Month: May 2020

“May I have some strawberries, please, Miss Eliza?”

“May I have some strawberries, please, Miss Eliza?”

Anna and Eliza started making an opera cake* yesterday and finished it today. They wanted to have a tea party, Regency Era-style. I had to record this for posterity. Some day their daughters will enjoy seeing these photos and hearing about their sisters having so 

Weeds in the garden of family love

Weeds in the garden of family love

I was out for my daily garden visit, when it was still the cool of a summer morning, and I noticed again all the little green sprouts that had started to emerge from the rich soil that was getting lots of sun and water. Some 

Moostache

Moostache

Once upon there was a moose with an absurdly long mustache. He couldn’t figure out what to do with it until one day he meets…another moose (read: love at first sight) whose hairdo was ridiculously large and bouffant-y.

I dare you to read this children’s book and not smile. It’s sooo much fun!

My friend Khristine sent Moosetache (by Margie Palatini, illustrated by Henry Cole) to me years ago after she discovered it and loved reading it to her numerous crew. Our family has enjoyed it ever since.

A blank fridge door

A blank fridge door

“Something there is that doesn’t love a fridge door always covered.” OK, so that is a rediculously misquoted line from a great poem by Robert Frost. But you get where I’m coming from, right? Sometimes you just want to walk into the kitchen and see 

2019 Flower Garden

2019 Flower Garden

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December. James M. Barrie Now that I have created a page on which to gather my posts about gardening, I wanted to put this document here to record what I planted in the flower 

“Daughter”

“Daughter”

I was so touched by this video that Lane showed us after church at home today. Being a member of a family, I have experienced the need both to repent of my mistakes as a daughter, sister, wife, and mother, and the gift of being forgiven by and forgiving family members. While this movie doesn’t explicitly discuss repentance and forgiveness, it demonstrates it, which is even better.

Aren’t repentance and forgive the best gifts ever we could give or receive for Mother’s Day?

May 2020 Books

May 2020 Books

The books I’ve put out on display for May reflect what we love to celebrate in May. This month is always a celebration of our mothers and grandmothers and all other women who have nurtured us and impacted our lives for good. It’s also a 

I Want to Say Something 🙋🏼‍♀️

I Want to Say Something 🙋🏼‍♀️

I woke up this morning late. The sleep medication that I’ve been taking the last 3 weeks–which was for the first 2.5 weeks utterly transformative and miraculous feeling by allowing me to sleep again–hasn’t been working as well. This has left me feeling anxious, almost