the ponderings of a mother

These are the ponderings of a mother in love with her children, both in my arms and in the grave. Some of these ponderings are quite emotional, some are funny, others contemplative and spiritual. All are sincere. May these writings bless you in many ways and bring you closer to the one, true God and Redeemer of all things.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


The only things between me and our very first family-of-three vacation is a load of dental work this afternoon...and lots of packing.  Six days in southern Indiana J  I will be completely unplugging for the duration, but when I return I hope to have fresh postings borne of rest and beautiful rolling hills. Life has been good yet full these early days of summer. Here are some updates of Elsa to hold you all over ;-)  She turned 6 months yesterday…wow. Half way to one year…the ol’ saying rings true…it goes by so fast. 

Mommy clipped the nail too close...actually, she missed the nail entirely and only clipped the skin...ugh...

Daddy does "the crane"
My first go at grain-free cookies...they were very good! Did I mention  I have been grain-free for a bit? We think the problems may be an all out corn allergy...good but corn. is. in. everything!

In the bed

Playing on the floor, trying to get her to crawl...but she only goes backwards...?

"Get me out of this time warp" (she crossed her legs and put her arm up all on her own)

In the highchair for the first time (daddy's belt holding me in)
A solid adventure

I love avocado...and you  <3 Elsa

1 comment:

  1. Such adorable pictures! I especially love the one of Elsa with her legs crossed in the armchair :)
    Didn't know that you were going grain free--sounds rough! Perhaps you will enjoy this recipe for zucchini brownies which contain no flour and no sugar. I did add 2Tbsp of cocoa powder as recommended by commenters and very glad I did. The secret to this recipe is letting the brownies sit covered in the fridge for 3 days before eating (if you can contain yourself that long and keep your husband from them!). They were just kind of decent at first, but after 3 days in the fridge they were absolutely AMAZING!