Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pretty things

I want to make a few of these flag pennants. They are so pretty. They make me happy just looking at them.

Monday, August 30, 2010

free range kids

I am excited about this book. Just thought i would post in case any of you are interested in reading a book about raising self-reliant, smart and resilient kids . . .

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Nine years are king!

Happy 9th Anniversary to us. Yeah! And to celebrate, we bought 18 extra inches of bed. It is already changing our lives.

Kyle is a sweetie. He surprised me with roses and dinner. We are also headed to Washington this weekend so the anniversary continues . . .

So what have we done in the last nine years? A few fun facts:

-2 bachelor degrees and a doctorate
-2 houses, including a major remodel
-4 cities, 3 states
-3 children
-a lot of adventures

Things have been busy around here. I told a friend I would help her train for a marathon in October. I ran 12 miles saturday and wasn't sore. That's a good sign.

(Did I mention my new running partner went to culinary school and swam in college? So I quiz her on cooking techniques and now get free swim lessons.)

Anyway, i should have some good posts soon. A few major things in the works and a lot of moving parts. Whenver I get stressed, i say out loud: "I don't have problems. People with cancer have problems!" Or, something like that. Just feeling really lucky to have such a great family who makes life so full and worth living.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

trendy or not

Are you like me? Sometimes when I hear everyone talking about something I tend to shy away. After all, the harry potter books can't be that good, right? (but of course, they were).

Well, Nie Nie is one of those things. Something that I had heard people talk about but never quite got around to reading. Until lately.

Now I peak in randomly to see how the survivor of this plane crash lives her life. Nothing like a midnight devotional right from the comfort of my own computer.

She inspires me. She makes me remember that it is not enough to go through the motions but to really savor all of our blessings, to hug our children tighter, to find more joy in every single thing we do.