Saturday, April 30, 2016

welcome to the new blog!

This, my new-and-hopefully-improved corner of the internet, has been a long time in coming.  I've probably been saying for a year now that I wanted to blog with more regularity again, and that I wanted a new, fresh space in which to do it.

But oh! Life is so very busy all the time.

The process of migrating my old blog posts over here, and beginning the process of winnowing them quite extensively {goodness gracious, blogging was a different sort of thing in 2003, and I was a different sort of person, and not all of that needs to be preserved for posterity!} has brought back a lot of memories.  Things that would likely have lain forgotten forever if it weren't for having had a somewhat consistent place to record things both large and small, the important and the everyday, for the past decade of my life.

I may be dismally out of the habit, but it's not a habit I'm ready to let go altogether.

And so I find myself here in a new home.  A continual feast doesn't sound good for one's waistline, does it?  But while it may not be good for the physical health, it is quite good for the emotional and intellectual health!

"A cheerful heart has a continual feast."  -Proverbs 15:15

There's really nothing quite like finding the little things to be cheerful about to nourish the heart and soul, and that is one thing I plan to do here on my blog.  Collect the little moments for our own hearts to feast on... and of course, you're invited to the feast, too!

Thanks for reading!  If you want to follow along with us, don't forget to update with this new site address in whatever blog reader you use!

Until soon,

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Holy Week, more or less

Holy Week came and went, and we are still walking {hobbling, in my broken-footed state} around in a catatonic state, humbled and grateful and all the things good church makes you but also {mostly?} exhausted.  Nathan works at a church and we have young children and I was doing Holy Week things at home and at church on top of regular work and life and a broken foot, so, I think the exhaustion was to be expected.

The Internet In All Its Glory has moved on from Holy Week, because this is 2016 and everything moves fast.  Ten years ago one could write a blog post a week after an event and consider it timely, but not today, no; it is mostly short-form social media and even where it is long-form writing it is the day-of or at worst the day-after.

And then there's me and this sweet little bloggity.

I still haven't blogged about things that happened almost three years ago that I truly meant to record in this little family space of ours.  So you won't be surprised if I'm sitting down to share a few glimpses of our Lent and Holy Week now, will you?

{our Resurrection Garden}

{a Maundy Thursday foot washing}

{the making of the hot cross buns, with little helping hands adding the raisins}

{the coffee beans, earned through small daily sacrifices noticed by Mama, and transformed into jelly beans on Easter}

{the Easter baskets}

{at church on Sunday morning}

{feasting and general festivity with friends}

Easter Sunday was a full day, and we ended up postponing our usual plastic egg hunt for the girls to another day, so a couple of days later, when it was particularly sunny and nice out, we had an egg hunt in the yard.  They wanted to wear their Easter dresses again!

 We hope you are having a joyful Eastertide!