Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in spirit, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 5:3-12

Oh Lord,

Teach me to seek You and reveal yourself to me when I seek You.

For I cannot seek You unless You first teach me, nor find You unless You first reveal yourself to me.

Let me seek You in longing, and long for You in seeking.

Let me find You in love, and love You in finding.

~Saint Ambrose of Milan

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Name: Erin Yonke

Location: Aurora, IL

Info: I'm happily married to my husband and champion pro-life activist, Matt. I stay home with my three small boys; Ambrose (11/06), Peter (3/08), and Joseph (9/10).

Thursday, October 30, 2008

the newest project...

I finished this mei tai for a friend's sister last night, and I've gotta say-it almost makes me want a little girl. (In the very, very distant future!!!) I really love the way it turned out, though--aside from, of course, the darling Amy Butler fabric, it just feels so strong, so comfy, sturdy, and soft. Hopefully the recipient will like it as well! :)

Thursday, October 09, 2008

these are hilarious.

My mom took the boys and I to get portraits taken at Sears this afternoon. It was crazy. The result? A set of pictures that quite accurately represent my life. Enjoy!

This was the first picture taken. We ended up bribing him with candy.

The difference between taking one baby to get photos taken and taking two babies to get photos taken: when one is happy, you're only halfway there.

This is Ambrose with not one, but two lollipops. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

It's my mind, this photo was "good" because they were both smiling. Turns out that's about the only thing we got right.

What sort of mother lets her kid have two suckers?!

Yes, Peter is biting Ambrose's toes. Ambrose is crying about it.

Going back for more.

Not without a few gems, though. :)