Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Either way, they make our house feel more homey and I like it.
Jamie, my SIL, also introduced me to camera+. Winner!
It's a legit iphone app that makes my pics look emo and artsy fartsy.
Hey, if i'm gonna use my iphone for every pic...why not try and look like I know what i'm doing, right?
from a rather cheerful home,
Monday, August 29, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Pop-tarts are my Achilles heel.
And to be informed that, despite their cardboard exterior and sugary center, they are adding valuable vitamins to my daily nutritional intake just makes my heart sing. (also my belly grow).
Regardless of the truth of this proclamation, I shall continue to eat them.
Thanks pop-tart for making me feel better about my poor meal choices.
Monday, August 22, 2011
This verse has always been one of my favorites. GT and I actually repeated this verse to eachother as our vows.
I used some scrap wood found in our new barn, stencils from Hobby Lobby and left-over paint from our 1/2 bath. Then, just nailed them to the wall. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out!
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
but, it's hot. everyone knows it.
here are a few things that make the dog days better.
1. The Tankini
here's how i feel about swimsuits.
2. a good book
i have finished it, but gonna read it over and over again.
I will share just one quote, as there are many that I love.
"There was always something to do on that farm: cakes, cookies, and pies to bake; potatoes, radishes, beets, carrots, peas, lettuce, tomatoes, and beans to pick, wash, clean and peel; chickens to kill, scald, pluck, singe, draw and disjoint; dishes to wash and dry; clothing to wash; laundry to be hung on the line, then taken down from the lin, folded, and ironed."
i love their busy hands.
ok, ok...one more.
(regarding her grandmother) "One of her more important observations was that it was impolite and unacceptable to visit your ill temper on those around you. If you wake up feeling at odds with the world, direct your attention outside of yourself, see what the world requires of you, and then get busy".
i recommend this for a good read.
3. good kicks
they also protect your feet. i like them. i wear them at home, on the beach, to the store and doing lots of things.
4. ponytail holder on my wrist, always
my hair is in a ponytail, bun or braid 24/7.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
It is a read-in-one-day kinda book.
Pam Cope's story is quite inspirational and will leave you quite misty eyed.
Her book was just mentioned in Parade Magazine here:
(from Parade Magazine online)
You should be familiar with this organization, as I have mentioned it on numerous occasions.
I also just returned from my first trip with them to visit the kids in Ghana.
Rach, David(my good friend from WM and a brilliant pharmacist) and I with some of the kiddos
our very intellectual medical team
with Brad Gautney(on my right), the founder of Global Health Innovations, that partnered with TAL for the health fair. He is awesome and blogged a little ditty about the trip here:http://globalhealthinnovations.org/update-on-ghana
there are millions more pics taken by myself and many others on the trip.
here are a friends on facebook
an incredible profesh photographer also tagged along. here is a bit on her blog as well: nancy borowick
As you can see, i love this organization, i love these kids and am honored to have been a part of their work.
Thanks to Pam Cope for starting TAL through her heartache.
Because of her passion through tragedy, childrens lives are forever changed. and ok, mine too.
(i think i've posted enough links in this post, ha)
p.s. good to see you again blogger.
i'm back in the game