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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Empowering Women Leaders, Jen Hatmaker

This was just good.  I wanted it in The Museum, and I wanted to share it with you.

God Bless Jen Hatmaker and God bless you. :)

Love and holla' for Almost Fridays!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I am The Tiger

I am right smack dab in the middle of Ann Voskamp's One Thousand Gifts, and I'm loving it.

Tonight, I'm just so thankful for a Healthy Lucy.  She was playing in the other room yesterday and we heard,

(((thump, thump...)))

"I'm Okay!"

It was just cute and one of those, "Are you two years old or 6 years old?"  moments.

On Monday, she came to our house and noticed the neighbor's large, yellow slide.  When I opened the door, she was yelling, "It's AMAZING!"

So many families suffer while their children are sick, missing, or injured.  I don't want to live out of fear, but I certainly don't want to take one single second for granted.

Love and I am the Tiger,

Thursday, February 21, 2013


This week, I have found myself thanking God for my iphone (ridiculous, right?).  Specifically for the photo apps.  The ability to add color and light...depth and grain.  It reminds me of my childhood...all those photographical errors.

Bad lighting.

We now want  have the ability to create photos we merely would have tossed aside years ago...and I wondered...

What other "mistakes" are currently present in our lives that we will only end up thanking The Father for in the end? 

Love & something to think about,

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Last weekend, we house sat at my parents' place.  I told them I felt like I was in a "Vacation Rental by Owner."  It is always nice to stay at a place where you don't have to wash the sheets.

On that note, last weekend, my soul needed...

no television whatsoever
Korean food (WHAT!?!?!)

a large bowl of cereal

raspberry gummies
3 chapters of Ann Voskamp's One Thousand Gifts 
Deathcab for Cutie
and the live version of this song.

I know the sound quality is terrible, but it was the only video I could find with the electric.  That just gets me every time.  This is yet more evidence that Tim has changed the way I listen to music.  Thank you very much.

And all was declared "Good" in the land.


Monday, February 18, 2013

Verse Lately

I know I'm a little late on this, but I think this may be my "verse for the year."  Am I seeking with ALL my heart?  Not sure.  But I'm determined to find the answer.  

(((takes a deep breath)))

Let Go & Let God.  


Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Anatomy of a Snow Day

About a week ago, I mentioned that we had a snow day.  It was glorious.  I made sugar cookies.  I went to the store.  I had burgers with my dad.  This here's the proof.    

I had lunch with my dad and was rewarded with one, delicious, extra pickle.  Lucky!  

Topics included:  summer travel, music, and future restaurant endeavors (i.e. where else in the city we can find delicious burgers). 

Quite possibly my favorite picture of Noel.  

I made artichokes in the crockpot.  I really did kind of like them.  However.  It was the first time, in almost 6 years that I've seen my husband actually frightened of food.  He kept calling it a Sarlacc.  I just Google Imaged Sarlacc and I have to laugh because he is SO RIGHT.  

Earlier in the week, I drove to my sister's.  This is how Scarlett rode for part of the time (Residential area, stop & go traffic.  Not safe for highway speeds, I know)! 
So, there you have it.  So thankful for this little space to stow away all my goods.  Thanks for coming along.


Thursday, February 7, 2013

She Wondered Out Loud

I have been doing more of this lately. 

And I love it.  Really. I do.  More sugar cookies.  Please.  Imagine, a ministry based entirely upon frosted sugar cookies.  "What would that look like?" she wondered out loud.

Last night, I came home (thank goodness) and one of the hampers was missing.  I didn't ask questions.  Maybe there is clean-laundry-I-didn't-do in my future.  A girl can dream.

Life is good.  I like February.  She is a short month.  She doesn't over stay her welcome.  At 28 days young, she bows out-ever so gracefully.  And we all breathe a sigh of relief.  Or at least, I do.

We had a our first snow day of the year last Friday.  I can't wait to tell you more about it.  You know. When it's not 10:30 at night.

Love, and it's hard to take pictures in my kitchen.