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).

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It was so nice outside today. We spent the whole day out, and it was wonderful.

Okay, so back to yesterday. I found this gem at the thrift store whilst hunting for plain white maternity shirts (which are, apparently, a rarity? I ended up going to two thrift stores, then Target, and then caved and just went to the Motherhood store). Anyway, that's not the point. The point IS that I've been hoping to find an inexpensive, wooden, not-pink-or-girly toy kitchen for my boys for the last few months, and haven't had any luck, mostly with the "inexpensive" part.

So, I saw this at the store, thought it was cute, and then immediately noticed that the oven didn't have a door. I wouldn't have even stopped to look at the price if Ambrose's eyes hadn't lit up. "Mama," he says, "I could make you fwench toast on that stove."

And that, as you can imagine, wooed me completely. It was a $4 well spent. It's made alot of french toast in the last twenty-four hours. They could not care less that the oven doesn't have a door.

One last thing, for my own sake because I don't want to forget:

Today at lunch, I was telling Ambrose that he'd have to eat his meatballs before he could have a cookie. We talked for quite a while about this while he tried to figure out how to phrase what he wanted in such a way that would get me to consent to letting him eat cookies for lunch. After alot of back and forth, he stood up next to me, put his hand on my knee, and waving one hand around to clearly illustrate his point says, "Okay, how about you could get me some meatballs, and you could put them on my plate, and you could cut them up for me, and then I could just leave them on the table and have a cookie. Okay, Mama?"

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Blogger Sarah Faith said ... (March 17, 2010 5:26 AM) : 

lol @ A.'s genius, and yay for thrift store finds!
what kind of white shirt are you looking for?


Blogger erin said ... (March 17, 2010 2:16 PM) : 

Well, I was looking for a white, no-frills, not-see-through, plain T-shirt (for work--black pants/white shirt thing), and seriously didn't find anything until I just went to Motherhood!


Blogger Sarah Faith said ... (March 17, 2010 4:55 PM) : 

You should be able to make one pretty easily out of a men's beefy T. You can even embellish by using a different fabric for the side seam panel. Do you sew at all?


Blogger Katie said ... (March 18, 2010 12:59 PM) : 

Great find! I paid over 60 bucks for our wooden stove/oven. Hold him to that french toast ;)


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