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Monday, July 28, 2014

Listen Up {v.21}

Happy Monday!
Listen up to
The Oh Hellos "The Truth is a Cave"
I loooove this song.  I wish there was an official video for it, but I couldn't find one.  
You can listen though, and the lyrics are below (per the usual).

Well I was young
Well I was young and naive
As I was told
As I was told so I believed
I was told there's only one road
That leads you home

And the truth was a cave
On the mountain side
And I'd seek it out until the day I died

I was bound
I was bound and determined 
To be the child
To be the child you wanted
I was blind to every sign
You left for me to find

And the truth became a tool
That I held in my hand
And I wielded it but didn't I understand?

I was tired
Of giving more than you gave to me
And I desired
A truth I wouldn't have to seek
In the silence I heard you calling out to me

BONUS - I Have Made Mistakes
Honestly, you should just go listen to the whole album, but these two make my soul buzz.

Lyrics for this, too, because they are SO so good
I have made mistakes, I continue to make them
the promises I've made, I continue to break them
and all the doubts I've faced, I continue to face them
but nothing is a waste if you learn from it

and the sun, it does not cause us to grow
it is the rain that will strengthen your soul
and it will make you whole

we have lived in fear, and our fear has betrayed us
but we will overcome the apathy that has made us
because we are not alone in the dark with our demons
and we have made mistakes
but we've learned from them

and the sun, it does not cause us to grow
it is the rain that will strengthen your soul
and it will make you whole

and oh my heart, how can I face you now?
when we both know how badly I have let you down
and I am afraid of all that I've built
fading away

Find more about The Oh Hellos here at their website.

Linking up with Angie
@ My So-Called Chaos
Musical Mondays

And as always,

Friday, July 25, 2014

InstaFriday {v.28}

My Week in Instagram...

 making groceries a family event because The Mighty Gatherer (aka the Mister) still needs 
a lot of help after his bike accident, Junior Man made his own Happy Mug for tea, 
Mom Time with Little Man, and the posse, unplugged...

 Glimpses of my Middle Man reading the night away...

In the Kitchen:
gettin' our crunchy on with new gadgets - yogurt maker, silicone ice pop molds & a dehydrator,
maintaining green lunches with new dressings in pretty bottles, a mid-week farmer's market bounty...
...and trying to process the two hour appointment with the nutritionist about 
embarking on a gluten-free adventure to help our little warriors...

In the Garden:
A baaaaaby carrot...

prepping for our new year to begin - curriculum lists,
curriculum happy mail, and more research for resources...

absence from instagram due to holdin down the fort,
Thoughts from the Screen Porch, sweet little arms around my neck,
and a restless day anxiously waiting for an update after Junior Man's psych follow-up...

Sharing thoughts on how special needs impacts our journey of faith,
looking forward to using the #shereadstruth app when it comes out for android,
and little notes to myself, continued...

*birds chirping*
Not one this week.  Once again I fell of the photo-a-day wagon.
For some reason people were posting images for prompts that were not on my list??  I dunno.
I got confused and bailed then couldn't catch up.  I'll be back on the photo-a-day horse soon.

Thanks for stopping by to get a glimpse of our life!
I'm always, always instagramming.
maybe over-gramming, but #sorrynotsorry 'cause it's my jam.

Happy to join in the link-up over at Life Rearranged.
Hop over and browse some more insta-goodness!

As always,

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Currently {v.97}

This week's Currently Journal Card...
Edited with A Beautiful Mess & Rhonna Designs apps

- watching - The Leftovers.  Oh it's mysterious and hubs and I are enjoying it.  And Justin Theroux.  Frankly I could care less what the story's about ; )

- reading - Last night I started All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr.  I finished The Book Thief and it was still gripping my soul - it was really, really good and I can't wait to watch the movie now - so I decided to continue into another story set in the same time and place.  I started with the free sample download, but I can tell already that I'm going to be getting the full book and continuing it.  ALSO - ready to start How to Be a Woman, by Caitlin Moran, for a little facebook book group I weaseled into.   

- listening - ON AN ON, and I like the song Ghosts, especially, and Every Song...and American Dream and The Hunter...but the whole Give In album is good stuff.

- making - lists and more lists, of curriculum purchases and estimated school supplies for the year.  wooHOO!  Getting my ducks in a row for homeschool bada$$ness *fist punch in the air*    

- feeling - like we have a lot of irons in the fire right now.  We are in the throes of new meds for Junior Man, resuming occupational therapies for all three boys, instigating significant diet changes for the family, prepping for financial overhaul, anticipating the new homeschool year, and scheduling road trips for a conference + family visit combo...all happening in the next eight weeks.

- planning - gluten-free diet in the house, because it might help our posse.  We had a two hour consult with a nutritionist today that has a lot of experience with special needs families, and she confirmed that it's worth good try.  You better believe I will conquer some gluten-free muffin recipes stat.

- loving - the feel of being pulled forward into the next phase of our life.  We've been on a gradual (but steady) incline into new territory the last few years, and it feels like all the paths are on the edge of culminating in upgraded versions of "us."  It's been a somewhat uncomfortable journey, as change always is...but I feel a plateau on the horizon.  I know I'm going to love standing up there, looking into the future.

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AND p.s.
I'm guest posting with Currently Journal thoughts over at rukristin tomorrow, so swing by and visit!

And as always,


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