Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
It's Rookie, Maggie, and Jake! They were asking for photos of animals in the bluebonnets and of course, after days of accepting photos, ours was front page. I'm sure it's because we have the cutest dogs EVER, right?? This is Rookie with my mom's dogs, Maggie and Jake and they had quite the bluebonnet photo shoot a year or so ago. We were cracking up that they were front page news!
In other news, it's officially sno-cone season! Kristen, Dave and I got one this weekend and it did not disappoint! I see more tropical trios in my future!
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! We enjoyed watching the kids place flowers on the cross. It was precious to see them all in their dresses and the little boys all spiffied up carrying their flowers to honor the sacrifice Jesus made for each of us. The end result was a beautiful display. I hope you all had a great weekend!
Friday, April 6, 2012
It's not the eggs, the bunnies, the adorable kids in their Easter outfits sitting in Texas bluebonnets (though I do LOVE that!!)...it's the fact that because of 3 days in our history...because a man, a blameless, sinless man, was born, healed people, loved people, taught people, died for people and ultimately saved us all.
I'm a child of God. Christ died for me, for my sin, for your sin and I live my life with hope and assurance because of His sacrifice. Easter is about the celebration not just that Jesus died for my sin, but that he rose from the dead and is alive! I'm saved from my sin because he died. But I am filled with hope because he is alive!
This video is amazing (and short). Take the time to watch it. It's a short clip from a pastor in Philadelphia and they've set in clips from the Passion.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
I'm just sitting here, eating my uber bland oatmeal, and the very first pin in my feed is this. Almond sheet cake.
Let's not even pretend that I couldn't hammer some almond sheet cake right now. Moving on...1 row down I see this...magic. Sheer perfection. Now, not only am craving cake but I want to move.
And who wants to be sitting in their office when they could be on the lake? Not.One.Person.
Really Jamie Oliver? Standing there with your fancy pitchers full of delicious, flavorful water.
This has gone from bad to worse....(ah-ha...you can even see my nasty oatmeal in the corner of the pic!)
Oh Pinterest, I do love you but you sure have a way with photos. I manage to pin great workouts (which I have never done), adorable outfits (which I do not own), dream houses and lake houses (which I will never own) and great DIY projects (which I will never do).
But I'll stay true. I'll keep logging in, pinning, day dreaming about what would happen if all of these things really did happen. If my house really was organized, perfectly decorated and perfectly landscaped by a woman with great legs, 8 minute abs, great turquoise earrings, dinner in the crock pot, and my burlap wreath on the door.
For now I'll just finish my oatmeal and choke down my unflavored, unoriginal, unpinterest-worthy H2O!
Monday, April 2, 2012
Last week, M & I decided to eat lunch outside because it is so stinkin' gorgeous here right now. M also wanted to show me the "garden" that their librarian has inspired. They had a lifeless, pretty much dirt and gravel courtyard that their librarian decided to take ownership of. She bought flowers, herbs, vegetables, etc and let students in different grade levels join her in planting and caring for different items. I LOVE IT!!!!! I literally almost cried walking through the garden as I saw budding rose bushes, marigold, tomatoes planted by the little boy Dave mentors, lettuce, okra, jalapenos....you name it, they were growing it! M was so excited to show me and we decided to come look every week and check the progress.
I'm so grateful for teachers, librarians, counselors, principles....anyone giving their time and energy to young people. They are so impressionable and I love this librarian's passion for creating something beautiful on their campus, inspiring them to make their school a better place to learn and play, and giving them ownership and pride in something that is "theirs".
In more trivial news...I must confess... I am completely, 100% hooked on Duck Dynasty. Bueller? Bueller? Is anyone else crazy enough to watch it? I have to say that I would have NEVER turned it on were it not for Dave, but I haven't laughed that hard in a LONG time! Tears were rolling down my cheeks. Don't knock it 'til you've tried it. :)
Also, I got my first sno-cone of the season last Sunday and it was divine. I've thought about it everyday since and I've dreaming of my next trip.
Obsessions...I busted a U-turn in the middle of my street when I was driving by my neighbor's garage sale and saw this globe sitting in the corner of the driveway. I think she was shocked that I about broke my neck and then asked about the globe....it was $3. Done and done. She asked me if I had kids because "all children need a globe!" No ma'am I don't, but when I do, they've now got themselves a globe!
My sister's final bridal shower was yesterday and she got some loot!! I'm gonna have to borrow from her! My MIL makes a mean chocolate chip cookie and my family loves them. So I passed the recipe on to my sister and made her a little "cookie basket". She got some dish towels, a cookie scoop, a Silpat baking mat, a cooling rack and the key ingredient...Ghirardelli chocolate chips. :) She had a great time and was a beautiful and gracious bride to be!
Happy Monday! Hope y'all have a great week!