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this is going to be a weekly thing i do. i try and write out posts on sunday nights that way it doesn’t take away from time spent living life. but this one is a little different. i got this lovely idea from here (just tweaked it some.)

there are overcast skies.

that spring should hurry up and get here :) along with some sun.

beautiful friends and my family who are caring & thoughtful and make my days a little brighter.

to be content. i am always learning and re-learning this. i have everything that i “need” and not everything that i “want” and i’m ok with that.


to make myself go to the gym this week. as much as i hate working out….i will do it!

leland talking and trying to wake up and parachute playing in the background

nothing at the moment (i need to change that.) but i am watching this.

that i go on a long date with jay very soon!

are little messes. mainly just baby toys all over the floors.

is listening to my husband play the guitar while i work.

appointments, cleaning, picture-taking, book-reading, and hopefully just maybe a date?

a few random pictures i found:


This is such a great idea! I checked out the blog you linked to also. I think I’ll join in. You know, it’s easy to journal about major events, but these are the little snippets of life we’ll want to remember as the years roll on by.

ooo! i think i’m going to do this on my blog, too! :) such a neat little idea! also, i loved what you said about contentment. that’s really been on my heart lately. it’s so hard to get wrapped up in the things that we want…whether it be material or in our relationships (what we want someone to be), but in reality, we have everything we could ever need. it’s difficult sometimes to choose to be grateful…you look around at some people and think “i wish i had what they had” (again, material or relationship-wise), and then you know that there are others who wish that they had what they needed…the things that we already have and take for granted. such a reality check, huh? sorry…did not mean to make this so long! thanks for the inspiration!


LOVE it! “The High Calling of Motherhood,” nice! I joined the Simple Woman’s Daybook before I read the guidelines – woops! Hopefully I will remember to do this next Tuesday. =)

i love this idea! i think i might use it for my blog :) i love what you said about contentment. this has been on my heart so much lately. we always want what we don’t have…whether it’s material things or aspects of a relationship. it’s difficult to choose to be content with what God has given us. we look around at others and want what they have, and then there are others who look at us and need what we have… :) thank you for the inspiration and encouragement! blessings!

i love this!

and thanks so much for sharing on my breastfeeding post, friend!

Tommy Gausman

Arielle….tis funny one of your favorite things is hearing Jay play guitar while u are working aroung the house. I heard “Good ridance” today and told a friend I miss singing with Jay while he played that song. It was Kara’s Graduation Theme song…… too . Just a memory to share………Love MaGe

Tommy Gausman

One more post…..and u know that rare for me. Your said u have all u need but not all you want…….Who could ask for more. So many have less that us. You are blessed for having your need met. So cool you and Jay are working with the youth now…..Love it and am proud of both of you. Even more proud of that beautiful Leland, who is georgious like his MaGe…….LOL you guys are great!!!!

I love this idea :) And your little Leland is sooo adorable!!! One of my favorite things is listening to my hubby play the guitar, too :)

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Nice site . :)

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