. there were more but i scared them off so this is all i got .
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
. i'm feeling like pretty hot stuff lately going on all these dates with these good looking guys ! to see my previous date, go here . it's kinda fun dating around . (grandma, did you just gasp?)
. anyway, onto reed's and my date . we went ice skating . i've never been before and he went when he was like 2 or something, so i knew this would be interesting, but was up for the challenge .
. reed is a natural at sports though so i knew all he needed was a little time .
. there was a lot of this .
. and this .
(notice my lovely form in the glass...ug, i had 'never been ice skating before' written all over me) .
. and this .
. well, you get the idea .
. notice the ice on his shoulder .
. but towards the end, after watching others who actually knew how to skate and talking with a little 5 year old (boys and that competition thing, man!) who was a little pro (not really, he had just had lessons) reed was challenged to do more, faster and better . this also caused for harder falls . but towards the end he really was getting the hang of it and wasn't as scared, you can even tell the difference in these next few photos compared to the first ones .
. he didn't stray too far from the wall, and when he did i was pretty close and didn't risk trying to take photos for fear we would both end up on the ice .
. like i said, my first time...at least i have the roller skating concept down so i did...well, let's just say i didn't fall .
. awesome time together with this little guy...i love him !
Thursday, February 18, 2010
. and to me . because i can't take it down .
. reed had me make this sign the other day . then he hung it up on the closet door, as high as he could reach from the bench . the words don't have much meaning really, but they must have to him because he wanted those specific words written on the paper .
. crayon trouble .
. something about it makes me laugh and i've left it up for about 2 weeks now . i think i'll scrapbook it once it does come down . that kid just makes me laugh .
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
. if you're into photography you'll like these . i've found a few new photography blogs to peruse and i love them so much, though i'd share for any other photo loving people like myself .
. one more good thing i should share is a book our ladies bible study is going through right now . if you want to walk on water you've got to get out of the boat by john ortberg . very scripturally inspiring and motivating . here's a few quotes from the book ...
"...this is not a story where some are gifted and some are not . we are all called by God . we are all equipped and expected to contribute" .
. "our lives are not about self preservation and fulfillment, but are to be acts of stewardship" .
. "fear disrupts faith and becomes the biggest obstacle to trusting and obeying God" .
. "our calling is not so much choosing as it is listening" .
. "never try to have more faith- just get to know God better" .
. "growth always involves risk, and risk always involves fear" .
. just a few i thought i'd share with you, check it out .
Saturday, February 13, 2010
. i've shared this before, but honestly i can't think of a better way to reflect on valentine's day than to read this again . so please don't skip this because you already know what it says...reread it with an open heart and mind .
. though i speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, i am become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal . and though i have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though i have all faith, so that i could remove mountains, but have not love, i am nothing . and though i bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though i give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing . love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things . love never fails .
. and now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love .
. the bible .
Friday, February 12, 2010
. so i'll admit, at the hotel i watched waaay too much tv . we don't pay for channels so any tv i do watch is pretty intentional, on line . so when i have access to hgtv, tlc, and shows like the martha stewart show, i tend to overload (we even watched the little couple, i can't believe what they make into shows these days!) .
. yesterday i saw this cute little idea of making a rose ring for valentine's day out of pipe cleaners on martha . what good is it, not much . but how cute is it...very ! i tried one this morning and it was just as easy as it looked on the show, that's seldom the case in my experience . it's a little big and maybe a bit much, but fun, none the less . if you or a little girl in your life are interested in making one you can follow the directions here .
. it's almost as big as my fist .
. not quite .
. ahh, good to be home, and i really don't miss the tv .
Thursday, February 11, 2010
. thomasville, ga . what a beautiful, historic little town .
. beautiful old homes lined the streets .
. and they have a very special tree . it's 329 years old . definitely the biggest tree i've ever seen . it has braces holding it up in different places . a branch on the ground and a few hanging over the street . spectacular though .
. cool church .
. and a few of my favorite places downtown .
. could have stayed at this book store for hours .
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
! it did !
. i've seen beaches from a distance but have never been able to get in one, and really not much of me "got in" this one either but i can honestly say i enjoyed it to its fullest .
. it was just cool enough in the morning that not many people were out .
. might be my favorite of all the photos i took yesterday .
. of course, many birds .
. collecting shells for some special kiddos .
. brr, but wonderful .
. Gods creativity never ceases to amaze me .
. it was seriously, a dream come true .
. sounds like if i were at home i'd be snowed in today .