Friday, April 26, 2013

Making Space

[thoughts on Sabbath]

"The command is 'Do no work.'
Just make space.
Attend to what is around you.
Learn that you don't have to DO to BE.
Accept the grace of doing nothing.
Stay with it until you stop jerking and squirming."
- Dallas Willard, The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus' Essential Teachings on Discipleship


Some shots from our recent family 'sabbath'.
Thank you to my hubby for planning a lovely time for his girls~

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[a hill of oyster shells]

Window seat
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[befriending the lodge's house cat]

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Smore Smile
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Thursday, April 18, 2013

You Make

"All around
Hope is springing up from this old ground
Out of chaos life is being found in You

You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us."

- Gungor, Beautiful Things

Words that meant much more in light of events in Boston.
Praying for beautiful things to come out of this dust.

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B&W walk
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[from a recent outing to Olympic Sculpture Park]

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


A little expedition to UW.
Start off with a few jumps - check.

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Holding hands

A visit to the Quad - check.

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Noelle ignoring our requests to NOT pluck the flowers - check.

Holding Blossom
Sisters blossom

Hitting up Red Square - check.

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Daddy kiss

Eating sprinkle (Noelle pronounces it 'finkle') ice cream on the Ave - check.


Discovering random pieces of art on campus - check.

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Quality family time - check!

Loved walking the grounds of UW and reminiscing about college days with Tim!
( And Noelle keeps asking for more 'finkle ice cream' ... I think that was the most memorable thing for her lol)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Baking Party

A few shots of Naomi's 6th birthday party taken last month! 
She asked for a baking party and had a blast making pizzas and decorating cupcakes with her friends and family.
She actually drew a picture of what she wanted her apron to look like, even choosing the details like the blue flower and the color red....the look on her face when she saw it in real life was priceless. 

N smiles
N decorates
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Thankful to God for six wonderful years with her~
Tim and I have a bit of heartache at seeing her grow up so fast,
but we are so incredibly grateful for the privilege of being her mommy and daddy.
We love you so much Naomi!


[family photo taken by my brother]

Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Lake

One of our favorite places to go together.

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She always manages to find a stick...

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and get down and dirty in the sand and water...

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...and let's not forget the ducks...
You always ask to feed them..."puh-wease Mommy!!"
But because my worst nightmare
 is to have a thousand hungry birds mobbing us
and pecking our eyes out, 
I always tell you they already ate lunch.
Sorry kiddo. 

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By the way, she told me she was building the "DisneyWand" castle with her pail and shovel.
Love her oh-so-big imagination~

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Can't wait for more sunny days at the Lake with you!