multitude monday

I am grateful for...

the current placement of things

for the time to look at, into, and through things


for a changing evolving family, marriage, extended family, friendships, season, homeschool, me...   

my sweet boy's shaved head, 
and that his hair will grow and he will no longer look like he's 7 and about to rob a bank

two back-to-back nights of gaming with my Husband

my hands down favorite anniversary gift EVER:


the rest of my life with strong, handsome, supportive, funny, sweet, attentive, loving, loyal, beautiful him:


my son nearly living at his Nanna's house with his cousin Michael since Friday


his return, scheduled for Tuesday night

that he and his five year old cousin Michael have become inseparable BFFs. 


that he is very well loved and taken care of, be it here or there. 

LOTS of spare time to myself 

the laying out of our Kindergarten plan (with a first grade curriculum) for the year

the next two days all to myself for preparing a special school space and a new play area in our home 

our coming first day of Kindergarten, August 26th 

my new budget becoming hardly noticeable in week five

still having everything we need and more

and lastly, our two new outdoor pets:


our marbled orb weaver "Shar" (Charlotte from Charlotte's Web is an orb weaver) living right on my bedroom window OUTSIDE, of course
in the wheelbarrow (for now)

western painted turtle "Harry" (the second) crashing in the wheelbarrow, for now

holy experience


  1. Lovely photos and beautiful list! So glad that I stopped by to visit.
    Grace and peace to you

  2. Rejoicing with you as homeschool starts today in our castle, with two little princes eager to learn.
    As always a joy to splash around in thankfulness. Your blog, simply delightful.


  3. Emily Samson introduced me to your blog. I hope you don't mind :) She claims we're similar creatures, you and I... can't wait to learn more about you and your family. And to learn from your homeschooling - we're considering it for our girls!

  4. Well, hello Elizabeth! Thanks for stopping in. Of course, I don't mind. I have seen your comments on Em's site, so I recognize your name. Good to "meet" you. :)
    I had a look at your profile and saw "tenth life" (very clever name), which I can't wait to show my son who is IN LOVE with all things CAT. :)
    I was wondering if you have a personal family blog that I missed?
    Looking forward to learning more about you, too. :)

  5. I love the picture of Zeek and Michael in the pool holding hands! That is super precious! And I love your Anniversary present! You can do some cleaning out with that... it's like picking lint off a sweater... once you start, you just can't stop! Love Mom