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Wednesday, April 9, 2014


taking a moment to find joy in the little things

I love all the phases of spring.
You have the early blooming trees and flowers,
followed by the next phase, and then the next....
right now there is no lack of beauty

for more "pretty", check out my instagram photos
spring is in full bloom here in the Pacific Northwest

We've had some fantastic weather this week - we took some time to play in the garden

and one day I looked out the window and saw my girl reading her Bible in the yard

I really can't believe it's almost Easter....every year I want to have a grand plan for Holy Week but I just haven't taken the time to figure out what I want to do this year. 

We've been very slow at re-entering our regular life and schedule since returning from Thailand. First it was major jet-lag and lingering gi issues from the trip. Then 3 of 4 of us have taken turns being sick (sore throat, cough, runny nose...). Is there such a thing as normal?


  1. Hi Jill.. I LOVE following you on IG. Its my new obsession. I do love blogging as well. I just don't get onto my computer as often these days. So many wonderful Flowers here. And I just Love the photo of you daughter reading her Bible in the grass. So Sweet. I shall be back!!!


  2. Lovely, lovely - the flowers, and your little girl's sweet heart for God. I'm sure you have lots to adjust to right now, and I'm sure taking time to notice the beauty around you reminds you of God's goodness.

  3. Gorgeous spring flowers! Hoping you are all over the Bangkok Belly soon!

  4. Stunning flowers!

  5. Remember very well, returning last year from a month in Europe how long it took for me/us to get settled back in daily life! It's okay to take time:)

  6. Gorgeous flowers -- spring is springing! It's hard coming back from a trip like yours. "Normal" will come. Beautiful kids.

  7. Ahhh..the colors. Truly something to appreciate. Hope you all feel better soon!

  8. Spring has spring in your area... just lovely! Hope you are back to "normal" soon :-D

  9. Normal? I think we need to ban that word! Love your photos, some of those look like dogwoods, are they?