Our Life

We've been making a few life altering decisions lately, all of which we don't know how it is going to effect or change us. In some ways, it excites me. I'm always ready and willing to accept the next phase in life. Yet, at the same time, it frightens me in some ways. I know I shouldn't let discouraging thoughts get me down, but some days I let pestering little ideas float around in my head. I've really been digging into Psalms and spending more time praying. He comforts me and reminds me of where it's at.

I've also been blogging, but not here. A lot of my thoughts have been in connection with photography, so I've been posting on flickr. Still, I miss blogging and sharing my thoughts. But, sometimes I'm afraid to go public, especially when so many people that I know in real life, know it exists. I know that's silly of me, but still it's just something I've been working through. Which is crazy...I've been blogging for five years and it's now just bothering me. I think I just need a chill pill and some intense coffee!!

My birthday was last week, and husband royally spoiled me. I love how he strives to find little ways to surprise me and make me happy. He works so incredibly hard to take care of us and give us a wonderful life. I'm also constantly amazed at how much we have grown as a couple. When we first married we really had to work out kinks because frankly, we were both so set in our own ways! Since we both lived on our own, we really had our own unique routines down pat. And when marriage came along we had to relearn in so many different areas. These days we are so settled into our life that it makes me happy. I love the little things--preparing dinner and watching Mr. Darcy go crazy when Josh gets home--or lazy Friday afternoons that we get to spend together. This is us, this is our life. It's wonderful and so full of blessings!

Someday, I hope we can share more details of whats going on around here (it's all good! i promise!). But right now, it's just best that we wait while details get worked out and God shows us His devine and perfect will.

The picture in this post, was something I dreamed up this morning. I'd seen a similar styled shot on Pinterest (oh, don't you just love that web site??). I cut out the heart out of some stationary and took a few images early this morning. The sunlight was just right and it reminded me of how much guitars were such a huge part of our life as we became close friends.

Honestly, I don't remember the last time I've rattled on like this. But, today I'm chilling at my favorite coffee shop, it's a gorgeous day, my heart is overflowing with gratitude and my brain is brimming with millions of thoughts scattered all around....

#139 thankful for almond milk chai latte's!
#140 thankful for humble reminders of what it means to give.
#141 thankful for the every day happening in our life.

Sweet Shot Day


  1. many times I have so much to say in my blog, but then remind myself about all the people I know that read my posts, and I'm quickly brought back to reality! Good luck with your changes, changes can be so exciting! And happy birthday!

  2. Aren't hubbies the best at spoiling! Happy belated birthday!

    I'm thankful for chai Lattes too!! and Pinterest! :)

  3. Many times the best things in life are the ones we have to wait for...isn't that so HARD? :)

  4. Great to see a post by you in my reader! :) I understands feeling a little "weird" (not a good word but I can't think of a better one) about blogging personal stuff when people you know read your blog. I struggle with that every time I post. If you come up with a cure be sure to let me know! :)

  5. Changes are exciting and frightening at the same time--I feel ya! Glad you had an awesome birthday celebration. Every woman deserves to be spoiled by her man. ;)

  6. I know EXACTLY what you mean about life-changes and not being able to blog about them.

    My hubby & I are in the midst of a major change in our lives. Like you, it's all good but it requires trusting the Lord and having faith. I can't blog about it because there are a few people who we know that read my blog that don't need to know what's going on. And so, for our protection, I say nothing.

    Change is good. We're excited about this new chapter in our life! I'm excited for you too!

    Happy Belated Birthday!

  7. I have become quite the Pinterest addict myself. Like I really need ANOTHER reason to be attached to my computer :). Follow your instincts on what to share/not share on your blog...they won't let you down. In the meantime, I hope it is all good!


  8. This bothers me too a lot...sometimes I just wish it was only "strangers" reading my post. This is especially true when my mother or grandmother or someone will call and ask if I should take a certain part of a blog out, because it might offend someone in the family.

  9. I totally feel you on this post! I feel like there's a lot more I'd blog about if I knew no one I knew was reading my blog. Isn't that weird? I'm so glad your husband spoiled you for your birthday--that sounds perfect! :)

  10. Sometimes I feel I can't be as open as I want to be because so many people I know personally read my blog. It's hard to find a balance.

    Praying for you during these changes :-)