Saturday, December 31, 2011

fav gift . . .

that i received ~

sweet thoughtful jacob told my mom that i needed a new recipe box

i didn't realized how right on he was!
it was a perfect gift

i should have taken a before shot!

it was even better when he saw me organizing, sorting, copying 
all those papers into this nice concise box

that we gave ~

a yearly memory box
my inspiration . . . or should i say pinspiration ;)

a sort of journal
but not a journal!

a card for each day of the year
add the year and
jot down an idea, thought, note, 
just one line about the day

year after year do it again
next year and the following years it will be a treasure to read

happy new year!

in this way they will lay up treasure for themselves 
as a firm foundation for the coming age,
so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.

1 timothy 6:19

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

five friday favs

i sometimes feel like i actually know the people in her books
not thrilled with where the main characters are headed
but i sure love the book anyway

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warm temperatures this week
i know i know
most are longing for cold & snow
but not me
i'm happier this way

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our 2nd annual visit to 
Spring Arbor
thankful the boys didn't complain
they weren't eager to go 
but they sure didn't drag their feet either
both years we've gotten back home & been so glad we went

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romans 12:2

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

the rest of the days of Christmas

i know i know, i let all 3 of you down!  
haha  here they are:

this was so fun

Friday, December 16, 2011

five friday favs

love this cute little local store
so glad wendy told me about it
you definitely should go
i even walked in there w/ 4 boys!
and wasn't kicked out
instead each one was greeted 
with a little bag of old fashioned candy
they sat on the floor & ate their treats
while i browsed around
fun stuff
great prices
tell them i sent ya

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completely hooked on some yummy creamer
thanks a lot sommer

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Christmas Lunch
w/ my north run gals
absolutely cherish these ladies & our friendships

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festive marshmallows
so many choices
gingerbread, candy cane, etc.
extra fun for boys' hot cocoa treat

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peanut butter balls
are very hard to share
but both of the boys got 1 in their lunch box today

Friday, December 9, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011