Monday, July 14, 2014

the present moment // today and yesterday

Thankful for //
His Goodness.
His Mercy.
His Love.
Where we are in life. We are in a good place. The boys are good and healthy. They are growing and alive, fully of joy and sweetness. Troy and I are well and in love. Despite the hustle and bustle of our day to day there is love. We know it. We feel it. And we share it in the ways we serve one another and our little family.
Time that we get to spend with family. Even though it can be short, I'm still very grateful. There's a lot of love to be had when we spend time with them and that is always so sweet.
Being back home in our new house. It's so different coming back to a house instead of an apartment. I kind of like it. A lot. It's like coming back to an old friend.
Memories made. Love all of our time spent at the beach and traveling with friends and family. So many memories were made and it was great!

Thinking about // God's Will for me and our little family. There are so many things I never would have anticipated for my life, but I'm thankful for where He has brought us and where he has us going. There is great comfort in obedience to His Will. The little nudges that the Holy Spirit shares with us to guide and love us are good. Despite my resistance, when I let go and say my Fiat, there is such a peace! And, for that, I'm grateful. Because sometimes the unexpected can be stressful. Overwhelming. And, just plain crazy. But, again. The peace. It's real.
Whether, therefore, we receive what we ask for, or do not receive it, let us still continue steadfast in prayer. For to fail in obtaining the desires of our heart, when God so wills it, is not worse than to receive it; for we know not as He does, what is profitable to us.
-St. John Chrysostom
I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.
Saint Teresa of Avila
We went to the IHM Conference on Catholic homeschooling this past weekend and it was wonderful. The talks were encouraging and filled with so much great information and insight to take home. I may take a few weeks to gather my takeaways, but I do want to share at some point soon!
It is only necessary to say energetically "I will," and all will go well.
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Listening to // This song just gives me perspective every time.It's been a daily play over in our home. He is so good to me. No matter how bad my day can get in my own little head, if I just take a second to remember all the goodness that surrounds, all is well and wonderful.

Reading // Random blog posts as they come up in my Facebook feed when I am able to get on. Or from my blog reel. We've been busy around here so I haven't been able to sit down and do much intentional reading. Although, I do still have The Little Oratory: A beginner's guide to praying in the home to read. I decided I wanted to read The Hobbit as my next fiction as well as Brideshead Revisited. I meant to read Bridesehead Revisited last month, just never got around to it with a birthday, travel, and summer life. So, once we settle back in at home (probably at the start of August) I'm going to get back into some sweet reading fun.

Remembering // Not sure if Remembering is ever a category since this is my first time joining this link-up, but it's something I have been doing a lot lately, post-family-vacation.

So, for this little me-category, I'm going to share some photos of the sweet fun we a few weeks ago.

His joy.
My love and my best friend.
My little Linus. So carefree and bold!

Friends and the Godparents of our youngest. Such blessings!
My mama and her grandson.
My dad's smile makes my heart happy.
Good times.
GG, aunts, and cousins. Blessed with some sweet time together.
Snuggles and love for my aunt from my little one.
Hug love for Great Grandma. Also, please keep her in your prayers as she'll be having surgery this coming week. Thank you so much!
Papa Wooley, Nonna, and their grandsons. The boys loved watching the baseball game. Loved it!
Uncle A, Rebekah, us, and the boys. Loved the memories made.
Linus had a blast at the splash pad at the Texas State Aquarium. This boy loves water.
Nonna and our Bigfoot.
Sleepy Linus.
Sleepy Linus was napping on all his grandparents.
Our little family.


  1. These are the photos of a beautiful, love-filled life. What a treasure for your family to look back on!

    1. Allison! Thank you! We really are very blessed and so very thankful! I'm hoping this blog will be a little treasure chest of love for when they are older. :)

  2. Hi! I am dropping by from the currently linkup, and I am so blessed by this post. Your words on letting go, obedience to His will and the peace that follows are exactly the reminder I needed to hear!

    1. Megan! Thank you for coming by! I'm excited about joining the link-up! And, I'm so glad you were blessed by this post. It really is so true, isn't it? Peace always follows.


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