Monday, March 28, 2011

Thinking warm thoughts!

With all this cold weather and snow it's made me think of a wonderful place that I visited not very long ago...

FLORIDA-- and it's wonderful orange groves!!

flip-flops. short sleeves. citrus. warmth. bliss.

Nothing tastes quite the same as pulling an orange from the tree, tearing it open and immersing your taste buds in the sweetest, juiciest orange you've ever tasted!

We headed down to the lake to see if we could spot a gator...but my hopes were dashed...I guess I'll just have to go back again some other time:)

The grove is also the perfect spot for spending time with friends! While enjoying the sunshine my brother and Sam picked up a couple oranges and kept us entertained with their juggling skills...
What a pleasant afternoon!

Monday, March 21, 2011

NCHEA! Here we come!

With NCHEA kids conference just around the corner--11 days to be precise--some serious preparations have begun.

And as the props/costume coordinator that means I have a lot of sewing to do:) 

So this morning I dug into the large piles of fabric and started the adventure of it all. I have hardly done very many posts about things I've sewn. But this week I'm hoping to take pictures and post some progress.

And I greatly covet your prayers for this week. Not only that everything would go smoothly and everything would get done on time, but that God would be preparing the kids' hearts for the truths that will be taught through the drama, as well as the rest of the time! And that He would be glorified in everything!

"Now this I know; The LORD gives victory to His anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of His right hand."
Psalm 20:6

Sunday, March 20, 2011


I want a piece of this right about now!

   I had the fun of making a couple cheesecakes for a rehearsal supper...and I made the mistake tonight of looking at pictures!  I can't decide which one I'd rather eat right now. The Peanut Butter or the Layered Mocha...


Saturday, March 19, 2011


"The way you respond and show love to others flows directly from your relationship with Jesus Christ."

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A visit long overdue!

It seems like I've seen this picture before...same terra-cotta silk, familiar Bernina sewing machine, same color shirt just keeps changing color *smile*  

But this time I wasn't in the same place!! (I was far away from my little sewing room at home.) This picture was taken in Virginia in the warm, cozy home of my brother and sister!  Bethany was a bridesmaid and let me say that it is practically impossible to make a dress for your sister without having her in the same room. (well, maybe not, but it worked as a pretty good excuse this time)

 I was going to be there for the whole weekend but we decided to get out 'work' done first. So Friday morning we used every bit of 2 hours for our 'work' and then...DONE! What relief, God was so good and everything went perfectly...I should do a whole post on these dresses! God proved Himself over and over again!!! He is SO faithful!
Note: When designing dresses it helps to have gorgeous (or snazzy *wink*) models to work with. They make your work look good!

Our reward; it was so worth it!

So with our work behind us we set out for some fun and adventure! 

First stop was RiteAid where Bethany worked some of her magic and we walked out of the store with 2 bags of Oreo's -- FREE! YUM! I am convinced that all she has to do is walk up, set her stuff on the counter, smile at the cashier, and then take her stuff away (oh, and she hands them a bunch of coupons; minor detail)

Our next stop was the thrift store in which we found all sorts of fun books and she got the. cutest. pair of shoes. ever.

I can't remember the name of this little shop...but it was so fun! We spent quite a while going through and admiring all the fun things. These scarves just had me captivated! I came around the corner and there was a hallway with two bars just full of bright scarves, no two alike, it was so pretty (Betsy, I totally thought of you)

The day passed by way to fast!  But it was so much fun to just talk, shop, laugh, smile, giggle, share stories and just be together! 

Bethany, thank you! Love you way too much! :)

And this post is proof again how wonderful it is when your brother marries an amazing girl! *smile*

Monday, March 14, 2011


Gorgeous. Stunning. Huge waves. Sunshine. Sand. Friends.

Yes.  I was there. 

A bit windblown, but that's just proof of a fun, full day at the beach!

More pictures, stories, reason why I was in Florida...they will come. Eventually.