Friday, February 22, 2013


I have found that when a month slips by with me not having a moment to blog, Instagram becomes a busy woman's mini blog! I love that I can capture the little moments that I truly cherish, and will be able to look back on some day.  I'm linking up with Jeannett at Life Rearranged, because this InstaFriday stuff was her awesome idea. 

I'm Marijmarks on Instagram if you want to keep up with the life and times of a crazy family of 6.

"The Hole in Our Gospel" continues to tear me to pieces.  In a good way.  If you haven't read it, start today.  Like right this minute go out and get yourself a copy.  Richard Stearns gets straight to the heart of God's heart for the fatherless and poor. Real poor, not American poor.

I came upon this scene.  And my son shouting "Mom!!!!!!  "Mommmmmmmyyyyyy please commmmeeeerrrrreeee!"  Boys.  I tell you what, after 3 girls, this little man surprises me in new and riduculous ways every day.

Days off of school and super awesome libraries are my favorite.

I found these gems in my camera roll from vacation a few weeks ago.  I love how completely different each of my children are. And I'm going to keep on telling myself that after Addison's encounter with the police this week.   I'm especially digging Donovan's pose in the top photo. 

Swoon.  Have mercy. If there are any dudes out there reading this..... Your wife will be more "friendly" to you if you get into full character for bedtime stories.  I'm just saying.  :)

Watching this is my happy place.

Ah Anne with an E, I imagined the day we would read this together when she was just a baby in my arms.  Makes me so happy and so teary at the same time that it happened in a nano-second of time.

Happy Mail!  Still in a bit of shock that I was chosen to receive the study set.

I will be returning to World Market for this baby for a little bit of St. Patrick's Day fun. 
How was your week?

life rearranged


  1. wait-study set as in there is a bible study now?!

    over from the link up

  2. Hi Mari! :) What fun pictures!! Your kids are adorable!! I love your comment about the boy. We have two girls, and I always say that I would have no idea what to do with a little boy ;) I also love the "full character" bedtime stories. That's too cute! Thanks so much for stopping by Chaos & Coffee! Have a blessed day!!