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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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just this :: i love these two kiddos of mine (and our dog and summer and sunshine) Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Bits of Sunshine
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on thursday, i spent some time down by the river. i took chaco with me, and i walked while he ran in the cool wind and sun through clouds. once by the river, i sat for a time by the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
thank you, friend! {i am working at returning to the land of blogging. i miss my friends here (you!), and i miss the practice of writing.}
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2017 on under the cottonwoods at Bits of Sunshine
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thursday afternoon, sitting in my cottonwood cathedral cool breeze rustling the drying leaves putting my thoughts into words on paper cottonwoods have been my happy place since i was seven years old we had moved again {seven times + the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
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i sit here, waiting for you to call, because tonight you headed out, late because fire season because there are always things to talk over as we do our best to parent our children well, to be responsible, to nurture... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
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hello friends, tonight i am sitting on one of the silly little couches in our living room. chaco is lying all sprawled out on the other one, snoring. maddie and her dear friend reese are tucked in together upstairs. isaac... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
hello, long-time friend! i am thinking that i may be back in this space more often . . . two days in a row . . . we'll see what tomorrow brings. :) xoxo
Toggle Commented May 25, 2017 on my favorite kind of days at Bits of Sunshine
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are the days when i get to go into the hills or down to the river with my dog or my kids or my husband or a friend or some combination of these favorites when i take the time time... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
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it is that quiet hour, just after ben has left for work, before the kids are up for the day. i'm having coffee and crackers with peanut butter. i have paid a few bills. {both ben and i have good... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
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14 january 2017 as ben and i were driving home, the sun was going down and the sky . . . oh! the sky! right at the place where the sun went down it was fiery red and orange and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
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1 january 2017 :: a good day to drive home. a good day to thank God for a safe trip - all 2200 miles of it. 2 january 2017 :: i dropped isaac off at basketball practice. i walked up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
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{little bits of christmas here and there} one night in early november (or was it even back in october?), ben said to me, "we should put up the christmas tree and decorate on thanksgiving night, after the kids go to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at Bits of Sunshine
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sun in and out of the clouds furnace growling away chaco playing with one of his toys a holiday spice candle burning next to me fresh hot coffee in my cup peanut butter and jelly {crunchy peanut butter and raspberry... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at Bits of Sunshine
hi! thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! the star - my husband and i picked it out our first christmas together - 15 years ago! i love it, too. you're welcome to my blog any time - you'll get more peeks into my home. ;)
Toggle Commented Dec 9, 2016 on hello, from monday morning at Bits of Sunshine
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you know me, always coffee. :) and the call did finally come through - after a 40 minute hold. and then i talked to two different people - neither one could answer my question. so i called again today - and waited another 40 minutes (and did laundry while i waited) - and finally got my answer!
Toggle Commented Dec 9, 2016 on hello, from monday morning at Bits of Sunshine
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and now i'm thinking about making them again tomorrow!
Toggle Commented Dec 9, 2016 on cinnamon rolls at Bits of Sunshine
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good morning friends, i opened my computer to take care of a few things, and i decided to read my friend geertrude's blog first thing. a monday or two ago, she joined sandra {who blogs at diary of a stay... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Bits of Sunshine
me, too!
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2016 on cinnamon rolls at Bits of Sunshine
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yes! do make them! and have patience with them. when i left the dough to rise the first time, it wasn't pretty. i felt like i had added too much flour, so i just quit stirring and put my damp cloth over the bowl and let it rise. then i dumped it out onto the floured counter and patted it into shape. and it worked! i'm going to make them again on saturday!
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2016 on cinnamon rolls at Bits of Sunshine
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i have not had a cinnamon roll in six and a half years. i have made cinnamon biscuits and attempted some other cinnamon bread things. i tried a box-mix gluten-free cinnamon roll. none of them have worked. none of them... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Bits of Sunshine
sometimes it isn't the easiest to share the harder parts - you know that . . . but i feel like the connections made because of and through and in spite of the hard parts is so much more deep and real and tangible . . . you encourage me so often, keishua! thank you!
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2016 on a week of gratitude :: tuesday at Bits of Sunshine
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thank you, teresa. i love the blessing in your words - Christ's Peace be with you His Peace does flood our home, and the Fruit of His Spirit is so evident in my children's lives - and i am so humbled and grateful
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2016 on a week of gratitude :: tuesday at Bits of Sunshine
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this was so fun! i hope to be able to work on some more Rx burns in the near future!
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2016 on gratitude week :: wednesday at Bits of Sunshine
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right now, after a full day of driving maddie to school and grocery shopping and being thankful that isaac is on day two of no headache and thoughts and a jeep ride with ben and conversations and a veterans day... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Bits of Sunshine
i have something special to send your way - please email me {bemipatten@yahoo.com} with your mailing address and i will send a piece of jewelry off to you! {let me know if you wear pierced earrings, also!}
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