the bigs have been spending most of their days
consuming books
and i couldn’t be more thrilled about that.

and K and F are forming a really special bond.

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit,
if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you.
Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ
does not belong to him

Romans 8:9

3681. a moment to process it all
3682. the wind sweeping through our house
3683. mini ice cream cones
3684. gigantic bowls of ice cream
3685. towels + suits drying in the backyard


i am trying as hard as i possibly can
to soak up these moments.

it proves to be a challenge,
as the laundry
and the dishes
and the to do piles
and the phone calls
beg for my attention.

but today?
today i’m soaking her up.

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world
and forfeit his soul?
Mark 8:36

3676. a dark night
3677. nothing in the mail needing my attention
3678. chocolate
3679. a moment in between two sad kiddos
3680. cards with the bigs outside


boy, have i missed being on here.
lots of life is being lived
but i just can’t seem to document it all quite yet.

little F is growing so quickly…
much faster than i ever remember any of my babies growing
and it tugs on my heartstrings
because this is especially not how things were with L.
not at all.
and i’m seeing that more clearly with each new day.

L has one more day of school
and then we will all officially be on summer vacation.

i can’t wait.

the break from the hustle and bustle
is just what we all need.

For the mountains may depart

    and the hills be removed,

but my steadfast love shall not depart from you,

    and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,”

    says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

Isaiah 54:10

3671. jumping outside
3672. L waking up from his nap
3673. the loveliest of lighting
3674. new haircuts for almost all
3675. walking in the rain