Monday, March 31, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Ok Sports Fans, baseball season officially begins today. The Red Sox won their first game against the Oakland A's 6-5 in Tokyo, Japan. It's going to be a good season for my Sox, I have a feeling. Go ahead- join the Red Sox Nation (you won't lose your Southerner card, I promise).
On Saturday, I took Lola and Caroline to a egg hunt in the park while the dads were at softball practice. The weather was amazing and Caroline actually flew her first kite!
Sunday started with the Easter basket- of course!! This year there was no candy or stuffed animals. I decided to get something that we wouldn't just end up eating or throwing away later.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
- I am a crazy fan of March Madness. All of my kids took home brackets to fill out with their parents and we have made a group on ESPN.com so we can see who has the best percentages. It has been so much fun getting it all together this week. More blogging on this later...
- My spirits always do a major jump when the time changes. That first night with one less hour of sleep feels like torture, but when you get to have an evening of sunlight the next day, you realize it was well worth it! Long days make me think of the lake or BBQs or running in the evenings. Love it.
- I don't know why, but I am 25 years old and the thought of not getting a new Easter dress every year is enough to set me off. There is just something wrong with wearing a worn dress on Easter Sunday. Amen? I suspect that I could not adequately celebrate the resurrection of our Lord without a crisp new dress in a bright color. There was no day like Easter as a little girl. The gloves, the hat, the white patten shoes, the ruffled socks. You cannot over accessorize on Easter Sunday.
- Fruit and Flowers- both come out at this time of year. The melons and berries that come out at this time of year give me a serious case of summer fever. I also love that people begin to work in their yards and plant flowers. This is the second spring that we have been able to work in our flower beds and there is something very gratifying about getting your hands dirty planting. Agree?
- I love how God uses spring to represent his grace in our lives. Things that once looked dead and brown suddenly burst forth into greens and blooms. It is as if God is reminding us every year that he makes all things new. I really pray that I can use this season every year to be reminded of the amazing resurrection of his Son and the resurrection He has done and continues to do in my life.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
- My Chris is the most handy man I know. He can fix or build anything I have ever needed. It's so great to have around the house, but also not so great because any time anyone needs something worked on, who do they call?? You guessed it! But that is OK, because he loves to serve!
- I love Chris in his work clothes. Don't get me wrong- he cleans up really well, but he is most himself in his work clothes. By work clothes I mean blue jeans, work boots, and thermal shirt. A tool belt often accompanies this ensemble.
- Chris has the strongest hands. They remind me so much of the things about him that I love. I hope this doesn't offend anyone or their hands, but I secretly look at men's hands and kind of frown on them if they look like they just got a manicure. My man's hands are big and strong and yet tender. They are my favorite thing about him.
- Chris has this explosive laugh. I don't hear it as much as we get older, but when we were first dating and friends in high school, we used to make fun of him for it all the time! It's like it just hits him and he has to let it out. I love to hear that! We heard it a lot in Cancun last week...
- One of my many favorite sets of memories of Chris are some of our older ones. I spent countless hours sitting on hard, metal bleachers watching my tall, thin first baseman play ball. I'll never forget his coach ribbing him at his senior baseball banquet for the time that he had the biggest hit in their final home game of the season and he came over and gave me a kiss through the fence. Times were so simple then. We didn't have to worry about work or schedules or kids or bills. What a blessing to have those years of memories in our young age!
My husband can be defined by the following verse... "Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders..."- 1 Thess. 4:11-12
Here's a page out of my Senior Scrapbook
This picture was taken the week of our first date. Notice my 2 ear piercings- how cool was I?!