Small Graces

A weekly series inspired in part by Bob Bennet's song Small Graces.

"these are the small graces, the little moments when the miracles come...
they are a reminder to the heart there is more to life than meets the eye...
He is in the small graces....
small graces pointing me to the larger one...
little glimpses of the kingdom come..."

little lady and her accessories

the man i married is an amazing dad

easter basket treasures
thanks aunty em!

a successful april fools prank - big buddy couldn't turn the
water off fast enough

*a dye tablet from an egg dying kit was placed inside the faucet

my current favorite nap-time treat: irish tea with honey and aldi's coconut macaroons

this face - i can't get enough. kissing it lots lately because
i'm afraid far too soon he'll tell me he's too big

a successful craft

a mini stunt man

silly happy boys

This was a very good week; I have lots to be thankful for! The week started out big with an Easter celebration - remembering our Lord's sacrifice and rejoicing in His sovereign love. 

A big portion of the rest of the week was spent enjoying the weather, visiting a couple parks. Thursday was especially sweet because we met good friends for a couple hours of play and a potluck picnic. We also started digging up some garden beds. So far the only "landscaping" we've done around our home is mowing the lawn and building a small raised bed for vegetables. Both Jeremy and I are pretty clueless when it comes to landscaping but a friend has offered us some of her perennials and, more importantly, a bit of encouragement. 

Our home has also been filled with lots of extra children this week. The warm weather brings out all the neighborhood kids and our front porch seems to be the hot spot. We've also helped some friends out by babysitting, as well as hosting an overnight for another couple so they could enjoy some extended quality time. The noise of all the extra voices can be a bit overwhelming at times but I have always wanted to be that mom - to be the home where all the neighborhood kids felt welcome. So while I've had to pop a few extra Excedrins this week, I'm also also extremely thankful for these blessings and the sweet (albeit loud) sound of their laughter.

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