Saturday, November 27, 2010


A few pics from our pre-Thanksgiving visit with Shane's family in Alabama. We had lots of fun playing with his nephew and niece in all of the leaves on the farm!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


The snow is falling....a great time to cuddle up in a blanket with a good book, light a candle, and enjoy some good quiet time. I absolutely love Anthropologie's Sweater Weather Candle Tins and their yummy scents of winter. And, my favorite read these days is A Praying Life, by Paul E. Miller. This refreshingly honest book is enlivening my dry spirit. Below are just a few statements that Miller makes that I particularly related to...just a taste of what the book has to offer.

"If I get an answer to prayer, sometimes I'll think, It would have happened anyway."

"Come overwhelmed with life. Come with a wandering mind. Come messy."

"If you are going to enter this divine dance we call prayer, you have to surrender your desire to be in control, to figure out how prayer works."

Enjoy this lovely Sunday and be encouraged to pray. The Lord will meet you!! 

We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.
Romans 8:26

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

All Is New

We are officially as settled as settled gets for living in an apartment with a month to month lease, one entire bedroom stashed floor to ceiling with boxes, a porch overflowing with bikes and hopes of finding a new place to call home!! I'm not sure how long we will be here, so for now I am trying to live simply. Simply meaning with "less stuff," as well as simply embracing each day and where the Lord has us now. After living on Button Rock for 3 years, by far the longest time I have lived in any one place for quite some time, we are in a new place. In many ways it is a surprisingly refreshing change.  Although only a 10 minutes drive from where we were....all is new. I am soaking up the pastel painted evening skies from my living room window. A short walk away, wrinkled golden leaves frame a new portrait of the rocky range before me. Zipping my fleece tightly around my neck as I prepared to scrape the unwelcome frost from my car window this morning, I wondered in giddy excitement what this next season holds.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fall Tex-Mex Meal

After our recent visit to the Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Patch I had an acorn squash and local salsa that I wanted to use in a meal. After searching the web I found this great recipe for Acorn Squash Quesadillas on Smitten Kitchen's website. I changed it up a bit and added roasted red peppers along with the poblano peppers. I also served it "fajita" style instead of making quesadillas.

What a great fall recipe and my hubby loved it as well! Anyone else have a favorite fall recipe to share?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


A few shots from our Europe trip last fall....such wonderful memories and great sites!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fall Snapshots

 A few pictures of fall at our home...visiting the pumpkin patch,
selling our home, moving, and trail running.
Happy Fall Everyone!