Thursday, April 26, 2012


Monday was our anniversary, and 
even though I can hardly believe it, 
we've been married for a year! 

Thanks to some very generous friends
sharing their peaceful lake-side retreat, we
 got to sneak away for a couple of very
restful nights.  It was perfect.

We had a great time being away from 
the busyness of normal life, and are 
excited for whatever God has in store
 for our next year together!

Friday, April 20, 2012

family dinner

Last night we got to hang out with the hubs' 
parents, and not only did they treat us to chinese 
food, but got us the cutest little cheesecake
 wishing us a happy one year anniversary!

One of the best parts of the whole evening was
getting to watch old home videos...lots of super 
cute footage of the hubs & his siblings! 
Thanks for a fun night, guys.
We love you!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

wisdom & humility

I can't pull myself away from this 
verse lately.  I have written it down
at least a dozen times, have it posted 
on my desk at work, and am totally
stuck here.  (in a good way...)
I've always trusted that God is generous 
and quick to share wisdom with us (after all,
 He promised) - but I haven't ever really 
equated wisdom with humility before.  
And I definitely haven't stopped to ponder 
what that means...because if we're being
 painfully honest, I don't know that my daily life 
always reflects wisdom or humility.  
I am sure of one thing though - this list of 
godly qualities seems like a good place to start. 
 If I can be intentional in these, I'm confident
 that the Holy Spirit will work out the rest. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

ah, the good life

The hubs and I have spent as many waking hours 
outside as possible over the last few days...soaking up
 sunshine and basking in the summer-like heat!

It's been wonderful to eat most of our meals 
on our tiny little deck and sit for hours
 reading together. Life is pretty darn good :)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

family time

My parentals are visiting for the weekend,
so we're looking forward to lots of catching up
and hanging out.  (We haven't seen them since
Christmas, which is crazy!)  The weather is 
nice and sunny here, so I think we'll try to 
enjoy plenty of our visit outside.

What are you up to this weekend?  

Friday, April 13, 2012


Oh man...I have been totally sucked in.
The hubs has been devouring the Hunger Games
books over the last week, and convinced me that I
should join in too.  And now I'm completely hooked.
If only I could skip the real world to read today!  :)

Anyone else want to chime in?  Thoughts?  
(no spoilers, please...i'm still reading!!)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

spring dreaming

I'm looking forward to balmy, spring days
so I can sunbathe like these handsome pups.

 (And yes, that is pretty much how I act
on a warm day.  Very lady-like, no?)

 What are you looking forward to this spring?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

hi :)

Hi friends!  It's been busy around these parts lately, 
but with lots of good stuff, so I can't complain a bit.

This week has been full of client meetings, so I've 
been on the road a lot.  It's been great to mix things 
up and have had time for wonderfully long phone 
conversations and impromptu lunch dates.

I hope you are finding some joy in your week too!