well i feel, once again, like i haven't been around much....but i've been productive in non-bloggy ways, at least. ;)
so this is a longer "life lately" post than usual, but i couldn't resist sharing ALL of it with you. hehe :D
this boy. <3 he likes to act serious, but he has a smile that will melt your entire heart. =)
doodling beautiful lyrics in the margin of my Bible study book:)
one of my best, long-time friends got married. to a guy i basically grew up with. crazy-awesome how God brings people together like that. <3
reception table flowers:)
they had jenga blocks for everyone to sign/decorate for the couple, which was lots of fun. :)
sunrise coffee and Jesus-time (only too rainy for there to be an actual sunrise, haha)
homemade cookies. yes.
isaiah 40:28-31 <3
i got 14 inches cut off my hair (donated to locks of love) and it is sooooo much easier to take care of it's ridiculous. :)
Bible study with my new favorite pen, made just for my by one of my best friends =)
fall colors in front of my house.
new, custom rich in blessings artwork (requested by my mother) hanging above our mantle. except actually right now there's a Christmas wreath hanging there and glorious angels covering the mantle.. :)
fall is my favoritest time for biking in to starbucks. =)
i was blessed to be able to donate some of my prints to a friend's auction to raise funds for their adoption <3<3
busy filling orders, and sending out letters, cards, and birthday presents:)
speaking of birthday presents, this girl had a birthday and got to play guitar with our sweetie nephew. that little man loves music. <3
and then of course there's the classic crazy sister pictures.... ;)
then a couple days later we raked leaves at gramma's.... after we played in them, of course. :D
definitely a favorite day. :)
angie put our bunches of apples into a lovely basket and it made me happy to see it sitting on our counter looking all pretty and fallish. =)
angie also made this cute prayer board that i love.
the pink bubble mailer was my fave.
there was this one night, we got our family pictures taken, and then dad took us to mcdonald's for ice cream, and ronald mcdonald was in the restaurant so we got our picture taken....even though he mostly creeps me out....because, i mean, how often do you actually get to see ronald mcdonald AT mcdonald's? ;)
more sunrise Jesus-time in my polka-dot pajamas <3
nahum 1:7 <3
a new pretty mug, mismatched fuzzy socks, Bible study, my favorite pen, and harry the hot pink monkey. i liked that night. :)
more Bible study (i looooved this last beth moore study we did - i couldn't stay away from it!) and yet another new pretty mug. =) cardinals are my favorite.
and then came thanksgiving, and in our house, with thanksgiving comes PIE! :D
my cherry pie partner :)
pie and coffee. yes, please. ;)
more coffee, while we watched the lady and the tramp. =)
a couple new bracelets to add to my ever-growing collection:
the top one - "under His wings" - custom made by lauren elaine designs and more perfect than i'd ever imagined. <3<3<3<3
the bottom one - "do good. seek justice. defend orphans." (isaiah 1:17) <3
there were these really foggy couple of mornings last week, and everything was so incredibly beautiful.
and then after the fog cleared it got really nice out so i went for a walk (and of course had to take a picture of this because tire tracks are one of my favorite things) :)
spending time with God makes my dimples deeper.
true story. :)
would you believe this was the very next day? just goes to show how very bipolar kansas weather is. ;)
but anyway, we decided to stalk the mailman one day (well, i basically stalk him every day, just not so obviously..hehe).
also, while we were standing here waiting for the mailman to come, a bald eagle flew right over our heads!!!! i thought i might die of excitement and awe. that's something i've always, always wanted to see, and i could hardly believe it when my mind registered what it was i was actually seeing (because at first i just thought, "sweet, a huge bird is flying over us"). God is too too good. for reals. <3
and you know i can't ever resist sharing at least one picture of my cutie patootie niece and nephew so here is my niece, mori....her smile melts me. <3
and nephew, ivan....he's so excitable, i love it. <3
and one more of ivan because this just cracks. me. up. :D
a couple days ago we had 3 of the little girls we babysit over to make Christmas cookies.
there was so much sprinkling and giggling, it was perfect. =)
one more of me and katie bug because she was just being too sweet. <3
psalm 57:2 <3
i hope y'all are having an especially blessed Christmas season!!