new running shoes

September 5, 2014

I got new running shoes, and I kind of hate the way they look. Let me start over, because apparently the fact that I got new shoes requires a back story and I have way more thoughts on the matter than one would expect. So. The shoes I had been running in were probably about four years old. They were high quality, and I had been fitted for them. But I never logged a lot of miles in them because I ended up having two babies, so I thought that they might last me awhile. In the back of my mind I had a feeling I might need to get new ones prior to running a half marathon, but I…
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Posted in: health, exercise, health, personal, thoughts

excerpts from my journal

September 4, 2014

Inspired by this, I’m going to share periodically some of the personal journaling I do. Tuesday morning. 5:30 a.m. Liam is sleeping in my lap in a dense bundle of warmth and cuteness. I am watching Meredith sleep on the monitor, all curled up. And I can hear David softly snoring. I just drank a cup of coffee and wrapped up the last lesson in the Bible study on James. What an amazing book. I am so grateful for my life. For these children I’ve been entrusted. For the husband who is my partner and my love. For our home. It is all a happiness. But for all of these good gifts from God, I know there is more. There…
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project life 2014 : weeks 33 – 34

September 3, 2014

Here’s my latest Project Life spread, which I just barely pulled off in time for my self-set deadline of posting every other Wednesday. I usually work on this on Saturday mornings, but over the weekend I turned our house upside down painting and rearranging rooms and all my craft stuff was displaced. So I did this yesterday afternoon instead, since I got to come home early from work. This is from August 11 – 24. They were pretty normal weeks. Meredith completed swim lessons, Liam turned 7 months old, it was really hot outside, I was working and running and quilting. The usual. Gosh I just love the way Meredith loves Liam, and how he has special smiles and laughs…
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life interrupted

September 1, 2014

Over the weekend we decided to tackle the project of switching the nursery, which the kids had been sharing but is very small with only room for a crib, with the craft room, which is the largest bedroom other than the master. I don’t need all that space for crafts, but the kids could use a bigger playroom and this way Meredith can have a “big girl bed” that hopefully she’ll be sleeping in soon (fingers crossed). I have known that something like this was going to have to happen at some point. Whenever I got frustrated with the family bed situation I would think about all that needed to happen to get the kids into their own beds and…
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link roundup / 11

August 30, 2014

Today I’m sharing some stuff I found around the internet. Enjoy! >I teared up at this post about maternity leave, and how becoming a mother fundamentally changes you. >Toddler quotes are the best. >Amazing Texas quilt top by one of the members of my quilt guild. (Do you like how I called it “my” quilt guild even though I’ve only been to one meeting and I haven’t even technically finished one quilt yet?) >I found this marriage advice to be spot on. >I’m trying out NatureBox (a healthy snack subscription service), do you use it? >Do you sleep in pajamas, something cute, or an old t-shirt like me? I’ve been frustrated with my sleepwear lately and want to get something…
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