“focus” report

Although I haven’t written anything about it, I have been working hard on my “one word” for 2010: FOCUS. I determined when I picked this word that I would focus on different things each month so that I wouldn’t be overwhelmed with all I wanted to focus on this year. I mean, seriously, you can’t…

Valentine’s Day

I kind of skipped over Valentine’s Day…and I really shouldn’t do that because it’s one of my favorite holidays. There’s nothing like having a whole day to reflect on how full your heart is. And mine is SO full. I adore my friends. I adore my growing-up family:(This is a super cheesy picture we took…

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pre-Christmas

We do gingerbread houses each year before Christmas. It’s fun for all of us, but I must say that the person who loves it most is our candy-holic:In her book, the more candy you can stick on there any which-way, the better. Just drench that gingerbread in the sugary goodness.This year we did our decorating…

love/hate relationship

I have a love/hate relationship with blog comments. Of course, I think it’s human nature to love to get feedback. And I couldn’t be more thankful for so many great connections out there I never would have had if not through the blog world. Through blog comments people virtually “wrapped their arms around us” when…

highlights from home

Dear Dave, Since you are fifteen hours ahead of me on the other side of the world safely engaged in all that tomorrow holds (I hope not too much fish-eyeball soup) and I can’t reach you, let me just fill you in on some of the highlights from home: Elle and Grace almost set of…

craziness

When I had my big epiphany to “choose the best part” for this year I felt like I was choosing my family. I was committed to put my family before everything else. And it felt good. I had grand visions of what would happen after I made my first big “choice” this year: Take a…

“morning”

This is my new favorite picture:I have titled it “Morning” because, blurry and all, this so epitomizes the mornings for Lu when we’re not rushing out somewhere. Crazy pony-tails, favorite Christmas jammies, and serious concentration on Littlest Pet Shop. And I guess it has to be accompanied with these other ones…Take note of the bread…

Boston (part three)

For the past week I’ve been blown away every time I drive into our neighborhood. It’s finally Fall in the desert, and the colors make me so happy:I know it’s nothing compared to back East, and this is right after they just raked up all the gorgeous leaves on the ground (I wish they’d leave…

thick air

We had the best lesson at church on Sunday. It was about enjoying all the quiet moments…well…making time for those quiet moments, even if they’re in the middle of complete chaos. I love when it closes in on Christmas how the air seems to thicken as the Spirit start to seep in.…if you let it….