Monday, May 24, 2010

I Heart Faces ~ Yellow

Well I haven't entered an I Heart Faces photography contest in a while, but the theme this week was "Yellow", and I had this REALLY CUTE picture of one of Josh's cousins, so I thought I'd share. :-)

I love the colors- and especially her red hair!!!!! :-) There are lots of lovely pictures this week at I Heart Faces ~ Check it out!!

The Power of a Praying Wife

Lately I have been thinking about how important it is to pray for my husband constantly. He has so much pressure on him with work in a slow economy, a painful knee, being the spiritual leader of our home, worrying about the future of our country and the effect of that on our lives, and so many other things. I think it is very important for me as his wife to remember to pray for him every day. Prayer seems like such a small thing to do, but when I am diligent about it, I am always amazed at the results. If my focus is on the Lord, and I am constantly talking to Him about everything, amazing things happen! I am happier, life seems easier, I feel closer to my husband, he seems happier, we treat each other better, he seems more tender and loving- and I don't even have to tell him I've been praying! The benefits of walking with the Lord are amazing. :-) I just thought I'd share my thoughts with you and encourage you all to be praying for your husbands or fathers too! Have a blessed day! ♥

"This is my beloved and this is my friend,
O daughters of Jerusalem."
Song of Solomon 5:16b~

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Birthday Boots from my Sweet Husband! ♥

Today Josh and I went to the cute little town of Charm ( I love that name- total tourist trap haha). He needed new shoelaces for his work boots, so we went to Charm Boot & Harness. I love going to this store, because they have all kinds of beautiful riding tack, and all sorts of lovely cowboy type things. :-) Unfortunately I forgot my camera. :-(
Anyway, while we were there I started looking at the cowgirl boots, and I saw a pair almost right away that I LOVED. I wasn't going to say much about them though, because they were expensive, but I did tell Josh that I had been looking at the cowgirl boots and they had some really nice ones. After he had what he needed, he said he wanted to go see the boots, so I took him over there and we ended up each trying on a few pairs. It was fun! :-) In the end, my sweet man told me that since it is almost my birthday he would get me those lovely boots! Here they are!

Aren't they lovely??!!! :-)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Photo Contest- Water

Hannah at Find That Creative Spark sweetly invited me to enter her photography contest, so here goes! The theme is water/streams. The rule is that you can only edit one thing on each picture.
I love the beach, so most of my "water" pictures are of the ocean. :-) Here are my three entries. I hope you enjoy them!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Moms in my life!! You are such an encouragement to me.
I think I have the most wonderful Mom in the world. She is truly a Proverbs 31 woman. I love herwith all of my heart and I miss her an awful lot.
I also have a wonderful mother-in-love. I am so thankful for you Marci Mom! ;-) I am truly blessed!
God has given me many wonderful women in my life to learn from and be encouraged by, and I am very grateful. I hope you all have a wonderful day! ♥

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Photography Contest by An Old-Fashioned Girl

Johanna at An Old-Fashioned Girl is having a photography contest, and I thought it would be fun to enter! I love photography, and my favorite thing to take pictures of is flowers, which just happens to be the theme of this contest. :-) It is stunning to me how many different kinds of flowers there are and and how beautiful they are!! These pictures are from last summer except the cherry blossoms, which are from this spring at my parents house. I hope you enjoy looking at them! :-)