Thursday, January 19, 2012

{pretty, happy, funny, real} on January 19

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~
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I woke up one morning last week to this beautiful frosty moonset on one side of the house . . .

. . . and the sun rising gloriously on the other side.

Oh it's lovely to see the sun rising just a little earlier every day now!


Coffee generally contributes to my happiness in the morning. And this mug, a Christmas present from my sister, makes me even happier! The little creatures put a smile on my face.

And behind the mug you can see a stack of books. This stack is the result of trips to two different second hand stores this week.

I was quite pleased with my finds!


There was a kids' show on TV when I was growing up called The Polka Dot Door. When Arden is in these pyjamas, we call her Polkaroo!

Here she is demonstrating her new game, where she makes her hand disappear inside her sleeve and then reappear to the amazement of all. :)


Real is the tiredness I've been feeling running around after our little Polkaroo and the little bit of anxiousness I've been feeling about our second child's arrival in April. What will it be like with two? But even more real are the words of encouragement in an email:

"God Himself is watching over you! So trust -- TRUST! Be confident and happy."

And the words of Scripture which leapt off the page that very same day:

"I will trust and not be afraid." (Isaiah 12:2)

Real is also the happy realization that as much as I like looking through snapshots of other people's lives and homes, I wouldn't trade my life for anyone else's! That's contentment.

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  1. Looks like you had some great finds with your book haul!

    That is the sweetest mug too. I love your story of Arden putting her hand up her sleeve. Ginger still thinks boo is hilarious. I seriously think she still believes if she can't see us, we can't see her.

    Congrats on number 2 - somehow I missed whenever you announced that. Our second is due in April too (the 25th), and I have been stressing about how I am going to get anything done with 2 children under foot:)

  2. I love the photo of the sun shining on Arden!

    That mug is awesome. :)

    Hooray for thrift store finds! The library book sale and eBay have to act as my thrift stores.

    At least you won't have the "everything is new" with the baby this time around. Also, once they get a bit older they entertain each other. I think that most days 2 is easier than 1 because they have a built in playmate. :)

  3. I love your mug! I was up late the other night - looked out back at midnight and saw a fox passing through our property; it was a treat!

    We've gained fifteen minutes or so of daylight in the afternoons, but only a couple of minutes in the morning, so far.


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