Ballet, Rhubarb, and Lily of the Valley

{There is a part of me that will always be a dancer, and it’s a part I cherish}
{ Turn, turn, turn in ballet skirt & chiffon sleeves}

{Half-bun with antique key hair pin}

{Hiking boo-boo & sad face}
{A bouquet of rhubarb!}
{Rhubarb pie shared with a dear friend & a real bouquet of Lily of the Valley}
This feels like a celebration of so many things I love! Ballet, rhubarb, and Lily of the Valley…I’m feeling extraordinarily blessed. 
My own happiness is fragile and fleeting, but the Lord’s freedom and joy in my life are what fill my cup to overflowing.
Thank you, Lord, for YOUR joy and provision in my life. For lovely people who gift me a bouquet of rhubarb. For inspirational mentors to share a meal & rhubarb pie. And for dear friends who offer me sweet, sweet Lily of the Valley. 
Thank you, too, for the spirit within me that loves to dance, and for the rediscovery of that pleasure, if only in my yard and living room 😉
All I can think is one of my favorite hymns…“He’s the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star, He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.”

Sunday Sweetie Pie

How to Make A Good Sunday Afternoon:

  1.) Mix up some pie dough. 

2.) Throw it in a pie pan, and crimp it as prettily as you can.

3.) Put some really yummy stuff in the pie crust (strawberries and rhubarb highly suggested)
4.) Cut lots of pretty little hearts on the top crust.
5.) Bring your sweetheart this pie and wait for the “sweetie pie” sweet nothings to come!
P.S. If he really likes you, he’ll take the piece with the little heart to work the next day 😛