Sunday, January 21, 2018

My Sunday Best, Volume 90: Books, Interruptions, and Twin Hugs

Happy Sunday! My photographer insists this photo is in focus and demands that I start paying him, since "You make money on your blog, so you should pay your photographer!!!"

Ha. If he knew how much "money" a typical Sunday post earns, he might be willing to forgo his demanded commission ;) As it is, I'm tempted to replace him with a tripod.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2/52/2018: January Brings the... Warmth?

Monday, January 15, 2018

If You Want a Challenge, You Need to Read 'Above All' - Here's Why Take Up & Read's Study for Lent is Their Best Yet!

I've been through periods of time in my life where I've hit a spiritual standstill. I'm just not sure exactly where to take my prayer life next to get out of this rut, this spot of comfort to which I've somehow arrived.

Take Up & Read helped me dust off my Bible and get more comfortable leafing through the pages, searching for different verses. Is it easier to look up a verse on my phone or computer? Yes. But that hasn't provided me with the new-found fluency I've gotten from actually picking up my Bible every day. The first three studies are great, if you haven't seen them already. But this Lent study?




Image c/o Allison McGinley

Sunday, January 14, 2018

My Sunday Best, Volume 89: Peace After Chaos

Happy Sunday! Happy sort-of-still-Christmas-depending-on-how-you-celebrate!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

1/52/2018: Kitchen Picnics and Play Dough

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

What *Is* it About Ma Ingalls?

"I just baked my first loaf of bread from scratch - I feel a little like Ma Ingalls!"

"Ma Ingalls would be so proud of me, I canned 12 jars of jam today!"

"How did Ma Ingalls get it all done with children underfoot?"

Ma Ingalls. Always Ma Ingalls. Is there any other legendary homemaker so revered and idealized as Caroline Quiner Ingalls? Among women of my generation, probably not. We were raised on the Little House books, grew up believing that Laura's embellished stories were absolute fact. There was never a day that Ma allowed to pass in idleness, never a dish unwashed, never a tear unmended.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

My Sunday Best, Volume 88: Baptism Anniversary!

Happy baptism anniversary to Edith!

Happy baptism anniversary to our sweet Edith! All of our other babies were baptized between 2 and 4 weeks, but she was born *right* as Advent began, which made planning a little more difficult... A very geriatric nearly 6-week-old when we were finally able to do it 😉 . It was VERY COLD that day, but today is even colder... Most of the pipes in the house have frozen except the hot water in the kitchen sink, the hot water in the downstairs bathtub, and the water in the upstairs bathroom. So really, it could be much worse! But tomorrow is supposed to warm up and we're all looking forward to being able to flush the toilet without having to pour a pitcher of water down it... . I'm laid up with a nasty case of bronchitis, so I'm staying home, lying down as much as possible, and keeping my germs to myself! We'll just call this throwback photo #mysundaybest 😊
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Post your outfit details & links or not, regale us all with your children's antics, reflect deeply on the readings, or just do a straight picture post - anything goes as long as you actually wore your outfit to church. The link-up is open until Friday, so you've got plenty of time to add your post!

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

What We Read in 2017

I read decent amount of books in 2017, and I'm glad that I have my Goodreads account to keep track of most of them! I definitely wouldn't remember which ones fell in which year otherwise... I won't dwell too much on the books that I thought were fairly "meh," but there's ONE book that I gave a one star rating, so I'll let you know which one that was! Opinions differ, obviously. But if you're looking for book recommendations for 2018, here are some that I liked and some that the kids liked.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

12 Top Posts of 2017

2017 was not a year of a ton of blogging... For the most part, I got my two posts per week published (the Week by Week posts & My Sunday Best) and not much else. There's just a lot of life going on, and not a lot of overflow time for blogging. If nothing else, I'm really happy that I got the weekly posts done because we'll be able to look back on those memories for years to come! Based solely on page views, here are the posts that ended up being most viewed in 2017:

Monday, January 1, 2018

52/52: Christmas!

So long, 2017!

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