Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Mid-week Likes & Links

I found this dress (wore it to the baptism) and I think it will become a staple!

I think this would be a great addition to the reading corner in our playroom.

We're finally making some of these shelves.

Doesn't this just look so neat?!

Our coffee maker broke.  Yes, we have a Keurig, too, but does anyone have one of these?

I think Sophie needs this dress for her birthday.

My sister sent me this eggroll in a bowl recipe, and it's really tasty!

Have you smelled the Niven Morgan candles?  I love Gold.

We let the kids help stain the shelves.  Bad, bad idea.  Luckily my friend Beth came to the rescue - baby wipes help remove it!

If you have a space large enough, how cool is this exercise bundle for when it's too cold for the kids to play outside?

Any new articles, podcasts or things you are loving?

Happy Wednesday (how is this the last day of May???)!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Henry Enters the Church

On Saturday, little Henry was baptized, and it was wonderful.  One of the things I love about our priest is he lets the rest of the crew be part of it.  Each of the kids got to hold something until he was ready for it, and they loved their jobs.  

His godparents are some of the most wonderful people we know...people who love God so strongly, who have raised two of the most amazing young adults (one who took most of these photos!) and who even lived in our house years before we did.  Henry is so blessed to have them in his little life, and he doesn't even know the half of it right now.

It was a very small ceremony, as always, and still Henry was a bit apprehensive.  

He was so intently watching Father.

Then...he started to cry.  His breath got more and more shallow, and his little lip started to poke out. He was just a little overwhelmed.

But, when Father took him to the tabernacle, he was quiet, and began touching it as if he knew exactly Who was there.  I believe he did.

Welcome home, little one.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Garden: Take Two

Last year we had a beautiful garden set up, but a far from beautiful garden.  I think we may have gathered about ten or twenty items, and that was it.  Major disappointment.  However, I really lack in the green thumb area.  So, I am not too surprised.  This year, Jeremy did a little research, and we are trying some new things in the soil.  We also added a drip line.  So, hopefully some good will come of it.

If not, at least we had fun setting it up.

The kids found lots of worms, so I'm hoping that's a good sign!

We've got squash, zucchini, cantaloupe, cucumbers, okra, carrots, potatoes, and my favorite...tomatoes.

Please, please grow.