Thursday, July 31, 2008

fiesta day two


taco lunch downtown enjoying the dancing and bull riding at the showgrounds in the evening.
i love fiesta!

today i am incredibly grateful for...the joy of knowing Jesus!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

wed afternoon and fiesta dinner

j did something a little big today...you can see the nervousness in her breathing, but also the excitement after the fact. you need to click on the pic to see the something big she did.

wednesday night fiesta dinner. we had a wonderful meal here at the g house and then we headed out to the opening night of fiesta, santa barbara's celebration of our spanish heritage. it is a night of dancing and music at the mission. we all enjoyed our evening out.

today i am incredibly thankful for...my life.

Friday, July 25, 2008

twenty four weeks


paper pony has this beautiful field of wild flowers behind her house right now. it usually is home to many crops all year long, but they must be letting it rest to these beautiful "weeds". we couldn't turn down a great photo op this time.

today i am incredibly grateful for...an opportunity to be "with child".

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

my first fruit

i planted a tomato plant this summer and here is my first. and i have plenty more on the way!

today i am incredibly grateful for...the Lord's gift of food.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

a joyful beautiful bride to be

my dear friend c is getting married in less than a month and her loving bridesmaids threw her a wonderful shower on sunday. c is just glowing! i can't wait to see her walk down the aisle.
today i am incredibly grateful...for you dear friend, c. i am so glad we had time to hang out. thanks for making time for me.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

a little road trip present

some snacks, tunes and fun reading material. i am sure they will enjoy it!

today i am incredibly grateful for...my friendships.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

wed night dinner


we had a break last week for our adventurous trip to take sweet m to lax but were back in full swing this week. j of course delivered another delicious meal. gourmet pizzas, amazing salad and all in her beautiful home. it was a delightful evening.

today i am incredibly grateful for...the friendship i share with j and k. thank you for being such amazing examples of christ's love and grace in my life. i love you both so very much.
m, you were incredibly missed.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

fourth of july


great food, wonderful company and only one sparkler for fireworks. it was a delightful day amongst the ash of the fire down the road. we celebrated the freedom we have here in the united states and were incredibly thankful that there are men and women fighting for these freedoms.

Monday, July 7, 2008

a little project

with some wood, chalkboard paint and red spray paint and wa-lla!
my husband has been wanting a chalkboard for a long time and so finally we took left over materials and some new ones and created one for our kitchen. it is quite fun.

today i am incredibly grateful for...the strength of the Lord in my life. without it i would be a mess.
my prego head is loosing things. i have misplaced my camera. once i find it i will post our fun july fourth festivities.

Friday, July 4, 2008

happy fourth of july

hope you have a wonderful holiday.
today i am incredibly grateful for...our freedoms here in america. may we never take them for granted.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

lots of smoke


we are okay. we aren't the ones thus far affected by the santa barbara gap fire. although pray for containment of this fire as we have friends who could be. it is only 10 miles from us so we have lots of smoke around.

today i am incredibly grateful for...electricity. over 140,000 of us were without electricity for over 4 hours last night and the darkness was eerie. lots of others are still without it.
thank you Lord for being light!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

bittersweet

my dear friend m, is leaving for the next six months. dear jk is leaving for the next two weeks. and dear b is already gone. i am sad to see my friends away. bittersweet i guess. happy for them but sad for me.

today i am incredibly grateful for...Jesus being all i need.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

sunday's beach crew


every sunday in the summer we head to the beach right after church. our church is only 1 block from the ocean. this week we will be loosing one of our dear beach buddies. m, we love you and are praying for you on your trip. we know the Lord has amazing things in store for you as you take this time in your life to gain a more intimate relationship with Him.

today i am incredibly grateful for...my life here in sb, my husband and each one of my dear friends. i am incredibly blessed!