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    life: [noun] the period between birth and death of a person. that's what's going on over here. the everything in between. the breaths that are exclusively mine, the experiences only i can carry out, and the moments that were specifically created for me. this is my story.

Category Archives: FROM THE GIRL

consuming His love.

The sovereign Lord is my strength!  He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights. Habakuk 3:19 NLTThere is no better way to start my Monday morning than with this

perfection.

So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time He will lift you up in honor.  Give all of your worries and cares to God, for He cares for you.  ~1 Peter 5:6-7

awake.

Ever had those moments where you realize that you’ve been “sleeping” for a few days and have just woken up?  Even the regular routine of life hasn’t felt normal because

void spots and favorite stops.

As we have officially bought a house *happy dance*, what I thought was busy is only going to get busier!  Our possession date is March 27…which means we’ve got a whoppin’ 29

receiving from the source.

What a crazy time of life this has been for us…moving, growth of business, new church “home (all shared about here).  It’s felt like a continual shower of blessings

today.

Today I am so thankful. Especially for the man who I get to spend my life here on earth with.  It is he who loves me, protects me, cares for me, serves God with me, encourages me, walks with me.

finding a home.

Thankfully, we have until April 1 before we need to be out of our rental.  Though, it is more of a relief that we will not have to move by March 1, my mind has still been consumed with the

living where i am.

Over the years, I’ve had so many ideas of how to decorate my home (when I’ll finally have one!).  I’ve compiled pictures, lists, inspirations…put them in folders,

time.

cream in the coffee. from Sarah Nadine Arsenault on Vimeo. Part of my goal list for the next 4 months includes a reading list.  I’ve been captivated with some of the intriguing facts found in

blanketed in glory.

We’ve been enjoying some milder winter temperatures (and conditions) until last night, when the wind blew in some beautiful, fresh, white flurries.  There is something pleasingly peacful

goals and things.

With both Matt and I sick with a stomach bug, things have been pretty quiet over here the last few days.  Minus the Hatfield & McCoy marathon we had playing on the computer, there’s been no

the smallest of things.

Baby step up, baby step down.  *pant* *pant* Baby step to the side, baby step to the other side *pant* *pant* *sigh* {repeat} … the sounds I hear myself uttering as I attempt to work out

why blog?

Some people blog about a hobby, to display their photography, to communicate with their clients (as a business), to share their expertise, to express their opinions … why do you? Tonight, I

a simple thought.

If you’re a hard worker and do a good job, you deserve your pay; we don’t call your wages a gift.  But if you see that the job is too big for you, that it’s something only

pace

Listening to Matt serenade me with some Paul Simon, Neil Young, Mumford & Sons (just to name a few!), I’m enjoying our unedited life as it’s happening.  There are laundry

the bragging boots

Ever found yourself an amazing deal on something, and can’t keep it in with how well you scored on it’s price??  Maybe you’re not that kind of person – that feels the

exposed

We were out for a walk the other day.  The weather was perfect – sunny skies, warm breeze, fall cool crisp.  I had my camera and couldn’t wait to capture the beauty and colors.  I got

be free from expectation

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing it’s best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop

grateful to the core

As I sit here in my pjs, drinking my mint tea, cozy-ied up on the couch, and just loving this time when I’m the only one up at our house, I can’t help but be so thankful for ALL that I

let’s talk

I find it funny (ok…more *ironic*) that when you are thinking/dwelling on a certain thought, it somehow always works it’s way into your conversation.  With whoever, whenever,

“first” date

Last night we took our first date without the little lion man.  We talked (even though lots of it was about Juju!) free of interruption, ate a delicious meal, grabbed a coffee, took a country drive

not quite road tested

Take a good look at God’s wonders … they’ll take your breath away … Bless the Lord, O peoples!  Give Him a thunderous welcome!Didn’t He set us on the road to

two months …

After we finished supper tonight, we quickly went out to the backyard to take a few 2-month-old shots.  Previous to these expressive faces (!) there were tears *mama has sad face* … and

thoughts. things.

Has it EVER been a busy time!  From the first week of June, until this last weekend, we have been going going going!!  Like I mentioned in my last post, new things, changes, busyness. 

one month …

I know this post is a little late (was planning on posting this July 13th!), but we have been super busy as of late:  . My girlfriend is getting married next weekend, and I am trying to

live now

It’s been so long since I’ve had (what feels like) a chunk of time to be able to write.  Friday marked my boy’s 1 month birthday.  Yes, 1 FULL month ago from when he first debuted

awaiting the arrival

My mind has been, let’s just say, “occupied” with when baby will finally makes it’s debut!  The actual 40-week due date was May 25.  I have officially come to terms

random thoughts & things

After my breakfast (tried this french toast recipe today…yum!), a bit of cleaning up, a pleasant visit with my midwife, lunch with my beautiful friend, a long afternoon nap, grocery shopping

it’s a lovely day

“…And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again

new growth

Spring is nearly here!  Grass is slowly creeping into new shades of fresh green, birds are waking me up every morning with their song, even the tulips are poking their way up out of the winter

first comes love…then comes marriage! part 2

It’s been one year, and 7 days since we got hitched!  Here are some more of our wedding pictures to reminisce from our so very special

first comes love…then comes marriage!

Yup…today is the day.  The day that marks our one-year anniversary of being married.  It is wild to think of after waiting 4.5 years of dating, we finally (!) got engaged, then

clean slate

Lately, I’ve had this “thing” with white.  White & cream, layered textures on my bed, milky winter skies, really minimalist home design ideas, soft baby blankets that are

uncover

I’ve always had this ‘dream’/wish that I could’ve been an explorer.  Go back to the time when there were no maps, expectations of the terrain ahead … be the first

where have i been?! and other random news…

Hello, little blog … and hello, friends who happen to read my little blog! Life has been so surprising, changing, unfathomable, and exciting lately.  Over the past four months, I feel

put it away.02

As proven in my last “accidental” post … my habit of not “putting away” persists!  The other night, I left my “put it away” post open on my computer