Friday, December 18, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I have been thinking a lot lately about the people in my world and how I am truly blessed by each and everyone of them.
Let's face it, I'm an extrovert. I am energized by people. I am challenged by people. I need pepole in my life. When I moved to Wichita in January 0f 2005 a friend of mine called me a starving extrovert. At the time, I don't think there was a more accurate description. I needed that time of "starvation" to really appreciate the friendships that would come. Now almost 5 years later, I can confidently say that this once starving extrovert is no longer starving. There are people in my life who know me, who really know me and are okay with that. There are people in my life who I see everyday who don't know me and are okay with that. There are students in my classroom who know me for a short time and then move on, graduate and who will change the world, or at least the little corner of the world that they will influence. There are people in my life that make me laugh so hard I cry, that let me cry, that ask the hard questions, that listen to me babble for hours about nothing really important, that challenge me to be a better person just by being around them. The people in my life remind me that it's okay to be me, that I am free to be me. Sure there are people who I wish lived HERE but those friendships that have survived the miles hold a special place in my heart. I need people HERE, I need people NEAR, I need people FAR. Really I just need people.
I am thankful that it doesn't matter if my shirt was ironed because if I am completely honest, if something needs ironed then it ends up in the back of my closest. I do love a clean house and having people over to enjoy my clean house but some of the best conversations I've had with people in my little house have taken place when the house on Indianapolis wasn't spotless.
This post is random yes, but for those of you who know me, aren't a bit surprised. I needed time and an avenue to process. Life is crazy busy and I am a victim of God's grace.
I needed to be reminded that the little decisions I make every day matter. The people in my life matter. and for that I am grateful.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
We went to see it...
Monday, October 26, 2009
So with my camera in hand, there I was standing there in the middle of the street, enjoying the beautiful fall afternoon and looking at this. . .
I decided that it was time to explore my quiet little neighborhood on foot with camera in hand. So I parked Mable on Indianpolis and went on my first photo safari of the season!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
My cousin Justin created this website. (http://counted-blessings.com/) It is a visual list of the blessings in his life. I am encouraged by people like Justin. He would be one of those people who = a blessing. He is creative, clever, hilarious and takes incredible pictures, among countless other things. He created the website, included a blog, asked for people to "post a word or two of something good in your life that you are thankful for right now."
Sometimes I forget that I need to stop and remember what I'm thankful for RIGHT NOW. I don't need to choose my words carefully or worry about how somethings sounds, because there is something raw and vulnerable when you just start talking, or in this case typing.
I am inspired by his project, I was inspired to write.
Something good in my life RIGHT NOW: the people in it.
blessings = people
the people in my world bless me with their laughter, their time, their words, their hugs, their energy, their love, their insight, their lives.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Plate #2: running the end zone camera at Southeast football games
Plate #3: teaching online classes through Wichita e-School
Plate #4: leading a small group with my senior girls!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
This is what my bedroom looked like when we started....
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
I LOVE my office. We call it the milkshake room, because the color reminds me of milkshake chocolate! My mom is amazing and made these beautiful curtains for my office! She is actually making curtains for my ENTIRE house and my house has a lot of windows! We are slowly but surely getting the material picked out and the curtains put up. I need to get the living room and dining room painted so that those SUPER cute curtains can be put up! Anyway the next picture is of the entire window in my office. The following two are close ups of the fabric! I LOVE color and I LOVE fun fabric. I love my mom for being so good on her sewing machine and being willing to make all these beautiful curtains for my new house!
LOVE this fabric SO much!
(notice the milkshake chocolate on the wall!)