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Our Life In Pictures, May 11 – 17, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

(the Baby Robins have left the nest – this one was having a bit of trouble getting over the fence).

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Tate loves to hike,

He likes to stop and smell the flowers (and leaves, and even sticks ;)!!

When he gets tired, he just hitches a ride with Pop ;)!!

Sunday, May 14, 2017 (Mother's Day)

Monday, May 15, 2017

He also loves glasses

and swimming, too ;)!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Our Life In Pictures – May 4 – 10, 2016

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017

We are so, so proud of our son! If we had gotten to hand pick him ourselves, we couldn't have chosen a more perfect kid ;)!!!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The babies are growing fast, they're already standing up in the nest and flapping their wings ;)!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017



Our Life In Pictures – April 27 – May 3, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

(just waiting for a warm, sunny day to be transplanted to their new home)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Every year, a robin builds a nest on top of our shed door. We get such a kick out of watching the whole process from the babies hatching to them taking off for their first flight. This year, she has three babies:)!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Sometimes things don't turn out the way I picture them in my head – so I get to spend some quality time with my seam ripper ;)



Our Life In Pictures – April 13 – 19, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017



P.S. I mentioned when I started these Life in Pictures posts, that I thought it would be a great way for me to slow down and really savor the little things in life. And, it's turned out that taking the time each week to sort through all of the pictures I take of the little moments in our lives has brought a lot of joy, so many smiles, and a deeper experience of gratitude than I had anticipated (even more so than the written/daily gratitude journal I keep).

Anyway, I was listening to a book on Audible today, "The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less" by Barry Schwartz, and he said something that made me think of these "Life" posts, and I thought I'd pass it along to you all.

He said that people who "experience and express gratitude" regularly:

1) are physically healthier;

2) are more optimistic about the future;

3) feel better about their lives than those who don't;

4) are more alert;

5) are more enthusiastic;

6) are more energetic; and

7) are more likely to achieve their personal goals.

See, the thing is life is crazy busy for all of us. We are so busy rushing from one thing to another, it's really easy to forget that there are hundreds of moments, encounters, and little things that happen each day that are good, happy, smile-worthy – ya know – little mini blessings (a husband's helping hand, a grandchild's smile, chocolate - yummm, Hello Kitty pink duct tape wrapped garden tools, pretty fabric, sewing, having your quilt frame right next to your washer and dryer, watching two of your favorite people enjoy a bedtime snack . . . ). And, when we forget all those little things that we're missing because we're so busy, life can look start to look really crappy. But, when we take the time to stop and look, well – life's full of little miracles. In fact, it's pretty amazing, and maybe that's why gratitude is so good for us.

Hey, does gratitude for gratitude count? ;)

Our Life In Pictures – March 23 – 29, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

(Impromptu Relaxing Trilogy Movie Day ;)

Monday, March 27, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Our son, Alec was admitted to The University of Missouri Law School in Columbia – his dream come true! We are over the moon excited for him! I spent the afternoon cooking up a Celebration Dinner of Blackened Chicken Alfredo (one of his favorites)

and a Boston Cream Pie for dessert (the closest dessert I could do in MU colors of black and gold ;)!

I also spent much of the afternoon crying, because he will be moving so far away from home, and we're going to miss him terribly (and, of course worry about him, too)! Strange, that a heart can be so over-joyed, and yet so deeply sad all at the same time.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

I started embroidering these darling bunny tea towels today. This Vintage Pattern was originally printed December 19, 1948 – it's such fun to be stitching something that women nearly 70 years ago were also stitching ;)!



Our Life In Pictures – March 9 – 15, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017 (for our date night this week, he took me to see La La Land ;)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

It's a Baby Sister for these two Big Brothers! (I don't think they knew what to make of all the excitement and cheers from the crowd ;)!