Tuesday, September 28, 2010


We have had quite the time lately here at our home...both mommy and daddy have had two rounds of the flu, so it has been a not so pleasant household. On the upside, Miss Teagan is now potty training...yeah!...and is doing great! We've been reorganizing, moving stuff around, finishing outdoor projects...trying to get done before the snow hits.

I was able to finish T's room this weekend, so I'll get pics to you shortly...I am happy with the outcome.

Talk to you soon...and thanks for hanging in there for me while the blog was SLOW...I know, not much fun reads or pretty pics to look at. Some DIY coming soon!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Excuses, Excuses

I know it seems like I'm always making excuses for being MIA lately, but we have seriously been SUPER busy.

I have volunteered and sit on a board for a crisis pregnancy center for the last 7 years and we just returned from our annual Rocky Mountain Counselors Conference in Buena Vista. It is always so beautiful this time of year as the trees are turning and Trails West Young Life, is always an amazing place to stay. I truly enjoy the time of no internet, no phone, no tv...just fun and fellowship with the ladies. It truly gives you a time to reflect, put things into perspective, grow immensly in your faith and of course...a little bit of "me" time away from the hubby and an ever busy toddler.

That's me...on the far left. 

Dear Elise and I. Elise is an amazing young woman. She is 18...on her way to college to major in Journalism and Political Science. This is one young woman who I believe will be part of saving the world...taking the next generation of youth with her. She loves to be on those white house steps and stir things up. With a heart for all of God's creation...I am excited to see what this young woman acheives in her lifetime. Her mom has been the director of the pregnancy center for 17 years and with her and her two brothers all adopted, she has a heart for the unborn and the ones that the mothers have blesssed life with.

Just a great time for reflection and growth...hope you all had a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Oh What A Happy Soul I Am

I have lately and often wondered when particular things happen in my life...is it really the Lord's doing or a stemming from a choice that I have made utterly blind on my own.

A while back we were within an hour of signing the paperwork for our new acreage and farmhouse. We had become so attached...we had dreamed of what we would make it into...how our kids would grow up...what we would start on first...until it was picked up from underneath us within an hour from signing. We were crushed...we were confused...we were lost...now what? We had feverently prayed that the Lord would reveal His will and if it was not in our best interest to invest in this place, that He would make it impossible for us to have it. Well He did. So, with the confusion and hurt that I've been battling with losing this place, it was a drenching for my soul to hear this in the sermon the other day...

"The little girl was only weeks old when she contracted an eye disease. Her parents took her to a physician, and in the process of treatment the doctor accidentally prescribed the wrong medication.  As a result, the girl became permanently blind. And yet, in spite of her blindness, she composed more than 8,000 hymns during her lifetime. ...Toward the end of Fanny Crosby's life a friend asked her, 'Do you ever feel any betterness toward the doctor?' She replied, 'No, you see, it may have been a mistake on the doctor's part, but not on God's part'.  ...This is God, who is in perfect control of ALL things in heaven and on earth.

When she was only 8 years old, Fanny wrote these words...

Oh what a happy soul I am,

Although I cannot see;
I am resolved that in this world
Contented I will be.
How many blessings I enjoy,
That other people don't;
To weep and sigh because I'm blind,
I cannot, and I won't.

Thank you, Fanny for your greatest display of love, faithfulness and an unforgettable joy that has been radiated from your being.  

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I Actually Won!

I never win anything...literally...never have in my life...until now! While catching up on my blog reads today, I saw that I had won A Life's Design Bellacor $100 Gift Certificate!! I am so excited, especially since I've been wanting a new chandy for the dining room, so now I may get one yet!