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

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

June

How can it be June already? Even my 8 year old daughter commented last night about how quickly our days seem to pass. I'm going to try to hold on to each moment this summer...

taking a moment to find joy in the little things

{pretty}
 in the backyard





in the neighborhood








{happy}
I love evening walks...you never know who you might run into or see...




We had Compassion Sunday at our church this past Sunday - it's an annual event where we share about the ministry of child sponsorship through Compassion. I also shared about my trip to Nicaragua to meet our sponsored kids in January. We've done Compassion Sunday presentations at our church for the past 5 years and almost didn't do one this year. But God is good....13 children have been sponsored as a result of our efforts. I think that might be the best response we've ever had. I'm so excited for both the kids and the sponsors. 

{funny}
Now that school is out my kids have a little more time for creativity and imagination. I looked out my window the other day and saw this....


They built a "dummy" and were practicing their fighting techniques.




they also found a bag of balloons and transformed them into fruit....


{real}
Recently my husband and I decided we would start playing together - we've been married almost 19 years and have both always had strong interests in music, but we've never really played together. He plays by ear - I am classically trained...need I say more? But this past week we played together (in public) twice. First at the local farmer's market and then at our church banquet. It's fun and it's given us a project we can work on together. But it's also a lot of work and time consuming and a bit overwhelming.

There is a lot of background noise, but here's a litte clip....
video


12 comments:

  1. Your girls are too funny! Love the water rainbow!!

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  2. Your backyard is gorgeous + so is your neighbourhood! Love your girls' imagination! Their fruit creations are incredible!

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  3. All are wonderful shots, but I especially love the columbine and water lilies.
    Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/06/in-memoriam-ling.html

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  4. Gorgeous photos, and I loved getting to listen to a bit of your music!

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  5. Love the balloon fruit! Your flowers are so beautiful!

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  6. Hi Jill! lovely to "meet" you today over on Communal Global. You have posted some lovely images that celebrate the joy of summer. And a wonderful reminder to cherish every moment. Time flys too quickly. Have a lovely weekend ahead and enjoy summer.

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  7. Beautiful shots and so fun to see you and your husband play together. That's such a treat to share a passion!

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  8. Oh -- lovely playing together! I wish you could hear Bridget playing! Thanks for joining!

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  9. Lovely captures, Jill! Poor pup, I wonder what got a hold of that ear? Your girls seem like great fun! Their imaginations will serve them well in life, I think. You two are making beautiful music together - enjoy the moments!

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  10. Your flowers are so beautiful!

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  11. Your girls are so creative... that fruit is awesome. I miss the playing years... I am so happy to see people document as well as you do. And yeah, for a new adventure with your hubby.

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  12. Your girls are so creative... that fruit is awesome. I miss the playing years... I am so happy to see people document as well as you do. And yeah, for a new adventure with your hubby.

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