Tuesday, August 9, 2011


We are moving! No, not the blog... like WE are moving! To our own house! We close on it tomorrow. I haven't said anything here until now... but now it is basically pretty much official. I'm so excited! Here are a few pictures of the outside of the house... I can't wait to make it into our home.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

{ embrace the camera : 8.4 }

i'm sick.
third time this year. 
let's just say that me and my immune system will be having a little chat once i'm fully functional.

is it cheating to use old(er) pictures for ETC? ...if so, i guess i'm cheating. whoops... my bad ;) i blame being sick. i promise, next week, there WILL be a photo of me from during the week. these pictures were taken around our first year anniversary by a good friend of ours. i love them. i have three albums worth on FB. *grin*

 (yes, i'm like 6 feet tall and my husband is like... 5'6". he gets the best view, he says.)

linkin' up with emily... now back to the couch i go where my ice water, cough drops and youngin' wait for me. i hope i didn't get any of you sick :)  

Monday, August 1, 2011

Psalm 100

It's been a rough couple of days. I'm sick (for the third time this year!!)... and we all know that there is no such thing as a sick day when you are a mama. Not gonna lie, part of me misses the days when, if I wasn't feeling well, that I could just lay in bed all day, rest and focus on getting better! Mothering is definitely a call to be selfless... even when you feel like you are dyyying and all you want is for other people to serve you (ask how you are doing, bring you chicken noodle soup, give you a back rub...!). But I wouldn't give up being a mother for anything! I love Goose to pieces. So today we are taking it easy... spending a lot of time playing on the floor with toys and reading... well, that's really a typical day... but I'm giving myself a break (aka not cleaning during nap time!).

Anyway, on toward the reason for this post... this morning, I read Psalm 100 during my quiet time. The "title" of it says "His Steadfast Love Endures Forever."   I just wanted to share this with you! I think I needed to read this today.

Psalm 100

1 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth!
2 Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!
3Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!

5 For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

So much is packed into this short chapter! And it reminds me of so many things... to be joyful... to serve Him with gladness... to praise Him... that He is always faithful... that His love is forever... and that He is GOOD! Even when I feel absolutely SICK and selfishly just want to think about myself. :) 

And here's a little bit of love to finish this post off...