in our home

Summer days, early August 2021

On that note, here are little tidbits of our life lately: More beach days. On our most recent one, Cooper really enjoyed swimming in the lake with us. We're at the point in the season where the water is so much warmer than it was. Still chilly, because it's Lake Michigan, of course, but less of a shocking and more of a refreshing chilly...

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Musings on sunshine and life lately, July 2021

Near-nightly spotting of firefliesA smattering of pink evening clouds in the sky.My little helper, in his mother's helper, helping me bake/cook/transfer chopped veggies/you name it.We are re-watching Downton Abbey for the fourth(?) time through. So dang good...

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Cooper is two! : A family visit and celebrations

The week before Cooper's birthday, my parents, Grandma Donna, and my brother Matt came to visit. We ate carnitas made in the instant pot, and visited. Saturday morning, after breakfast, we spent the bulk of the day outside. Cooper played in the kiddie pool, my parents helped a ton in the yard (thank you, mom and dad!), and Cooper opened his birthday gifts, with much glee...

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What brings me to worship: Life lately, mid-May 2021

Even within my heart and personal life, I have days rife with longing and grief and fear, where tears come easily. I can't speak for you, reader. I won't assume anything about your life right now. But my aim in writing about life's little things is to add a little lightness, if I can...

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Seeing spring everywhere

I have a habit of declaring, "I love _____ (upcoming season)" prior to that actual start of that season. I love winter, I do. But now, it is officially spring, and we've had warm, breezy weather, the kind that makes my soul feel more awake. I bought yellow tulips at the store...

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