Monday, June 24, 2013

snapshots from last week

~summer sun
~double rainbow
~an impromptu trip to Ikea for sheets

not pictured:
 new shoes! 
lovely leather wedges for a bargain.
I feel very Charity-esque in them (:

Happy Monday!


Sunday, June 23, 2013


Because the fire started the day after we arrived 
and things were just so tense I don't really have any pictures 
of family. So I think I'm just going to have to go back soon to remedy that (;

We LOVED Colorado!
We loved seeing and getting to know my extended family better,
(there was some family drama years ago and we really haven't had
a real visit since. So this was the first time they've really gotten to know Husband
and the first time I've really gotten to know them as an adult)
and we greatly enjoyed the mountains and warmth without humidity.
Oh warmth without humidity...
you were amazing.

We did a bit of driving here and there
and thats what most of these pictures are of.
So beautiful.
Ugh, I want to go back.
Anyone want to go with me? (;


Hi! Hi! Hi!

Sorry about that week long hiatus there,
I was sifting through things emotionally
and adjusting to other things
like work schedule and high humidity
(does high humidity make anyone else feel super nauseous all the time?)

Not that it was necessarily a hard week,
it really wasn't.

But quite a few things didn't go the way I assumed they would
and I responded by analyzing the heck out of EVERYTHING
and thus made it hard week.

Aren't you glad you don't live with me (;

At the end of the week there was a night when I 
couldn't sleep at all and in my internet
wandering I found this song
and God in His graciousness tenderly convicted me
of my selfish hissy fit.

Which is exactly what this past week was.
An adult temper tantrum.

Some things I thought would be easy and delightful
were very hard and disappointing
and I was at a loss.

Instead of looking to my protector and hiding myself in Him,
remembering that He loves me with a deep love 
and everything He does and allows is for my good,
I analyzed my life and everything around me
to find what was wrong and correct it so that all could be right.

And that was my (our) week last week.

Monday, June 17, 2013


We traveled to CO last week to see family
and since we've gotten back
I've felt an urgency to record our visit
 in order to not lose the memories and moments.

But every time I begin to tell the story of the fire,
for the telling of our time there would not be complete without it,
I am at a loss for words.

I'm not sure if its because I don't have a grasp on 
what I think and feel yet
or if it is simply because there are no words....

So often I feel a need to voice things
that really cannot be put to words.
I do not want to reduce something so deep 
and personal
to flippant sentences simply
because I don't have the words
or the skill to accurately portray them.

It was so raw.
Driving with my grandparents with nothing
from their home of 30 years but the clothes on their backs.
The hours and days of waiting to hear something, anything hopeful.
The contentment and gratitude expressed over
and over again that God is in control
and stuff is only stuff.
The relief felt when we saw the familiar address on the "unaffected" list.
The hopes and prayers that it would stay on that list
as the fire doubled back.

We will not quickly forget this

and that's as close as I'm going to get
to a put together ending.


Friday, June 7, 2013

Hey Husband,

want to go get some coffee

I mean, we've always wanted to visit Australia right? (;


Husband has a bit of a crazy schedule this weekend,
by the time Sunday morning comes he will have worked almost
solidly since Thursday morning.
Its even crazier to remember back to when this was Josh's schedule all the time.
Well, that along with work Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
 classes everyday, and homework (:

So between his schedule and my working schedule
we didn't see each other much.

It is so good to remember what was, how much we learned from that season,
and how grateful we are that isn't our regular rhythm anymore (:


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

So cool!

The other day we went to the Science and Industry
museum (our favorite!) and they had an exhibit on bicycles and 
one of the bicycles they featured was this one.

Amazing right?!


Saturday, June 1, 2013


We woke up late.
Very late.
We walked to the farmers market.
But it wasn't there.
We got a latte instead.
We walked around our neighborhood admiring this and that.
We picked up two books we know nothing about 
but have very pretty covers.
We talked about working out.
We talked about past and future decisions.
We talked about talking about plans for next year.
Josh researched motorcycles.
I played with the neighbor girls.
We watched Dr. Who.
We gave away our big couch.
It rained.

It was a perfect day.

Happy June (: