Sunday, February 24, 2013

Pretty In Pink

For the first time in my life I have received real, live peonies...and I am tickled pink. (Get it?) Every day I love staring at them as they unfurl their amazing insides to the world. To me they are the most exquisite flowers. Wonderful birthday surprise from my sweet husband. 

"The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever." Isaiah 40:8
(Hoping these ones don't fade too soon)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

LA Day

How amazing are these mini orchids?

Nothing better than a bacon wrapped hotdog cooked outside a little truck- for real though
My husband loves to shop- I got a good one!

Sporting his $1sunglasses

Last Saturday we decided to venture into Los Angeles. We browsed the flower district, looked at some fabric, and did a little shopping. My little sister is getting married in June so there are always wedding details we are looking out for. I love helping with events and my husband can make just about anything so we are a good team. I was introduced to this area and it's wonderfully low prices when planning for my wedding last year.

Next stop- Griffith Observatory for a beautiful view of Los Angeles and the oh so popular Hollywood out, world! It is a beautiful area to hike around and hang out. On our way back to the car we ran into a ferocious wolf...which we later found out was a harmless fox. (I like the wolf story better) After stopping for Chinese food we made it safely home.

Good day, LA!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things

Box built by my talented husband <3
Sees Candy (calories don't count on holidays)
Buy one, get one free. Why thank you, Valentines Day!
Homemade cards are my favorite!

Holidays are my favorite. There is something wonderful about waking up and knowing it is a special day. One that is set aside around the world to celebrate something special- in this case LOVE. I have always had a special place in my heart for Valentine's Day. Even when there wasn't a man in my life to celebrate it with. The idea of eating chocolate, getting (or giving flowers), and telling people you love them is a win-win kind of day in my mind. Let me tell you, I L-O-V-E my husband but on Valentine's I was thinking of another love as well. The God that so loved us and sent His son. Now this is love. 

Beloved, let us love one another for love is of God. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 
- I John 4:7,9

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Breakfast (Over easy)

Being in the kitchen is new for me. What should be a quick, easy meal can often end in disaster when I'm cooking. (If you know me- you know that's true!) This morning a friend came over for breakfast. Since I wanted to be fully engaged and not worried about the food I made my two easiest breakfast dishes. Egg, cheese, and veggie breakfast burrito and honey greek yogurt with banana, strawberry, and granola....yummm! Hey, you don't always have to serve dishes that go together! :)

Happy Tuesday....Taco Tuesday that is!

Monday, February 11, 2013


Our Florida wedding reception in November 2012. That's right- we are newlyweds!

Tonight I am thankful. In a world where it is easy to focus on the things you want (things you think will make you happy)- tonight I choose to be thankful for the things I do have. And sometimes it's just that- a choice. One of the many things I am thankful for is my wonderful husband. Just look at him! He was so nice and helped me set up this blog. I am the computer challenged one in the family! So as I crawl into bed I'm going to be thinking of all the things I have to be thankful for- there are a lot of them! 

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