September brings new routine. New weather. And new friendships.
I’m looking forward to it.
Oh summer, never end! A day full of sun, a trip to the toy store for our first ever Barbies, and an afternoon hail storm. Not a bad way to settle back into home, after a little vacation up in Estes Park.
As usual, find some amazing beauty and inspiration from around the globe over at rebekah’s.
we’ve officially made it through our first year in Colorado. It’s been an adventure to say the least. I’ve experience more weather here in one year, than in my previous thirty combined. California has made me a weather wimp. It also made me a water lover. I am so missing water this summer. I’m trying to take my mind off of it by enjoying the beautiful hiking trails and scenery in our own backyard.
I’m kinda loving this spring/summer season in Colorado. The mountains are green, the sky is vast and the days are warm. Grateful! So very grateful of this beauty and warmth that displays His great lovingkindness toward us all.
as always, catch the beauty through eyes of many talented other’s over at Rebekah’s
life. its a funny thing. most days i just cruise along going through the motions. stopping to lock in and remember moments here and there. then all the sudden it hits me. the magnitude of this “job” raising little people. trying to balance love , grace and discipline. to empower self esteem and yet reveal a sinner in need of Jesus to see each heart as individual and tailor my methods to such. at times its paralyzing. it’s burdensome it’s exhausting. days like today are hard. yet they lead me to press in. to pray. and to trust in Him.
…… deep breaths
as always more beauty from around the globe found here.
this past sunday we took a little drive after church to check out cripple creeks ice fest. it’s a tiny mining town in the mountains. there were some really neat sculptures and too many people for the tiny streets. i don’t think it’;ll make our “must do yearly list” but it was worth experiencing once.
we were blessed with a visit from our cousins this weekend. it was fun to see the whole gang together and watch them interact. i’d hoped to show them some of our favorite sights, but our first big snow storm of the year kept us close to home. we were able to fit in a fun swim, some sledding, a stop at focus on the family’s playground and lots of coloring and indoor games. thanks for the memories taylors!!
my sweet friend Kacy hosts an annual “We love LOVE Party. THis year she let me join in on the fun of hosting with her. i’m soo thankful for this home and the ability to open it to all our friends. it was packed with sticky hands, running feet, chatty moms and a ton of laughs. So thankful for all who came and a true reason to celebrate love and the one who first loved us.
Kacy is a gifted writer whose blog is one i turn to, to be challenged, blessed and refreshed. some wisdom from her to remeber this Valentine’s DAy
“God’s Valentines gift of love to us was not a bunch of flowers;
It wasn’t candy or a a book to while away the hours.
His gift was to become a man, so he could freely give
His sacrificial love for us,
So you and I could live.
So as we give our Valentines,
Let’s thank our Lord and King;
The reason we have love to give
Is that He gave everything!”
it’s been a long week over here full of coughs, fevers and whining. i’m hoping today was our last tucked in our house and the girls will be back and ready to enjoy the 100th day of school tomorrow. i was bummed to miss church, but snuggling under blankets on this chilly snowy day wasn’t half bad, they even managed to fake a few smiles for me