Monday, April 18, 2011


To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour...

William Blake
England 1757-1827

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Words By Eleanor Farjeon
England (1881-1965)

Morning has broken
Like the first morning,
Blackbird has spoken
Like the first bird.
Praise for the singing!
Praise for the morning!
Praise for them, springing
Fresh from the Word!

Sweet the rain's new fall
Sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dewfall
On the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness
of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness
Where his feet pass.

Mine is the sunlight!
Mine is the morning.
Born of the one light
Eden saw play!
Praise with elation,
Praise every morning,
God's re-creation
Of the new day!

Happy Spring to my baby girl, Reesie...a girl who believes the world was made just for her.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Sisters!

Better late than never, is what I always like to say.

Which, unfortunately, is code for:

"What?! It's been 7 months and I still haven't posted about the girls' shared birthday party!"

It must be the warm Spring air giving me the nudge to finally post the girls' party. So without further adieu (and before the girls turn 6 and 8...sigh)....

I present to you, Liv and Holland's birthday celebration:

Tim looks completely honored to hold the pinata for us! It's the only reason he got an invitation :o) Just kiddin' Tim!!!

Reese wants a turn!

Lovely little packages to delight growing hands.

Happy Birthday sweet girls! We love you so much!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


We were incredibly blessed to spend a fun weekend in McCall with friends. It wasn't just fun, it was educational.

For example:

We learned that Reese much prefers to be ON the sled, than off. (that look of horror you see there is actually her inner-adrenaline-junkie's-token-scared-face).

This is Reesie OFF the sled:

We were relieved to discover that Brian's "winter shorts" made it through the snow. Here he takes Reese up for another sled ride.

We also learned that Reese and Liv have similar adrenaline-junkie-token-scared-faces:

As does Adam:

And we were reminded of what an awesome biggest sister Liv is. Here she checks on Reesie after their sled ride. Everyone is happy.

One word of caution: Do not ever, EVER throw a snowball at Brian:

You will lose every time. Reese says, "My dad can beat up your dad!"

Not only will Brian win, he will also stick his tongue out at you. Real mature, buddy. Real mature.

Sledding is MUCH more fun with a scared face.

And with your right arm raised:

And especially while looking cute:

And McCall just isn't McCall unless you're with your friends!


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