During the silence

In the nearly 18 months since my last post, more than a little has happened. We’ve moved a little way outside the city, and joined play groups, begun ballet, our church now meets on Sunday evenings in the city centre of Bristol. We’ve had a second baby. Flinty boy is a joy to everyone he meets. Constantly smiling and impossibly cute. He is nearly 7 months old now, and oh my stars I am thankful. DSCF0689


June 22, 2013. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Merry Christmas!

We pray that your Christmas was Merry and bright. Full of the light of Jesus in your hearts and lives.

He was born to come and die for our Sins. So that we might be reunited in fellowship with our Father in Heaven.

We are so extremely blessed by our sweet savior. He has blessed us with our wonderful friends and family who have made us know we are so loved, though far from many of you.

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2011. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Adventure Wednesday

Since I find myself working most Saturdays, our little family takes another day of the week to have a nice adventure and enjoy the city. Yesterday we enjoyed the farmers market, did some grocery shopping, and then went to a new museum that recently opened not far from our house called Mshed. It celebrates Bristol’s rich history with loads of interactive displays to keep the little ones engaged.

Fae Fae loves to lift her chubby little arms behind her and fly…

another funny Fae mannerism is to tilt her head to the side whenever we say “Fae, smile!”

Yesterday morning I braided her hair in little pigtail braids, and was shocked at how grown up she looked all of the sudden. The hair do combined with this special little sweater made her look like she was on her way to the first day of kindergarten or something. When did my little girl get to be so big? (the sweater was previously worn by my dear little niece on the day she was officially adopted into our family!)

September 1, 2011. Uncategorized. 2 comments.


Weekends are supposed to be fun- right? Well by that standard, our weekend was a success!

Hope yours was nice too!

August 29, 2011. Uncategorized. 2 comments.


here is our life lately in pictures. Enjoy. (I made this top a month or so back, and never had a good picture to share until now. Someone mistook it for a Cath Kidston top the other day. I was super stoked.) Potty pot- check. The classic book “Everyone Poops”- check. Motivation- severely lacking. Please share any successful potty training tips (and or funny stories) if you’ve got them. Happy Weekend!

August 27, 2011. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

a lovely weeks end…

We had the most encouraging week at Creation Fest in Cornwall! Full of lovely camping experiences, and such wonderful fellowship and worship with other believers.  Came home just in time for the great Bristol Balloon Festival-which was a nice treat! One of the largest festivals in all of Europe, it was such a beautiful display of colors.

It took a bit of waiting until the show began, but Fae was quite happy to make friends with the family waiting near us.

Fae is just there in the middle, in her pajamas and Hello Kitty Wellies. Everyone loved her outfit. (photos taken by the lovely Mr. Berry)

August 13, 2011. Uncategorized. 2 comments.

Camping Day 1

We’re off to a good start! We met up with our friends who brought a tent for us from Calvary Chapel Bible College York, and they even had it set up for us! We made up our cosy nest and got ourselves situated, ate some dinner and have settled in for the night. Putting a toddler to bed on in a tent in the middle of a windy field while it is bright out and children and adults are not yet using their “night time voices” can be patience cultivating. While we were still settling, a little pair of feet scampered up to the back of our tent and called out “Don’t cry baby!” in a very British little voice and scurried off. Not super helpful, but so well intending- it warmed my heart. And seriously does anything in the world beat being cuddled by little chubby hands?


And now Conor and I are enjoying our little front porch!


August 6, 2011. Uncategorized. 2 comments.

Camping anyone?

Conor, Fae, and I are taking our first camping trip as a family of three this coming weekend! We will be joining the crush of people headed to Cornwall, England to enjoy some summer. We will be pitching our tent in a field along with loads of other christians from around England for Calvary’s Creation Festival.
Conor and I received all of the essential camping equipment for our wedding, and only used it twice in that first year we were married. Once on our honeymoon, and once on a Fuller family camping trip to celebrate one of my sister’s and my birthdays. But all of that lovely camping equipment is tucked away in boxes at my parents house- so we are (quite happily) roughing it!
Pictures to follow!

August 5, 2011. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Summering in England

After a morning at work, Conor, Fae, and I joined our co-church planter, Ben for a drive outside the city to Ashton Court, a glorious old residence that is now run by the city, with grounds open to the public.

What a nice treat to get out of the city, and our little routine and enjoy a glorious summers day. Conor and Ben had their “church staff” meeting and Bible Study on the large lawn, while Fae and I explored. We would walk a little way, tumble in the grass, walk a little farther, rub baby doll into the dirt, sit and have some berries and grapes, and repeat.



The grounds of his estate reach farther than you can see, with meadows, rolling hills, and little woods. There are even dear that make their home in the fields. And I don’t mean one or two, but rather herds of 50+ dear, with 4 and 6 point bucks!
What a lovely day.

July 27, 2011. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Needle and thread!

The combination of reading AnnaMaria Horner’s blog and working at Cath Kidston- I’ve found a new love…embroidery. Though I have yet to attempt a “real” piece (one with more than just one stitch), I’m gathering inspiration!
Since Fae loves animals of all shapes and sizes- I made this little Scottie dog embroidery and affixed it to a homemade pillow.
What do you think of my first attempts at this beautiful old craft?

20110720-024016.jpg (I think Fae likes it!)




July 20, 2011. Uncategorized. 2 comments.

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