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It’s a blustery January day here in Sicily, and my laundry is snapping dangerously in the breeze outside. I might have to use a few more clothespins to make sure some pajamas and socks don’t blow away!

It’s been a quiet week, and there isn’t too much to share, so I thought I’d just give you a picture of the little sweater I’m knitting for Gil. After heaps of craft fairs during the holiday season, I am ready to stop making things to sell to other people and start making things for my own family! Right now I’m working on this little striped sweater for Gil. It’s made entirely from extra fine merino Italian yarn that I purchased here in Sicily, which knits up beautifully.

Besides knitting, I got this new book at the library yesterday, and now all I want to do is read it. Did you know Robert Galbraith is J.K. Rowling’s pseudonym? Elliott teasingly asked me if I was interested in the book before I found out that she wrote it. I’m not sure. But it does make it that much more intriguing!

And finally… today is our fourth wedding anniversary! Four years. It still somehow seems so short considering all we’ve packed into it: buying a house, a year-long deployment, a move to Italy, losing my sister, and welcoming two children. Our married years have been busy. We couldn’t have imagined all those things — some blessings, some challenges — when we wed on that snowy Saturday four years ago. Perhaps it was a good thing we didn’t know because we both might have thought twice about walking down the aisle! I’m grateful these things were hidden from us and that instead we were given each other — flawed but faithful — to walk into those challenges together.

You’re my best friend, Elliott, and I love you!

P.S. Some wedding photos here!

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17 Responses to bits and bobs

  1. Marilyn January 30, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

    “Flawed but Faithful” best description ever! Happy Happy anniversary. And thanks for the wonderful post on my blog. People LOVED it.

    • Becca January 30, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

      Thank you, Marilyn! It was such an honor to be featured on your blog.

  2. esther January 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    Beautiful, Becca!

    • Becca January 30, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

      Thank you, Esther! Love you!

  3. lucy January 30, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

    Happiest of anniversaries, dear Becca (and Elliott). What a happy day that was, 4 years ago today!! The beginning of this great story of two lovers, flawed but faithful. And a faithful God.

    • Becca January 30, 2014 at 7:48 pm #

      Thank you for being such an amazing example to us, Mom (and Dad and Garber parents)!

  4. Carey Beth January 30, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

    Happy Anniversary to you two! I just read The Cuckoo’s Calling — and of course I only read it because it’s JK Rowling :) When yall move back to the States (when??), I really hope we live in the same place because we read all of the same books!!! I’m having visions of wine, cheese and book clubs…

    • Becca January 30, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

      We move in July! We won’t be in D.C., though. :-( We made the decision to move to California, which we’re super excited about! I do come to D.C. all the time because of family, however, and would love to see you one of those times! And yes, I also think you have great taste in books… and would love to be in a book club with you one day. ;-)

  5. Joy January 30, 2014 at 5:55 pm #

    Congrats on four years!! I also love your words “flawed but faithful”!

  6. Tiffany January 30, 2014 at 6:08 pm #

    Those photos are beautiful–makes me want to go back and have a winter wedding instead of a summer one! (I would keep my fella, though, of course.) ;)
    Happy anniversary!

  7. Sarah Boschung January 30, 2014 at 6:28 pm #

    I still fondly remember that beautiful January wedding! God is faithful, and I can’t wait to see what He has in store for you in the future. Happy Anniversary, dear friend!!

    • Becca January 30, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

      Thank you so much for your love and support over all these years, Sarah, and for standing beside me on that snowy day. Love you!

  8. Becca McCurdy January 31, 2014 at 7:04 pm #

    Hi Becca. I hadn’t realized we shared Jan 30 as a special day! That’s awesome and thanks so much for the birthday wishes. I’ve greatly enjoyed reading your blog :)

    • Becca February 1, 2014 at 12:56 am #

      Thank you, Becca! Yes, January 30th is a special day to a few Beccas, I guess. ;-)

  9. Maggie January 31, 2014 at 7:16 pm #

    I know I’m a day late on this one, Becca, but I just wanted to wish y’all a happy anniversary. I think back on your wedding day with such joy and hope to replicate that feeling on mine and C’s big day!

    • Becca February 1, 2014 at 12:57 am #

      I am so glad you were there, Maggie, and am so thrilled for your own coming nuptials! <3


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