Friday, January 31, 2014


If there were always pretty yellow flowers here, summer wouldn't be nearly as magical. I spend the winter missing them, so happy to know they'll return. 

Thursday, January 30, 2014


My goal for this school year: learn a lot and say NOTHING hurtful. Patience. Grace. Kindness. Every day. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Watching him play old macdonald for the first time: definitely the highlight of my day!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Sometimes you cannot overcome "tired". The only thing is to give in, call it a day, and look forward to tomorrow. 

Monday, January 27, 2014


We haven't had any real snow yet, this is from last year. I say if it has to be so cold outside, at least it could be pretty. Bring on the snow!!

Sunday, January 26, 2014


With each passing year I am more comfortable in this skin. Content with the life I lead. Thankful to a God who loves me so. 

Saturday, January 25, 2014


Their first victory of the season makes for a happy Saturday!!

Friday, January 24, 2014


Two baby boys were born this week, to families that we know and love.

It made me think about our baby boy, who will turn eight this spring. He has completed this family in so many unimaginable ways. I'm so happy for their families, who now have their baby boys to do just the same.

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Watching the temp gauge in your car drop and drop on the way to work can be a bit disheartening. Pretty sure that's what makes a Nebraskan so tough. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Good ol' Mollie is twelve years old. She still jogs around like a puppy and sniffs for food like she's never lucky we've been to know her almost her whole life and nearly our entire marriage. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


There are days, like yesterday, like today, that feel quite repetitive. Up at 6, off to school around 7:30, back home around 4. Dinner. Bedtime...

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

We head to Arizona in March. Trips to different places give me something to look forward to, which I need as I also find joy in each day...

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014


A warm sunny day in January: it's a rare gift that absolutely requires a restful sit to soak up a little vitamin D!

Saturday, January 18, 2014


So great to spend a happy hour (and a 1/2) with friends at the end of this long, long week. 

Friday, January 17, 2014


He joined his sister for piano lessons today. His very first lesson. They'll go in together every week, building childhood memories together. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Now ages ten and seven, sometimes I get a little nostalgic about those two baby faces.

We have had ten smiling years of parenthood...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Her first snowman ~ 2006

Monday, January 13, 2014


This long, cold January day had me dreaming of other things. I try hard to live in the moment, but today I wished that the moment included a long walk on a sunny day!

Sunday, January 12, 2014


Staying in The Word, every day. 
(this particular note is from a different day because today I spent in gyms watching youth basketball...but you know what I mean)

Saturday, January 11, 2014


Sometimes I just HAVE to sit. Put the feet up. Read a magazine. Watch t.v. Something involving very little output. 

Friday, January 10, 2014


The festive glow of the holiday season fades quickly for me. January and February are always my least favorite months. 

My goal is to stay positive and light, even on these dark winter days. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014


Pausing regularly scheduled programming for an annual exam. It's one if those things that always makes me feel like maybe I really am an adult. That, and pulling the trash to the curb on Wednesdays. Oil changes. Mortgage payments. 

It's not all wine and roses, is it? 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


We started a new book for our small group at church. 

I love the hope contained in an unread book. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


I was thinking today about my good fortune. I spend my days in a building meant entirely for learning. I get to do my small part, surrounded with an abundance of materials to help me help them learn. 

Lucky me. 

Monday, January 6, 2014


End of day + Mug of hot tea = Exhale. 

Sunday, January 5, 2014


My word for 2014 is STRONGER. 

Step one: I took these old friends for a stroll on the treadmill today.
Step two: less words + more action. 

Saturday, January 4, 2014


Funny how something so small can be so BIG. Lego ❤️  

Friday, January 3, 2014


A day back to work after two weeks off...brain...fuzzy...

Thursday, January 2, 2014


Wrapping up the season...
The memories in each little ornament hold more joy than could ever be put into words. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Snowing outside.
Cozy inside. 
The tree comes down today. 
But first, a little football. [Go Huskers]