Saturday, November 28, 2009


Puzzle Time
Aran...playing her violin
The gingerbread house tradition
Crazy Nelson
Ready to Eat
You know what this is :)

Philly Dilly...all worn out
Brynnie hangin' with Nelson

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Faces I Love

Ready for a run with mom and dad
Making a funny new little noise
Talking...a lot
Hanging out in a bumbo (thanks Jess for letting me use it!)
Chewing on her fingers (or anything she can get in her mouth)

Brynne is 5 months old this coming weekend! I can't believe it. I'm thankful for so many things at Thanksgiving. This year I get to add my sweet daughter to that list.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Poem and Five Years

Recently, Rob and I decided to go through our “notes and cards to each other since we got together” boxes. It was so fun to read the things we were saying to each other a little over 5 years ago when we first decided we “liked” each other and to see how our relationship has grown and changed since then. Thanksgiving will mark the five-year anniversary since we got I thought I would post a poem Rob put in a card to me our first Valentine’s Day together. I loved reading it again...

You Are Poetry

You come outside

To view the faint sunset

Light bewildered by trees

Shines through quietly

You glide your soft auburn hair

Perched behind your ear

And in this moment I feel at home

Beneath the interior

You are my humble abode,

Your company is soothing

Calming and reassuring

Inside, the wind chimes ring

You saunter and my heart sings

Bit by bit I begin to recognize

The enchanting glow in your subtle eyes

Hidden in all abstract paintings

It’s you, what all artists see

You are poetry.

These years have been beyond wonderful, and I wanted to end by saying to Rob - I love you and you mean the world to me. I loved this quote from This Momentary Marriage by John Piper (which I highly recommend): “Very soon the shadow will give way to Reality. The partial will pass into the Perfect. The foretaste will lead to the Banquet. The troubled path will end in Paradise. A hundred candle-lit evenings will come to their consummation in the marriage supper of the Lamb. And this momentary marriage will be swallowed up by Life. Christ will be all and in all. And the purpose of marriage will be complete.” He makes the point in the book that marriage is the picture of Christ and the church and the way He keeps His covenant with His bride the church, is the way we should keep our covenant in our marriage here on earth. So the “shadow” is our marriage now and we will experience life fully when we reach heaven. I love that picture. Thank you for sharing this role with me, Rob!