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    life: [noun] the period between birth and death of a person. that's what's going on over here. the everything in between. the breaths that are exclusively mine, the experiences only i can carry out, and the moments that were specifically created for me. this is my story.

Category Archives: LIFESONGS

be back soon …

Remember that wedding that I mentioned a while ago, that felt like it would never come?!  Well, it’s here!  Today we are flying down to Mexico to celebrate the marriage of my

ch-ch-ch-changes.

A nearly 10 month-old, new house, busy business … it’s time to have another baby! Come November, we will no longer be a family of 3, but 4!  So many emotions to go along with the

dig the new digs.

Home is the nicest word there is. ~Laura Ingalls Wilder Our new home is even greater than what I was anticipating…it’s relaxing.  It’s open.  It’s quiet.

simple.

“Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.” John Maeda There’s something about living a simple life that grasps the essence of my dreams.  The

nine months …

Ahhh … I can’t believe my baby is already 9 months old!  I remember thinking, “When he gets to nine months, all of these [initial] days are going to seem like eons ago.”

a dinner time giggle.

close your eyes with that rhythm. from Sarah Nadine Arsenault on Vimeo.

consuming His love.

The sovereign Lord is my strength!  He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights. Habakuk 3:19 NLTThere is no better way to start my Monday morning than with this

perfection.

So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time He will lift you up in honor.  Give all of your worries and cares to God, for He cares for you.  ~1 Peter 5:6-7

awake.

Ever had those moments where you realize that you’ve been “sleeping” for a few days and have just woken up?  Even the regular routine of life hasn’t felt normal because

how is he so cute?!

supposed to be sleeping. from Sarah Nadine Arsenault on Vimeo.

void spots and favorite stops.

As we have officially bought a house *happy dance*, what I thought was busy is only going to get busier!  Our possession date is March 27…which means we’ve got a whoppin’ 29

receiving from the source.

What a crazy time of life this has been for us…moving, growth of business, new church “home (all shared about here).  It’s felt like a continual shower of blessings

today.

Today I am so thankful. Especially for the man who I get to spend my life here on earth with.  It is he who loves me, protects me, cares for me, serves God with me, encourages me, walks with me.

eight months …

Not only have I moved out of my carrier car seat, I’ve moved on from playing in a 5′ diameter…the house is now my playground.  This new freedom of crawling and exploring has

finding a home.

Thankfully, we have until April 1 before we need to be out of our rental.  Though, it is more of a relief that we will not have to move by March 1, my mind has still been consumed with the

living where i am.

Over the years, I’ve had so many ideas of how to decorate my home (when I’ll finally have one!).  I’ve compiled pictures, lists, inspirations…put them in folders,

seven months …

Well, Judah is now 7.5 months!  Here is his 7 month post…better late than never. Since my last update, we’ve had some pretty big changes over here.  Not only have I figured out

time.

cream in the coffee. from Sarah Nadine Arsenault on Vimeo. Part of my goal list for the next 4 months includes a reading list.  I’ve been captivated with some of the intriguing facts found in

thoughts.things.

Weekend Naps … Matt’s got this rule for the weekends (the ones he isn’t working, at least).  His “rule” is that we must schedule enough time for a nap in between

only i can be me.

80 percent of all that we do, someone else can do.15 percent of all that we do, someone else can do with a measure of training.5 percent of everything that I do, ONLY I can do.[paraphrased ~ Wayne

blanketed in glory.

We’ve been enjoying some milder winter temperatures (and conditions) until last night, when the wind blew in some beautiful, fresh, white flurries.  There is something pleasingly peacful

six months …

Seeing as Juju will soon be 7 months old (January 13), I thought I’d better get this out there, even though it is so-very-late (though all pictures are from around December 13). I’m

goals and things.

With both Matt and I sick with a stomach bug, things have been pretty quiet over here the last few days.  Minus the Hatfield & McCoy marathon we had playing on the computer, there’s been no

our christmas.

After a busy few days – from our house to the grandparents’ houses and back again – I wish we could go back to capture ALL of Judah’s first Christmas on video!

thoughts.things.

Here are some (random) smatterings of what’s been going on over here … House for … SOLD! What a relief it is to have our flip-property sold!  After being on the market for almost 6

the smallest of things.

Baby step up, baby step down.  *pant* *pant* Baby step to the side, baby step to the other side *pant* *pant* *sigh* {repeat} … the sounds I hear myself uttering as I attempt to work out

why blog?

Some people blog about a hobby, to display their photography, to communicate with their clients (as a business), to share their expertise, to express their opinions … why do you? Tonight, I

a simple thought.

If you’re a hard worker and do a good job, you deserve your pay; we don’t call your wages a gift.  But if you see that the job is too big for you, that it’s something only

five months …

After taking a while to get the four month post out, here’s month number five … on time! Having five months under my belt, I’m pretty much independent … at least I like to

pace

Listening to Matt serenade me with some Paul Simon, Neil Young, Mumford & Sons (just to name a few!), I’m enjoying our unedited life as it’s happening.  There are laundry

four months …

Took these shots around his actual 4 month “birthday”… finally getting to the posting part(!). Though teething has become my new norm, I still manage to bring a happy light

the bragging boots

Ever found yourself an amazing deal on something, and can’t keep it in with how well you scored on it’s price??  Maybe you’re not that kind of person – that feels the

slice of apple pie

I’ve been meaning to post Judah’s 4-month pictures, but haven’t gotten to editing them yet (1st, 2nd, 3rd months here, here, and here).  Really, there is no huge reason I

too fast

Almost 2 weeks ago, I managed to mangle my left pointer finger in an electric hand blender … yea, not cool.  Fortunately, the closest medical clinic was down the hill and I was able to get in

exposed

We were out for a walk the other day.  The weather was perfect – sunny skies, warm breeze, fall cool crisp.  I had my camera and couldn’t wait to capture the beauty and colors.  I got

be free from expectation

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing it’s best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop