"I know what things are good: friendship and work and conversation. These I shall have."
-Rupert Brooke

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

fall feelin

It's that time. In Texas we don't really have "Fall" per say, but we do get cooler weather which only Texan's can call Fall. It's that brief time of year that you can sleep with the A/C off and the windows open and wear a t-shirt scarf. I love this time of year I think simply because it is so short. Pretty soon it will be full on "cold" and we'll have to cover up those cute clothes with a coat- I mean jacket. ;)

Every girl gets all jazzed about what her Halloween costume will be in early September, not me. I get my kicks from the carving. That's right pumpkin carving is MY THING. So here's my ode to the "costume ideas" for my pumpkin of course.

How cute are these?!? Happy Fall Festivus!

Monday, September 20, 2010

{weekend} happiness

I am a really lucky gal. I am so blessed. I love days when I can stop worrying about silly things and just relax and love life. This weekend was yet another good one. Friday night and Saturday morning and afternoon spent with the fam. We had game night at Abby and Chad's and I got to love up on the kiddos- see below.

Saturday night I took Jeremy to the Citizen Cope concert and had a blast. We got there at 6:30 when the doors opened at 7 thinking he went on at 8.... well he didn't go on until 9, but luckily that gave us time to make new friends with Angie, Roberto, and Alan! No joke- became instant buds. (Angie and I have already texted and emailed since Saturday) So then the concert started and we all had a blast rockin' out to Salvation, Let the Drummer Kick, and last but not least- Sideways. It was only tainted by the big "L" on the record books in Houston. Not only did we lose our star quarterback Case, we lost our backup quarterback! What the heck?!? So much for this season being a BCS bustin' season...

Sunday was a more chilled day. Jeremy and I had a really great talk about what we want. Out of our lives, out of each other, etc. Just one of those good, heartfelt, meaningful conversations with your best friend. Then church last night was great. It's so nice to hear a sermon that doesn't make you reflect on your sins. Don't take this the wrong way, but it was just a happy to be alive in this wonderful world and know and love Jesus kind of sermon. Matt talked about the importance of the ecclesia, or church. The verse was especially meaningful after Jeremy and I's conversation because it was about the friendship between Jonathan and David, and how their souls were knitted together. That they love each other more than they love themselves. It was truly inspiring and what I think was a sign of the friendship that Jeremy and I need to focus on before anything else can happen between us.

Sorry to sound like such a goody goody, but it's true- God has blessed me so much and I need to make sure to thank Him everyday for the ultimate sacrifice for me, so undeserving. Happy Monday loves!

my little soccer star

isn't he the cutest?

"Now it came about when he had finished speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as himself."
~1 Samuel 18:1

Friday, September 17, 2010

let the good times roll...

Not going to lie. Things have been pretty great lately. I have been taking the proverbial "one day at a time" and I have been LOVING life. Work is busy again- all is right with the working world. I have been surrounding myself with wonderful people and thoughts to get my head back on straight. I have actually been quite the busy girl. Trips to Round Rock to see old friends and family, trips to Allandale to see a boy with a rose bush, and trips around the block with my one true love, Bella. Things are peaceful. Not thinking to hard or too much cause that only gets me into trouble.

Looking forward to a great weekend. A trip into Round Rock, a great concert and dinner with a cute boy, and who knows what else?? Getting back to the old me feels good...

Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.
~Ida Scott Taylor

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

il mio amore, Bella

I seriously have the best dog ever. Took her with me to Houston this past weekend and she had a BLAST. She got to play with her new BFF, Luna all weekend long! They really were two peas in a pod. She was so exhausted by the time we got home Sunday evening, but rallied and was back to herself last night. So I decided to take her with me to my weekly trivia outing in Round Rock with my boys.

She was perfect.

I didn't even have to hold her leash for the last few hours I was there! She just sat next to me and walked around our table sharing her lovin with Patrick and Hunter as well. She was soooo cute!! She didn't bark once! I really can't get over how much she has grown up in the last few months!!! She's the best. I love her.

Bella and Luna

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

starting over | discipline

3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. 4 In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5 And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not make light of the LORD's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, 6 because the LORD disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son." 7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? 8 If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. 9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! 10 Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

Went to church for the first time in too long on Sunday. Heard an amazing sermon. Again, I don't know why I am always so surprised. He knows what He is doing with me. :) Jeff talked about how God discipline's us with a strong and sturdy hand because he is our Father. He even went as far to make the reference of relationships. That God is disciplining us for becoming so infatuated with our relationship instead of our relationship with Him that he removes that relationship to remind us that He should be our only idol. I feel like that is a really strong accusation or belief, and I'm not sure I 100% agree with it, but I feel like it couldn't hurt me one bit to put my focus in check. So that's what I'm doing. I even signed up for a woman's ministry class to better my understanding on my role as a woman of Christ. I don't know if I believe in the "firm fist" of all of this, but I know it can only help me go in the right direction.

Here's to starting over with my relationship with God. Only good can come of it. THAT, I believe.