Thursday, July 28, 2011

into the mist: a search for the dawn

(i know, i know, it's a little cliche...oh, well)this morning my sister and i woke up at 5 (AM) to watch the sunrise over the lake at the campground we're staying at.
it was worth it:

"My heart is steadfast, O God;

I will sing and make music with all my soul...

Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.

I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations;
I will sing of you among the peoples.
For great is your love, higher than the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens,
and let your glory be over all the earth."
 Psalm 108

Monday, July 25, 2011

we've been enjoying camping...

beautiful sunsets...

over the lake

pringles! a traditional camping snack

(this is a tree-purposefully out of focus. the circles of light are called bokeh)



and kayaking on the lake

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

beauty defined

it rained the other day
and then the sun came out again.
my mom's garden in all its after-storm beauty
beckoned me.
i listened.

i love getting up close
to the flowers
and taking pictures of their
intricate beauty.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

i agree.

boys should:

1. Stand up for a lady (this doesn’t just involve chairs)
2. Kill bugs
3. Hold doors open
4. Fix things or build stuff
5. Wear boots occasionally (Not the fancy, I-paid-$1,000-for-these kind. We’re talking about the slightly mud-crusted, I-could-have-just-come-in-from-the-field boots)
6. Take off your hat inside
7. Grill stuff
8. Call us (if you want to ask us out, don’t text and don’t email. Pick up the phone and use your voice)
9. Stand when we come back to the dinner
10. Pull out chairs
11. Don’t show up in a wrinkled, untucked shirt (Care about your appearance but not too much. Don’t smell better than we do. Don’t use mousse or gel. You shouldn’t look like you spend more time in front of the mirror than we do)

(i saw this awhile back on a blog i've been reading. i think she found it in a magazine or something...but i'm pretty sure the parenthetical comments are hers...) 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

i made this....

.....with a bit of help from my dad. he made the frame-i painted it (with some leftover paint he had). he replaced someone's windows providing me with the screen i needed-i climbed into his trash trailer and took it out (with his permission of course). i made the flowers, wielded the hot glue gun, and stapled the ribbon and now it hangs on my wall-a pretty and practical earring holder. tadaaa!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

wow. this is lame. Shades of White [for] 6.30.11

i post the last day of something monthly on the first day of the next month.....oy.....although i do rather like this one. :)
Zephaniah 3:16-17