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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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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
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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
oh good! the letter made it to you. :) and yes, ask my dad! he just might say yes!
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for this sky for an afternoon walk with ben and chaco for time to talk and make some plans for time to spend with maddie and isaac for rest and food and loving care and all that makes the day... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
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My poppy pin belonged to my grandma. She worked at the Glenn L. Martin Company during WWII. This company is where many of our B-29 Superfortresses were manufactured, including the Enola Gay. It is possible that my grandma wore this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
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16 years, friends!! 16!! Since we said, "I do," ad stated our wild, crazy ride of a life together. We have had so many circumstances where the stress could have split us, but instead cemented us. We have also had... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
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God gives good gifts He is faithful and oh-so-kind He allows seasons of hard and seasons of ease He is good always and ever God is good Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
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long talks time to think a good, hard cry a pro and con list that made things oh-so-clear thinking about who we really are encouragement - reminding myself that .: i do believe :. .: i do trust :. remembering... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
thank you, michelle! this friendship is truly a gift. the horses are a bonus!
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i love that you keep learning! and i am like you, i love to learn - and am always looking something up, trying something new, making something, putting together thoughts and words . . . i think some of us are just that way, life-long learners. thanks for your words. xoxo
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yes - horsin' around. :) there is nothing like being up on a horse - i'm glad you know what i mean!
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for hoar frost crystallizing everything for sun shining, sparkling, and glinting for the blue of this sky for the moon, still shining into the day for crisp air for ben and his out-of-the-blue 'you are beautiful' text last night for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
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over the past few months, i have been given an opportunity to learn something new. something i have been hoping to learn ever since we moved here, to western south dakota, to the west, to rangeland and ranch country. i... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
And thank you for commenting and reminding me that I should put some more of my thoughts into another piece. My goal for today is to do a lot of writing. I have some directions to go with that!
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I will be sending some of these lovely cards off into the world today! XoXo
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Thank you, Callie! I am happy to be connecting with you, here and on your blog and at hello there, friend. XoXo
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Me and my thought processes - connections - and knits and ravels - it's wonderful to me to have people i connect with that write words that get into my mind and heart and i can weave them together . . . Thank you for sharing words and love with me.
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last tuesday, my friend lindsay posted an essay called the photos that cheer us up as i was reading, i was reminded of these photos: two years ago, i revisited and printed these pictures and thought about framing them -... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine