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

Thursday, February 15, 2018

one day - many celebrations

Valentine's Day....
or should I say "violintine's" day?

I went through some of my photos and made a grid of all the heart shaped ones I've posted on instagram in the past. Then I came up with this one to post this year.

I also had several small surprises for my girls throughout the day. I always show up at 7:30 with hot chocolate and our current read aloud, but today I had cinnamon rolls also. Then I invited them to join me for a special Valentine's Day tea at 3pm and had special decorations, special treats and a special visitor!

But it was more than just Valentine's Day here in Oregon...
it's also Oregon's birthday!

We love, love, love living in Oregon. Some of my favorite things include the wonderful waterfalls, majestic mountains and cool Coast. So I went through my photos and made a grid of some of my favorite views. 

And last, but certainly not least, February 14 marked the beginning of Lent. I grew up in a church tradition that did not observe Lent, but over the years I have come to truly value this time of repentance, reflection and focus on spiritual disciplines. Every year I approach the season a bit differently, but always with the anticipation of remembering who God is and what my faith means.

I'm linking up with Little Things Thursday


  1. I so enjoy your photographs. I LOVE the idea of hot chocolate with a read aloud, who wouldn't love that? (Do you have a good recipe for the hot chocolate - or a favorite brand?)

    1. Right now we are just using up a couple different store bought varieties...then I'll be searching for a good recipe to make our own. If I find one, I'll let you know.

  2. I love the treats you had for the day, simple and perfect.
    I am heading your way tomorrow!! I am in need of a dose of Oregon!