Monday, February 08, 2016


Josiah, today you are two.

You are an inquisitive, smart, happy boy. You love to play with trucks of any kind. Big Hero 6 and Cars are your favorite movies. Mickey Mouse is your go-to tv show and doing the Hot Dog dance with your dad.

(I'm sorry you weren't feeling well and running a fever when we celebrated your birthday)

You enjoy playing with your big brother Ethan, but also like space to do your own thing, without his help.

You love to run, and sometimes this rambunctiousness leads to bumps and bruises. In those moments, mom's arms of comfort are the best.

You haven't taken much interest in your baby brother, Elijah yet, but it won't be long before the two of you and Ethan will be the best of friends.

Whenever we visit, you act a little shy, but then a grin breaks out and you run to me and let me scoop you up and hug and kiss you. I'm so glad you will snuggle with me.

Love you to the moon and back. Happy 2nd Birthday Josiah!


You have taught the little children to praise you perfectly. May their example shame and silence your enemies! (Ps. 8:2)

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Super Bowl Broncos

Winners in so many ways!

The Family Fans of the Denver Broncos


‘May the Lord bless and protect you; may the Lord’s face radiate with joy because of you; may he be gracious to you, show you his favor, and give you his peace.’

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Abstract Saturday

What's in today's tile?

Maybe we need a close up of the top tile:

See the cute little puppy?  Something like this?

Monday, January 25, 2016


Can't remember if I've shared this before. I dream a lot. I also have nightmares. Sometimes I know I am dreaming and know if I can yell, I can wake myself up. It works. When I don't realize I'm dreaming I might yell because I'm scared or whatever. I've told Michael that if he hears me making noise, trying to scream to please wake me up. It works.

Sometime this morning, after the sun was up, I tried to fall back asleep. I was so tired. For some reason, (most likely because I recently told Elisabeth about a terrifying incident with a peeping Tom) I looked up at the window to check if it was open. I saw a shadow. I stared for a moment longer and saw a hand reaching to open the window further.

I yelled to Michael that someone was at the window. He didn't wake up. I thought the shadow might disappear, but it didn't. The hand reached into the window. I began screaming. I felt Michael shaking me to wake me up. I screamed, "I AM NOT SLEEPING!!!! THEY ARE COMING IN THE WINDOW!" I continued to scream and he continued to shake me.

I finally woke up.

I lay there a moment trying to get my bearings as I truly thought I was awake in the dream. Finally I turned to Michael, "thank-you for waking me up. Please don't ever believe me if I scream I AM NOT SLEEPING."

Dreams can be so weird.


"But I will give you many wonderful gifts and honors if you tell me what the dream was and what it means."  Dan. 2:6

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Abstract Saturday

What do you see?

A Norseman, Viking?  Something like this:

That's what I see. Next time you are looking at my tile, see if you can find him.


Your eyes will see strange things. (Proverbs 23:33)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

What A Wonderful World

I have posted about this song before, here and here. Over the weekend it was running through my head. As the lyrics formed, something didn't feel right. As I suspected, I was singing it wrong, lol. Not the first time this has happened. It truly is a wonderful world.

I see trees of green, red roses too (The next line was what I had wrong.)

I see them bloom for me and you (Icing in blue, for me and you....)
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

I see skies of blue and clouds of white

The bright blessed day and the dark sacred night

And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky

Are also on the faces
Of people goin' by

I see friends shakin' hands
Sayin', "How do you do?"
They're really sayin'
"I love you"
I hear babies cry,

I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

Don't you think Satchmo was right?
What a wonderful world
You were right, Pops


Psalm 89:15 Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Abstract Saturday

I've been wanting to try this for some time. I hope you all don't think I've lost my mind. I love abstract art. I tend to find faces and people while studying a piece. I also find faces in woodwork, tile, anywhere a design can hide people. If I was paranoid, I'd swear these were done on purpose. I could be one of those people who finds Jesus in a pancake, or at least his perceived likeness.

In our new bathroom tile, I have found many interesting characters. One night, when the light was dim, I saw a lady in a bathtub, wearing glasses, and smiling. I wanted to snap a photo but didn't have my phone. The next day, no matter how hard I looked, I couldn't find her again. That's the problem with not capturing it when you see it. But even a photo doesn't show the image quite the way I see it. I was browsing through the many photos I've taken and can't for the life of me remember or see a face, nothing.

In light of photos not being able to capture it quite the same, (or maybe it's the photographer) my goal is to share them with you, my readers, what treasures I find, and ask if you see the same thing that I do. Maybe you will see something completely different. Please share. Welcome to Abstract Saturday.

Do you see him? He's in the center tile. He's wearing a hat and has a beard. I don't know if this photo will help, but here is a similar photo next to it to give you an idea what I see.

I look forward to sharing more finds with you. If you happen to be at my house, I welcome you to study my tile and see what interesting things you find.


 "What is hidden he brings forth to light." (Job 28:11)