Sunday, July 26, 2009

considering the lilies...

"Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow;
they toil not, neither do they spin:
And yet I say unto you,
That even Solomon in his glory was not
arrayed like one of these.
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field,
which to day is,
and tomorrow is cast into the oven,
shall he not much more clothe you,
O ye of little faith?"
Matthew 6: 28-30

I have seen a lot of these lilies
as I have been driving around lately.
How grateful I am for their beauty and their reminder
of our Heavenly Father's love.

Our life is getting ready to change drastically:
we will soon be moving again;
we will soon be sharing a home with family again
for at least a few months;
we may soon be building a house--
assuring us a longer stay in Massachusetts
than I had anticipated.
On top of everything house related,
we are feeling the weight of life--

in these moments
when a realization of all that is coming our way
makes it a little hard to breathe,
I try to consider the lilies.
I try to remember that
a loving Heavenly Father will clothe me
with what I need to endure.

Ah, yes.
I am breathing easier already.

Friday, July 17, 2009

extending strawberry season

With this:
my first sewing machine project.
Marty's mom came over yesterday
and walked me through the steps of the dress.
I was going to have Dorothy model it,
but she just got her 4 month shots.
I figured I'd let her relax instead.

Can't wait to put the little miss in this!

1. patient mom-in-laws
2. sweet baby girls
3. knowing how to use my sewing machine

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Although the rainstorms have been relentless,
we finally had a string of nice weather.
We decided it was time for Dorothy to become aquatic;
she begged to differ.
This was about as far as she would go before crying.
I don't blame her, though.
The water was stinkin' cold.
She preferred to hang out with her papa
in the warm sunshine.
We also finally had the chance to go out to
Western Mass to visit Tom, Mindy, and Zoe.
The girls are finally starting to notice each other.
Man, I still can't get over Zoe's hair.
Oh, and don't you just love Dorothy's belly
hanging out in this picture?
The proud papas with their baby girls.
And, yes, believe it or not
these two are brothers.
Finally starting to make some eye contact.
Mamas loving on their baby girls.
A Vieira family photo.
And another Vieira family photo.
Two happy families.

We had a lot of fun going out for sushi,
taking walks around their cute downtown,
going to a book sale at the local church,
and going to a crafts fair down in Amherst.

Thanks for such a great weekend!

And just a tidbit on Dorothy milestones:
she is rolling over from back to front all the time now,
and, joy of joys, she is starting to cut teeth.
Yes, already.
Wahoo for the Dot.

1. trips to see family
2. fried dough
3. homemade dresses for church

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

2 years

It was about 2 years ago now
that the Sister Missionaries came for dinner
to my apartment in the city.
I will forever be grateful for their persistence
in coming to see me because now I have
and this...

1. sweet memories
2. changes of heart
3. the missionaries

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Papa's turn to post...

Kim is much better than I am at updating the blog, but I thought I would add this post. Our little Dot is growing up so fast!