Monday, September 27, 2010

Hello September

I know that September is nearly over but I wanted to share some of my favorite things about this glorious month and the start of my favorite season, Autumn!
First thing I love about this time of year is the color scheme. My decorating is saturated with these colors...I just can't help myself they are just too AWESOME!
Second thing I love about this time of year is how the leaves cry out in bright arrays of breathtaking color...what if we all went out the way leaves do? Instead of withering and just fading away, we become brilliant and radiant where others couldn't help but say "wow, isn't she just beautiful!?". Not to be morbid but I hope that my last days are filled with this kind of amazing beauty!Seriously! This is just too awe inspiring! You just can't help but become introspective and contemplative. One of my friends was saying "I don't know what it is about this time of year but it just makes me want to go deeper". I think we've been conditioned to turn our brains back on in the fall because it's when academia resumes. I love it, I love it, I love it!
I also really love the smells and tastes of Autumn. I made these Pumpkin, Banana, Raisin muffins to celebrate the start of Fall over the weekend. It made the house smell so yummy! I also love to bake this time of year because I don't feel so guilty making the house a little warmer, while in summer it just adds to the already overly warm environment. What's your favorite thing to bake?
The last thing this time of year really gets me in the mood for is making things! I don't know if it's because the holidays are on our doorstep or if it just feels right. I started this scarf (thanks mom Olinger for teaching me) while watching Gray's Anatomy for the first time...don't know if I'm going to get into that show but I always like the music they pick (they played Mumford and Sons while I was watching and I honestly think that was my favorite part).

Please share your favorite thing about this time of year! :)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thankful Thursday

It's been a while since I've posted a "Thankful Thursday" and not because I haven't (double negative, sorry) been thankful for anything but rather because Thursdays are difficult days to blog on.


Number 1: Wyatt got a potty last night (well, we technically got him the potty) and not even 24 hours after the purchase he went in the potty! It was awesome! I was getting him more literature (that's my tactic for now, book reading on the potty) and when I came back he had gone. The hard part was getting him to understand he couldn't keep sitting there. He really likes that thing.
****He is probably going to hate this picture in a couple of years. But if I had the privilege of having my main picture in my grandparents hallway (until I was at least a pre-teen) be my potty picture then I think Wyatt can handle this :)******

This was taken at my childhood church, West Side Baptist Church, when I was like 3 1/4 or 4. My dad had to go in with me to help...and just happened to have his camera. This is me still, very modest (right Sam, Michelle?).

Number 2: Thankful for Family!

I love these guys! It's been great starting our own family!
On top of the family we were blessed to be born into, I feel like we've been blessed with an awesome church family, work family, and community family since we've been out here. LOVE ALL OF YOU SO MUCH! XOXOXOX

Friday, September 3, 2010

Oh the places you'll go!

This might be incredibly weird but ever so often I like to look down...see where my feet have ended up. It's probably because one of my best friend in college took this amazing picture of her feet and I've always loved the idea.

On our trip back to Kansas I kept remembering this idea a would snap a picture. Here's what I came up with!