Light and Loveliness

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Chubby Cheeks & Anniversaries

Two weeks ago I deleted Facebook from my phone. Life is better without Facebook on my phone. My mind is clear. I’m not worried about a thing. It’s nice to not be hearing about every horror and disaster in the world as it unfolds. I haven’t managed to stay 100% off of Facebook, but I have significantly reduced the amount of time I give to it (just minutes a day), so thats good enough for me. I am also really soaking up life in a way I haven’t in a long while. I highly recommend disconnecting.

I planned to spend this month writing, but honestly, I just can’t write at the moment. There are many important/deep things stirring, but it seems like I am in a space where I need to sit with those things and wrestle a bit, and the writing about this journey will have to come later. In the meantime, I offer some sweet faces to brighten your day. They brighten mine!

Also, tomorrow we celebrate 9 years of wedded bliss. There have been bumps big and small (and not just the baby bumps), but I would never trade ’em. The bumps and our responses to them are what make love stretch and grow and strengthen over time…Something I’ve learned in these 9 years? I ask myself daily what I can do each day to love my spouse well. Little things, big things. That whole 100/100 thing will get you places. Happy anniversary, my love.

One photo a week of our family throughout the year. 28/52

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166. morning smoothie, 167. fitness coaching, 168. treadmill time, 169. new books, 170. stellar back rub, 171. vbs enthusiasm, 172. clarity, 173. how love disarms, 174. redemption, 175. life together with six fabulous people, 176. unfathomable kindness, 177. 9 years married to my sweetheart, 178. the death of seasons, 179. flower conversations, 180. facing fears together

1 Comment Chubby Cheeks & Anniversaries

  1. Judith A. Genaway

    Dear Emily,
    I always look forward to your Light & Loveliness in my IN box. What a good photographer you are….the second one of your little one reminds me of your oldest! All those kids are a ‘matched ensemble’!!!

    Don’t you love the side-glance of your little boy in the last photo?

    I’m not ready to abandon Facebook yet, but you sure make a good case for it.

    Happy Summering….Judy 🙂 🙂


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