Frosting/sprinkle boogers are the best, especially on a one-year-old face. This little love has brought us exorbitant amounts of joy this year, which is fitting since “Joy” is her middle name. I made my first from-scratch cupcakes in honor of her birthday, which I have to say turned out rather well. I’ve always been intimidated by making cakes/cupcakes from scratch because somehow the pervasive marketing of cake-mix companies made me think that it couldn’t possibly be easy to make them without a box. Well, I’m glad to say, I’ve overcome that hurdle and not only was it a lot easier than I expected, it was more rewarding as well.
It makes me think about all the things we do a certain way because we don’t know any other way, or we think that doing a task another way must surely be too hard. We keep going the way we know, traveling in the ruts of the road on autopilot, wherever the road leads–without thought or intention to choose the path before us. We take the default, familiar way because we can’t imagine the wonderful that could be waiting around the untraveled bend. Sometimes the familiar way is the best way, but sometimes the familiar way is the way that keeps us from a rapturous adventure of discovery and beauty.
Whatever way you take today, let it be the one you choose, not the one you take because its just where the ruts direct you.
One sibling photo a week throughout the year. 8/52 Taken in the same location this photo was captured just over one year ago.
Update on goals for week 8:
1) Run/walk at least 10 miles per week. Week 8 ~ 12 Run/Walk miles traveled, 83 cumulative in 2015
2) Write 10,000 words weekly. Week 8 ~ estimated 2,000 words completed, 28,000 cumulative in 2015
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11
626. one year old darling, 627. from scratch cupcakes and frosting, 628. goofy baby teeth, 629. visit from mama, 630. green lake walks with treasured friends, 631. sun sparkles on grass in the early morning, 632. new hairdo, 633. signs of springtime, 634. pantry cleanout, 635. little graces