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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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beyond the middle of april - and here i am - with a big hole in this blog where i meant to have post after post - almost thirty of them where there are currently zero life has a funny... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2019 at Bits of Sunshine
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friends, here is a summery sunflower. i have been sick and my days have been full. tomorrow is a new day. there will be coffee and hopefully a less stuffy nose and eyes that don’t run and time for more... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at Bits of Sunshine
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this was my view this afternoon before i closed my eyes and slept for a few hours. wow. did i get hit hard with some bug. i am a wreck of a weepy left eye and achy hips among other... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2019 at Bits of Sunshine
and happy march to you!! i feel like if i get to exercise 3 or 4 times a week, i’m doing pretty welll! swimming would be a lovely way to get some movement in!
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the past few weeks, i kept stuffing things in my desk - a newspaper, and empty envelope, a bill, a letter, the new dental insurance cards, etc, and times one hundred. i’ve known i need to pull all the things... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at Bits of Sunshine
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well, hello there, march. i thought you were coming in like a lamb, you know, this afternoon, when it was 20 degrees outside and the snow was melting. but, early evening, the temperature started to drop, and it started to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2019 at Bits of Sunshine
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{out for a snowy, cold walk with ben and isaac} {fresh haircut; i still cut my own hair. i have for 8 years.} {good words and coffee, always and ever.} {more snow, more sunshine. i document the sunny days .... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at Bits of Sunshine
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it's that time of year. the time when all of a sudden i wish i had a really great picture of the four of us. you know, one the grandmas would want to hang on their fridges and one that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine
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today. november 30. this is right up there with the very best day ever. because today is ben's birthday. today is the day, 39 years ago, that my very best friend was born. holy smokes! i love him so!! i... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine
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a few years ago, my neighbor gave me the pieces of a wood-framed arm chair and two random couch cushions covered in tan fabric with blue pineapple print. all of the pieces got stashed in my basement. i was planning... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine
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yesterday i had invited a friend over to visit and drink coffee and help me get a start on covers for chair cushions. i decided that we should have a treat to go with our coffee. i had a can... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine
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some tips for enjoying the season - because thanksgiving and then all of the december holidays and celebrations - and this should be all sorts of wonderful, but sometimes, it's all sorts of overwhelming. so, here is a little list... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine
i continue to read about your days - i love the little glimpses and the ideas for meals and fix-its. (for some reason i often can't leave a comment - i'll keep trying!) xoxo to you!
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2018 on this morning at Bits of Sunshine
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and thank you for hosting this thoughtful week, michelle. i am grateful for you!
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2018 on gratitude feels like sunshine at Bits of Sunshine
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what does gratitude sound like? cottonwood leaves clicking on the breeze, hymns played and sung, laughter what does gratitude feel like? a hand pressed to a loved one’s face, arms wrapped tight in a hug, an open hand and heart... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine
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it is monday morning, just an hour till lunchtime, and i am sitting in a high school classroom. i was grateful to find a whole wall of windows - outside of which the wind is trying to tear the last... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine
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this morning i got up at 6:20 and turned on the lamp in the den, walked up the stairs, turned on one lamp in the living room, and turned the thermostat up so the heat would kick in. i thumped... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine
God is so good to take our hard times, our valleys, our darknesses and to redeem and make good and give light. it makes my heart so happy to know that you are finding Him faithful through these years of your life. all the love to you!
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listening to the home playlist maddie and i made before we moved to miles city {the long way home by norah jones is still one of my favorites} realizing that i need to put the really little buds on my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine
thank you, wrenna! i am so glad i have stayed with it as well - and i am going to keep at it! so glad we have found each other here, too!
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hello again L! yes - that thesis! about laura ingalls wilder - i loved doing your proof-reading. :) and i'm glad you came back to this space - i didn't write nearly as much for a few years, and still am so sporadic - but - i post on my instagram account almost every day - @bits_of_sunshine {of course}. and i wish you all the best as you are starting a new chapter of life. i hope there is much beauty and joy in store for you!
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ten septembers ago, i started this blog as i have been thinking about that, i decided to take a click-through of each month of my blogging journey my very first post had no pictures and just these few words: a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine
oh thank you, my friend. I do think and feel deeply. and I am hopeful that the things I am learning can help or encourage others, as well. you have a wonderful son! and I think it is so awesome to watch kids grow into who God has made for them to be! and we get to be part of that and grow along with them. it's pretty fabulous! have a happy Friday - and weekend! love, e
Toggle Commented Sep 28, 2018 on enjoy the things today at Bits of Sunshine
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days before maddie's fifth birthday, i found her crying. of course i asked her why she was sad. she told me that she didn't want another age. she just wanted to stay her four age. why?, i asked again. because,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine
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{gratitudes right now. and real life} * coffee - because coffee * a great water bottle - because hydration, because a fun place to put stickers from friends and places i’ve been, because i had my hydro flask before all... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at Bits of Sunshine