Monday, February 21, 2011

Monogram Monday...

I've always loved them.

They are just so classic, timeless, elegant, and practical!


I would slap my 3 initials all over everything if I could...but I do have a little restraint. But, only a little...

I'm loving all of these and WANT them all.  All.  So much for restraint. 

Happy Monday!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Staying afloat...

It's been a little rough lately.  I'll be honest. 

This neurological flare up that my body decided to have in November has really started taking it's toll.  I'm just sick of it in so many more ways than one. 

We've seen multiple doctors, tried multiple drugs, and have slowed our lives waaaaaayyy down.  Yet all of the pain, numbness, and problems still continue.  It's kicking my butt. 

And I'm starting to feel a little low.  I keep praying that God will give us some answers, that He'll guide us and direct us, that He'll take the pain away, that He'll show me what to do, what to say, who to ask...and here I stand deflated, defeated and tired. 

 I saw this the other day and it hit me and then made me smile. 

I know this illness is my puddle right now.  I do know that God has control, that He is guiding me, directing me, listening to me, and taking me through the puddle.

And, I know that without Him I would drown.  The puddle would feel like the ocean and I wouldn't survive.  That's the time when I remember to stop, THANK Him, and keep swimming.  As hard as that may seem on days when getting out of my robe seems to be all that I can handle, I know in my heart that He has it all under control and I am to praise Him and cling to Him a little tighter.

Thank you, Lord, for keeping me afloat right now.  This puddle seems so big and scary, but I know that You are bigger and stronger.  I cling to you right now and ask for your protection and guidance. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Will you be mine?

My husband is not a fan of today.  And honestly, between you and me, I don't blame him.  I believe there is too much pressure on guys to make this one day a year 'special'.  

In reality, everyday should be a day that you express love to the one that you love.  

For me it's the day to day stuff that says I love you and it doesn't have to be a big production...just a simple note, text message, cup of coffee, kind word, or kiss on the forehead makes me incredibly happy.  Luckily I have found an amazing man that does/shows all of these things.  Mushy, I know...

However, I can't lie...the chocolates, brownies, candies, cookies, and flowers are definitely a perk on this #1 Hallmark card selling day.  It's not like I would turn them down or anything...let's be real!

Any of these little treats would certainly say I love you...


But, I'm not expecting them.  

In fact, just the cup of coffee would be perfect for this Valentine's morning.  

Ok, ok maybe in one of these would make it just a little more special...

All of this sweetness had to be shared on this very sweet day...but, it really doesn't get any sweeter than this.

Pug...with a heart!  I know.  I'm in love too.

Happy Valentine's my loves!