20 February 2012

In Happy Expectation!

Yahoooo! My brother and his sweet wife are (both) expecting their first! Happy, happy days.

14 February 2012

Potted Spring At the Front Door

Do you have the spring itch to start planting yet? I kind of do ...

08 February 2012

Operation Healthy Snack

It's a hefty snack if not a full-on lunch. Hummus and pea-pods, apple slices and smoked gouda cheese. Dip the peas and pair the apple and cheese. So good I'd almost give up pie.


06 February 2012

A Stack of New Towels and Happy Thoughts

Tomorrow we celebrate our anniversary. Fourteen years. And if we count those sweet courting days, we mark 20 years together. Twenty! What a unique joy to already have so much history with each other.

After some frank discussions about the state of our bath linens, we decided it was truly time for some new towels! Bath towels that are fourteen years old, ripped, frayed, and dingy as all get-out? Mmmhmm. New white towels are a celebratory luxury indeed.

With a twinkle and a smirk, Pops told me he feels like a king using these new towels. And I love that about him.

03 February 2012

No Greater Joy

The Sunday before last, my children chose to be baptized. Oh happy, happy day.

Little Jane was the one who led the way. She's been asking to be baptized for several months now. What do you say when your 6 year-old begs you to be baptized? Yes! You say yes!

On the eve of her baptism, Peter and Lucette decided now was them time for them, too. And the three of them shared the day together. A shared memory made of declaring who their life belonged to. What a gift for us all.

Pops did the "dunking" as Jane labeled it. And before he did so, he read the verse we chose for each of them when they were just babes in arms:

Peter -
"Speak Lord, for your servant is listening" 1 Samuel 3:10

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights" James 1:17

Jane -
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God" Matthew 5:8

And the verse on my heart that day? 
"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth"
3 John 1:4