Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Our Song

I'm not usually a fan of country music, but lately some of it has been growing on me.  I still remember the first time I heard this song.  It was following a really special moment with the fella and he turned it up on the radio.  I found it cute but a tiny bit cheesy perhaps?  However, I liked hearing it at that time and after really listening a few times since then lol definitely not so cheesy anymore.  So, we both agreed recently that this will be "Our Song".

He And I

One of the biggest changes in my life this year has been this ...

It seemed to happen out of the blue, though in hindsight I really believe that God decided the time was right and I was finally ready.  I'm blessed because He knew exactly what I needed and even some things I didn't even realize I wanted!! I have done more learning and growing these past few months about everything ... myself, relationships, life etc.

I have learned that perfection doesn't exist and the most important things take work.  I know that movies, books, quotes etc. are just glimpses at small parts of love and definitely not the whole bigger picture.  I understand that communication, communication, communication is absolute key.  I see that men and women are of completely different outlooks, so sometime you have to stop and try on their perspective to understand them better.  I have learned that seeking advice from those who have many, many years of experience through both the good and bad and are still working at it today is usually best; but even then you still have to take that wisdom and figure out what works for you.  I know that you both have to be willing to give and take.  I am learning what LOVE really is and that way too often it is pigeon-holed as just a feeling ... it is so much greater than that because it is a daily choice, action, etc.

Honestly, there are too many words required to type.  I must say though it is one of the greatest adventures, and remember with every great adventure there are always both ups and downs to reach the great outcome :)

Monday, January 14, 2013


Hitting the pavement ... err treadmill rather.  I'm getting back into my morning running routine after way too long a break.

A REALLY Good Book

I have never been a big fan of romance novels ... except for the classics, such as the novels of Miss Jane Austen.  I'm a sucker for stories about love, courting and romance without today's common vulgarity.

So, I was very excited to learn about Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson.

Although, I was a bit hesitant about a period romance from a modern-day author and the quality of writing.  However, this was a REALLY good book and such a page-turner that I devoured the entire thing in a single day.  It is an interesting, clean love story that you will absolutely adore.

Monday, January 7, 2013


Finding pleasure in the simple things ... like receiving much-anticipated packages in the mail and books from my local library.


Capturing quiet moments of sheer cuteness.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Favorite Find

I spotted these at Big Lots (the spot for unique finds) recently and finally decided to purchase them.  I love the organic feel about them, lovely leaf shape and silver color of course.


Layla, she is my dearest friend and most loyal companion; she also finds it difficult to sit still for photos so you get this face.


No, I didn't raid the Lucky Charms box for these ... instead discovered a bag of these at a local shop and now they brighten up my cups of hot cocoa.

It's Back ...

The Season 3 of Downton Abbey premieres tonight on PBS, so check your local listings.