Hey! I'm Emily... homebody, amateur philosopher, professional photographer, mama and wife. This is my little world-- a place for me to preserve the little snippets of my life that bring me joy, make me think, or show my creative leanings. I'm so happy you're here. If you get a minute, please introduce yourself in the comments. If you like what you see, you are invited to follow my blog through your RSS Reader. Just click the link at the bottom of the page to add me.
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Wednesday, September 8

I Am Grateful For:

* Noah's sweet affections, be they hand holds or lip-smacking kisses, or secret little rituals we play
* sunlight dappling in a quiet house
* the power of creation
*making things with my hands
* a body that is stronger than it's been in a long time
* the moment we get, right now
* long-distance strangers becoming kindred spirits
* inspiration-- secular, spiritual, emotional...
* prayer
* the past two months
* my husband as a father to Noah
* my husband as an individual
*my husband as my love
* my phenomenal parents
* phone calls to and from dear friends
* six siblings, all so different, all so marvelous
* Burt's Bees chapstick
* Popsicles
* old quilts and rusty red wagons
* trashy novels
* peace in my heart
* hope and excitement
* this whole life journey being beautiful, messy, real and joyous

Today, I am simply GRATEFUL.


  1. I love this. I may need to do my own little list. :)

  2. Brandi-lee6:29 PM

    Beautiful post Emily!

  3. And I am grateful for meeting you!

  4. Warm fuzzies after reading your post, Emily! SO much to be grateful for. Hugs!

  5. I love reading your blog.

  6. I hear ya on so many of those, but mostly on the trashy novels. :) Love you guys!

  7. Your first four could be mine. Actually, insert Steve for Joe and it could all be mine. Must be 'cause you're my daughter, hun?