Sunday, June 29, 2008

For Moi?????

I have been presented the Arte Y Pico award by Chris over at Refining Life! Wow! I feel very honored and humbled to receive this from my new blog friend, Chris. I have recently discovered her blog and always enjoy visiting. She is a lover of tea, a collector of teapots and decorative plates among other things, and her blog simply makes me happy! Thank you Chris for this award...I count it a privilege!

The link to this award will take you to a Spanish blog. As I understand it, this award was started by a new blogger who was very grateful for all that she learned and saw as she explored blogs from all over the world. It is a gift. My life, too, has been transformed by blogging...I have met soooo many wonderful people! Here are the rules :

1. Pick 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribution to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2. Each award should list the name of the author and a link to his /her blog to be visited by everyone .

3. Each award winner should show the award and put the name of and link to the blog that presented her/him with the award .

4. The award winner and presenter should show the link of the Arte y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

Here's the hard part - did you say I can only list five? just five? Well, I'm going to list five that I enjoy (among bunches)! Some I have been visiting ever since I began blogging... and others I have just discovered! But all of them either inspire me or challenge me or just make me laugh!

1. His Heart My Desire (Beverly)

2. Mind Your Manors (Amy & Rachel)

3. Southern Somedays (Bell-ah)

4. Southern Somedays... (Mrs. Decker)

Friday, June 27, 2008

Ahhhhhh! So much better!

Repaired cabinets...

(thanks to Mr. Cabinet Man who stopped what he was doing and came to my house to repair my cabinets for free)

Reduced items...
(in the process of this forced redo, I combined five, yes five! bags of brown sugar and three bags of powdered sugar - (do you know what lurks in your cabinets?)

Restocked shelves...
a place for everything and everything in it's place. wonder how long this will last?

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Puppy Love

I have a Big CRUSH on my DH.....
I know what you're thinking...
but it's not him...

It's my Dach Holiday!
He was a Christmas gift a couple of years ago, hence the name:)
Isn't he soooooooooooooooo cute?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Recently, while driving to meet a friend at Panera's, I saw this giant check mark in the sky. I began to think about my To Do List...and how when each task is completed, I get to add a check mark to my list. Then I got to thinkin' about God and what this giant check mark in the heavens could represent...He might have just finished another task...hmmm! So here's a snippet of what I imagine God's To Do List might look like:

Lay the foundation of the earth...check
Set earth's measurements...check
Place boundaries on the sea...check
Command the morning...check
Create Adam...check
Fashion Eve from Adam's rib...check
Enter the storehouses of snow and hail...check
Bring rain to make the seeds of grass sprout...check
Bind the chains of Pleiades...check
Loose the cords of Orion...check
Send forth lightening...check
Tip the water jars of the heavens...check
Weave a baby in a mother's womb...check
Bind up the brokenhearted...check
Heal diseases...check
Redeem lives from the pit...check
Clothe the lilies of the field...check
Comfort those who mourn...check
Show mercy to the merciful...check
Sacrifice My Son on the cross...check
Raise my Son from the dead...check
Offer salvation to the world...check
Offer salvation to Becky...check

Sure glad that I was on His List! How about you?

Monday, June 23, 2008

little did i know

little did i know that i would be cleaning out all of my kitchen cabinets today...but when i noticed that one of my cabinets was pulling away from the wall last night...well, we had to get the repair job going early this everything, and i do mean EVERYTHING, had to come off those shelves. i guess there's never been a better time to clean out my cabinets :)

Saturday, June 21, 2008

our summer

swim meets...

fold-out seats...

drinks and sweets

ferocious heats...

dd competes...

defeats and feats... :)

Friday, June 20, 2008


Kari and Kijsa had another great idea when they asked us to share our mantels. I decided to get in on the fun and post a mantel of Christmas past. I enjoyed the simplicity of this fruit theme... it took all of five minutes to put up and even less time to take down:)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Time Warp

yes...i know i'm in a time warp because the last time i posted was nearly a month ago - and there is no way it could've been that long ago. where did it go? i don't know!

anyway, i got a forward from a friend of mine who NEVER forwards, so i knew it must be really really good...and it is...



my cardboard testimony might read something like this -

I can't get NO satisfaction...and I tried...and I tried...and I tried
Found complete satisfaction in Jesus -
No more searching!

i'd love to hear what your cardboard testimony would look like!