This makes me so happy...
December 05, 2011
I get to see them LIVE in January! Eeeee!!!
I was lucky to find The Civil Wars early since I've been a fan of Joy Williams since her early contemporary Christian days. Joy and John Paul have an amazing musical chemistry. It's almost uncomfortable sometimes, like you're privy to a very private moment between them. Really lovely.
Have you heard of The Civil Wars? Are you a fan?
(Go here to download their free Christmas single.)
November 25, 2011
We have been doing a bit of traveling lately. Last weekend my parents kept the boys and we drove to OKC to surprise Z's best friend from high school. They live only 2 hours from us but we haven't seen them since our wedding! So not right! It was lovely to see them and spend quality time with such great people. We're so blessed to have friends that no matter how much time goes by between visits you always pick up right where you left off.
Obviously not the best picture but I wanted to show them off anyway.
How adorable are their girls!? I fell in love with them instantly. So sweet and smart. :)
It feels like Thanksgiving was a blur this year. We drove to Van Buren to see Zane's Mommers (Grandmother on his Mother's side). There were quite a few of us there and it was so nice to see everyone. Afterwards we hurried over to see Z's parents before driving back home to see my parents.... I repeat blur.
Today we went to the TU game, which unfortunately ended very badly, but hey we still had a good time. The boys had never been to a college game so that made for a fresh, fun experience!
After the game we decided on an impromptu trip to see Z's sister and family in Baxter Springs, KS! It's only a 2 hour trip but again we don't get to see them nearly as much as we would like.
Garrison, Little Zane, Big Zane and Jeremiah
Today I am reminded once again of how blessed I am to be surrounded with such amazing friends and family; including those I have made near and far in the blogosphere. Happy Thanksgiving!
November 14, 2011
Every morning on my way to work I plug in my iPhone and pick some tunes for my drive. I thought it would be fun to share weekly some of my favorite tunes. (Feel free to tell me that this is the most boring posting idea ever! ;)
This morning I was feeling mellow so I chose Ben & Noelle. Perfect.
Ben and Noelle Kilgore are a local husband and wife team who own the Shoe Gypsy on Cherry Street as well as lead worship at a local church, Sanctuary. Ben was a part of The Hero Factor whom I also love. They released Sacred Songs back in October and it's just beautiful. They're voices have a soothing, almost ethereal quality. Seriously all of the songs are lovely but my particular favs (at the moment) are Healing, Hold Me Together, and I Am Yours. Check them out, you won't be sorry.
Who are you currently listening to?
November 06, 2011
Sooooo.... I'm super cool. Tuesday morning after dropping Garrison off at his class, I took the most amazing fall in the school hallway. This most amazing fall included my sliding superman style down the hallway. See, I told you I was cool. Oh and did I mention the morning bell hadn't rang yet? So you can imagine the congestion in the hallway. It's ok you can laugh. It's too bad I don't have a video because considering how bad I hurt it had to have been, dare I say it, EPIC. Luckily I didn't suffer a major break but I definitely did some damage.
This pic was taken 3 days AFTER my fall.
Yes. I'm super cool.
October 25, 2011
Sshhh... he's hiding from the paparazzi.
A few exciting events happened during my extended hiatus. How about a life update? Ok if you insist.
- Our family connected with an amazing Life Group through our church, LifeChurch.tv. I didn't realize how badly I missed that kind of close connection and accountability. So thankful for this group of people that are doing life with us heart and soul!
- Zane was offered a book contract on his first novel and is in the editing process now. This is a huge dream come true for him and I couldn't be more proud.
- I received an unexpected promotion at work and was transferred to another location here in T-Town. This was a major learning/trusting experience for me. At first I wasn't sure if the transfer was a good thing but God was definitely teaching me a thing or two about trusting His perfect plan.
- Oh yeah and I turned 29. Oh boy..
I suppose that's a relatively short list but in our little world pretty exciting stuff! I'll be back tomorrow with Winston Wednesday!
October 24, 2011
Don't you just love new beginnings? I certainly do, so I decided the old bloggy needed a fresh face. What do you think? I couldn't be happier with Jackie's work. If your blog is in need of a facelift I highly recommend checking out Jackie's Design Studio. Super affordable and a dream to work with.
Ahh, it's good to be back. Oh and for the record...
My puppies are still really, really adorable! :)