bon voyage, big apple

27 . July . 2011

see you in september,
sweet city of ours.

kj + co.


on friendship

27 . July . 2011

20 hrs with stacy?


and now i have 200+
follow-up questions from
that sweetest day of


guest reader,
‘all of a kind family’

knows how to play along
with a prank.

ye olde bug-in-ice-cube trick.

she drank the
‘iced’ tea
all down.

to their
sheer, scandalous

‘but godliness with contentment
is great gain.’
1 timothy 6:6

10 A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.

17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.

20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.

23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

the boys are home from camp

24 . July . 2011

after drawing ‘welcome home’
signs @ starbucks school,
we rounded out the
par-tay with balloons,
gag gifts
(fake spider in the ice cube +
fake bloody finger bandage)
tasty dinner eats
(aka. tacos).

they’re home,
we’re complete.


ps –
we had to pull the old
with the shopping cart
seat belt
while we went downstairs
to do the grocery shop.

thanks, mr. securityman.


22 . July . 2011

we couldn’t help ourselves;
ye olde egg-on-pavement experiment.


she wondered if maybe it’s
hotter in california
so lucy should try it.

harmonica on broadway

22 . July . 2011

juliet on the local news.

sweetpea. xx

gentle big sister

21 . July . 2011

God stir the soil
run the plowshare deep,
cut the furrows round and round,
overturn the hard, dry ground,
spare not strength nor toil,
even though i weep.
in the loose, fresh mangled earth
sow new seed.
free of withered vine and weed
bring fair flowers to birth.

-earth prayers from around the earth,
roberts + amidon.

ps –
em, anne marie + chris w
all simultaneously recommended
a great netflix watch:


nathan + henry could
barely wait for cory to get home
each night two wks ago
so we could watch the
next episode
which then spurred a furious
sherlock holmes
reading splurge
on n’s part.

[and while he was away at camp,
amazon delivered vol 2.

pps –
we love martin freeman
in that role.

talented texan

21 . July . 2011

interesting citywrites project
of the week:

a special bible verse
to be framed
for his wife,