Outside my window: the tulips are blooming!! And the crab apple trees.
In the kitchen: pizza dough is rising, and Moriah is making banana-zucchini bread. It smells great in here.
What I’m hearing: Phoebe is having a tea party under the kitchen table and listening to Ramona and Her Father on her CD player. In the living room, Owen & Moriah are playing quiz up together. It’s a rare minute that the two of them are enjoying something together without someone acting as a buffer, but I am loving the moment.
In the school room: (I say that, even though we no longer have a “school room.” You know what I mean, right?) Anyway, we survived our Iowa tests last week, and I’m hoping for a more normal rhythm this week. We are wrapping up biographies and starting new math books. Fun all around. Jonah is studying hard for his AP exams.
In my shoes: I took two great hikes last week, one with Phoebe and one with a friend who drove up to spend Saturday with us. What a treat. Spending time in the mountains was good for my soul.
What I’m reading: I started another Inspector Gamache, which has yet to grip me. But I just read a book I loved- more on that on Friday! I’m also reading Sofia Cavalletti’s The Religious Potential of the Child, and I’m inspired.
I’m grateful for: Hiking, a date with Sam this weekend, sunshine, and tulips.
I’m praying for: Mandy, Judy, Heather, Justine. Our friends serving in Fiji and the Philippines. Energy to spend at home on the ordinary means of grace for our family: dinners together, attentive listening, bedtime routines, and laughter.