Thursday, September 27, 2007
This fall is going to be different however than ever before. I get to see the leaves change color and the trees become bare. Then snow is going to fall and cover the empty branches. It will be cold. I will complain, surely. But I hope that God sends more snow. So much that we get snowed in and drink hot cocoa endlessly...or coffee.... or even have coffee ice cream.
Most of all. I just want to fall in love with my Savior and have Him hold me and keep me warm...so I can believe that I am just as white as His fluffy snow.
Then hopefully we can make snow cream! Even through the winter.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
He chooses to. not because of anything that i have done. yet for some reason i can expect that of Him. and even though i can expect that, sadly it always surprises the heck out of me. He cares about the tiniest aspects of our lives. for example:
in all of the unpacking, washing, putting things in their set places things had began to be repetitive. and all that i wanted was to remove something from a box with bubble wrap (so over cardboard and Styrofoam at this point). though it was somewhat of a joke, it would have put a smile on my face to jump on, twist, or see how silently a bubble could be popped.
so nonetheless, the cashier at ROSS's wrapped our discounted (yet, stylish) dishes in bubble wrap the very next day. God would do that. why wouldn't He?
the same God that provides bubble wrap, provides not only friendship, a home with furniture, or a bangin' job. but even more so, He provides us with His Son as a way to possibly grasp the smallest concept that He loves us beyond understanding even to the tiniest of details in our lives.
i know i have a tendency to get spiritual over things. but it doesn't take much for me to get excited. and to know that God knows that...
i hope that you receive your "bubble wrap". i'm taking He is willing to hand deliver.
please, please enjoy the before and after pic's (it's worth getting excited over by all means):
our "twice painted green" kitchen:
my personal joy...the bathroom (actually painted a light blue):
God is still providing.
Friday, September 14, 2007
One thing that is definitely a blessing to see is how "so in love" mom and dad are...without a doubt. Of course while we were at G of the G's, mom was going through this funky posing stage, but dad just let her do her thang. Which makes since considering he did marry a red head (there is no stopping us).
And yes I will freely admit that laughter, fried chicken, and yaw's after yaw's were full force while they were in CO. Surprisingly, no Jeff Gordon convo's or sweet tea. But you will have to ask the folks about getting snowed on while at Pike's Peak.
...how small we really are.
sunrise towards the east. close to tree line (11,500 ft.).
from the tip top by 9:10 a.m.. And let me tell you joy of seeing this face...
change to this face...
was well worth all of the hard work. And there are even more rewards: it only took half the time to get back down, Leslie's head didn't hurt as bad as it possibly could have, we were only charged for one buffet at Pizza Hut instead of two, and it is totally okay to laugh now at Leslie's picture!! haha. See, isn't it worth it?
What a blessing.