Tuesday, March 1

let's play catch up, shall we?

holy cow, it feels weird to break out my computer and break out my thoughts.

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hello, hello, march. here we are, my blogging break is over. when i asked all these wonderful women to share their love stories i didn't realize what a blogging break it would be for me. but, it happened to be just what i needed...more on that later. i hope you all were as blessed as i was while reading each of these. what an encouragement to hear how the Lord wrote out each and every one of the stories. even though some of them started out, or went through, some not-so-lovely things, they were made beautiful in His timing. in His plan. if you missed out any of the love stories, they are all right here. grab a cup of tea, a box of tissues and read.

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so, how can i fill you in on a month's worth of happenings? we spent a lot of time coughing, a lot of time cleaning up messes, a lot of time busy, but a lot of time loving.

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we have felt a little, how should i say it, cooped up? house bound? stir crazy? it's been freezing, it's been snowing, or my kids have been sick. you will notice an on going theme of pajamas. my kids don't get dressed. neither do i.

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excuse the sunglasses that are too small for my boys' massive heads. we're getting a little ahead of ourselves with excitement for a FLORIDA trip in april. 37 days... but who's counting? the ocean at our fingertips and a hubby who has agreed to stay in the condo while i bask in the sun during naps? yes, please.

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the usual jam sessions. He's got the whole world in his hands, something beautiful by need to breathe, and the wonderpets theme song are the current favorites. we like variety.

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my little sister had a basketball game close to home so we rallied up the troops and went to cheer her on. cheer her on, we did. brody and i made signs that said things like, MVP, holla, we love auntie rin, and ballin'. i accidentally shouted NICE SHOT!! really, really loud when she missed. brody was scared outta his briches of the buzzer. he starting screaming and violently shaking any time caleb adjusted his hands that were plugging brody's ears. they quickly found their way to the "window veiwing" of the game. i passed foster off to whatever family member possible and gave them whatever peice of candy i could dig out of my bag to feed the child.

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i started reading one thousand gifts and am learning that i have to learn how to truly be thankful. it is so true. i am so grateful for ann's words in my life right now. some pictures to capture thankfulness in forms i may forget, if not documented.

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sweet pineapple, there really isn't anything else in the world that tastes so good.

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sunshine and melting snow that makes me think spring.

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a magazine clipping we have been living out for four and half years strong. clearance valentine's day placements from target. cinnamon rolls that my boys won't eat. you know your kids have serious eating problems when they won't these. more for mama.

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i even got my craft on this weekend. who wants to buy one of these bad boys from me? for reals. i need to make some money to fly myself across the country for blog sugar. support a girl? email me if ya want one.

ahh, it feels good to be back.

33 comments:

  1. the wreath. the shoes. the door.
    that photo is lovely!
    THAT wreath is lovely!!!!

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  2. Missed you Danielle! Hope you had the most wonderful blogging break, it looks pretty good!
    OHHHH I so want to go to blog sugar too! I hope we both get to & then we can meet! Katy & I are planning to! :)
    So glad you are back!
    And that wreath is super cute! :)

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  3. YES!!! blog SuGaR!!! I have NO idea what it is??? But I wanna GO!!! LOLs
    oh..and welcome back love!!!

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  4. such lovely photos.
    the love stories were all amazing to read, i really enjoyed them...but I'm selfishly glad your blogging break is over!

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  5. yay so glad you are back and am thrilled you went to all that work to have the love posts all month. i'd like to save $ for the same blogsugar trip, too. maybe we will actually get to meet!!
    hizzah.

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  6. Fab wreath lady! Also your boys are super cute!

    Glad you are back!

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  7. I absolutely LOVED the love stories but I AM SUPER HAPPY that you are back. It feels like I haven't talked to my friend in a really long time, so glad you are back and filling us in! I love your wreath SUPER CUTE! And how awesome would blog sugar be....would love if we all could go and meet in real life (not that the bloggy world isn't real, you know what I mean).
    Ps. I need your address to send ya something, email me myriahmae@yahoo.com

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  8. i want a wreathe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW MUCH?

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  9. Your kids are adorable!!
    And love that wreath! Wish I was crafy/DIY kinda girl!

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  10. I'm so glad you're back! Please come to blog sugar!

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  11. Love looking at your pics:) First thing I thought was "hey we have that train table" the boys love it. THen I thought for a second there I was looking at my daughters basketball team. Same colors:)

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  12. ooooooo i love needtobreathe! you can't help but dance. :)

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  13. I want to go to Blog Sugar. It's on my side of the U.S. I am going to look into it. How fun would it be to meet bloggy friends.

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  14. Good to have you back! Looks like you've been all the right kinds of busy :)

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  15. hey looks like your boys have some stuff in common with my son - they love the broiler, and the laundry basket :) your wreath looks great!

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  16. I bet the break was much needed and felt great BUT I am so glad you're back! Love that wreath!

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  17. cute, cute pictures! love the little update :)

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  18. what is blog sugar?
    why don't you tell me everything :)

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  19. I discovered you in February...who couldn't get hooked on love stories!

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  20. haha. speaking of pineapple,
    http://alwaysanotherdecision.blogspot.com/2011/03/attack-of-killer-pineapple.html

    and how much for the wreath? it's adorable.

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  21. That wreath is fabulous! And what a great idea to share all of the love stories. :) Thanks for stopping by over at Third Floor Design Studio. It's great to meet you.

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  22. love this post! loved the pictures of your kids with the sunglasses on!

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  23. As glad as I am to see you again, I have LOVED your "love story" series. I feel like I could read one of these stories everyday. It is truly uplifting and thank you so much for sharing!

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  24. Welcome back! I don't get dressed either if I don't have to (shh.)
    And...there's that book again! I have to read it now. It sounds really good.

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  25. hey! your blog is adorable and i found you through my good friend, gurl Nato i like to call her, also known as jami :)

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  26. "There's an animal in twoble... there's an animal in twoble..."

    Yeah, we are fans of Wonder Pets around here, too. :)

    Your wreath (and your kiddos) are just darling!

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  27. I love your blog. I stumbled across it during the love story series which was awesome, and now I'm looking forward to reading about you and your family! thanks for sharing!

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  28. so glad your back!!!
    i cant tell you how much i LOVED your love stories.
    such a great series.
    but we are all so glad you are back to blogging.
    have a great day.

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  29. One thousand gifts is a book I have on my "books to read" list.
    Be blessed today!

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  30. Been meaning to read one thousand gifts.. love love love your blog! I think you stopped by mine a while ago and I've been meaning to drop by ever since. Will definitely be doing so more often now :)

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