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Lists to Live By
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Lists to Live By

Jan 29, 2014 by

I have just finished my second book of the year, The Happiness Project by Gretchin Rubin. This book was right up my alley. I love lists, I love resolutions and fresh starts, and I love looking for change, progress and growth in myself and my family.  Inspired by Rubin’s Splendid Truths, Secrets of Adulthood, and 10 Commandments, I borrowed a few of Rubin’s quotes...

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A Few Friday Favorites
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A Song: Just Give Me a Reason by Pink. Just this song. Not all of Pink’s songs or her as an artist necessarily (Specifically linking to a video with just the lyrics as visuals), but just.this.song.  I love it.  It’s the ultimate belt-it-out in the car song. A Quote: “I used to think the goal was to get over things–to deal with them once...

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How Are We?
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How Are We?

Jan 22, 2014 by

Wow. We have felt so welcomed in our new home. We’ve had calls and meals and messages and cookies shared and I’m so humbly grateful. (Although I do need to back away from the cookies!) Many have asked how was Tim’s first day and Abby’s at her new school. I can assure you that both are happy as clams. Abby has a two guinea...

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And We Moved
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And We Moved

Jan 18, 2014 by

We moved.  Ahhhhh, moving. First, the packing. Packing all the minutiae of STUFF that makes up our life causes me to feel ravenously minimalistic. I start to dream about a monastic life of material simplicity; every family member lined up with one satchel each, like the Pevensie kids when they’re leaving London.  There’s a strange feeling of vulnerability, too, when people enter your home...

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Goodbye Bassinet
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Goodbye Bassinet

Jan 14, 2014 by

My computer and I have a chilly relationship right now. I’ve neglected it.  Most relationships become a little awkward through neglect, and I can’t seem to get over that hump.  Our life is half boxed up, my to-do list is looming over me, and my brain doesn’t have time to process all I am feeling, let alone write about it.  But, I miss writing,...

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Between the Winters
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Five years ago this month, we moved to Buffalo, MO in single digit temperatures. Elderly deacons that we didn’t yet know unloaded all of our mismatched furniture into our frigid house and hurried back to their own warm homes. There were outdated baseboard heaters on the walls and an enormous chocolate sheet cake on the counter.  Abby was one and half years old and...

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Best of 2013
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Best of 2013

Jan 1, 2014 by

These are my Little Pieces of Ordinary best of 2013 posts. Just my favorites in going back over the year in reflection. Happy New Year friends!   At the beginning of 2013, I wrote this short, sweet little post charging myself to live fearlessly in light of the cross. But there was this one little thing… I didn’t know I was going to have...

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