Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
I am being thankful.
Thankful for my husband.
Thankful for Christ in me, the hope of glory.
Thankful for friends and family. Thankful for this beautiful house that I stay dry in. He could have given me just a box to stay dry....but He blessed me beyond measure.
I am thankful for a father and so many friends that share my same passion. Thankful for their time, energy and encouragement.
I am thankful for our church and their desire to serve the community. I am thankful for Olivianna's closet. For the ladies that have put hours into this ministry already. I pray for the families and single moms who will receive these clothes and items to provide for their children. I am thankful that God has used Olivianna to bring about mercy and grace to His people.
I am thankful for life. I value it. However short or long. I am thankful.
What has been going on in my life lately??????
I have been learning, absorbing and taking ALL things photography in. I feel glued to either my camera, my computer editing, my photography books, or blogs on photography.
I have been enjoying spending time with friends on play dates and MOPS events. Adi has been getting to play with many new friends and is simply outgoing!!! I love watching her interact and grow in relationships as she matures and learns. She is such a sweet heart!
I have been teaching dance. 48 students to be exact. I have 2 classes this semester and I just love the energy of the kids. One class is a hip hop class, and the other a disco class. The students gave me a very sweet card on Wed. just thanking me for what I do and for allowing all of them to be able to dance this year. What thoughtful kids!
I have been cleaning (well, one day this last week!!!) all of my windows (24 inside and out). Adi sprayed them this summer with the hose, and they have bothered me since than. I just finally got around to getting them clean. My house is just a little bit brighter since than!
Adi helping me wash windows. She is such a wonderful helper!
I have been waiting for a call from our good friends Jared and Kori (their maternity pics are on A Grover photo) as I am their birth photographer. They are having a little girl (Rhian) and due in 3 days. Every time the phone rings I jump up and think "maybe its time!" I am excited and a little nervous for this occasion; and very honored to be with them during the birth of their first child.
(I bought this fun photo hanger online a week or so ago and was playing around in a new program a friend of mine told me about. These are just some fun shots of my new photo collage that hangs above my work desk.)
Fun playing train with daddy!!!
Praise the Lord for who He is and who He is in me.
Christ be lifted high.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Here are some fun photos of the weekend.
The dancing ladies in our hotel lobby
The sun setting from our hotel window
Some bells hanging on the wall at one of the restaurants
Not encouraging the drinking of this stuff...I just thought this bar was pretty amazing and snapped a few pics of the bottles....
I love silhouette kisses!!!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Hanging out with my hubby (he is looking for bikes for us)
and now off to bed.....
Always be joyful in the Lord! I'll say it again: Be joyful! Phil 4:4
Monday, January 12, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Sweet Sunset from Bangs ave
A succulent pot I made for my living room
The life of a follower of Jesus Christ is an exchanged life. It is not a life we can "give," yet hold on to at the same time.
Over the last 4 months I have been reading (and re-reading) a book by Major W. Ian Thomas entitled The Saving Life of Christ. The Lord has been using this book in my life to transform the way I think, live and love.
God raised up a man named Moses who would lead the people out of Egypt as God had promised. If the people would simply trust in Him, and by faith rest in His promise, they would be redeemed.
a rose from Olivianna's garden....
We got a call today from the place that made Olivianna's headstone. They said that it is at the cemetary and in place. I will go tomorrow and spend a little time there. God can make ALL things beautiful.
Until next post....Christ be lifted High.