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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Pumpkins in the Patch

October 6th, 2015 by Aubri


Well, at least my pumpkins were. Just around the corner is a free huge no frills pumpkin patch, perfect for us. Unfortunately most of the pumpkins were gone this late in the season. The only ones left were icky yuck yucks, but there were gourds a pleanty still hiding out and really it was just fun for the babies to run around.

Next year we’re gettin’ here earlier!

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At The Rental – Embertide – Autumn

October 2nd, 2015 by Aubri



It finally cooled off up here and stopped raining for 10 seconds so, a week late, we hit the sidewalk for our annual Fall Embertide Walk to look for and gather signs of Autumn.

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Daybook: August and September

September 25th, 2015 by Aubri


Living Seasonally 

I often have to remind myself that there are certain seasons of life as well as the year. I’m in a season of life that is wonderful as well as limiting. Sometimes those limits are welcomed, when I’m weary or in need of letting life be less busy. But other times they are hard to swallow, when there are things I’d like to take part in and enjoy but just can’t right now. So, I’m learning to live seasonally according to life during this time.

It’s also a new season in the lives of these babies I have. They’re all reaching a new phase, as they all always do, and some are challenging to me in new ways. 6 and 7 year old girls who seem to be galloping away in every direction, a 5 year old boy with more energy and ingenuity than I know what to do with. A jolly 4 year old growing fast under my nose. An almost 3 year old just trying to keep up with all the others. Then of course there’s Mercy! And sweet baby Martha who laughs at it all but already throws tantrums cuz I leave her on her tummy too long or she just can’t get that shiney thing over there.


But we’re also entering my very favoritest season of the year, Autumn. The time of year I seem to be able to smile more and breath deeper.

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The Art of Being Ridiculous

September 22nd, 2015 by Aubri


Also known as perfecting absurdity. In this house we witness endless ludicrousness. Having lots of little people around is the surest way to invite every kind of tomfoolery, from the chaotic to the comical. It’s typically non-stop cray in some form.

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