Monthly Archives: March 2011

so much for sunshine…

well last week it was sunshine and roses (literally) and this week it’s rain and snow…

i flew home for a long weekend with the fam. it’s been a few months since i’ve been here and i have to say, it’s always nice coming home. i’m also home for the wedding of a beautiful couple :) so excited to see them say “i do” and commit to a lifetime of love together. not only is the couple amazing, i know their wedding will be phenomenal! the bride has been working HARD on DIY things for months. i can’t wait to see how everything comes together!

so, i used my lovely phone to snap a few pictures from my travels today. i’m loving the instagram app for the iPhone. it has some pretty great filters that make pictures look great! take a look…

here’s a picture of the beautiful snow-capped, southern california mountains from the plane…

and here’s what i found when the plane landed… cold.wet.rain.

needless to say, this week is the polar opposite of last. but beautiful nonetheless :)

i also have to share a little story with you… those of you that are friends on facebook, you probably already saw/heard this. but anyways, at the airport, there was the CUTEST little boy running around with a superman shirt, belt, and cape. with both parents and little sister close by, he zipped through the terminals with the cape blowing in the wind behind him. his face was filled with determination and pure joy. he looked indestructible. nothing was stopping him… let me just say that this is THE reason i love working with kids. they don’t hold back, they live in the moment, and they can find joy in life’s most simple things- in this case, a red cape. there is this zeal that they carry with them and i just can’t get enough.

so here’s to you superman… thanks for making me smile and feel inspired to run with a red cape and live with eagerness for today and this moment.


spring break!

how is it already march?! this month has been and will continue to be CRAZY! school has been madness and the worst hasn’t even hit yet… but one day at a time (even as i’m trying to get some relaxing in over spring break) things will get done!

here are my march calendar pages from my planner:

this little planner has been quite an adventure. i am still determined to make it until june… and am 100% sure that i am coming up with something a little less labor intensive for next year :)

i don’t have much to blog about as far as creative projects go. with school as crazy as it’s been, there has been little time to create. the sewing machine in no longer on our dinner table and the art stuff just hasn’t made it out of the drawer. so today, i present to you God’s creativity…

earlier this week, as i was coming home from studying (go figure), i stumbled upon this little beauty outside my front door… it brought such joy in my heart to see that the flowers are ready to bloom again.

this afternoon, i came home to this:

hello God!! thanks for the beautiful things You provide us :)

aren’t they gorgeous?! for someone that’s not a big fan of roses- i can’t get enough of these!!

and look what’s coming…

i just can’t wait! the sunshine has been beautiful and warm (not to rub it in for those who don’t live in SoCal). nothing feels better than driving with the windows down and the music up loud :)

one more picture of God’s (okay, and a little bit of man’s) creativity…

spent the day with some friends in santa monica yesterday. it was a perfect day by the beach- complete with ice cream on the pier, toes in the sand, and lots of street performers to keep us wondering…

so while i’m not finding (or making) much time to create anything other than research papers, handbooks, and projects- i will enjoy the things our God creates on a daily basis. hope you find one of those things today too :)