The stillness and the sunsets and the birds singing– it felt good to be home. I tried to soak up each moment.
Maybe ever. It was perfect. Thankful for my job that gives me random open afternoons to wander around Memorial Park! I know for sure I’ll need these pictures in mid-February to remember things like “sunshine” and “colors.”
Walking. Praying. Admiring the flowers and bicycles.
Trying to “take more pictures and not look weird.” It was a good goal..
I remember being very exhausted and enjoying the quiet. Val, Han and I ate some truly amazing burgers then loitered in this spot watching the sunset.
Morning? Or night? It was hard to be sure at some points!
Peach granita and brioche. I’m getting emotional right now thinking of that delicious breakfast! Not pictured: espresso.
Plants and food.. what more do you really need??
“What God does in the tiny corners of our day-to-day lives is stunning and gorgeous and headline-making, but we have a bad habit of saving the headlines for the grotesque and scary.” -Shauna Niequist, Cold Tangerines
Today I’m thankful for the best everyday headlines in my own life.
In Sports: “TEE TIME: FRIENDS COMPETE IN BACKYARD WIFFLE BALL COMPETITION.”
Living: “CHOO CHOO, MARTIN IS TWO: FRIENDS AND FAMILY CELEBRATE” and “SPRING FORWARD: ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY FEAST CAME EARLY THIS YEAR.”
Food: “TEA TIME: FRIENDS GATHER FOR CONVERSATION” and “NO TRAIN WRECK: LOCAL BAKER CREATES MAGNIFICENT CAKE.”
Technology: “BROTHER’S INSTAGRAM VIDEO MAKES SISTER LAUGH.”
Outdoors: “FIVE BALD EAGLES SPOTTED ALONG PLATTE RIVER.”
Science: “SWEET TOOTH? RESEARCHERS INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE GENETIC COMPONENT.”
Two Texas girls experience sledding for the first time!
After a super long day of work, I took myself to Panera to celebrate surviving the crazy month of caregiving. The server walked carefully so as not to disturb the smiley face in my soup. It made my day!
Martin and Fran-Fran and Sadie!! Having so much fun!
Customized this tag for a certain brother. 😉
A whirl of celebration and fun, exhaustion and long hours on the road, hope that grows and disappointment that shrivels. I did not expect parts of it to be so wonderful, and other parts to be so hard. It’s tempting at times to try the “Kevin McCallister” option: “I made my family disappear…” but ultimately, I would miss them! So, we hang in there. We forgive, we give grace, we love, we try again. We don’t give up.
Sunset at Dad’s house.
When brothers steal your phone.
Yes. Crashed on a couch between these two after a long travel day. Eli and I were wearing matching shirts I made for Christmas Eve a few years ago.
Snow in Omaha before I left!
Getting to meet this little one was the sweetest gift!
Caiden wearing my boots, holding my chapstick.
Oh Leo, you poor elegant gentleman.
I call this one: “Happy New Year?”
Late nights, early mornings, and everything in between / Yes, I did put Santa hats on all my owls / Delicious flavor / Reindeer antlers / Great joy / WORKING so much / Sitting still and resting / Highly entertaining toddlers and puppies / Sugar high / Christmas lights / Candles / Favorite ornaments / The time of cozy socks & blankets has arrived.
I want to share a few more photos from a sibling adventure back in October.
Jacob took this one of Joe leading the way on his motorcycle.
J and I posing, with varying degrees of coolness.
Enjoying the view like respectable people.
If you said, “I bet that didn’t last long…” congratulations, you perceptive person!
I’ve been making lots of poorly executed memes lately. Hahahahahaha.
Whyyy does he always look like a model?
I have the same problem?
It was cold and windy, but overall a really great day!