Life

The beginning

I have a loosely woven idea of what this space may become—mostly encouragements I'd like to share and my thoughts. These things are more than just ideas, but rather, the grout holding together the more concrete pieces of our lives. I aim to give them more of a presence on this blog. Ideally, this space will be evidence of several things close to my heart, primarily, my love for Jesus and His daily, sustaining work in my life...

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Spring thoughts

Everything around us is waking up, and I'm loving it. We fit in a little coffee and farmer's market date last Saturday morning (psst—see the shorts and sandals?! Truth be told it was a bit cold for how we were dressed, but we decided it was worth it for our morale). The market offered just the beginnings of spring produce—lettuce and spinach, mostly, but we did find some local eggs for a great price.A few other spring(y) things: I can't stop listening to Nickel Creek , arguably my favorite band in high school, they're back with a new album and a tour after a seven year hiatus...

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These weekends

We just went to our first wedding of the season (congratulations, Bryson and Rachel!), and the next few weeks will be filled with many more of the best kinds of celebrations—weddings, birthdays, and get-togethers.  We spent last weekend celebrating Mother's day with his parents. Puppy snuggles are so therapeutic—especially when they want to spend most of the day on someone's lap or in someone's arms. They especially love Nicholas (and I love that)...

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Full and wonderful days

Happy Memorial day! We're spending today recovering and catching up from a long (but oh-so-good!) weekend.  Lots of laundry, leftover-eating, meal planning, paperwork-type tasks on the to-do list, and it feels good to have a chance to write something in this space :)Some snapshots from our week(end)—Today's lunch : fried eggs (from Grandpa and Grandma DeVries!) + roasted sweet potatoes (leftovers) + guacamole + corn chips. The more I cook, the more enthused I become about leftovers, and how versatile they can be.  We ate so much good food this weekend, but a lot of it fit into the "special occasion food" category, so it will be good to re-calibrate with more veggies and whole foods this week...

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On patience

The Lord has been pressing patience into my heart lately.  We're looking forward to a big (and good) transition in the next few months. I'll write more about it soon, but for now, we're preparing our hearts and praying lots about the puzzle pieces involved in a move. Typically, I'm not an anxious person, but the last few months I've felt anxiety creeping in at times...

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