agoldenafternoon Morning chick check. We have 7 that have hatched so far! 10h

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agoldenafternoon "Don't let your misfortunes find a home."(from an episode of Call the Midwife)
Such a meaningful warning wrapped in an encouraging package. There is so much heaviness and difficulty surrounding us every day. Some days I feel like sadness or guilt could swallow me whole. Yet, I am left with huge promises from Someone who can lift them all so I can breath again...if only I would put all of my burdens before Him. Daily times to rest my heart and mind on lovely things, understanding that other people will make their own decisions and I will make mine, not watching the news (a habit we've had for years), resting my body while avoiding difficult conversations around bed time, and taking baths with clay and oils are all things which have done WONDERS for my mental, emotional, and physical health. Don't forget to take care of yourself and let Him take care of you. There is no other way I know!
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agoldenafternoon She turns 10, then suddenly she's looking all tween-ish and writing scripts for a play for her homeschool reader's theatre group. Sheesh, time, turn back! 1d

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agoldenafternoon Distracting myself from chicken hatching TV by making a strawberry rhubarb crumble (with honey!). I can't even believe strawberry season will be over in a few short weeks. May is strawberry jam month in SoCal which is great news for my kids because they already ate all of last year's batch! 2d
  •   thedancingpastry Making Jam with you, is one of my most favorite memories. I've always loved to cook /bake, but you influenced me to learn how to cook with fresh good quality ingredients (no box mixes!) :) <3 2d
  •   charissadot I'd love the recipe for both! I made a strawberry rhubarb crisp that was too juicy :( weird texture. 2d
  •   oleanderandpalm Yum rhubarb!!! I can never get enough of it. 2d
  •   travelphotolady I heart rhubarb!! 2d

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agoldenafternoon That moment when your adventurous baby tries to leave the house, so you throw your arms up and are like, "No way, Jose." (video on FB page-link in profile) 2d

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agoldenafternoon The chicks are hatching!!! I can't even describe what it's like to see a hen turn into a mother. She has sacrificed herself in such a beautiful way for the last 21 days, eating and drinking very little, so she can devote herself to sitting on her babies and rotating them diligently. Her face is shriveled. Her body is weakened, yet her instincts are strong. Right away, she knew exactly what is required of her as a new Mom. Such a beautiful image of motherhood and a reminder to never doubt our God-given abilities and instincts as Moms. (I posted a video on my FB page-LINK IN PROFILE! Listen for the sobs of a sweet 8 year old boy who was overwhelmed with joy after watching the chick be born!) 2d

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agoldenafternoon Tell me I'm not the only one whose kids leave mason jars all over the house with all kinds of wonderful crawling creatures in them? We are an active entomology lab over here. 4d

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agoldenafternoon One of the greatest shows on earth from our backyard! 5d

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agoldenafternoon Inspiring day in Del Mar. We didn't know it at the time, but we chatted with the highly respected equestrian, #RichardSpooner, who stopped and graciously answered all of the kid's questions, however large or small they might have been. I'm thankful for people who see the value in sharing the joy of the sport, not just the competition. 5d

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agoldenafternoon The now annual outdoor birthday movie! This year she chose: Mary Poppins! #happybirthdayfaithrush 6d

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agoldenafternoon Is there anything better on your birthday than getting a card from Grandma with cold hard cash? It was a sad day for me back in 2003, when those cards stopped coming because I was no longer a kid... 6d
  •   oodalollee Love looking back at the memories of past birthdays. She's had some good ones. 6d
  •   lisacrafty Love @joannaposey art in your home! Happy birthday Faith! 6d
  •   giosmama2626 I always looked so forward to my $10.00 cards. The best!! 6d
  •   agoldenafternoon @lisacrafty yes! My favorite painting of all time. Do you guys know each other? @joannaposey 5d
  •   lisacrafty Just fellow San Diegans, well… were, and I am an admirer of her beautiful art! I will own a piece someday 5d
  •   agoldenafternoon @lisacrafty fun! Are you from here? I see that you sew! I love sewing, too, when I can find time. Do you give lessons at all? I've been looking to find someone to come here to teach Faith because I think she would enjoy learning from someone besides me. 5d
  •   lisacrafty Yes, lived here since I was five! I have given lessons to a 5 yo, she designed a doll outfit and we implemented it I still have a lot to learn myself! But I do love it! Im sure we could arrange something! I saw you from afar, mixing drinks at the north park craft fair a few weeks ago- I wasn't ordering anything otherwise I would of said hi! 5d

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agoldenafternoon Faith's 2nd annual english breakfast for her birthday. I started a tag for my kid's birthdays and I realized food seems to be at the center of how I celebrate and show love . #happybirthdayfaithrush 6d

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agoldenafternoon Peace and rest to you all tonight, sweet friends. Take some time to relax your mind and body to do good work again tomorrow. We push our bodies so hard and expect them to keep up. I'm working at resting and preparing for good sleep, instead of just working and crashing. Sleep is where the healing is at, which means you have to make it the best it can be! "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."Philippians 4:6-7 1w

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agoldenafternoon I love it when the kiddos forget to collect the eggs.(• snicker • snicker •) 1w

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agoldenafternoon This is the face of a girl on Thursday who thought she had Mom to herself for the weekend, while the boys were adventuring in the mountains. She would eventually wake up to find her brothers back at home again from camping because there was too much rain and cold weather up there. I'll hold on to this moment, though, as a sweet time of enjoying girl talk. Topics included Disneyland, schnitzel, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, summer projects, cheese, and what it's like to be "nearly 10". 1w

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agoldenafternoon Our other visitor today. She obviously knows where she's going and how to handle a handbag. I miss these toddler days! @eringuthrie 2w

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agoldenafternoon We had a wee house guest today, then he went on his merry way. 2w

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agoldenafternoon Leonard is pretty thrilled with the vintage wool rug I scored for $40. (Tips for cleaning anyone?) Also, not even a week after my friend Dana, @housetweaking, posted that she found old bistro chairs for a steal, I found some too. So, 3 cheers for scouring Craigslist and winning! Get out there and hunt, people! 2w
  •   sfilly03 Will do!! 2w
  •   agoldenafternoon @joannaposey I'm working on it, slowly! The amazing painting sure sped up the process. It's supposed to be a special spot for me...homework from my therapist. 2w
  •   joannaposey That's some great therapy if I do say so myself! That spot was MEANT to be something great like that:) best light and best views. 2w
  •   katycatton What a calming space, and great finds!!! 2w
  •   dottidee What a steal!! 2w
  •   maisongrise A lot of baking soda powdered on the carpet - leave it a morning and wacuum 2w
  •   maisongrise Try on a small part just to check 2w

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agoldenafternoon Love that golden light. 2w
  •   livinglifesmoments that light. what a beautiful evening! 2w
  •   wifeysinger 2w
  •   whitneynharper @maria_drummond gotta get that golden light. 2w
  •   mooreaseal Bonnie, I just love your instagram and your kind heart. I hope we get to hangout again sometime in the next year  You're really a treasure. 2w
  •   agoldenafternoon @mooreaseal you are the sweetest. You gave me so much hope for the world that strangers can meet and encourage each other in life and purpose. You are an amazing lady and I've been so excited to see you manage your brand with such grace. If I could see you in the next year, that would be a dream! 2w
  •   sya_omar I wish i have an outdoor space like this! Truly beautiful :) 1w
  •   agoldenafternoon @farmgirlpaints I realized I never answered you amount the vine! So sorry! It's a Thompson seedless grape vine. We get tons of grapes every year and magnificent draping vines. 6d

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agoldenafternoon Freshening up the house with garden clippings. 2w

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