I am thankful for good friends to fellowship with, who have the same ideas and intentions about community in Christ. We all want to be "up in each other's business", caring and sharing burdens and living life together.

I am thankful for "breakfast for dinner" and the Waffle of Insane Greatness. I never liked waffles until we found this recipe--the end product lives up to its name!

I am thankful for a husband who can redeem this old house with the work of his hands. Right now, its the garage/mudroom/"pigeon coop" area. By the time cold weather hits us, the rooms will be fully functional (and in the case of the latter, no longer a coop type room, but something useful and not gross. Okay, it was never a coop, but it looked like it!)

I am thankful for Pinterest. What a great idea!

I am thankful for my little W, and his enthusiasm for books, water, and showing me whatever catches his eye: airplanes! trucks! dogs! balls!

Thank You, God, for your good gifts and the eyes to see them.



1. Candy Cane Lane tea, hot in my hands
2. Reminder to pray for Haitian laboring moms, and the gift of W's safe, happy delivery
3. That I am able to easily give small words of encouragement through texts
4. Nutella
5. Stretching
6. W learning to wave hello/bye-bye, his cute little fingers opening and closing toward himself
7. W's need for me and comfort through me
8. Family arriving this whole week
9. A wedding, a new sister
10. A flexible, generous boss



Just a short note because I want to remember this. Husband creates through photography and web design and bathroom tiles. I create through lunches & dinners, paint workshops, letters & cards, and shower curtains.

We all are created to be creators--image-bearers of the Creator, reflecting back His glory as we follow His lead and Make.

I want to remember this and I want to encourage my W and my friends and myself to not hold back, to let loose the gates of imagination and joy and Create.