Thursday, July 29, 2010


this dress gives me butterflies. it's a sign :) i'm pretty sure i can't live much longer without it...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

a revelation

I am currently doing a bible study on Ruth. It has been a really great study so far. This week we were supposed to read a few verses out of Revelations that related to what we were studying about. I have to share it with you because it has resounded in my head all week and filled my cup to the brim! I hope it does the same for you...

Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:
"Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given to her to wear."

Then the angel said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!' Revelation 19: 6-9

Of course you probably already know that Jesus is the Lamb, and we are the bride. But do you see that it says we were given the fine linen, bright and clean? Just another beautiful story of the love that Jesus has for us. I know my linens would be far from white, bright, or clean... but because of Jesus, we will celebrate that day in beautiful linens that He gives us.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

coming up for air

hello....? is anyone still there??
sorry my middle name is blog-slacker. please forgive me.
i was so busy planning my first vbs that the after shock has just left me busy trying to get back in the routine of the "everyday". it turned out really great but i totally fell off the blog wagon in the meantime. i thought summer was supposed to slow things down. im picturing lemonade, rocking chairs, and cicadas singing in the trees.... instead reality breaks in and its a hello!goodbye! whirlwind as travis comes home and i am back out the door to cross another activity off the calendar. i really don't know how to not be busy but i feel busier when my activities are without travis. we are planning a vacation in august, so here's hoping to being forced to slow down!

summer so far has been filled with some sweet kindergarten graduations of some of my favorites from the preschool i used to teach at. if you don't know already, this baby is my "shuga" i don't see her as much as i should but she always has a really special place in my heart

i have however been spending a lot of time with this guy. he spent 8 days with us the week of vbs and still cried when we took him home. and he just went home from a 5 day fourth of july weekend. this is him riding to the river with us for a father's day at the cabin. paisley is also enjoying the ride. the truck puts her to sleep like a baby!

we celebrated paisley's birthday (by celebrated i mean we said "hey, today is paisley's birthday"). we haven't quite had her for a year yet but she turned one in june. here she is after she found something i bought for her. she couldn't wait for me to open the package so she had fun with the entire bag!

here is a picture of me and travis from the fireworks last weekend. we are really excited because this afternoon we have a contractor friend coming over to talk about plans for an addition to the house. im really hoping it will be within the price range. we are wanting to add a family room and a master bed and bath.... fingers crossed!

i hope your summer has been great so far and that you are sitting on your porch, drinking lemonade in a rocking chair, listening to the cicadas sing. :)