…even when he’s crazy face all day.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Just doing a little reading before bed, been feeling the length of this season of trusting and waiting lately. God is good.
He is so good.
This excerpt is brilliant and my words couldn’t do any better than what Donald Miller writes here.
Because our lives are all incredible stories and we are characters…
|from A Million Miles in a Thousand Years|
I think this is when most people give up on their stories. They come out of college, wanting to change the world, wanting to get married, wanting to have kids and change the way people buy office supplies. But they get into the middle and discover it was harder than they thought. They can’t see the distant shore anymore, and they wonder if their paddling is moving them forward. None of the trees are getting bigger. They take it out on their spouses and they go look for an easier story.
Writing a story isn’t about making your peaceful fantasies come true. The whole point of a story is the character arc. You didn’t think joy could change a person, did you? Joy is what you feel when the conflict is over. But it’s the conflict that changes a person.
It’s like this with every crossing, and with nearly every story too. You paddle until you no longer believe you can go any farther. And then suddenly, well after you thought it would happen, the other shore starts to grow, and it grows fast. The trees get taller and you can make out the crags in the cliffs, and then the shore reaches out to you, to welcome you home, almost pulling your boat onto the sand.
We’re looking forward to seeing that other shore starting to grow…
Really. Any day now.
PS. Don’t worry, I’m not going to go looking for an easier story, and I’m keeping my husband. We’re in this together.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
felicity is a lovely word.
bliss, cheerfulness, contentment, delight,ecstasy, elation, enjoyment, euphoria,exhilaration, exuberance, glee, good spirits, joviality, joy, jubilation, merriment, mirth,pleasure, rapture, well-being
… and most days include a photo shoot.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Even my favorite coffee mugs. I can’t help but do that silly little giggle that I do when I find something irresistibly cute, you know, high pitched voice, scrunched shoulders and nose…
I’ve become crazy about knitting since I learned how and it may appear that I’m having way too much fun doing it.
Meet my coffee cup cozy, and some have some alliteration.
Cute, yes? You know you want one. And those are the Chocolate covered Espresso Shortbread Cookies that I wrote about here…
I added some of my new/old buttons for easy application and a bit of extra cuteness… Never again will you be unable to hold your favorite mug full of warm drink goodness because the mug is too hot… never again. Thanks to the super cute coffee cup cozy you are safe!
P.S. The husband thinks it’s silly, but I think his t-shirts are silly, so we’re even.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
This is the husband. He’s cute. My favorite husband, I only have one and plan on keeping him, but still he’s my favorite.
In addition to being the kindest and most patient person I know, he makes the very best sandwiches. He spent some quality time working at a deli in his younger years. And, when I say younger, yes, he just turned thirty this month.
He knows all about the fine details of spreading the condiments and placing the meat, cheese, and toppings just so to create what he calls, “flavor pockets.”
I call it delicious.
Today, we had grilled turkey, bacon, onion, with pepper jack cheese sandwiches.
It won’t be the last time, of that I’m certain.
He even makes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches better than I do. He has a top secret scientific method of the right amount of peanut butter and jelly… I think.
He’s a keeper.
Oh, and he lets me sleep an extra hour in the mornings while he gets up with the little boy…. and actually knows how to clean the bathroom, and humors me when I need someone to talk to about Grey’s Anatomy.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
A story is based on what people think is important, so when we live a story, we are telling people what we think is important.-Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
and about how maybe we didn’t really think the whole giving a red frosted cookie to a one year old, on a walk, with no wipes on hand…
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
- clean drinking water
- my baby boy who is unfortunately sick, but fast asleep on my chest, so I can kiss the top of his head approx. 1,002 times.
- the brilliant fall colors outside my window
- a re-arranged living room, I like change.
- renewed creativity
Thursday, November 5, 2009
- Spending a calm day at home after two weeks of traveling, six flights, two ten hour drives, and four (1st) birthday parties.
- Grilled sausage, eggplant, onion, pepper sandwiches.
- Thursday is homemade pizza night, Hawaiian tonight's pizza of choice.
- An amazing husband who turned thirty today.
- Playing a racing game on the Xbox, that I instead made into a game where you crash into anything and everything as fast as you can. You have no idea how excited I get about that!!
- Our apartment, that isn't exactly my dream house, but it's cozy, clean, comfortable, and it's where I spend my life with my delightful little family.
- Watching Hudson jump and climb all over his daddy as they play on the floor.
- Cheesecake pie for the birthday dessert.
- And of course, The Office.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Yes, I’m alive and have many stories to share, many stories from the last two weeks of traveling to Alaska and back and Kansas and back (tomorrow). But, I can’t wait another moment to express my delight in what happened today.
Here’s a little, tiny list for you:
3. New hat from Urban Outfitters. $5. seriously.
2. Where the Wild Things Are. brilliant. moving. incredible.
I’m not sure which of those things I’m most excited about, but maybe this one, maybe, probably, most likely…
1. It’s here. It’s here. I purchased my first bag of Christmas Blend 2009. It’s my most favorite coffee in the whole entire world, ever, ever, ever. Oh such loveliness, such goodness.
It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.