? [caption id="attachment_2320" align="aligncenter" width="500"] "Country Home" by suziebeezie (Pinterest via Andrea Duffy)[/caption]   "It is impossible to give thanks and simultaneously feel fear." -Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts   "[The] dinner ...

One Last Moving Day Post

We’re moving today. Are you so sick of me saying that? Me too. So, in honor of my mind and tasks being elsewhere, I’m giving you a hodgepodge of things I’m thinking about today:   The best things about eight weeks in two separate temporary homes: August finally getting to experience his dream come true: Stairs ...

Thankful Tuesday: Dumpling Kings, Trader Joes, Little Boy Bow Ties, etc.

How do I count the ways this week? Old friends and the goodness of being “home” at our church in San Francisco A cozy, clean, comfortable temporary home My first trip back to the glory that is Trader Joe's. (I’ve missed you in my life TJ’s!) Texts and invitations and play dates and no time to sit around feeling ...

Septemberish Bookish Sweetness

[caption id="attachment_4467" align="aligncenter" width="400"] image via Tamara Murphy at Pinterest[/caption] These past six weeks haven’t been my most productive times of reading. Too many nights spent emailing preschools and watching the Olympics and worrying about things I shouldn’t be worrying about. But I have been ...

Why I’m afraid to tell you where we’re going on vacation

[caption id="attachment_4446" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Florence, Italy at sunset (via romanticplaces.tumblr.com)[/caption] On September 19, Chris and I are going to Italy. Without our kids. And we’re going for ten days. There, I said it. I’ve been so afraid to tell you and there are a lot of reasons: One, I’m ...

What’s saving my life this week.

This week my friend Sarah Bessey asked the question at her blog: What’s saving your life right now? [caption id="attachment_4259" align="aligncenter" width="428"] Pawpaw and Memaw, with my aunt Rita in 1947[/caption] Grief is a strange thing, isn’t it? It’s so deep and wild and untamable. And it wakes up whenever it ...

Thankful Tuesday: Birthdays, Bookshelves, Old/New friends, Green Drink, and on and on…

  [caption id="attachment_4127" align="aligncenter" width="329" caption="Joy by Marc Johns (via Joy Cho on Pinterest)"][/caption] You know that problem you have when you show up at a new friend’s house and you head straight to their bookshelf, because you can’t help it even though you know it’s nosy and possibly ...