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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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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
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2017 on snail mail at Bits of Sunshine
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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
thank you for the french! and i hope that your day is lovely as well!
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back in june, as a caption for a picture on instagram, i had written: . just . some evenings are perfect for a drive and a walk in the wild wind just before sunset; then a cup of coffee by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
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over many years, i have been collecting thoughts, jotting notes, making lists, stacking books, underlining passages . . . i have written short bits here and here and here and here and here and started a blog post months ago,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
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a couple days ago, there were some really great things in my mailbox. a thank you note and gift. coffee and chocolate from my minnesota elizabeth. and a package from oh my darling days shop. arbor packed up my order... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
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i mentioned in my last post that as we looked at headdresses in prairie edge, isaac started thinking through how he might make a headdress with feathers from the next turkey he harvests {in the spring}. as i was telling... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
they have really gone to work on the river here - there are at least 5 new dams that i know of - the route of the river is changing!
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2017 on comtemplating the beaver's dam at Bits of Sunshine
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yesterday, maddie and isaac had dentist appointments. down in rapid city. almost three hours from home. i picked them up from school at 11:30 and we headed south. i hadn't been particularly looking forward to the drive. but i was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine
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i have been reading bird by bird by ann lamott. i stopped on page 104 to pick up my journal and write some thoughts. i have long felt that paired opposites are not a given . . . either, or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at 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 Sep 19, 2017 at Bits of Sunshine