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Archive for September, 2011

The Way to Listen to Coldplay

The way to listen to them is with the earphones in your ear…to where the song is in your head in your veins…I have no idea what it is about their music…but it seriously makes me crazy, like I want to be in a room with strobe lights and dance like a wild woman or jump up and down like a lunatic, which I did at their concert …

I can remember having painters block back when we lived in Silverhill…I would put on their music…get that sound in my ears…and start painting…

They are just good…This new one, Paradise, is excellent…

Our apartment here at the ranch is looking different…moving things to the new little house…I am pushing back thoughts of actually having to leave this one little boy…He is like my own…He drives me up the wall and melts my heart…and has been with us from the beginning…

It is going to be hard.

I hope you have an amazing weekend friends!

 

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I sit with Daniel on the couch, soaking up our alone time…we flip through the channels and land on a bio film of Johnny Cash’s life…

I’ve always been drawn to the man…I’ve always thought he was ruggedly handsome, cool…like my grandfather, Dah…dark hair, dark eyes, tall and big lanky, the kind of presence that makes people listen to what you have to say…

He, if you know anything about him, struggled for most of his life with addiction…but towards the middle/end of his life…fell in love with Jesus and knew He was his only way out…

In one of the interviews concerning his faith in Christ, his daughters said something to the effect of…”For some reason, Daddy never saw his faith as having anything to do with being good”….

He got grace.

I wanna get grace like that…and stop trying to be this way or that way…stop worrying to death about whether or not to homeschool our children…stop worrying about if I am a good enough whatever…stop trying to hide my own ugliness or hide from the ugliness of sinful humanity…

I just wanna soak up grace and trust God for the unknowns…understanding I’m not good…Only God is Good…and He will interweave grace, beauty, and love through me like I could not believe…If I will just ask and let him…

I wanna be real…warts-and-all…real….

Like Johnny Cash.

Maris and I were painting this morning…and here is a watercolor of the Man in Black…

 

 

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Mr. Blue Eyes

 

 

 

Happy Weekend from Mr. Blue Eyes You Can Swim In Jr.

He gets those from his daddy 🙂

Love to You!!!

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Home Decor Inspiration

 

 

 

 

 

So I’ve been looking through magazines, searching the internet, trying to find inspiration…trying to find ideas that fit in with the way I want our home to look…

I am beyond engulfed in the task before me…I know it is just decorating a home…but you have to understand…home decorating is one of those things with me that I become completley obsessed with…when I was little I would at least once a month rearrange my room and repaint my room it seemed like once a year…aint that right momma!…it is a love…and I am honestly a little bit scared…

It’s been almost 2 years and 2 babies ago since I have lived in a home I could call my own and do whatever the heck I wanted to with…so I am easing into it with excitement and uneasiness at the same time…if that makes sense…

I love homes that don’t look like they try to hard…but homes that are warm…that feel lived in…homes where you would not be afraid to spill something or put your feet on the couch or lay on the floor…Homes where there are books everywhere and an atmosphere where you could curl up with a book and take a nap…

In terms of Home Decor…I am a maximalist…I love stuff everywhere…not necessarily cluttered and messy…just lots and lots of art/books/fabric/patterns/pillows/colors…

So the pictures above are kind of what I’ve gathered as my faves….everything I love about rooms in 5 or 6 photos…

I hope to record on the blog my progress as I go…

Will be posting pics soon of the bare bones!

Much Love to You!!

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Needing Older Women

 

I jump in the car ( ok minivan)…by myself…and head to Walgreens to pick up a few things…

I drive through downtown Fairhope, noticing all the yummy shops and wonder why I never take an afternoon to window shop….Like I could afford ANY of it…but nonetheless…I resolve to windowshop one Saturday soon…

I pull into the parking lot at Walgreens and glance at myself in the rearview mirror….

Holy crap…is what I think…I had forgotten that I only had one eye that had eye make up on it because I got sidetracked this morning while getting ready and went out the door not even realizing one eye did not have make up…Not to mention my hair….Oh, my hair…

I walk in and hope to goodness that I don’t see anyone I know….I walk down the hair product aisle and pick up some volumizing mousse for my sweet sister and wonder if the product could help my poor hair….No, it can’t, I say to myself….

I grab a few other things and check out…

I get in the car with just this awful feeling…this, I need a makeover because I look like a tired and worn out mom not a young 27 year old but I don’t have the time for such things, type of feeling…

I pull my long unruly hair up with a rubber band and head back to the house.

I drive back thinking on this…thinking how wonderful it would be if it were easier being a momma…juggling babies, dinners, looking sexy for Daniel and keeping myself attractive for him, cleaning, spending desperate time alone with God and keeping our relationship passionate, keeping my own fears and worries in check so that I don’t completley lose it….and just now…I look at that list and think….Um….yeah….right….

I need help….If only the Proverbs 31 woman could appear like my fairy godmother and tell me where I’m going wrong…and advise me…and help this poor little thing…

I’ve been talking with other young mothers lately about the verse in scripture for the older women to teach the younger women how to love their husbands and their children…which are the two most important, all encompassing things anyway, besides Loving God…and we all just agree how we desperately need this….

We are clueless, we feel like we are drowning sometimes, and sometimes we so wish we had an older woman…who HAS BEEN THERE…done that… 🙂 a woman who fiercly loves her Lord and has raised children and has been in the trenches of motherhood and can share with us her stories…her experiences…the ways God helped her through the young years…the ways He blew her mind in the teenage years and the years of letting them fly….the ways her marriage was changed, strengthened, tried, and made golden….

We need you, if you are an older woman, find a young mother….take her to coffee…keep her babies so she can go grocery shopping…share with her your life…

I have determined to do this, Lord willing, when I grow older, even in a couple of years, to find a young couple and bless them…bless her….pray for her…laugh and cry with her….tell her that what she feels is normal and God will guide her through………as we go get our hair done… 🙂

Just some thoughts today….Hope I made sense… 🙂

Happy Saturday Sweet Ones!

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