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Thankful Tuesday: 8 Years

Christopher, when we were first dating, riding in cars together, my fingers running through the back of your hair (What was I thinking? I barely knew you!), you amazed me. You were the quirkiest boy I’d ever met . You said things like, “Let’s just be cozy and watch a movie.” Cozy? What 23 year old boy says, Let’s ...

Thankful Tuesday: Memorial Day Edition

Parents who will drive eight hours and spend money on a hotel room on the way, just to stay two days with my family Riding bikes (in the street!) with August and feeling the gift of his growing up My dad and August in the backyard, sticking tiny ants under the microscope Bubbles and a baby pool in the grass, bug spray ...

On Sweetness and Mother’s Day

[caption id="attachment_3268" align="aligncenter" width="407" caption="Copyright © 2012 Erin Molloy Photography"][/caption] It’s Mother’s Day morning and last night was one of those up and down kinds of sleeps. Chris and I are at the stage where we go to bed in the unknowing: will the boys sleep all night? Will they ...

Thankful: thunderstorms, parties, and the (lack of) electricity

Oh, I’ve missed big spring thunderstorms in Texas, how they hit at 7:30 at night, the perfect time for mysteriousness when you’re a kid: Right after bathtime, right as you’ve stepped into pajamas. How, when the power goes out, nothing matters anymore. Dishes can’t be done, chores can’t be completed. There is only ...

Tomato Thankful

This bright red tomato just picked from our garden. On the last day of April??? (I can’t get over the weirdness of this. I know I may be from Texas, but Amarillo and Austin are 500 miles away from each other. That equals two very different climates. See here and here if you want to be nerdy about it. And after being a ...

Dishes and Litany and all that Beauty

[caption id="attachment_3386" align="aligncenter" width="335" caption="keepcalmgallery.com via Pinterest"][/caption] I live in the litany of the putting away. The clean dishes go onto shelves, forks and knives and cups and bowls. And the boys are waiting for their food, always waiting for food. I move from fridge to stove to ...

Dirty House Thankful

[caption id="attachment_3051" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="catchingfireflies.com via Pinterest"][/caption]   Come and listen, all you who fear God, and I will tell you what He has done for me. (Psalm 66:14) For the prayer book I've been following for the past few weeks (The Divine Hours: Prayers for ...