Saturday, April 27


 I love my job.
It's more of a calling.
It is so hard but so amazingly fulfilling.
Yesterday, my little girls & I rode around the city on my bike,
loving this weather, taking in the sites, stopping for a snack.
I was like, "Is this really my job?  For reals?  To share my days with
these darlings?"
I feel so grateful & ebullient.

The days can be s o o o o o long.
And full of so much chaos & frustration.
I feel like I'm running a marathon in my own home some days!
But I am trying to concentrate on my blessings.
And suddenly, they multiply and my heart is exploding with 
love & joy for all that I have.
Especially to be a mother.
 Part of the perks of being a mom?
To bake together, share, deliver, savor!
 PS:  I was out of vanilla extract.  Did you know that 
Mapleline works great as a substitute?

 As busy as I am,
running up & down stairs, chasing the baby to & fro,
lifting Bugg over & over,
you'd think I wouldn't have to work out.
Wrong!  well, perhaps the cookies are to blame. :)

 ......and indulgent dinners.
Actually, ever since we were first married,
Brian requested we have homemade pizza once a week.
While it's not always homemade,
pizza on Friday nights is a must.
With a movie. 
 Ha!  Pizza to this picture.  Nice.
I made these Black Bean Brownies for the church picnic today.
Basically you have to mix them up blindfolded with your nose plugged.
It just seems wrong.  But they are gooooood.
And so dense & moist.
Mapleline worked great in these, too.
No, really.  They are fantastic.  Just don't tell anyone that they have black beans in them. :)
Mia dropped them in the parking lot on the way to the picnic 
so I don't have a lovely finished product to show.
But we still shared them and had only crumbs left!
I am serious!  They are so yummy.

 Do you know what ebullient means?
Look it up.
That is how I feel about this lovely life that I get to live.
You will want to find a way to work that word into your vocab, too.

Bugg is almost always in an ebullient mood.
He is such a great example to me.
He had the giggles big time tonight!
Maybe it's because I had him wear Addie's pink bib.
Here's to ebullient sweet dreams!


  1. I am so glad you are blogging again. I'm always amazed at how well you express yourself. Thank you for being wonderful. I love you.

  2. I'm just loving your recent posts. Your eye for beauty and your enthusiasm are contagious. Hugs!

  3. Ebullient. Not gonna lie, I had to look it up. It's a great word and what a wonderful way to feel!

  4. Oh I love it! The way you recognize your blessings among life's challenges truly touches my heart.


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