Monday, January 25, 2010


In case you haven't heard....

24 hours friends.

and we'll be on our way.

Prayers for safe travels, dry roads, and effective energy drinks [for Jim] are much appreciated. [I'm a lost cause...]

ETA: 10am.

We're accepting phone calls at all hours of the night beginning at 8pm. We're counting on you, Kris, for the 2 & 3am phone call. Anyone awake at 4 or 5am?!

love to all.
see you SOON.
love, e

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Numerous times during this past month I have felt weighed down by heartaches of this world. For a friend, who is 16 weeks pregnant, and her husband, who was diagnosed with cancer, babies who will never know this side of heaven, for grieving parents, for a dear friend who is pregnant and her husband spent the last 3 months in Afghanistan, for broken relationships, for the devastation of the earthquake in Haiti, and the list goes on...

What an opportune time to study the book of Ruth at church....for the reminder that God is at work even in our darkness times.

We have seen his goodness. We are rejoicing that Jason's cancer hasn't spread into his organs and/or brain. John is returning HOME from Afghanistan tonight! Despite the devastation in Haiti, Ellie is HOME [in Grand Rapids] with Jayne, and numerous other Haitian children were released to their adoptive families-some who have been waiting years.

We have so much to be grateful for.
So many prayers have been answered and we've been blessed beyond what we deserve.

Friday, January 15, 2010

the good life.

Sometimes it's the little things...

like a brand new blue tea kettle...
a good deal...

63 degree weather in January...

a walk with your best friend and loyal canine...

a creative idea....

colorful fabrics...

a cozy Friday night at home...

that means so much.

Wishing you a relaxing and enjoyable weekend!

"this is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it"
Psalm 118:24

Thursday, January 7, 2010

oh. happy. day.

Happy New Year!

Here's to a random post of goodness, by yours truly.

My parents & Sar have come and gone. We played a lot of games. Ate a lot of sweets. Shopped till [some of us] dropped. Made pizza. Drank beer. Worked on house projects. and a good time.

Jim started back to school after a two week break. He has 8 more days of teaching before he tracks out for 3 weeks.

We have a threat of snow tonight. Wake County has already posted a two-hour delay for schools tomorrow. awesome.

I have 5 days off of work randomly. I love working three [long] days a week. At last, the house will be cleaned, laundry done [maybe] and the fridge restocked.

WE'RE COMING HOME THE END OF THIS MONTH! [we leave in 19 days ...but, who's counting?!?! ok. we are. we can't wait.]

We went to our favorite hole-in-the wall Mexican restaurant tonight.
so. good.

We wrote our New Years Resolutions on our kitchen wall...and somehow movie quotes and news headlines appeared as well. [perhaps we will use it as motivation to paint our kitchen sooner rather than later!]

here's to 2010.