Tiny Moments of Joy That Got Me Through the Day Today {Five Favorites}


5 Favorites, Joyful

Today was…rough. Well, there were some very rough moments but now that it’s all over and the kids are fast asleep I guess the whole day wasn’t completley awful. Coincidentally, at the peak of the rough time today, a friend of mine posted this on Facebook (and I hope she doesn’t mind me quoting her) – […]

July 2, 2014

A “Good” Day


faith, Family, Home, homemaker, Joyful, Marriage, motherhood, parenting

After reading Jennifer Fulwiler’s post, The mental neat freak, I thought a little about what a good day would be like for me and our family.  At first, this is what I thought of:  Quiet time to myself in the morning before everyone else wakes up, time for exercise, maybe a trip to the store […]

September 16, 2013

Thankful Thursday August 8


babies, faith, Family, Joyful, Learning Together, Marriage, motherhood, Thankful Thursday

“A grateful heart silences a complaining voice.” – Bishop Emeritus Eugene Gerber This week, I’m thankful for all these things that bring me so much JOY and silence my complaints: Rain, rain, rain! No flooding in our house. {Though I’m praying for those who are dealing with this.} Lots of rain = a luscious garden! […]

August 8, 2013

Thankful Thursday August 1


babies, Beauty, faith, Family, friendship and family, Joyful, Marriage, motherhood, Movie Review

After 7 seven days of blogging last week, my brain got a little frazzled. I almost decided to do a 7 days of NO blogging but what can I say? I’m a blogging addict and can’t stay away that long. 😉 My brain’s still resting so I’ll do another simple Thankful Thursday like last week. This […]

August 1, 2013

Joyful Friday II


Around the House, Beauty, Joyful, Nature, Photography, Small Successes, Thankful Thursday

Ok, I got some more sleep and took it a little easier yesterday so the grumpy clouds lifted and let the sun shine through today…at least for the moment. After last week’s joyful post, I’ve thought more about all the joys and blessings in my life. They are sometimes but little flickers of light dancing on the shadows of […]

June 22, 2012