Friday, January 25, 2013

friday the 25th



My husband is so stinkin handsome.  Every morning I say to him, "You're going to go outside looking that good???" 
He blushes, but I know he knows I'm right.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

little things

 I wanted to post some of the sources of daily smiles throughout our home.


























Happy Thursday :)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Miliken Park

We finally explored Miliken Park.  We had heard there were lots of trails behind the duck pond out front, but we had no idea there were masses and masses of open fields and lakes.  It was beautiful - especially on the first day of sunshine in over a week.  The weather couldn't have been better.  It was a nice outing.







When we got home, Alexander's LL Bean winter coat was in a UPS bag on the front porch.  We had to return the one he got for Christmas for a larger size :)  It's working for him.  No more shivering as he sleeps.


One more note on this fairly random blog post - I had some time at home yesterday since yoga was cancelled and Christopher was at school.  I stumbled upon a show called "Foods of the Bible" on Hulu.  The first episode was very interesting.  I'd encourage looking it up just for knowledge-sake at least.  I somewhat wish we still gathered and prepared food the way they did.

Happy Saturday!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

first pair


Crochet

I've been crocheting more lately.  I want to open an etsy shop soon - I'm thinking of making baby booties and perhaps baby blankets.   It's scary looking at what all needs to be done, but I'm excited to get it all going.

I tried making Christopher some booties.  Finished last night.  They're pretty rough, but I'm proud that I was actually able to make the right shape ;)








My friend, Carrie, taught me this stitch recently!  I'm really excited about it.  I hope to make a blanket soon :)


Also, here is the grieving sermon I said I would post.  It's the one entitled, "How to Grieve" by Rich Butler.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Table Rock

Yesterday Christopher and I drove out to good ole Pickens, South Carolina (which looks just like it sounds - c.o.u.n.t.r.y.).  It was awesome.

A of all, I didn't know there were any mountains in SC. 
B of all, I didn't know the mountains would be so awesome and different than any I've seen before. 
C of all, my mom told me this past week that she heard that Spartanburg County produces more peaches than the whole state of Georgia - it was confirmed when we drove through the many small towns on the way to Pickens.  I had never seen a peach orchard before, and even though it's not the season, it was so awesome to see all the bare trees lined up along the sides of hwy 11.

We just did a short hike since we were pretty pressed for time, but it was a great outing nonetheless.  (It was, however, a "dogs must be leashed" zone - not so cool.)











I was l.o.v.i.n.g. how crooked the forest was :) Seemed a bit magical.




You can barely see Table Rock though the trees, but it looked like just a super huge boulder.  It was purdy.








Peach orchards!




Farewell :)