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    TGIF.

    Wow, y’all – thank you so much for your enthusiastic support about Sara’s upcoming move. This will be the fourth time I’ve had the privilege of helping one of my girls settle into a new home … and honestly, I’m still kind of in awe that this time I’ll get a stamp in my passport! …and now back to the reality of a Georgia July ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thinking about … skipping church on Sunday (Wimbledon spoiler alert)! Grateful for … summer morning walks. I got the cast on my right foot a year ago this week. Last summer wasn’t a total loss by any stretch, but remembering where I was is…

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    Good News.

    Happy Thursday, y’all! I’ve been sitting on some good news and I’m delighted I have the official go-ahead to share it. Sara is relocating to Bristol, UK! She’s transferring with Epic (the same company she’s been with since she graduated college) in August. The Epic office is a couple hundred employees strong (including a few folks from Madison who joined the company back when Sara did) and she’s really excited to be part of it. And I am really excited she’s asked me to help her settle in! Delta flies to Bristol via Amsterdam, and we are meeting there early on August 6 (our flights both land at 5:55 am).…

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    Looking Back | June.

      Unlike most of the daily photo mosaics I share, I think y’all have actually seen nearly all of these photos already – either here, or on Instagram, or maybe even Ravelry (that meta moment on the 20th when I was knitting an Espace Tricot pattern while watching the latest Espace Tricot podcast) … so there isn’t much new news here. But still, seeing the whole month together, marveling that yes, I really did take FOUR photos of the daisies by the front gate, THREE of me reading a book, TWO of the butterfly bush in our front yard, ONE more of gardenias, and NONE of the lake … along…

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    July 4th Weekending.

    Hello friends and happy Monday! …especially after what was – for us! – a FIVE DAY weekend. Yep, we left for the lake early Wednesday and enjoyed a very full day and night there with Katie and her family before driving home Thursday afternoon. I shared three of my favorite photos from the trip with y’all on Friday. Here are a few more …and – of course – a video (36 hours collapsed into about that many seconds) whoa, no wonder we were tired ๐Ÿ˜‰ The pool, the grounds, s’mores, fireworks, and of course the lake … the Ritz does July 4th in style! The fireworks are open to all,…

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    Hello July.

    Hello July! Hello new photo of Charlie … his mama tells me that’s his “ROAR!!!” face โ™ฅ … and a brand new six-month calendar. Hello trying new things and making new habits. Hello slowing down and maybe even pressing pause. Hello frozen drinks (and at least a few new Cheers!) Welcome!  

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    TGIF.

    Happy Friday, friends! This week has left me feeling a bit like this field of daisies … a little tired of the heat, but still lifting my face to enjoy the sunshine. Thinking about … all the last minute details – including my opening remarks – for tomorrow morning’s Women’s Gathering at church. We have 51 confirmed attendees, which is a record! Grateful for … the return of Friday Night Snacks. Marc is prepping the platter as I type this. I’m not even going to have to add vegetables … he’s already steamed broccoli and sliced carrots, cucumber and pepper. We recorded the soccer match to watch while we eat.…

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    Hope | June 2019.

    A summer rain storm blew through last night. I worried that our almost blooming hydrangeas might be spoiled … but no … they’re hanging tough. I snapped the photo above just after my morning walk. Love that one open bloom, washed clean, and all the others, promising a real show. It seems a fitting illustration of where I am with Hope right now. Last week (when I had a few minutes to think about it ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) I’d planned to write about Both-And Thinking. It’s a concept that I learned from Richard Rohr and became especially interested in when I listened to his interview with Krista Tippett on On Beingย back…

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    Weekending with the Boys.

    Hello friends – it’s good to be back! I have two fun weekends to share with y’all and I’m going to start with the most recent one. Our favorite little boys (and their parents) arrived Thursday afternoon. Katie and Rob had an 8am flight to Charlottesville (one of Rob’s college buddies was getting married) Friday morning and they decided it would be easier for everyone if they spent Thursday night here. Good call. Friday still started dark early, but at least everyone slept. Most of my camera roll is full of video and I compiled 52 of my favorite seconds to share on Instagram today.   View this post on…

  • Just Life,  Knitting

    Weekending.

    Hello friends and happy Monday! I was sitting with Deena at Starbucks on Saturday afternoon, knitting (of course*) and realized this was the last “normal” weekend until mid-July. What? huh? Yep, next weekend we’re in NYC. then we have the little boys while their parents attend a wedding. and then the Weekend with the Retreat. and then the Weekend just after July 4th. … and then it’s – maybe?! – back to “normal”. With that frame, I have five photos to share: First (of course ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Friday Night Snacks This is hands down my favorite way to start the weekend (along with something good on TV – the last…

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    TGIF | Hello June.

    Hello June! I know we’re a week into this month already, but it is the first Friday … which means a special list: Traveling … to New York City – with Marc! – next weekend. ย It’s been ten years since Katie graduated college and we officially had “kids who’d moved away”. Katie lived in NYC and then LA before moving back to Atlanta in 2012. Sara moved to Madison in 2014 and NYC in 2017. This will be my umpteenth trip to visit one of them. and Marc’s first. (although it will be my first time visiting and staying in a hotel ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). I’m looking forward to sharing one…