Friday, July 13, 2012

Randomness in Pictures

Howdy y'all! 
I know it's been a sweet forever since I posted. 
Between helping with the retreat for moms who lost a child
 {one of the most amazing things I've ever experienced
and something I've been trying to write about},
 starting my new job {which I LOVE but is BUSY},
 helping Madison get ready to leave on a mission trip {she left yesterday},
 and all the normal life stuff I've just been pooped at the end of each day!

 I think I'm finally settling in to a routine so 
I should get back to posting normally soon! 

But in the meantime here's a recap of some things that have been going on......
We had our house painted and I had the front door painted turquoise! 
How fun is that? 
I love driving up each night and seeing it- it just makes me smile!

Found this note in our pantry after Madison left to go spend the night with a friend. 
That girl is SERIOUS about her candy corn! 

Took this picture from a book I was reading with Madison in preparation for her mission trip. 
Such wise words!!!

While Tony is recovering from his knee replacement surgery 
our dog Belle has become even more spoiled which I didn't think was even possible. 
She is a MESS!

I am blessed with many sweet and loving friends. 
These flowers were delivered on my first day of my new job 
by one such friend- who happens to be my former boss- 
{who was very unhappy I was leaving}
which made them even more special! 

Having Madison leave for her mission trip shortly after going on a retreat for the ladies who suffered the death of a child proved to be a bit harder than I anticipated. I have been ridiculously nervous about the trip 
{especially the 24 hour bus ride there and back}
 and so my sweet girl has been texting me every few hours.  
Just to tell me she's still alive.
Oh how I love that girl! 

Happy weekend y'all!


  1. aren't you so so glad for technology? it's been such a blessing with misty driving, to get that text of ''i'm here." i don' know how our moms did it...

  2. Hi Shannon! I just stumbled upon your blog tonight (from Pinterest, maybe?) and have already saved it as a favorite!! Already feel like we're old friends! I teach K and, like you, I'm a believer in Jesus, and I'm ALWAYS looking for ways to remind myself of TRUTH during the school day. So I'm super thankful for your printables that I can put up around my desk area! THanks for sharing with us! LB

    ps. I've seen lots of your printables that include my favorite font, "Clementine Sketch", and thought you may want to know a couple of "tricks"! If you start every letter with a capital (although it will still show up lowercase since that font doesn't have capitals) and end each word with a "^" (the little thing above the number 6 on your keyboard), it "seals" up each letter so the words look more finished. You may already know, just thought that was a fun little font-secret!

    1. Hi Leah! Thank you for your super sweet kind words and the great tip about Clementine Sketch! I didn't know them and so appreciate you sharing them. So good to know!!!!

  3. I look forward to reading about the retreat.... my husband and I have four living children and a daughter in heaven. She has been gone for twenty years, but I think of her everyday.

    My beagle has taken to sitting on the top of our wing back chair; I may have to post a pic!