Thursday, March 10, 2011


Gene Kelly in singing in the of my favorite scenes in a movie ever.
Today in Florida it is POURING rain.
Not the gentle sweet rain....but buckets!

Our Ash Wednesday service last night at church was amazing.
I l.o.v.e. my church....during and after the service you could feel the Holy Spirit whispering...
we are all in this together...
(no I am not going to break into a High School musical song).
It was beautiful to watch each family recieve ashes on their forehead.
To hear from Gods word...through the hearts of those sharing.
To sing the good news...loud and clear!
To watch the children and teens praise Jesus on this special day.

From dust we were created to dust we will return...
Rain washes those ashes away.
Today is the perfect day for rain.
What needs to be washed away...will be...what needs to remain will remain.
God is so good.

Rain brings beauty like this...

...and nourishment like this.

I love Jesus.
I love how He has seasons of reminding us who we are...who He is....and who we are in Him.

It is a beautiful day.
The sun is no where to be found.
But the SON is everywhere in this day!

Praying for you today...that the ashes are washed away in His time and Name and Power...
and that the anticipation of what is to come begins to grow in your heart.

"But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength;
Yes, I shall joyfully sing of your lovingkindness in the morning,
For You have been my stronghold and a refuge in the day of my distress.
O my strength, I will sing praises to you;
For God is my stronghold, the God who shows me lovingkindness." Psalm 59 16-17

Singing in the rain,

Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday and Family Games!

This week we have been playing our own version of minute to win it!
Each person in our family has to come up with their own game...with stuff from around the house!
This one was C's game. We had to sit on this chair and...

bounce a bouncy bouncy ball- and try to get it one of the bowls.
Ahhh...not as easy as it might look.
Very fun...just make sure that there are no precious glass things within a mile radius...just sayin.

This was Dad's game...stack the chairs.
Not so original...since it is a game in itself...but hilarious.
See M's awe of her big brother!
We got this game as a was from Target.
Very simple and the chairs are super cute.
M uses the sweet little chairs for her dolls as well.

M came up with this one...stack the cotton balls!
Have you ever tried to?
Go try now.
You will understand how long it took to get this picture.
Worth the wait...she was so excited that her game worked!

M played the games all week in these.
Hilarious...and so telling.
She can stack cotton balls...while standing in heels...girl has a future...proud momma!

We ate these one of the nights.
Simple tuna.

Simple games.
Simple fun.
Simple food.

Hope this gives you an idea for fun for your Friday.
We had a blast...sure you will too.

Love and 3-2-1 go,

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Master Bath Dreaming...

We are planning our Master Bath makeover.
I have been planning it since we moved here 2 and 1/2 years ago.
I love this sink get-up.
I love even more the huge wire basket underneath.

Love the light fixture!
Love the warm wood of the mantel against the white.

Love the blue footed tub.
Love the half sweet and refreshing.
Don't like the purple in the light...and not so much of a fan of the Buddha...
but LOVE that tub!

The little sailboat on the side makes me happy!

Here is the question(s)...
All white...
or white and blue?

White distressed wood...or warm wood tone?

Who knows the very BEST bathroom mats to buy?????
I feel like I go through them like paper towels.
Know of any really great ones?

What are your favorite brand of towels?
I have never invested in really good towels.
I want all white ones in my whole house!
No more old beach towels for bath towels!

Love and Towels,