on generosity of spirit

31 . January . 2011

tom has it in spades.


we’re smitten.


the morning’s words

31 . January . 2011

if you look at people they will either look
at you or away from you.

but if you look at the sky,
usually they will look to see what you are looking at.

more is caught than taught.

-polly berends, gently lead
via cjl’s dad; thankyou.


and tim’s ending words from
last night’s sermon are
hanging in the air of my heart,

‘look to the Jesus
who spent his final moments
on the cross
for his


and jonathan read the
morning’s scripture,
psalm 116

v 7, return to your rest, my soul,
for the LORD has been good to you.


and from little bee
just before bedtime
last night,

‘…because now she held the
telephone receiver in her own hand.
she was whispering into it
in some language that sounded like
butterflies drowning in honey.

good morning, san diego!


edinburgh to nyc

29 . January . 2011

they’re here!!

teaching them cannibal scrabble
after a 7-hr plane flight
and j still whooped up on us.


28 . January . 2011

because we need
this. specific. snowball.
in the backyard.


28 . January . 2011

e.r. visit last night.

broken collarbone for nathan.

such a trooper.



28 . January . 2011

2:6 of my family
has now met
little mister micah.

i’m dying for my turn.

can’t wait for you to come home, sweetpea + mommy.

snowy r+r

28 . January . 2011

stockpiling ammunition

henry’s favorite pastime

we packed both sets of stairs
with snow for the ramp/slide effect
and then the boys stood on the
sleds (see where E is?) and
surfed down,

or sl(ed)urfed, as it were.

the ipad + a splitter = love

making ‘little engine that could’
storyboard + puppets



jane, bets, lyd, checed, karis, erenei + caroline
enjoy a little ‘toy story 3’
after rounds of backyard snowplay.

and can i tell you about
ava’s famous carnita-tacos for lunch?

tortillas, succulent mexican roasted meat, + cheese,

henry: these are amazing
ava: oh, they’re easy, sweetie.
henry: you should tell us all your secrets, then,
’cause this is awesome.