Monday, April 10, 2017

Dallas on Friday

My dear friend, Kayreen, was visiting Texas last weekend.  We wanted to see Dallas since we're usually in the suburbs north of Dallas or even farther north where I live in the middle of nowhere.  The perfect place to visit in Dallas was the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff.  Kayreen and I have traveled together before and she made the comment that the area reminded her of the Haight in San Francisco.  It's been almost 15 years since I've been there with her, but I agree that it's a good comparison. We had pizza at Eno's, which was a good recommendation from a friend at work.  My favorite shop was We are 1976.  They had a friendly staff and great collection of prints.

We had cold brew coffee at Cultivar before heading home.  It was recommended to Kayreen by the people at Slate in Seattle.  

It was a wonderful, spring day with a beautiful friend.  I wished we lived closer and could hang out more often.  

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

God is faithful

Psalm 36:5
Thy lovingkindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens, 
Thy faithfulness reaches to the skies.

God is faithful regardless of our circumstances.  
He is constant.
He is steadfast.
He is in control. 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Christmas Eve and Christmas 2016

Christmas Eve and Christmas 2016

The photos are jumbled up between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  I shared some of my favorites from the two days.

This could be one of my very favorite photos of the boys ever, and it was taken on Christmas Eve night.

Making cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve.

A Christmas Eve selfie while we watched A Christmas Story

The boys always track Santa on the NORAD Santa Tracker, and when they see he is in the U.S. they know it's time to go to bed.

Christmas Morning
Santa found our new house.


 Back to Christmas Eve
Mark's family celebrates with a Christmas Eve breakfast.

Back home on Christmas Eve
We had to say goodbye to our Elf Pets
Last year we adopted a Reindeer named Speedy, and this year we added a new pet.  We adopted a St. Bernard that we named Jingle.

Also we said goodbye to our Elf, Bill, until next year. 

My guys

Our family on Christmas Eve 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Christmas in our new home

Our first Christmas in our new home!

It was everything I thought it would be.
Magical, Wonderful, Amazing, Delightful, Sweet, Sentimental, Joyous, Restful, Relaxing, Fun!

I took most of the photos on my iPhone.  I started decorating before Thanksgiving, and I plan to leave up the decorations until the new year.   It's been exciting to celebrate in our new home that we've dreamed about for so long that I couldn't take it all down just yet.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Colossians 3:15 "And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful."

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Fall Decor in the New House

It's been special spending two seasons in the new house.  Summer was a big adjustment since we were still unpacking. Fall has been wonderful because we feel settled and at home.  In our old house, I was never one to change out decor for the seasons except for Christmas.  The new house has me inspired to change with the seasons.  Below are photos taken during the months of September, October, and November with fall decor around the house.  You can see that items changed slightly as I added things, moved things, and tried to find the perfect spot for pumpkins, leaves, and all things fall. 

 This one doesn't look particularly fall-ish but I wanted a photo of my chalkboard pantry door before I changed what was on it for Christmas.

 The kitchen towels reminded me of my grandma, so I had to add them to the kitchen.

Front porch 



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