Tuesday, February 21, 2012

preparing for lent.....get your garbage bags out!

its that time of year.  tomorrow is ash wednesday and the following 40 days can be used to prepare our hearts for the emotional ride of mourning the death of Jesus Christ......then the overwhelming celebration of

 HIS RESURRECTION!!

please join me again this year in participating in  40 BAGS in 40 DAYS.   

you can read all about how it works  HERE.

i have already started with a makeup drawer, my closet and my jewelry.


two books i'm currently reading 



this is a study of the heidelberg catechism in a most rewarding way.  i actually like it!  it goes beyond rote memorization (that many of us know this by) and fully explains the beauty behind the questions and answers that help unpack the layers of christianity.

the other book is 'Now, That's a Good Question'  by RC Sproul.

i can't put this book away on our office shelf because i keep referring to it!  lots and lots of good insight on frequently asked questions about life and faith.


my journaling has also become a bit more consistent along with reading through the Bible.

during my quiet time i use:

a NIV study Bible and a plain lined leather bound journal.


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on a total side note...thank you for the kind emails of concern regarding my lack of posting.  i can assure all is fine on the homefront :)

the reasons for minimal posts are purely personal and *ahem* somewhat exciting!  i'll fill you in soon :)


Saturday, February 11, 2012

a glittery 9th birthday.

happy 9th birthday to my sweet little girl.  

keeping with tradition at least 3 themes were chosen by my creative little one.

this year:  1. glittery  2. princess  3. colorful

you got it.  :)  

the pantry door was properly adorned. 

glittery favor boxes for the girls from hobby lobby.  






glittery paper circles hanging from the chandelier and the easiest decor ever...balloons.  

when there is time for nothing else......go get some balloons.  


 i love that one of her top gift requests was a belle dress.  

 her other favorite gift?  a new camera.  endless pictures like the ones below being captured. 


happy birthday to my beautiful daughter.   :)
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