Outside my windows… There isn’t much snow on the ground, but it’s still cold enough to assure me that winter is not yet over.

Inside my house… I’m trying out menu planning again. I think I need to set an alarm to go off in the afternoon that lets me know it’s time to start supper though!

Counting 1000 gifts… a wonderful visit with the woman who was our midwife for all four children! It was exactly what I need this week.

Prayers of the heart… this is a hard week for me, and for many of the people who loved Mom. I’m praying for all of us.

What the (not quite so) little ones are up to… using LEGOs to create their own games. It marvelous how creative kids are!

From my playlist… Leonard. I’m just finishing up this book about Leonard Nimoy that was written by William Shatner. It’s been a fascinating one to listen to. There have been a few times when I’ve said to Aaron, “Being a photographer sounds a bit like being an actor!” I think there are a lot of things that are common to any of the creative fields.

From my reading list… Speak: How Your Story Can Change the World by Nish Weiseth. I’ve just started reading this one. Of course, I didn’t exactly need to have another book in my “currently reading” stack, but it seemed like an appropriate book to pick up considering my word for 2016 is “story”.

From my needlework basket… I finished another pair of socks and cast on one using a colorway called “Live Long and Prosper” by Lorna’s Laces. Yes, it’s a Star Trek themed yarn! I’ve also got some Star Wars themed yarn waiting to be knit up. I already have a pair of socks out of the Doctor Who yarn…

In the learning room… The kids and I have been using these great Scripture writing plans from Sweet Blessings for copywork. I’m even copying out the longer passages in a journal myself. I find the writing soothing, and it’s been a wonderful way for me to slow down and ponder the verses. You can find the March plans here.

Random ramblings… March 3rd always reminds me of how much I miss having Mom in my life. I’m honestly happy for her, because I know that she’s OK. She’s laid down all of her burdens, and struggles. She’s completely healed! I’m glad for her sake, but I’ve still got more of my journey left to finish, without her. Most days, I can just remember her and smile. This week… this week the tears are a little closer to the surface than usual.

Profound ponderings… “I will not say do not weep, for not all tears are evil.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

Caught on film…

We had a lovely visit with our friend Andrea today! She was our midwife for all for kiddos!

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