Tuesday, December 28, 2010

jewelry project

Problem: lots of necklaces, all tangled up in my small jewelry box, and laying all over the place.

Available supplies: old window stored in the attic, tacks, glue gun

Purchased supplies: cork board squares

Now: I have decoration for over my dresser and a lovely new way to organize my necklaces. It has become a artwork piece while serving a great purpose. I had the idea and did it while my husband was at work, and when he came home I showed it to him. He was thrilled, because he finds my necklaces all over the place, hanging on whatever I could find. I think I might want to place some scrapbook paper behind the glass, but I haven't decided yet.

Totally love it. Can't really imagine why I waited so long to do it.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

images from our christmas...

The snow started falling about 11:30am on Christmas morning. A white Christmas! Kinda rare in North Carolina. Hope you enjoy these images from our day!

Our house.

Payden opens a present.

Cheyenne opens a present.

Phoebe investigates our gifts.

A wok from my mom!

A scarf I knitted for my mom.

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Charlie bakes cookies. Don't you love the apron?

Hope you all had a wonderful day and were able to spend time with your families.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

spending time

I am not sure how much to say about what is going on in our lives right now, because it is one of those things I'm not sure how I feel about. It's hard to put things into words when I'm not exactly sure where I want to land on it. It's confusing.

All I really want to say about it is that we have been spending time with two kids from our church that need a little attention. The parents aren't in the picture and they live with their great-grandmother. Charlie came across the situation a while ago and God really pressed on his heart that these two needed some love.

So we've been spending time. Those are the facts.

Maybe more to come later.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

a busy week

So here's what I've been up to, in photos.

1. Bought and decorated Christmas tree...this is a plastic-made-to-look-like-glass mistletoe ornament. Lovely, huh?

2. Random photography. This happens to be my shower curtain with sunlight coming through it. Just thought it looked cool. It is cool when enlarged, so go on and double click.

3. White dog in extra white snow looks dirty. Two inches of snow and my husky loved it, running around like a puppy.

4. Attempting to get a photo for our Christmas card and really only ended up getting a this random one of me while Charlie was adjusting the camera. I look nice though, I think.

5. Birthday party for three year old nephew Harrison, with a Wow, Wow Wubbzy theme. Lots of toddler and cake.

Busy, busy, busy season. And there is more that I didn't show. But I'm tired and blogger only does five pics at a time, so you'll have to wait for more. We did, however, finish our shopping for the holidays so my husband is wrapping gifts as we speak.

What have you been up to?

Friday, December 3, 2010

Dear Prayer Buddy,

I want to be in that photo right now. Warm, the sun on my face, away from winter. And I love Christmas, just not winter.

The more you grow up, the more adult you become, you realize that you can't run away from the things that hurt you. The wounds heal, the scars fade, but sometimes the memories take longer to fade.

My dreams get come back to get me. I'll think I've forgotten the sadness, the issues, but at night they come back to me. Then I spend the next day thinking about the world I've left behind, wondering if I haunt them the same way. If my colleagues are thinking about what happened to me, silently asking what I could have done to make the big bosses treat me that way. Maybe, maybe not. Over time, I know these dreams will fade too, but for now they are my companion, a ghostly reminder of what was and what is no more. I dream about the person who took my place, about the people who took it from me. I yell at them, or push them, or in one really random benadryl induced dream, threw a bowl of ice cream at one of them.

I don't mean to say that my life is horrible, or that I'm abused in any way, because I'm not. It's just that I'm not where I thought I would be at this point. I'm not who I intended to be. And notice all those I's. I think I must be where God intended me to be, but it looks different than I imagined. And I'm still hurting. One day I won't be, and I know that.

So, prayer buddy, prayers that would help me to follow God's will and path would be appreciated. Prayers for a child to come soon would be appreciated. Prayers that might spirit will lift would be appreciated.