Thursday, January 12, 2012

thankful thursday

163. sushi
164. praise songs
165. flexible menus
166. pearls
167. photoshop
168. new schedules
169. truffle oil
170. gift cards to restaurants
171. guests
172. budgeting
173. only having 3 classes left
174. pre-cooked fajita meat
175. finding a way for lettuce to last a week and a half
176. the bookmark bible plan

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

aaannnnddd... happy new year's!

we went to the farm. with some friends. and like usual, i didn't even get a photo of everyone that was there. super glad i'm not paid to do this.

nice form, jack.
we were even lucky to have a royal guest with us.

Monday, January 9, 2012

i won't call it christmas

... i'll call it dinner with friends. in december.
because if i let you know that i'm just now posting about christmas, you might think i'm a lazy blogger.

wait. i guess i am.
but the good news is that i've got the new year's post coming up this week, too!

we had a gingerbread decorating contest. there were prizes.
lots of food on christmas eve. traditional. even the sour cream snowman.
also lots of friends. good night.
and a few friends who didn't want to be photographed.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

thankful thursday

138. january
139. warm winter
140. new bedroom art
141. manageable goals
142. grocery money
143. the calendar my MIL gave us
144. a steady income
145. good health insurance
146. smart doctors
147. an organized pantry
148. the ability to type
149. gmail
150. crocheting
151. hanging around the campfire with friends
152. cool nights
153. s'mores
154. a new dresser
155. prayer time
156. fresh starts
157. unconditional love
158. our close circle of friends
159. homemade dinner
160. organization
161. sunsets
162. opportunities

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

i am

crafting: the same special surprise. yeah. believe it.
reading: the bible. and preparing to read a school book since class starts again soon.
listening: to some inner voices. trying to listen to god instead.
watching: the house empty up as we begin to clean out the christmas decorations.
cooking: healthier meals. it IS the new year, after all.
planning: on having as much relaxation as possible before school starts again.
doing: planning. that covers everything.

Monday, January 2, 2012

feeling very january

what about you?
are you feeling january today?
fresh starts, bright skies, new wishes?

i'd been a little above the whole resolution thing this weekend.

too good to make any, because everyone fails anyway.
believing it's a little cliche to make these promises.

but we had a phenomenal service at church this weekend.
a reminder that january isn't a cliched failure.
it's a reminder.
a reminder that we get fresh starts.
a reminder that we will fail.
a reminder to get back up.