Saturday, March 26, 2011


In 2 months from today I will be embarking on another adventure.

About this time (give or take a few hours) in 2 months, I will be on a plane for more than half a day, flying across an ocean that I have only seen from California and from a cruise ship in Alaska. My passport will gain a new stamp and I will spend time in a new place, among new people, with an eager and expectant heart.

Time is a funny thing. At times, time seems to drag on and on and on. At other times, time seems to go by so fast we would give anything for it to S.L.O.W. down.

Rainy, dreary days give me plenty of time to think. Time to be grateful. Time to look back. Time to look forward. Time to dream.

Friday, March 25, 2011

crafty much?

It is indeed a scary day when I decide to take on the world of being crafty. This spring break Whit and I decided to make wreaths, with Carmen's help (and moral support of course.) Granted, it did not matter that we will not actually need Christmas decorations for another 8 months... we were determined.)

You MUST know that I was inspired by Meg and by Michelle. (I just copy other people's great ideas.) So here's how it all went down. Rewind to the after Christmas sales from 2010. JACKPOT on buying LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of fun colored ornament balls for really really cheap. Fast forward to spring break of 2011, bust out the bags upon bags of ornaments, plug in the hot glue guns, wrap straw wreath in ribbon, figure out how to hang said wreath and with that I give you, happiness in the form of wreaths.

Whit re-did 2 wreaths in half the time that it took me to even get started. (she's a rock star.)

Sunday, March 13, 2011


It is humbling and exciting and incredible to be a part of what HE is doing among the nations and the role that we get to play.

"May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us— so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.

May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you. May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth. May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you.

The land yields its harvest; God, our God, blesses us. May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him."

Sunday, March 6, 2011

put your hood up

We ate cheerios on the floor.

Played in the living room

In our purple K-State hoodies...

Of course life is much more fun when you put your hood up.