Thursday, February 16, 2012


Of course today was sunny and beautiful, right after I kind of said it wasn't.
And Clint and I got another lunch date.  Such sweetness.

And the girls (namely Evee) wanted to be twins with matching outfits and they played together so sweetly, because they are just getting more to that stage of silliness together. 
And the girls and I began (truly only began) to explore the botanical gardens in Christchurch while Clint did a couple of laps around Hagley Park.  Amazing.  So much to do and explore. 

But there is always something that can weigh our minds down, isn't there?  You get one thing accomplished and the next thing is there. 

And today was like that.  Up and down and then again. 

As I finish up this night, just five minutes ago I was feeling a bit overwhelmed.  But, then, read an email, read a blog post and I am hopeful, I refocus on peace.  I think sometimes it is truly the prayers, hope and love of others that holds us up.  I know, deep in my soul, that this is true.  Oh so true and I am thankful.  And I recognize it.  And you give me hope. 

Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Only together are we made perfect.
We are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses
so let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.
so that we will not grow weary and lose heart. 
Hebrews, bits taken from the end of 11 and beginning of 12


  1. Freakin cutest picture ever! What in the world! They are looking so old and so sweet.
    Praying and thinking of you guys all the time.

    Love you - Joni

  2. iris doesn't look as much like a baby. slow down, girl. can't wait to walk those gardens together.