Thursday, December 25, 2008

to all...

merry christmas!


this is our christmas card this year. don't fret if you haven't received one yet. i haven't sent them out yet. i'm one of those people. better late than never, no?

Friday, December 19, 2008

snow day!

apparently i still get snow days! i was scheduled for floor time at nothnagle this afternoon, but they closed because of the snow storm. very exciting. i got stuck trying to pull in the driveway because the snow was above the bumper. i am very thankful for my sweet hubby who takes care of the snowblowing. he always brushes my car off for me also which is very sweet. i'm sitting on the couch knitting by the christmas tree, with my [very large] cat on my lap which is very cozy. i hope you have a very wonderful and cozy weekend.



Thursday, December 18, 2008

cheeeeeeeeeese.

i showed linco bean how to use my camera.








2 year olds are excellent entertainment.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

* celebrate *


love sparkling grape juice. [does that make me a wine-o?]

celebrate a new furnace!
celebrate warmth.
celebrate family [who help with demolition.]
celebrate an amazing husband to sit under the tree with.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

~snowshoeing and wreathmaking~

went to one of our favorite places [aunt jan's] to snowshoe with victoria & jeremy. we were worried it may be too cold, but we're tough cookies and we survived. [speaking of cookies, thanks aj for all the yummy treats when we returned!] martha inspired me and i wanted to make a wreath from scratch. so we collected greens and berries and twigs and pine cones on our trek. it was fun because we noticed all the little things poking out of the snow that we normally would just tromp down.

and we're off.

rosy cheeked snowshoers.

love to be in the snowy woods!

scavenging in the woods.

grapevine from my neighbors window. don't ask.

accessory bench. notice the neat-o brown thingers. [official name]

hard at work

jake helped.

we stopped for a break...

to eat chocolate lava cakes under the tree.

mistletoe?

ta daa!

can i hear an amen?

when all is well, this verse is easy smeasy. when someone slaps me in the face i'd like to pretend this verse doesn't exist. hmmph.

Love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer for that person. If someone slaps you in the face, stand there and take it. If someone grabs your shirt, giftwrap your best coat and make a present of it. If someone takes unfair advantage of you, use the occasion to practice the servant life. No more tit-for-tat stuff. Live generously.
luke 6:27-30

Lord please help me to love, love, love especially when i don't want to.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

->> o christmas tree <<-

i was rooting for this guy.

but then we found the tree.

this is where i get my hot apple cider.

ready, set, go.

christmas tree buddies.

and this is how we get our tree.

Monday, December 8, 2008

•••christmas countdown•••

some homemade butter roasted pecans.

and the christmas countdown is on.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

sad thursday at the farm.

when the fire was small. [barn behind red barn is on fire]

one of 12 fire companies.

the barn is gone.

remains of brand new tractor trailer.

i love my employers & feel sad for their loss.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

>>tanksgiving highlights<<

thanksgiving is about giving thanks and...eating. and eat we did. south carolina style. i like to eat. really like to eat. so i get excited about good food. i could write for a food magazine if i had better writing skillz. [can you use z's in magazines?] anyways if you're visiting anyplace i've lived or vacationed, i'd be happy to share all the best places to eat. cause i'm crazy cool like that.

i was quite pleased to find this sammy at the airport!
this is definitely NOT south carolina style.


hardeeeeeee's! yummy, yummy biscuits. we love going to hardee's with granddad in the mornings.


frolicking on the beach.


kyotos rice with white sauce. a fav of ours when we lived in charleston. quite possibly worth the 15 hour drive.


the crew...not a bad location for tanksgiving, eh?


thanksgiving turkey...er pig.


the best part of thanksgiving...


spending it with my best friend. who i am very thankful for.

Monday, December 1, 2008

tanksgiving.

i didn't fall off the face of the earth. we had a wonderful thanksgiving in s.c. [and we didn't have internet]. here's a glimpse....what we left:

winter wonderland.


what we arrived to:

sand & sunshine!

hope you had a great tanksgiving weekend! more pics to come.

Monday, November 24, 2008

bathroom: favorite things.

you're in for a real treat today. a look into my bathroom.
i went to visit lynz last weekend and came home to a wonderful surprise. my sweet j had installed a vanity light in the bathroom! call me easy to please, but this is quite exciting for me. plus i love surprises. so i thought i would show off j's handiwork along with a few of my favorite things in the bathroom. try to contain your excitement folks.

snazzy new light fixture. [now i can see how awesome i look in the mornings.]


birch bark. branch towel hook. grapevine wreath.
bring the outdoors in. check.


tissue ring from moma. [tanks eggy!]


cute bamboo garbage can. white seersucker shower curtain.


branch towel rack. branch chewed by beaver.


branch retrieved by j. rack created by j. he rocks. i love him.