Thanks Lauren M. <3
Thanks Lauren M. <3
Today I'm grateful for a much needed hair cut. I missed two appointments in the past few months (one because of Rose's birth and another I embarrassingly mixed up the day I was suppose to go in), so my hair got really long. It's been quite helpful as a scarf for winter but it was getting to that gross length (triple split ends status).
Anyway. It's been a rough week in the world of wedding planning. It was hard to be grateful this week but an email about cake from the wonderful Ashley and some reassurance from my awesome bridesmaids, put me back on track. This is such a blessed season and I don't want to miss it!
Also, Peter's back from traveling to Florida and Barcelona and I couldn't be happier.
Guys, I love the show Fixer Upper on HGTV. Jojo and Chip are my heroes! It's filmed in Waco, Texas, and my sister and I even road tripped once to check out Jojo's store.
Yesterday was the premiere of the second season, so I drove to Temple to watch it with the Riedels.
The kitchen Chip&Jojo transformed in the episode is my favorite yet, look at all that wood and open shelving!!
Photos from here (check out more pics of the renovation).
Hopefully getting back in the groove of posting daily one thing I'm grateful for now that I'm back to the 8-5 grind... today I'm grateful for a long break (the perks of working in higher ed!). Most of my break was spent in Temple with the Riedels. Home is where family is:
A few weeks ago my brother-in-law James and I had planned a brother-sister date. James told me that he wanted to surprise Kae by shopping for her Christmas gift with me in Georgetown. Little did I know, Kae knew all along we were "shopping" for her. James and I drove to Georgetown together and on the drive there he told that he was looking at a house in Georgetown that he was thinking of renting and he wanted me to check it out before telling Kae.... he was actually driving me to the proposal site.
Because I knew Peter would be traveling the end of December and beginning of January, I suspected (and hoped!) that he would propose before leaving on those trips.
Now I'll let the pictures tell the story:
Thank you all deeply for making this possible. You know who you are and I'm so grateful you're in my life.
Cheers to marriage. I can't wait!
Who wouldn't want a basket full of peonies and beer ?
The beautifully designed Advent devotional by the Austin Stone—and when I say beautifully designed I'm not just talking about how visually beautiful it is but how solid and good the content within the pages are—includes recipes!
My small group decided to cook one of the meals together for our last get together before the Christmas break. We spent the evening cooking, eating, sipping cider, praying and reflecting on the past semester and dreaming for what's next in spring.
I am so grateful for these past few months and getting to see these gals regularly and run after Jesus together.
“But no one except Lucy knew that as it circled the mast it had whispered to her, "Courage, dear heart," and the voice, she felt sure, was Aslan's, and with the voice a delicious smell breathed in her face.” –C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader