Wednesday, June 30, 2010


"Self-righteousness is being more aware of and irritated by the sins of others than you are conscious of and grieved by your own." -



This is exactly what I needed to hear today!

Search me, O God, and know my heart;

test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me,

and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


My sister-in-law have had so much fun watching our girls grow up together.

We are excited

about what the future holds for these cousins.

Abby and Chloe
(pictured first)
are 10 months apart.

Sophie and Oliva
are 14 months apart.

Being able to experience the joy
of having daughters who love each other so much
has many blessings.

Unwrapping the delight of cousins today.


Emily at Chatting at the Sky

to share in the festivities!

Monday, June 28, 2010

True Faith

"True faith manifests itself through our actions."

Francis Chan

(Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

Praying that my actions reflect Christ's love today.

To my children

My friends


Hoping that you find JOY in your life this Monday.

Friday, June 25, 2010


Anyone up for a snack?

Baby Jane loves the snacks that Sophie prepares!

Matthew 4

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.

After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.

The tempter came to him and said,

"If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread."

Jesus answered,
"It is written:

'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God."

Today I am tempted to:

Eat a chocolate doughnut...maybe 2!

Ignore the laundry

Hold on to hurt feelings

How are you being tempted today?

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

Have a joyful,



Thursday, June 24, 2010

Favorite Links

Need some sweetness in your life?

20 ways to make life sweeter!

Yummy healthy treats here!

Want to know how to really write a love letter? This is powerful!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Sawyer had the privilege of participating in a beautiful event this past weekend.

Our family was honored to witness the union of of this precious couple.

I wish I had enough time to tell the story of how God orchestrated each aspect of their relationship and how He was intricately involved in bringing them together.

Unwrapping new love and the blessing of walking in Christ.

Hop on over to Emily at Chatting at the Sky to unwrap the

ordinary miracles

we experience


Monday, June 21, 2010

The First Dance

The song chosen for the first dance at my nephew's wedding.



Rejoicing with the happy couple as they begin their life together!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday Favorites

My kind of camping!

This would work if only I had dinner napkins!

Hope I have time to make this for Father's Day.





Thursday, June 17, 2010

Great Links

This is a great way to encourage being intentional about having fun! I need this reminder!!

Need help with ideas for making Father's Day cards? Check this out!

Want to win a fabulous book with wonderful crafty ideas? Go here!

Have a delightfully terrific Thursday!!

Attempt to look at difficulty in life as an opportunity to


For our present troubles are small and won't last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!

2nd Corinthians 3:17

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Then followed that beautiful season...


Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the


Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.

-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow--

Monday, June 14, 2010


Isn't summer fun?

This is the day that the Lord has made.





I T!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

A Goat????

How often do you see a


in your backyard?

We were surprised by this unwelcome visitor.

Thankfully his visit was short and sweet!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sweet, Summer, Simple


s w e e t

s u m m e r

s i m p l i c i t y!

Unwrapping fresh pineapple and a cool, refreshing glass of water!

Join Emily at Chatting at the Sky

to unwrap

simple pleasures of summer!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Good Reads

Since I have a brother named Danny, this is the perfect choice for Sophie as she begins her
potty training journey!

This is for you Danny!!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010


The day began in the laundry room to wash a load of towels.

Before I loaded the washer, I noticed a cup that was on the dryer and decided to put it in the kitchen.

When I got to the kitchen, I spotted breakfast dishes on the table that needed to go in the dishwasher.

After I loaded the dishwasher and started it, there on the counter was a card that I needed to write and address to be put in the mailbox soon.

I ran to the bedroom for one thing, to quickly write the card.

Bed needed to be made.


Folded clothes that needed to be put away.


As I finished up the card, I saw more towels on the floor of the bathroom and took them to the laundry room...

and ended up where I started the day!!

Do you suffer from room to room ADD?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bye Bye Diapers


"This is where you pee!"

"Bye bye diapers"

Sophie hopefully will be through with diapers soon!!

Have a blessed day!

Wish me luck!