Wednesday, April 18, 2012

o taste and see...

hey, guys{i mean, girls...}!
just wanted to pop in and say hello.  :)
we've been super busy since last friday, so i haven't had time to tell you about all of the crazy fun we've been having around here.
i managed to sit down for a few minutes this morning and put a new verse on my chalkboard in the bathroom.
i'm a little obsessed with chalkboard paint, so we have a lot of hanging chalkboards, chalkboard doors, slates, etc...hanging around.  :)
my favorite thing to write on them is Bible verses because throughout the day as i am going about my  business, i see them here and there, and before i know it, i have them memorized! 

we took a mini vaca yesterday and it was SO.MUCH.FUN!
i love unexpected blessings like that, don't you?
i can't wait to tell you about it!
i hope that you are having a most wonderful day, friends.  :)
gotta run!


"O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him."
Psalm 34:8

Friday, April 13, 2012


hello, friends!
aren't you glad it's f.r.i.d.a.y?

here's a peek into our week in pictures.
hello! instagram for android!
:::insert happy dance:::
also, i have to say that i am totally excited about picmonkey!
the new filters are better than picnik
and they have some super cool photo app looking frames, too. 
i'm crossing my fingers and saying a little prayer that they come out with collage before april 19th.
oh, pleeeeease! 

happy resurrection sunday!::::::::::on our way to church easter morn

school days::::::::::begonias

new birthday cardi::::::::::view from the laundry pile

birthday gift from elly{she made it}::::::::::birthday gift from mama

no more biting nails!::::::::::henry's rocket

flowering crab::::::::::new coffee cup


child labor::::::::::learning about spain 

and my FAVORITE find of the week....
i have been searching for this canvas ever since nathan and i saw it at home goods around Christmas time. 
we couldn't justify paying $30 for it when we had gifts to buy so, basically, 
 i've been searching for it ever since.
until yesterday!
thank you, hobby lobby, for selling posters for a fraction of the cost!
poster: $12
cheapest frame: $6
total: $18!!!
i was so excited because nathan really liked it back in december and he rarely gets into home decor,
ya know? 
i carried it around the store like it was my prize possession or something.
come on, ladies, you know that feeling of triumph.  heehee!
now it's hanging in our bedroom right where it belongs.
God is into the minute details of our lives and He delights in blessing His children in even small, insignificant things.
i am so thankful!

have a blessed day!


life rearranged

Thursday, April 12, 2012

embrace the camera:::4/12/12


and i got my haircut today, hence our photo filled road trip. :)
you can probably hardly tell, but i have my baby bangs back{YAY!} and i just feel lighter.
oh!  and the head massage was D.I.V.I.N.E.
like a mini vacation.  for real.

hope you embraced this beautiful day, too!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012


life isn't always rainbows, sparkles, and unicorns.
i giggle every time julie says this, because it's so.very.true.

when we put our lives out for the world to see, 
we can pick and choose what we want out there.
that's the beauty of having our own little corner to create in.
sure, i can take pretty pictures and make things look beautiful, 
but you do not see beyond the lens.
i want you all to know{which i'm sure you already do} that my life is far from perfect.
i'm a simple minded girl with remnants of dirty 'ol sin stains across every part of my being, 
washed clean and white only by the cleansing fountain of Jesus' blood.
the only good in me comes from Him.

sometimes life is hard and ugly.
and sometimes it flows rather beautifully.

sometimes my kids won't sit still and do their school work,
 and as soon as i leave the room i hear them getting rowdy.
i usually yell.

sometimes my eyes are puffy because i didn't get enough sleep, 
or the burdens weigh heavy and i get just plain overwhelmed.

sometimes i am rude and short with the man i get to sit across from and
who loves me the most.

sometimes things happen to people that you don't understand 
and hurt burns deep in your soul for them.
this is my best friend, sandi, and God is doing awesome things in her life despite the trials.
love you, girl.

but then!

 sometimes life is grand and you get to sit back and enjoy the ride.

 sometimes you have all the ingredients for the perfect lunch{and your kids love it!},
instead of trying to decide on something that everyone will like.
i'm feeding an army here, friends.

sometimes the kids get along and actually do what they are supposed to be doing.

 sometimes your husband totally blows you away with a birthday you'll never forget.

and sometimes i just plain old forget that my life shouldn't be dictated by my circumstances, 
or what i see/feel happening around me.
joy should flow from the healthy Hope that lives within me, making all things beautiful, in His time.

and i don't ever want to forget that.
but i will.
i just know it!
Lord, help me to remember.

He has made every thing beautiful in its time: also he has put eternity in men's hearts, so that no man can find out the work that God does from the beginning to the end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

ten on ten:::spring bloom edition

it's about that time again.  
the 10th of april...already!
i hope this finds you all well{and well rested} from the busy, wonderful weekend.
i have recovered from birthday bashes and resurrection celebrations and life has pressed forward into full swing normalcy,
as it tends to do.
i don't know about you,
but sometimes i get so caught up in my schedules and agenda that
i forget to stop and enjoy the immense beauty and blessings that surround me.
here's what i captured.

8 a.m.
breaking the fast{with my favorite birthday gift!}

9 a.m.
intense concentration{and annoying sounds}

10 a.m.
daddy's helper

11 a.m.
pick up your tooooyyyysssssss!!!

12 p.m.
cat nap

1 p.m.
birthday flowers from a friend

2 p.m.
package in the mail from this girl!

3 p.m.
while they last

4 p.m.
a rare cuddly moment{watching little house on the prairie}

5 p.m.

6 p.m.
rare light{and a messy kitchen!}

i hope you are all having a beautiful day. :)

God is good. all the time.


linking up with rebekah
ten on ten button

Sunday, April 8, 2012

HE lives! HE lives! Christ Jesus LIVES today!

because He lives I can face tomorrow
because He lives all fear is gone
because i know HE holds the future
and life is worth the living
just because HE lives

happy resurrection sunday!