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On Friendship and God’s Bounty

It’s been five years since we moved three thousand miles from the western suburbs of Philadelphia to San Francisco. My husband’s company needed him to help launch a new product: We’d be transferred to California for two years, and then we’d be back. Just a little adventure, they said. Five years later, our ...

Hold on for one more daaaaaay…

How many times did I cry this weekend? Ummmmm. Let me count the ways... There was Friday afternoon when it was almost time to leave for soccer practice and I needed to make a meal for my friend and her family and the way too cold refrigerator (It's broken. Who has time to get it fixed?) froze the LETTUCE. The salad was ...

Thankful Tuesday: Adjustment and the Hope of Normal

[caption id="attachment_4915" align="aligncenter" width="516"] Yes, these are the empty (Empty!) boxes in our hallway...[/caption] Today is election day in the US and I know a good blogger would have something really meaningful to say about that. But today, I’m going to have to send you elsewhere for your meaningful ...

Thankful Tuesday: Newness and Hope

After a day spent texting and checking on East coast friends and family, what a sweet thing to wake up and find all are safe. Also, the house we own (and rent out) in Philadelphia did not flood! (With its flooded past, that is a miracle, friends.) My sister-in-law Michelle's facebook posts. Love that girl. (PS She's ...

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 ...

Checking In…

[caption id="attachment_4320" align="aligncenter" width="497"] At the park after church this past Sunday...[/caption] Friends! I miss you guys. It’s very weird to go through a week and keep all my deep thoughts to myself. It’s probably a good practice in non-vanity. (No, every thought is not deserving of daily blog ...

Thankful Tuesday: East Coast Trip Recap

We’re home! It was a sweet trip. And it was long (two weeks!). We left my mother-in-law’s house yesterday morning at 5:30 and showed up at our house in Austin by 1:30 in the (Very Hot) afternoon. Here’s what I’m thankful for: My boy turned four years old on Sunday. He woke up certain he was bigger (which I’m ...