Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Birthday Boy

Hey, it's a special day!

What's that you say?
Little sweet Sam turns ONE today!

We are so thankful God healed you~ you are such a miracle boy!

Your aunt & uncle love you

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dogs & Dudes

How fun (and yeah, maybe a little weird...) is this video?! Hope it makes you smile.

And laugh. Or at least roll your eyes.


*discovered it on fantastic design inspiration blog Desire to Inspire yesterday and just had to share

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Old & New

Old cabinet door.
New paint & knobs.
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Longtime friends in a new house.
New key holder.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

+ CD Jacket

To tag along with the previous music post...

Check out this cool jacket for this cool CD. One of my new favorites.Andy Gullahorn//The Law of Gravity: some songs clever & light, some serious & revealing--all richly written. And unique.
This guy really has a sense of humor.
*Visit www.rabbitroom.com Store if you want a copy*

Do you ever judge music by its cover?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Andrew Peterson in real life

So. We drove 4 hours to Smalltown, Oklahoma. It was a fun adventure with my sweetie.
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And we got to meet our favorite singer/songwriter. And his best friend and fellow singer/songwriter. And their road manager. And they bought us Starbucks {foofoo} drinks and were gracious enough to sit with us and let us take a peek into their world. Nervously :)
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You see, we believe in what these guys do. We know the stories they so thoughtfully put together into song are reflections of the True Story. And more than ever, we have been changed by the truth in them. We are fed by their words and encouraged by their expressions of honest faith. So we decided to be patrons. We scored this deal in return for our support.

Our night ended with a front row spot at AP's Counting Stars album release concert. Ben Shive and Andy Gullahorn (another gifted singer/songwriter and yes, part three of the three amigos) played with AP and featured a couple songs from their solo work. I cant describe how much we enjoyed the almost-three hours of music, complete with descriptions, stories, and jokes between them, that just made the songs even richer. Such a blessing.

We'll also be seeing these guys in Nashville around Christmastime at Behold the Lamb of God, the True Tall Tale of the Coming of Christ. It's tradition.

Follow Andrew and his community of musicians, artists, bookworms, geniuses and the like on The Rabbit Room. This website has tons of their music in the Store in addition to all the word candy. When you find "authors and artists who are doing Kingdom work by telling the Story" they are worth supporting and following and gushing about, right? I certainly think so :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Seven Blooms

My grandmother has grown orchids for years in the greenhouse attached to their living room. Yes, it's cool. She nurtures and tends her plants with great care, not missing when one of them opens a new bloom or when a little frog pays a visit.
Well, she gave us a beautiful deep violet orchid to care for--I mean, it feels like I've adopted one of her children. After heeding her careful instructions, we have seven blooms to enjoy!

Mar, thanks for sharing the work of your green thumb.
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They are so delicate. And picky. She said they are so sensitive to their environment, if you move them to a different spot in the room, they sometimes die. Needless to say, we have let this plant rule the roost atop our kitchen table. Fun to watch it bloom.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Charleston

While sightseeing in the coolest of the cool residential streets of Charleston, right along the water, we couldn't get over the plants that decorate the early 1800s homes. Well we couldn't get over the homes either. But really, the plants are like icing on the cake--beautiful, enormous, historically significant cakes.
Take a stroll down the historic Waterfront street with me.
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And yes, you're in a horse-drawn carriage.
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Window boxes overflowing with vitality and color!
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Lush vegetation.
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Giant live oaks that tell stories of the Revolutionary War and the decades they have survived.
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It was July fourth and quite special to be in one of the oldest cities in America. The official beginning of the Civil War happened across the water from where we stood--at Fort Sumter in 1860.
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What a gift to get to see this special city.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sweet Peas

Got to see some sweet peas recently.
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Sugar held sweet boy's head up while he snoozed. That's a grandma's love!
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Little princess talked and talked, describing gymnastics (!) and all sorts of fun they have had.
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Such a joy! Family.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Anniversary Portrait

For her parents' thirty-plus wedding anniversary (!!), I got to do this for sweet friend Jess to give to the lovely two as a surprise.
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Classy, sweet, vintage.

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I loved getting to celebrate long love.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Does this make us Hip?

If we have a hippo does this make us hip?
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It at least makes our kitchen hip, right?!

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