Wednesday, October 14, 2015

these days

these days, I'm,

- wanting badly to blog again, to record our days and count our blessings; wondering if I'll have the time or motivation to continue to do so
- grieving the loss of my dear Dad and breathing "to live is Christ, to die is gain".
- rejoicing at the recent wedding of my littlest sister, thankful for a new brother and heartbroken that Dad didn't make it.
- cutting out as much extraneous "stuff" as I possibly can and trying to focus on what counts
- in the groove of a new school year with wonderful students who are making beautiful art
- enjoying my ninth year of marriage with the one I still can't get enough of and excitedly planning and saving up for a celebration of our 10th.
- doing yet a little more schooling with Levi and enjoying (almost) every minute ;), finding endless inspiration from Charlotte Mason
- listening to Magnolia laugh and say new words and mimic everything she hears and sees from her beloved older brother
- spending as much time outside as possible and soaking up October; the blushing trees, golden light, crisp air.
- thankful for this season of slowing, simplifying, cloistering in.


  1. I´m so sorry for your dad!
    Beautiful pictures of my favorite season of the year. Enjoy your days with family and stuff what counts ;-)
    Greeting from Prague in Europe.

  2. Welcome back! On a whim, I checked your blog today. Almost didn't, since it's been so long, and I really wasn't expecting to see anything. I'm thrilled you posted just yesterday! Your pictures and words bring beauty into my day. Also, we need to go apple picking.

  3. So good to see you! I've been trying to get to your blog for months now and it's been private :( So glad to see you are back again!