16 March 2012

five on friday. give or take a few.

-every once in a while, when he's sure i'm not looking, little em'll quick go and do his journal.

yestrday I past a bol with my bruthur.

considering we've done very little actual schooling (and much in the way of silent protesting) in the past six months of home-preschool, and also considering that this kiddo's repertory of the english language eight months prior was i'm fine, thank you, i think it's safe to say he's one smart cookie.

-sliced bananas + nutella dip = breakfast of champions.

-i am shooting my first (and second to last) wedding this saturday, which is going to be Marvelous Times, no doubt, but also i am maybe a wee bit nervous. please pray.

-i'm also doing some online coursework, plus the reading of many books, so come 7pm most nights and my brain would like to cry uncle. it is not a fan of all this thinking.

-we've grand culinary plans to make brenda's lasagna soup this weekend. (many thanks to shannan and pinterest for the soup alert.)

-these two weeks have been the Best March Ever, by which i mean warm, and on several afternoons we've rallied the troops and trekked outdoors for some much-needed muscle and lung usage. turns out mine, in particular, are rusty.

-this post by emily has stuck with me all week, debunking the widely held belief that God won't give us more than we can handle. she quotes katie's book: i believe that God totally, absolutely, intentionally gives us more than we can handle. because this is when we surrender to him and he takes over, proving himself by doing the impossible in our lives.

the truth of that sings in my bones right now. that, and the part em writes about the unseen. go read, please.

and now it's off to the wedding-prep-races. :) happy weekending, friends!


happygirl said...

I agree with you and Emily. Of course God gives us more than we can handle. And, he never leaves us or forsakes us. The tiny tearing of muscles is what allows them to grow stronger when we tone them. I love your attitude in teaching your children. You inspire me.

Joy said...

I see progress!


Sarah M said...

I absolutely can not believe our kids have been home for 8 months. M looks healthy and obviously brilliant. Praying for your family!

fleetfeet said...

Very, very smart indeed. I am so looking forward to more ahead!

Yes, Spring is always markedly glorious in these parts.

And I will be praying for you tomorrow.

amy luella said...

praying with you and your wedding-capturing.=) he is one smart cookie for sure! love seeing those flowers peeking out. we are enjoy beautiful warmth and sunshine over here, too. look forward to reading emily's post. agree completely about the giving us too much to find our all in him. love to you and your family!

Farmgirl Paints said...

You are one of the very best photographers I know. You are gonna rock that wedding. They are so lucky to have you.

Shannan Martin said...

Can little em come and tutor C&R??? Lawsie.

Will be praying for you with the wedding pics. Your eye is spot on. No worries.

Miss thee.

Mommy Emily said...

i love these photos, which say spring is coming and new love is blooming... i love the joy i see in all of your kids' faces... and i can't believe i hadn't thought of dipping bananas in nutella. brilliant. i love you girl. praying for you and your brain as you cry uncle. :) love e.

Brandee Shafer said...

You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Whatcha studying?

grey rose (they/them) said...

um, YES. emily's post. solid truth. hard, and beautiful. god is good.

praying for your wedding shoot!
and for your everything else;)

big hugs! enjoy your weekend xo

rahel said...

How adorable this journal of M is! I am amazed at how good he knows how to write! Hope the wedding photography did go well.