Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

We made it home...yes we did!

But before we did, we successfully found Bubble Island!!


and accidentally found GERM!!!!

Then we stopped in Bay City at the mall, then Ponderosa!

So, altogether, GREAT trip, even better drawn out ending to the wonderful trip!


Saturday, September 25, 2010

So, we had issues getting directions to Bubble Island, and then didn't make it there, but oh well. Thanking God for our safe journey down. Had some fun times with some relatives of chad's and made it to his aunts house.

But to make up for the no bubble tea, Starbucks is perfectly acceptable..... ;)

And it's been a wonderful relaxing time so far. Filled with many sports (way more than I'd ever watch on my own) Precious Moments, and socializing...

And here we go...this is us...........

Friday, September 24, 2010

It's been raining all day. you know, the type of rain that makes most people kind of edgy and gloomy. Well, following a very cheer yesterday with a sleep in day today, I'm quite chipper. Albeit a bit chilly, but cheerful and joyful. ("The joy of the Lord is my strength!") In a way I feel creative. The kind of creative where first you sit around with a blanket and tea and figure something out to make...then you actually do something. 

First I found this DIY here!Why didn't I ever think about this? Well, whatever the reason, picking up yarn next this weekend!


Then following that I tried desperately to learn some new stitches. Took me a bit, but I think I got them ;)

Right before we left to drop my dad off at a meeting then to have a mommy/daughter date, I realized I didn't have a headband to go with my outfit, so I found some ribbon and some elastic and INSTANT HEADBAND!!

Last but not least, Liz from here posted this great idea! LOVE it! Once again, why can I not be this brilliant?!

Tomorrow Chad and I are off on another adventure in Goshen, IN! On the way he gets to try bubble tea for the first time. Hopefully I will have pictures...

If you think of it, be prayin for me. I'm having problems being consistent with my God dates.... <3

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Yummy carrots from our neighbor's garden

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Update on 4 Simple Goals

but first, a little story/fact about me.

I have a love/hate relationship with change. I don't like dealing with it when I didn't chose it, but I NEED change way more often than most people. I blame that (and I swear I'm not complaining) on my childhood that was full of change, often. We moved not a huge amount, but more than the average I think...

That being said, habits and I don't usually go in the same sentence. I find it increasingly difficult to create new habits. 

To say that I'm struggling with my "simple" goals would suffice, I think. I'd rather say that they haven't become habits, making it difficult. 

Extra steps - I do alright with this when I have an excuse to go with someone. (Like forcing Chad to go with me) But Chad isn't with me everyday, so I have work to do here.

Psalm a Day - I thought if I would put it in the morning it would have more success than other reading plans I've tried. So far it has had more success; too bad more success doesn't mean that it's a habit. Still needs work, but I think I may be doing the best at this one!!!

Letter Writing - I lose inspiration when a lack of mail comes my way. I was just reminded tonight by my mother that putting the work into the friendship now may be a Godsend later. Even if it's a lot of work now, down the road those friendships and contacts I've worked at keeping around may blossom into a deeper and better friendship. We'll see if that inspires me any. (I'm doing the WORST on this one)

Mommy Time - This one is hard to rate. We both have pretty busy lives, but mostly, I've been trying to make time to be with my parents/mom, like helping with their large renter house project. With that time, I try to make the conversations matter, and the break times too! Can I just say, I love my parents!

So there you go. Be disappointed in me if you wish. To be honest, this is better than I thought I'd do, but I'm not giving up yet, gotta get better!!!!!

~ <3 ~

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I'm on a dance kick. I get like that every once in a while. I, personally, can't dance, not a lick. I do love watching and wishing that I could though. I'm also lovin on these

I found this little booklet at Jo-Ann's. SO in love!

Some day I hope to be creatively original and unique, until then, I'll stick to my patterns...! <3

Monday, September 13, 2010

I totally shouldn't be awake, but here I am, typing away.
I feel terrible that my last bazillion posts have been pictures with no real explanation and no look into my life. This comes from the awful fact of dial-up which for the sake of not complaining I do not wish to expand upon. Suffice to say, I will be overjoyed when Frontier, our phone service, offers us high speed capabilities.
What I do have to say about the time that I've spent the last couple weeks, is that it's been productive. I've been knitting and crocheting…and be on the lookout for some exciting news soon hopefully!
For this night, that's going to have to wrap it up, I wish you all well, and I'm off to dream land!
Bri <3

Friday, September 10, 2010

It's fall around my house! what's you favorite fall drinks?

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

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