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Interests: gardening, laughing, lipstick, cooking, reading, eating, decorating, studying, dressing up, connecting with friends, going out with my husband, playing with my two little darlings, anything monogrammed:), beth moore and kay arthur bible studies
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I owe you all an apology. I've had some blog posts churning in my mind but I haven't been able to sit down and pen anything. First, Jeannine, you are the sweetest for nominating me for a blog award. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2013 at Beautiful Life
I have been thinking for quite some time about either closing up this little blog or changing the focus. I still love all of the things I've ever loved however; I am finding that the purpose for the next phase... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at Beautiful Life
I have a green thumb that came from my Mom and my Grandma. We just love to garden. Every summer when we go to Wisconsin and I marvel at the gardens because they are beautiful and mature. I thought I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at Beautiful Life
I am 2/3's of the way there. I have lost 20 pounds and I have a little over 10 left to lose. I honestly don't know why I didn't do this years ago. I feel wonderful. I have more energy.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at Beautiful Life
Happy Birthday to the man I love, the man who helped give me these two darlings. Greg, you are the best husband and father. You are a hard worker. You are such a strong, Christian man and I am forever... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Beautiful Life
Good morning! I just had to share this gem with you. I listened to it after Kari Jobe recommended it on twitter. WOW, I could listen to this all day long. It is true, nothing compares to God. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2013 at Beautiful Life
I have not blogged in two weeks. Yikes, I need to get with it. 1. I went to Washington DC to see my younest nephew's baptism last weekend. It was lots of fun to be with family but going over... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2013 at Beautiful Life
(my apologies for the terrible lighting in this photo) I made it through my first week on Ideal Protein and lost 6.8 pounds! I felt good, had no side effects and followed the rules strictly. I lost 1 inch around... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at Beautiful Life
(Harry - my loyal companion) Harry and I had our week totally planned when ERH got sick. My husband was headed to TX for a week of work so I went into full "Momma mode." We got extra Advil and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at Beautiful Life
I want to be more accountable in 2013. Weight has been an issue in my life for 7.5 years and I am tired of being in this pit. I have committed this year to be the year that I get... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2013 at Beautiful Life
I hope you had a Merry Christmas! We sure did. My camera is acting up so I didn't get as many photos as usual and some are blurry (sorry) but I thought I would share what I did take. (Our... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at Beautiful Life
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. ~Pslam 34:18 This week, I have had the priviledge to pray for some people I may never meet. They are broken. The darkness of the world came... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2012 at Beautiful Life
(image taken at church a few years ago) Christmas has been a season of guilt for me for years. A few days ago I spent some time praying and trying to reason out why. And it came to me. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2012 at Beautiful Life
I am 35 today! Yikes. This year, I find myself swelling with thanks to God for: 1. Allowing me to have a relationship with Him 2. My amazing husband who knows everything about me from the good to the ugly... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2012 at Beautiful Life
We have had plenty of Griswold moments. Let's just say, the tree is up but we had a lot of drama getting it done. LOL. The dining room is not done but I love how the light from the tree... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2012 at Beautiful Life
When I started thinking about Christmas cards, I decided to call photographer Jen Madigan to book a session. She does a great job. All I wanted was a "Christmas card worthy" photo. So, this past Saturday she worked with the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2012 at Beautiful Life
Hi Friends, It is FALL here. My views from home are changing daily and it's glorious. I thought I would share them with you today. Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at Beautiful Life
There is a chill in the morning air around here. Some trees are starting to turn yellow, my annuals are looking a bit leggy and I am not watering nearly as much. I'd say fall is nearly here. Summer is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2012 at Beautiful Life
A few of you have asked about how I study my Bible. I thought I should share with everyone how I do it. I do not believe my way is "right." It is what works for me. If it gives... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at Beautiful Life
I have been gone for a while. Lots has happened. So now I sit here trying to figure out how to catch up. The best way seems to be a brain dump. But before I do that I want to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2012 at Beautiful Life
I want to start this out by saying my children are not perfect. Far from it, in fact. And I am not perfect. But we have a situation. We have a friend who comes over to play quite a bit.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2012 at Beautiful Life
Kristen Brown Reeve (March 15, 1972- June 24, 2012) Abide with me - fast falls the eventide, The darkness deepens - Lord, with me abide; When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with me!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2012 at Beautiful Life
Watching storms roll in Hot days at the pool or in the sprinkler at home Long evenings spent watching sunsets on the porch Sunkissed children who smell sweet like sunscreen Painted toes Light meals (tonight's meal - toasted french baguette,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2012 at Beautiful Life
We've moved! What a blessing this house is. We feel so thankful for our new place. As with any move, this week has been full of ups and downs. Movers scratching up furniture (and me restraining myself, realizing that furniture... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2012 at Beautiful Life