"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." ~ Matthew 5:8

Friday, July 27, 2012

Random Picture Time

Two of my favorite people: my twin and mom.

Green is pretty much gone around here due to drought conditions. So I like staring at this picture, taken near Lake Superior last fall.
Last fall, when taking a photography class, I had to take on my professor's point of view and take some pictures I normally would never take! This took me out of my comfort zone for sure, but I also learned a lot about photography-and perseverance!
Damage left by the Missouri River flood of 2011

Friend Eddie Joe and sister Jaynie. Yup. They're goofs.

I'm excited. Why, you ask? Because two of our bestest friends should be here in an hour or two to spend the weekend! Elizabeth and Andrew have been some of our closest friends for a long time and we're like family.

Speaking of friends, "Joe" and I were privileged to make our first trip out to the Northeast (NE ;) ) this May, and got to spend time with some wonderful friends we know through CollegePlus! Some we met more than 2 years ago; others were new friends. There were lots and lots of laughs, plenty of inside jokes, and some great encouragement in the Lord.
And I'll finish with two more of my favorite people. My oldest and youngest (at present) sisters. They're so much fun!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Better Country

"All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own.
And indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return.
But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them."
                                                                              ~Hebrews 11:13-16

Friday, July 13, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Little Visitor

Well it was a long month, but the rest of the family finally got to meet the new grand baby/niece! Anna, Aaron, and Brielle have come to celebrate the 4th and help Mom during her recovery from surgery (Brielle has been a big help already). As you can imagine, she has been quite doted on and has hardly been out of our arms since she came!

It was pretty precious to watch my dad meet his first grandbaby!

The new uncle.

Even Mom has found ways to snuggle with her granddaughter while recovering from surgery.