November 24, 2011 →
Thanksgiving is here already. Even on Monday of this week my brain was still in denial over the nearness of the holiday season, but it has indeed arrived! We are still at home in Maryland….
Today was a very full day. We gathered with family and friends at my in-laws house for some delicious food, and lots of loud, enthusiastic conversation. Laughter, good natured arguments and…
Great Adventure. Part 4ish? →
I am so behind. By now, anyone who cares has probably heard the complete tale of all that is going on thus far in our Great Adventure. I will try to be brief and bring its written form up to date…
Linking up with Leslie and Anna’s CrazyJoy Photo Challenge! Their word this week is “Us.” As Autumn officially declares it’s arrival with cool breezes and falling leaves, I am reminicing over…
God is GOOD. All the time. For Real. →
Taking yet another pause from trying to catch up with this story of ours. There is so much going on in the current NOW that I feel like I can’t write down because I have not caught up on what has…
The Leap into the Great Adventure (Part 3 of the... →
On September 19th, things went majorly downhill at work for Ryan. Majorly. Again, no words can adequately convey the awful that went down. Short: Supervisor (who has long displayed that she is…
Leilani Lesson number 16 →
Sometimes everything Leilani does is frustrating. Everything that I need to do must get done Now, and she would rather step on my projects, cry till I hold her and throw my folded laundry…
Oh dear. It has been a month. →
How on earth is it almost September? I have majorly slacked in recording our past few weeks. The summer is nearly over, and everyone is talking about fall. Halloween decorations and craft ideas…
At last... Beach pictures. →
Way back in June, we went to Ocean City for the beginning of our summer festivities. Ryan and Leilani and I went down on a Sunday, and were joined on Tuesday by Ryan’s cousins and their…
Mike and Becca's Wedding →
On the 26th of June, two good friends of ours got married! It was such a fun day, Ryan and Leilani and I all got to participate in the wedding. Ryan and I were in the wedding party and Leilani was…
Dear Squirrels, →
You are dispicable rodents of great mischief, and I no longer harbor fondness for you in my heart. I used to say that if I was one day forced to become an animal, I would be a squirrel. You were a…
Excuses Excuses. →
I have an excuse for my long slacking inability to blog. I am forever lamenting my various and sundry computer/camera issues, but about a month or so ago, they got worse. Long story short, two of…
Mother's Day →
We woke up nice and late on Mother’s Day and headed off to breakfast. But I was determined to get some adorable Mommy/Daughter photos first. Leilani was determined not to participate in…
Be Thou My Vision →
Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart; Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art. Thou my best Thought, by day or by night, Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light. Be Thou my Wisdom,…
A Day Like Any Other →
Today was a day like any other day. I woke up, safe and warm, to take care of my baby. She woke up simply because she had rested enough and she wanted to play. I swept my hardwood floors,…
A Friend of Fair Weather
Oh man. When will the rain be over? Why must it be rainy and humid and gross? Why does it do this on the weekend? Complain, complain. But we are starting summer off with lots of hydration that will hopefully keep us from drought, and my friend’s dry eyes feel better in wet air. So rain, you can hang out for as long as your are scheduled to. After that though, Mr. Sun bettah come out to...
Justice and Mercy →
Osama bin Laden was killed early today. Huge. This guy was responsible for the slaughter of countless men, women and children. He was the face of terrorism. As “Public Enemy Number One,” his…
Yesterday, I got to be a grandkid for the first time in… years. Many of them. I dug in the dirt with my sister, squished spiders and worms, planted bushes, and got mud under my nails. Then we went inside to have grilled cheese and chicken noodle soup. The white bread, american cheese and saltwater with noodles variety. And we split a coke and had iceacream after. It was all delicious, made...
So I used to have plans...
Involving outside and perhaps the acquisition of some iced tea and sushi. But now that plan melted due to Abi other people having boring things to do important plans that conflicted with mine. Now there is a magnificent day waiting outside, with no plans. I am still going to wear a sun dress.
Favorite dinner of the moment: Chickpea Curry! →
So. Easy. SO Delicious! I have finally learned how to make rice in a skillet. It is a big deal. I realize that the whole world has been doing it this way forever, but I grew up in a…
Great giveaway on Cakies' blog! →
Makes my mornin... →
Upcycled pallet garden. Amaaaazing! →
Springs' Ah Commin. Sorta. →
She is the goshamolly cutest thang out there. And she has amazing hair.Have I mentioned how cute this little lady is?
Today is good.
Its nice out, the baby is napping, I am about to be cleaner than I am currently, and my free trial of Netflix has revealed Psych, the Office and Pushing Daisies to all be available for streaming during lunch, which will be delicious. Today is good.
Praying for Valentina. →
My aunt is from Belarus, where her family lives. I was fortunate enough to meet her sister and mom a few years back in England, where we were all vacationing for two weeks. Recently, her sister…
How to Make Peace →
"You lay Your hand upon me..." →
When we lay Leilani down in her bed, we make sure to rest our hands on her back so that as she settles in her sleep, she feels our presence, and knows she is safe and that we are with her.
You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge...– Psalm 139:5-6
I got myself an attitude readjustment. →
Today is March 16th. It marks the hardest year of my life to date. A year full of hard work, dying to self, discouragement and complaining and that overwhelmedicanthandleitanymore feeling. I was reflecting on that. Cause I am a downer. But then I said to myself, “Self. Snap outta it.” And this song happened. And then I remembered (cause I forget sometimes when I am being a downer) that...
Ashok: Psalm 103 →
ashok051: 1Bless the LORD, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. 2Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; 3Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; 4Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and…
I am a bad mom.
Little child is crawling across the floor eating crumbs. I figure, nothing is big enough to choke her, and the likelihood of it being poisonous is rare. So I do not get up to go dig crumb out of her mouth. *sigh*
I wanna learn how to make things from concrete. →
Some of last week in pictures. →
My new little cousin, Elsa-Anne, at her baby shower A sunny Sunday at the playground Swingin with Daddy Whee!
A National Pasture? →
Brilliant. Also, manure. But still, brilliant.
One has to realize that strength does not come from how well one feels or how rested one is. One must realize that strength can only come from One place, and most certainly not from oneself. That is all. Except to say that the word “one” now no longer seems like a real word.
Her First Sentance:
“Bye, Bye beh buh.” Which means “Bye Bye belly button.” Yes. I am proud.
Static Cling, Be Gone! →
Lei has a delicious, soft fluffy pile of fleece pajamas that I am jealous of. Some snap, some zip, but all are easy and comfy and warm. Her room gets chilly at night during the winter, and these…
Is what outside is doing. I am watching the grass reappear again. Hey winter, ready to call it quits? It’s time to start making me miss you. I can’t miss you if you won’t leave. I know it is February, but early departures make the missing come faster, unlike overstaying your welcome. Just sayin.
windychimes: Ezekiel 36:26 ” A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.” I need it.
The Post in Which I Record a Pile of Leilani. Just... →
How does one baby-proof a book shelf? No clue. The number of times I have had to put our wall of books back together is climbing into the thousands, I am sure. It gets sloppier…
Leilani after last night's dinner. →
The Beauty of Cardboard Boxes →
Calvin and Hobbes was my favorite comic. Probably still is if I had to pick a favorite. They always had the best box, and they knew how to use it. Calvin knew how to play….
A Stream of Leilani →
Leilani, you are just 4 days from turning 11 months. Eleven. ELEVEN months. How on earth is this possible? You are a rambunctious speed crawling little lady who rarely seems to slow down. As your…
Birthday Invite →
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My name is Ruth, but sometimes I am called Mama, Tuba, Mrs. and Poof. I wanted to introduce myself because I find you attractive. Why? You have a tendency to contain Blurbs. I think in Blurbs quite frequently, so I see we have something in common. I am currently in a committed relationship with Blogger. Committed, but sadly, somewhat distanced. We don’t communicate often. I am revealing this...