When I got home from Wisconsin at almost midnight Thursday night, I was exhausted and drained and filled up and blessed.

I have so many stories to tell from the visit but not much time available today. For now, I will just highlight a few favorite photos from the time spent with my siblings–sharing the care.

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Socks. Food. Care.

September 19, 2016 — 38 Comments

This edition of Smithellaneous is being brought to you courtesy of Southwest Air and Wisconsin roads.

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Shoes and Books and Her.

September 16, 2016 — 21 Comments

Tuesday I had to go to Virginia Beach, which I have done a few dozen times since we’ve lived in Manteo.

However, now whenever I have to make that trip, there is an extra dab of happiness added to the day because I get to see this person–in person!  

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September 12, 2016 — 32 Comments

Steve and I were home last Friday afternoon (our day off) when the daycare director from church called to say that someone had just dropped off a 150-pound cooler full of fresh green tail shrimp with instructions to give it to Pastor Steve.

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In Real Time

September 9, 2016 — 12 Comments

Last night we were invited to dinner at a friend’s home.  

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Right With Her World

September 5, 2016 — 35 Comments

This post is mostly about Sarah’s first visit home but I first wanted to share a few pictures of the weekend that Hermine spent with us.

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Edited:  Sarah surprised us and got home at 10:30 a.m. insted of 7 p.m. which was the time I was thinking. Turns out she knew she would be getting in earlier all week but she and Steve plotted to surprise me.  I’m especially thankful that she beat the bad weather; this mama heart was a little worried about her driving through a tropical storm.  Happy, happy day!


I used to wear a lot of black clothes.

Only problem?  Black looks terrible on me. Truly terrible. 

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Grief, Wheels and Joy

August 29, 2016 — 18 Comments

Thanks to each of you who took the time to leave a comment on Friday after my post about Bennan’s death. Thanks especially to those who shared some of your own stories; it was a privilege to share your experiences.

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