Thought I’d share a few personal favourites with you on this fine Friday morning.

Who knows why.

Just thought I would.

This is probably one of my most favourite photos from all of 2012.

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My goodness, I love those boys!

And this is one of my favourites from 2013 so far: what the Tank looks like when he wakes up from a nap.

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This book, my favourite thing I’m reading right now, is doing good things in my life. More on that later.


My favourite parenthood story at the moment: A few days after Christmas I was changing the Belle’s diaper on the floor near the Christmas tree. She seemed to like her view and surroundings so much, I decided to cuddle her up with blankets and leave her there for a few minutes. (The Tank was napping so this was a safe move.)

I got busy with something in the kitchen for a few minutes and then thought I heard her crying. I returned to the den to find this scene:


Be still my heart.

Although the Bear is a very good reader, he isn’t quite on top of The Enormous Elephant Show yet. But he is very good at discerning, based on the pictures, the general gist of the story, in order to weave such a compelling tale his sister was absolutely riveted. At least for long enough that I could grab a few snaps. 🙂

There is a delightful font called Bergamot that is basically just a bunch of fun little ornaments – my favourite graphic design element at the moment. Besides fake chalkboards. You can download it here. Have fun and thank me later. {Thanks to the tip I found on pinterest from nest of posies, you can also download chalkboard backgrounds here. It’s like decorating the Quiver Tree Gallery all over again. Wheeeee! } Look at this quality fun stuff:

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My favourite Scripture verse at the moment is one I’m pondering incorporating into our family life in a more tangible way:

Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. {Ephesians 4:32}

I would really like to raise these boys to be strong men of character and integrity, but I sure would like for them to be tender-hearted, too.

So. Do you have any favourites worth mentioning at the moment? Leave a comment and enjoy your weekend!