Tuesday, November 29, 2016

'Cause Sometimes You Just Need a Donut

My guy dreamed of a giant donut the other night.  He described it as, "big as a cake" {his words}.  So guess what we did the next morning?  Yep!  We went out in search of one.

While we may not have found the one, we definitely found some yummy ones at Krispy Kreme {yes, the sign was lit up}!

Plus, I snagged their super cute $7 coloring calendar {Christmas gift - shhh} full of coupons for 2017 {over $110's worth - it more than pays for itself}.  So we can have more donut dates in the new year!  FYI those fast food calendars make great guy gifts & are perfect for special little impromptu date nights throughout the year.

P.S.: Dear Santa, please send a treadmill!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thankful Snapshots

This light up sign I snagged at Target makes me happy!  I think it will have a permanent home in my dining room year round.

A sign of the season & God's extraordinary handiwork.

We're blessed to have a row of these beauties right outside our window!

So thankful this year for my amazing husband!  God is so good & Dan was worth the wait!

Happy {almost} Thanksgiving!

P.S.: Don't forget to count your blessings & give thanks!

"Enter His gates with thanksgiving & His courts with praise; give thanks to Him & praise His name."
-Psalm 100:4

Saturday, November 19, 2016

3 Pink Cookies

There he came in from work carrying an unassuming plastic shopping bag.  We greeted after the long day & he took the bag’s contents out & placed them on the counter.  Three pink cookies.

It had been a couple weeks back, before my birthday rolled past, & we had been grocery shopping, when I had eyed these large, big as saucers, “fancy” pink cookies from behind bakery glass, & I had said in his hearing, “I’d love just one of those for my birthday!”  I didn’t know he’d really heard.  My birthday had come & gone & we had celebrated out of town with my family, & it hadn’t entered my mind again.  But he had remembered & listened & heard & cared about my wanting.

 And there they sat, all three of them.  I’d have been satisfied with one, but he wanted to show lavish love, & I don’t know if he really knows just how lavish an act it was to his little wife.  It was.  Thank you, my sweet love.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Runner Girl

Sometimes my heart wants to run - & all of me with it.  To run away from the messy mess that chases.  That runner girl that runs 'cause she doesn't know how to do any of this - not really.  And, oh, isn't she scared!  Doesn't she crave, crave, safety & isn't the only truly safe place she knows alone?

I am the runner girl.  And this runner girl needs to run to her Jesus.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

True Tunes

God is forever in control.  Seems like a good reminder for today.

Saturday, November 5, 2016


It's kinda crazy to me to think I've reached the big 3-0.  Yep, today is my birthday & we're celebrating with my family in Tennessee!  I'm a big fan of birthdays, & even though some prefer to not divulge their age & are "forever 21" or 29 {wink}, I think it's time for me to embrace the beauty of my reality: God has blessed me with another year...

to love
to grow
to sing
to dance
to make
to celebrate
to serve
to bless
to praise
to enjoy
to live.

& I, for one, am gonna do it through His strength!

Cheers to being 30!