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elizabeth
I am wife to a wonderful husband, mom to two beautiful children; I aspire to spread bits of sunshine.
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in the middle of a busy day, i drove chaco to the park. we walked down to the river in the hot sunlight, and as chaco ran and splashed, i made this tiny video. i settled myself under a tree,... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine
they are pretty rad!
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aw, thank you friend!
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yesterday when i got home from subbing, there were three extra teens at my house. i started a pot of coffee, and got out the mixer . . . in amongst paper airplanes being made and volcanoe trials and in-and-out... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine
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opening this book is like meeting with an old friend. the beauty and truth of God contained in language and put to paper is one of the greatest joys of my life. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine
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hello friends, i often wish the distance to our family wasn't so great. eastern montana to western minnesota and then on to northeastern minnesota is a long, long drive. and there are no good flight options - nothing that allows... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine
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this goes well with blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, with rhubarb, over apples or pears or peaches, on top of banana or pumpkin bread or muffins, and probably some other things i'm not thinking of right now. my sister-in-law asked me... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine
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the timeline's different for each of us, but at some point you have to stop fighting your parents or [a form of] religion or the no-good [person who hurt you] or quite possibly even yourself. yes, yourself. signify this truce... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine
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oh beautiful girl of mine. no matter when, no matter where, no matter why. i will always come for you. if you get that shaky feeling in your stomach, prickles on the back of your neck, an unease that you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine
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a few weeks ago, my friend heather, who curates and writes for The Joy Sisters and also the insta account @thejoysisters, asked me to write a piece to contribute to the blog. for most of the month of march, the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine
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i have more than one note in my journal referencing the "seventeen people" that "were praying" for us. i don't want to forget. i want to bear witness. on the morning of the kids' first day of school here in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine
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on friday, i recieved my first birthday gift this year. in my mailbox was a small package from my mom. in the package . . . was a junk journal. ok - first off, how have i never heard of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine
oh! i am craving the feel of warm sun and warm (outdoor) water on my skin. and i am so happy for you, enjoying the beautiful warmth! i'm so glad you are sharing bits of your days with us. and i'm working at sharing more of mine. :) love to you
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2018 on Three Things :: moments to savor at not a station
hello G! do you use audible at all? i wonder if there are agatha christie books there? i bet there are! and you could listen while you knit. :) and you are a hat-knitting machine. :) this one is very cute! xoxo, E
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2018 on 52 hats :: 9 - Zigzag at not a station
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seems like every year, the week or so before my birthday, i find myself in a reflective mood. so, here are some of my it's-almost-my-birthday thoughts. also, my isaac-boy thinks it's pretty funny to remind me that i am almost... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine
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hello friends! wow! it has been a long time since i have checked in here. we are not in south dakota anymore. i am now a montana resident. we are not renting anymore. we are homeowners. the last two months... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine
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almost every morning before they leave for school, i read to my kids. this tradition started long ago. when maddie and isaac were little, and i was homeschooling them, we read through more than one Bible story book, a chapter... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
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The other day I almost scrolled past a picture of a sign in an Instagram square – the sign says “Stay Awhile” in beautiful script – I caught my breath, and I stopped my scrolling to look longer. I pictured... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
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just sitting here on the corner of awesome and bom-diggity happy friday, friends! Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
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today is the best day. the very best day. because today, 38 years ago, my very best friend was born. he's the best person i know. in so many ways. no one else that i know loves more fiercely, speaks... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
and i am so thankful for you! you have been a dear friend, over many miles and many years! God bless you!
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pam - you are such a rad friend. i'm so glad that we "met" over on instagram. xoxo, E
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2017 on drive and eat at Bits of Sunshine
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Hi Eren! I'm so glad you did pop over to my blog! I read your comment yesterday morning just after I opened at work,and you brought such a smile to my face and heart. I hope your Thursday is great! Love, E
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2017 on drive and eat at Bits of Sunshine
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maddie took me for a drive this evening. she told me about school. i told her about my day. and we discussed why it is so. darn. hard. to think of a come-back when someone has put you down. ugh.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
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group selfie taken by maddie on thanksgiving evening. the six of us had enjoyed a morning wander up in the long pines, a minnesota vikings win, so much good food, and many moments of thankful reflection. we decided to end... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine