"God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him."
(1 Jn 4:16)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~


I like seeing Our Lady's crown (a.k.a. 'love in a mist') and Our Lady's pincushion (a.k.a. 'scabiosa') when I step out our front door.


Our little boy was very happy to open his birthday presents. He was even happier to get his own rake, push broom, and angle broom. The brooms are similar in quality to adult brooms only smaller. Finnian and Elizabeth like using them too. We purchased the presents from for small hands. I am happy to have these child-size tools in the house again.

Our son was also very happy that his siblings decorated the sides of his cake with jelly beans. Our little boy saw cupcakes decorated with jelly beans in one of our cookbooks and said that he wanted them for his birthday. However, I wasn't up for making a cake, let alone decorating cupcakes, and so I compromised. We bought a cake and jelly beans, and the children took care of the rest.


Our little boy thought that we could hear and speak with his grandpa on the phone. He also thought that his grandpa could see his birthday card through the phone. "I got a card. See."


No matter what a child is given, the box in which the present arrives is always one of his favorite gifts.

round button chicken


  1. Lovely flowers. Right now we have a huge box in our family room - it's a "submarine". It's funny but true that boxes outrank toys!!

    1. Thank you. You have to smile when it comes to children's imaginations. :)


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