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Joy in the Morning · 2d ago

Quick Takes #228: Random thoughts and a bit of shopping

Life is good if a bit exhausting what with Dr Daddy currently on-call slide in between two work trips.  Kids are good; busy with school and home projects and all excited for the recent big w...
Joy in the Morning · 2W ago

Quick Takes #227: Turning 9 and other milestones

March is keeping us guessing weather wise with snow today after much of the week in the 50's and 60's!!Elisabeth happily turned 9 and declared that she thinks that her last year in single di...
Joy in the Morning · 3W ago

Quick Takes #226: Lent and Birthdays

Happy March! Blessed Lent!  No actual flowers here but many sprouts and buds about; but also betting we will get one more snow fall if past trends hold true.Lent is off to a good start with ...
Joy in the Morning · 3W ago

Open Book ~ March '17

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah; a wonderful story of loss and redemption. Anya struggled to be a  warm or outgoing mother to her daughters but deeply loved her husband and a promised him th...
Joy in the Morning · 4W ago

Quick Takes #225:Tales of sanding and fruit loop necklaces

Crazy spring like weather this week which was in one sense so wonderful as it felt amazing to be able to go on bike rides and walks; and get some yard work done. I am however nervous for whe...
Joy in the Morning · 1M ago

Quick Takes #224: Crazy weather and growing kids

Life is good but the weather is crazy; we began the week with days in the 50-60's and are ending with a snowstorm.  Crazy Weather!!I don't necessarily hate February but I do at times struggl...
Joy in the Morning · 1M ago

Saving my life: Winter 17

Linking up with Modern Mrs Darcy and sharing some of the things saving my life and keeping the 'winter blues' at bay.Reading always and forever amen! Reading blogs and feeling connected, rea...
Joy in the Morning · 1M ago

Open Book: February '17

Linking up with Carolyn and sharing what I've been reading   In January I finally finished The Life You Save by Paul Elie learning more about Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton and Flannery O'Connor...
Joy in the Morning · 1M ago

Quick Takes #223 Favorite Links & Sandwiches

Life this week was better as it did not involve a stomach bug and even included a bit of sunshine and perhaps not as much sleep as I would hope but it is good to have something to strive for...
Joy in the Morning · 2M ago

Quick Takes #222: Successes and the sickies

Prayers for our nation and its new president this Inauguration Day; prayers for the marchers this weekend.Last weekend started with Caitie's Shimmer & Shine gymnastics party during which all...