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Easter Monday <3

Easter Monday…the grave is still empty, my heart is so full.

We got to see all but one of our favorite people…and we talked to him for quite a while so that helped.

First stop was early church and brunch with this bunch of cuties…

and when I checked the photo, I may have had a moment when I realized…


Rachel said I probably won’t be standing behind him for photos much longer and soon he will be standing behind me…what in the real world is going on here…how did this happen????

It was like yesterday when we were …

Anywho, that’s where we are.

And someone got to sneak in a photo shoot with this little one who is sweeter than a whole bag of jelly beans…

Next stop was to see the actual faces of these two ….

no masks…and we got to hug them and everything which was the first time in a year.

Also I would be remiss if I did not add that after we checked the photo to make sure we were all smiling and Sarah hadn’t pulled one of her goofy looks, she mentioned that it looked like Jack must have had a really good idea…take a minute…think about it.

Not to be left out, I also got a selfie with this handsome fellow…

So that was our day and now we are taking some time to really celebrate someone’s retirement.

Hope you had a happy Easter.

It has been a rough year and we are not out of the water yet by any stretch, but in the midst there are sweet moments and for those we are so grateful.

Have a happy Monday and don’t eat too many leftover peeps…

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Long time, no post <3

I don’t even know where to start.

It’s Holy Week and I want to be focusing on sharing something substantial and worthwhile with you but I cannot gather my thoughts and get them down in a way that is meaningful.

I want to share that it is not that I am not having substantial thoughts regarding this week, but putting them down to give to you is not happening this morning so I hope and pray YOU are making the effort to work through some meditations on your own.

In the meanwhile for this Monday, here’s a little photo recap of last week and why I was off the grid…

Last week we took two of the four on a road trip that included seeing our new great nephew and spending some time with Russ’s brother and wife.

Along the way we stopped to meet our new great-nephew…

and yes…mom is doing amazingly well!!!

We only had a short time to with Randy and Sonja…

but managed to drag out every toy in the arsenal of their storage area…

I watched Sonja mastermind a perfect train set up and had flashbacks of her doing this with our three and I may have possibly gotten a little teary eyed.

On Friday night, the organization John works for had a virtual gala that has been postponed twice due to the horrible ice storm that wrecked Texas last month.

We dressed up for five minutes to take a photo…

and then put on our comfy clothes and watched how this nonprofit is maximizing resources to help heal children and families through foster care and adoption.

It was inspiring.

After a quick one day recovery, we were back up to the shenanigans of a Saturday with this crew as dad was working and mom was showing them the fine art of making a tank top out of a t-shirt….

Sunday was a very cold soccer game that involved yet another road trip…

and here we are back to Monday.

Hope you are doing well and enjoying some sunshine.

I have spotted daffodils and some budding trees so spring is upon us…though here in the Midwest we keep one eye out for that last surprise snow storm….but please no…please ….
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A wee Irish Blessing this rainy week <3

This little cutie arrived in time to celebrate St. Patty’s Day and our sweet nephew and wife let him sport his new hat I made him and sent my a picture to bless me right over the moon <3

So here’s a wee blessing of the Irish on a very wet and windy day here in the Midwest from my heart to yours…one that is probably most familiar to us all…

May the road rise up to meet you

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

the rains fall soft upon your fields,

and until we meet again

may God hold you in the palm of His hand


Now it’s off and running for me as our day is once again quite packed and I need to locate rain gear and such to keep dry!

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