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

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Big Things and Little Things

taking a moment to find joy in the little things

We went for a short hike on Saturday and it was the perfect day for rainbow sightings.

I'm also continuing to enjoy all the blooms of spring. There is such a huge variety of what grows here in the Pacific Northwest and it seems every time I go for a walk or run, there is something new that is in bloom.

We found a couple tiny bird nests on our hike this weekend. It was a pretty windy day and I'm guessing these blew right out of the trees because they were on the ground. I told the girls a few weeks ago that I was wanting a read bird nest so I was happy to discover these.

Also making me very happy this week...Compassion put out a new app for iphone. If you sponsor a child through Compassion and have an iphone, you will love this. I talk more about all that's offered on this app HERE.

Usually after a trip to the library my girls will curl up on the couch or beanbag to read the books we brought home. This past week, however, they disappeared into my bathroom and when I went looking for them, this is what I found...I guess the big tub is good for something. Maybe I should line it with pillows and blankets for comfort.

It's been a long, emotional week for me. My grandma (who is 99) has suffered a stroke and has been slowly slipping away. Last week we thought she was in her last hours, but here it is a week later and she's still lingering. I know she's in God's hands and am thankful that she's resting peacefully, but it's been hard on all of us. My mom is there with her and my brother and I are both far away, waiting and trying to figure out what to do. On Sunday I played my violin for her (through the phone) and was even joined by my girls for a couple songs. I come from a small family and have always been very close to my Grandma. She's been such a constant in our lives and it's hard to imagine her gone. I'm so thankful for the wonderful memories I have of her. She has loved us well.


  1. Continued prayers. She looks so beautiful in those pictures! And the girls in the bathtub are so funny :) The boys use the edge of our bathtub as a slide...

  2. Beautiful shots as always.
    Your grandmother looks like a lovely lady. I will say a prayer for you and your family.
    Thanks so much for sharing at

  3. Praying for your grandmother! Love the bathtub reading, a kid in my class today curled up in a milk crate, well not curled, perched!

  4. Pretty pics of the flowers! Sorry to hear about your grandmother.

  5. Gorgeous flowers. The bird's nest is sweet.

  6. Ahhh... sorry about your grandma... it still hurts even when we know the outcome of death. Beautiful shots, I love that pink flow, the symmetry of it is stunning.

  7. What a wonderful way to show your love to your grandma by speaking to her heart through music! Continued prayers for your family. Beautiful blooms and love the readers with the bunnies - so sweet : )

  8. Oh that rainbow is so gorgeous! I'm sorry to hear about your precious grandmother and will pray that God sustains her as well as her loved ones as she works through recovery. I know it is hard to watch them suffer.

  9. Beautiful pictures Beautiful tribute to Grandma