Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Black and White Wednesday ~ Squirrel

In an effort to get things ready and done before my trip (see previous post), I published the wrong post this I guess you get two today.

I'm excited to share a subject other than my violin for this week's black and white Wednesday. This guy was perched on our fence right outside our window and stayed there long enough for me to get some shots.  I even took these through the window! And I've had fun trying out some different editing sites this week. 

Linking up with  Black and White Wednesday 

Spring or Winter?

taking a moment to find joy in the little things

We took a walk the other day and I had to keep reminding myself it was January - not April or May. 

I love watching my kids be kids. They are at such a wonderful age and get along so well. The other day we had another little one at our house and he just loves my girls (they love him too). It was fun to listen to them include them in what they were doing and initiate play with him. 

Funny how stuff like this used to freak me walking out on a small, narrow strip jutting out into the lake. Now I ask them to do it again so I can get a picture. 

It's time for my trip - it's never easy leaving my family behind, but I'm so looking forward to meeting Josseling and Kendry (kids we sponsor through Compassion), and seeing what Compassion is doing in Nicaragua. They've been ministering to kids there for 12 years and we've been sponsoring our Josseling for 12 fact, the day I meet her is the 12th anniversary of our sponsorship - how cool is that?inter

Monday, January 19, 2015

Good, Random, Run ~ Week 3

the GOOD
memories of hikes earlier this year
colorful skies
beauty while running

creating valentine's for our sponsored children, blooming bulbs
good reminders, training run

the FUN
lots of bunny love and fun
seeing a favorite violinist in concert

I'm linking up with Good, Random, Fun

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Six Word Friday ~ Enough

a six letter word for 2015

each year I choose a word
to help me focus and learn

love, quiet, listen, slow, serve, enough

it's a prayer, it's a statement
it's a reminder, it's a mantra

some lyrics from a favorite song....

two things I beg of you
before I die, do not refuse...
keep lies far from my lips
and liars far from my midst

and please don't give to me
wealth or poverty (riches or poor)
God I ask only for enough
oh enough, God only just enough

rain more than this day's bread
 I may say I'm God instead
take all my crumbs away and
 I may rob and wound your name

and please don't give to me
wealth or poverty
God I ask only for enough
oh enough, God only just enough

this idea comes from Proverbs 30:7-9
and is why this blog is 
named Daily Bread....only just enough

linking up with Six Word Fridays

song and lyrics by Shaun Groves

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Horses and Bunnies

taking a moment to find joy in the little things


We had an epic sunset this past week....look at those clouds!

She turned 10! So far we have managed to have very simple birthday celebrations with just the four of us. The past couple years the girls have started asking about having a party so we agreed that a party with friends was in order for the 10th birthday. She was SO excited!

She invited 5 friends and her sister to go horse riding at a stable. It was only an hour long, but that's ok because it was pretty chilly and we were all getting cold.

After the hour of horse riding, we had lunch and cake. The weather wasn't great - gray, cloudy and drizzly - but our only option was an uncovered picnic table outside. When I lit the candles on the cake, everyone tried to warm up their fingers.

These bunnies are just the best pets. They have been so much fun. I love that they live outside, but can easily be brought inside. They are usually content to sit in our laps. The girls got leashes (harnesses) for them so they can walk them around the yard and up and down the sidewalk. It's cute to look out the window and see them walking their rabbits. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Black and White Wednesday

One of these days I might get back to actually writing something on this blog, 
but for now link-ups and sharing my photos are easier. 

Here's what I've got this week for black and white...

Linking up with  Black and White Wednesday 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Good, Random, Fun ~ Week 2

the GOOD
bulbs starting to push through, oxalis blooming, gorgeous sunset
indoor bulbs blooming, amazing sky, stunning clouds
that sunset again, horse farm, hiking trail

good start to the morning, creating birthday decorations, back to running
back to the daily grind of homeschool
bunnies, bunnies and bunnies

the FUN
a certain someone turned 10 and we had FUN celebrating her life

I'm linking up with Good, Random, Fun