Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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Found these this weekend after a little afternoon stroll. I love the itty bitty one. Nature never ceases to amaze me.

Many of you know Cree and I teach early morning seminary. This means we get up at 4:30 each morning to go teach a sleepy group of teenagers. It has been such a wonderful experience...really difficult at times, but more often than not, a blessing. This morning we began teaching about the early pioneers. Whenever I learn of the sacrifices the they made, it makes my heart entirely full of gratitude.

PS. Two weeks from Saturday and we'll be in DC! We're both aching to go.

14 comments:

  1. we're so excited to have you come! please let us know if you need help moving in/unpacking/otherwise settling. or if you need a dessert break or something :)

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  2. Hey! I found your blog yesterday and I love your work! That little pine cone is the cutest, and I really admire you for teaching seminary! My mom teaches seminary too and I can only imagine how difficult and also rewarding it can be.

    P.S. Those blueberry muffins look incredible! :)

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  3. What commitment of you both getting up so early (especially in the winter!) but I think there is something wonderfully invigorating about starting the day bright and early and with a sense of purpose. I have a collection of pine cones on my bench too as they are all very different and beautiful. Lovely photo.

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  4. kudos to you for getting up so early! i'm not at all a morning person but really wish i was. love this photo, by the way.

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  5. nature really is amazing - endlessly inspiring.

    you are a saint for waking up that early to teach seminary. i have the hardest time waking up in the morning!

    and to answer your question about the fleet foxes album, i really don't know. clint loaded it on my computer a week or two ago, and i had assumed it was already released?! apparently he has secret music sources (sounds sketchy) which i should probably question :) any way... it's so beautiful. i'm in love with a lot of the songs.

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  6. awesome! clint deserves a huge pat on the back...it's so good.

    ps thanks for all your sweet comments on seminary, we've really loved it, even when sleep deprived. :)

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  7. Will the cherry blossoms still be in bloom in DC when you get there?!

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  8. how cute! your blog is very nice, i love the mint green coloring of the theme!

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  9. you have such a beautiful blog!

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  10. those are gorgeous! so perfect. and have fun in DC! never been but always wanted to go

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  11. Oh, sound like you are doing a great job there :)
    I love the picture!

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  12. Happy to get to know your work Amanda Jane, I enjoy it a lot.

    Happy May!

    Monday noon greetings from Finland.

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  13. that so exciting about DC! i was possibly going to accompany Gregg to DC over Memorial Day weekend (the company he works for helps organize the parade). it'd be awesome to stumble into you!

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  14. Um, yes we'll have to stumble into each other! it's a date!

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