Monthly Archives: May 2016

Birding

Yesterday I looked up bird calls in the morning, and in the evening the kids and I spent an hour “birding.” It was so much fun! I have it on our schedule to bird every Thursday. I can’t wait for … Continue reading

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I made a new friend

I went for a walk in the wee hours of the morning with a friend from the ward. Well, really she has been an acquaintance, but now I hope we are better friends. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her … Continue reading

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Dinner at the Marchants’

Tonight we had dinner with our friends, the Marchants. Todd and Ashley invited us over and we had so much fun talking with them. I am a little afraid we talked their ears off, but I always get freaked out … Continue reading

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She sonnet

When I was at the temple this morning, I had a poem come to me. Abe was so sweet and let me go to lunch after and write it out. She Sonnet She is the sonnet, dust of the divine … Continue reading

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Learning circle

Yesterday was another great day. I can’t even believe how smoothly everything has gone–especially considering Abe has been out of town all week! We miss him and are so excited to see him today. I keep thinking Abe must be … Continue reading

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Happy

Behold the sweet heart of my Lydia: She did the dishes for me without being asked. We had a lot of lovely bonding time today, and I am so, so grateful for that. Sometimes her sweet, pure heart is masked … Continue reading

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I am a sonnet

Today my friend Jessi sent me a great blog link. I read it and repeated to myself all day, “I am a sonnet, I am a sonnet, I am a sonnet.” It was a great reminder that there is something … Continue reading

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And we almost lost Mary

We don’t have pictures because both of our phones died today. We spent most of the day gardening in the glorious weather. Abe made the most beautiful redwood boxes for our garden, and he also made some awesome barrel herb … Continue reading

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gardening

Today Abe took the day off of work so he could recover from the newest virus to make the Darais household rounds. Also, we readied the yard for a garden.

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A eulogy for my darling Grandma

Thoughts of Grandma are sure to bring to mind a warm flood of memories and sweet experiences. These memories form the basis for many of my own deepest aspirations and values, making it difficult to articulate what my grandmother meant to me. … Continue reading

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