Tuesday, June 19, 2012

visions of sugar plums (and a few others)

As posting has become somewhat of a rare occurence these days, I decided to forgo any effort to construct some sort of theme or message I would like to convey in favor of just slapping some pics up on the 'ole blog and hoping you might enjoy a bit of a photographic glimpse into my life lately.  Exciting?  Not so much.  But since I feel every occasion is worthy of photo documentation, I have more than enough to share...

I'll start with a few random snapshots that include everything from a sun-soaked pic at a Theology Live event to a batch of birthday cupcakes a made for a co-worker to pizza night with the munchkins:

There was a brief flash of excitement in the form of a visit from a most dear fousin.  China doll herself graced us with her glorious presence.  It was a night of delicious food and even better conversation.  As a sister of my heart, I always feel refreshed after spending even just a few hours with her.  Our time was short, but beautiful and I can't help but include pics from the meal.  These are to entice you to try Whiskey Cake if you have not.  It's a little gem of a restaurant in the land of suburbia rife with restaurant chains.

And in reference to the subject line, the following is a collection of multiple visions of sugar plums via Haylee's dance recital.  I'm particularly fond of the last one where she is tugging on her costume and complaining about how itchy it is.

Last weekend was packed as it was also father's day and Nick's 2nd annual 30th birthday.  We enjoyed some good 'ole summer fare: burgers with all the fixins, grilled corn, baked beans, fresh fruit and homemade banana pudding a la Michelle.  This girl definitely knows her way around southern specialties and the pudding was no exception.  We got my dad a sweet, top of the line fishing rod which I hope he will be able to use in the not-too-distant future.

And if the photos above were not enough Kodak moments to satiate your appetite for photography brilliance (courtesy of my highly professional i-phone), I'll leave you with one bonus shot for the road.  Suffice it to say, I saved the best for last.  You're welcome!

Friday, June 8, 2012

a friday feast for the eyes.

Since life has been somewhat hum-drum these days with not much to report (of course, everyday is a gift and full of grace, but you know what I mean), I thought I would simply post a few fantastically awesome photos of the loves of my life: Hay and Mere.

Introducing the Queen Ballerina:

I'm sure she will be a prima ballerina starring in Swan Lake in no time at all.  (or she'll just continue to look super cute in her poufy pink glittery costume which is more than fine with me.)

Introducing the Queen of Dental Health (hmmm...that doesn't have quite the same ring, but this is a pic of her after her very first visit to the dentist):

She received a stellar report and would you get a load of that pose?  She is workin' it and she is clearly workin' those jellies as well.

Introducing the Queen of Friday Funday:

Yeah, so...I couldn't really think of a better title, but my sister just sent me this pic of Mere and I couldn't resist sharing.  I love everything about it - love the hat, love the striped tights, love the socks over the tights, love her spirit -- love it all!

So there you have it.  Just a fun little Friday post to get us ready for a summer-soaked weekend.  I will leave you with my prayer for you in Ephesians 3:17-19:

I pray "that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God."