Friday, November 26, 2010

it is Time ...

the time has come ...

tonight after the kids say goodbye and goodnight
to their dad
i will drive him to Davenport


this whole deployment cloud that we have been living
under since last year will finally ...
be moving along

we have had this whole last week together ...
playing, doing family things, laughing, crying
and now ...
well we both agree
now it is just time... and we are *gulp* ready

we have had our talks with the kids...
i have been instructed on how to manage the bills...
we have our skype ready

let it begin ...

but my heart ... well now my heart that is awhole other thing
my heart aches already

i will miss my best friend
i will miss getting lost in his arms
i will miss him walking through the door
i will just simply ... miss him


i know this ...

it is what it is and today... i am choosing to TRUST
choosing to OBEY
choosing to keep running forward in FAITH
without knowing ...

one day at a time
one day at a time

Joshua 1:19
have i not commanded you ...
be courageous... do not be terrified ... do not be discouraged
for the Lord you God will be with you
wherever you go!

yes ... my soul finds rest in God alone ... Psalm 62:1


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankful ...

 i am thankful ...

for HIS grace that has saved me through faith ...

my husband ... who makes me see life in rosy hues

my children

my father ... who always speaks words of truth

my mama ... who just always ' knows '... without me using many words
what my soul needs

my sisters ... my bff's

my brother ... for moving home so we can all be surrounded by him

my besties ... who just 'get it'

our home

white paint


and it could go on and on ...


Monday, November 22, 2010

I'm dreaming ...


 let the ideas begin ...

this year i am dreaming of a white Christmas

i can't wait to dig in to decorating this week ...


Thursday, November 11, 2010

love ...

Happy Veterans Day ...


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

dreaming ...

i am in that transition phase ...

i am

over the gourds and pumpkins
and ready to decorate for the holidays

but ...

we haven't even celebrated thanksgiving yet ...

so ... instead i have been cleaning
and sorting and organizing
and planning

on what projects i want to tackle inside the house
this winter
like painting my bedroom and painting my bedroom furniture

and this morning i was inspired by these beautiful
faded soft blues and grays ...

ooo and the crisp white of course ...

the perfect combination for a bedroom

have a great day

Monday, November 1, 2010

Cleaning House ...

i have been spending my days organizing ...


too much maybe...

it is seriously as if i am 8 months pregnant

i think it is the whole deployment thing ...
and knowing that i need to have all my ducks in a row


between daily things with the kids
i have been sorting, tossing, donating

and to be honest

it feels great

( photos courtesy of Martha Stewart)