Mini Messages

Dear Cold Weather,
Welcome back! Oh, how my scarfs and boots have missed you. I'm still trying to figure out how to get away with baggy sweaters and boots as teaching attire. Hmm...

Dear Husband,
You are the best. THE best. I know I am super aggravating, mega stubborn, and crazy insane...yet you still open the door for me, make sure I eat my gummy vitamins every day, and snuggle with me every night. How in this world did I ever get so lucky? 

Dear Christmas Decorations,
Last year I had you up before Halloween. This year I am trying to wait until after Thanksgiving. But you have no idea how tempting you are, just sitting in the box room, waiting to fill the house with warm Chrimma joy. Maybe I can make a deal with Husband. You know, meet in the middle. Say, November 1st?!

Dear Pinterest,
You've successfully made me obsessed with your endless amount of goodies. Now, let's work on some way of making every "pin" magically appear in my house. Thanks.

Dear Mama (nb),
Happy (early) Birthday to you! You are truly the greatest woman on earth. I've learned so much from you and continue to look to you as inspiration for all I do. I love you for always rubbing my back in the middle of night when I woke up sick. I love you for creating my weird, eclectic taste in music. I love you for being strong even when you didn't have to be. I know you did everything for Brother and me, and I cannot thank you enough. Thank you for showing me how to become a Proverbs 31 woman, wife, and one day mother. Happy Birthday! I love you!


Joy Filled Friday

1 cool, brisk, Fall days 2 pumpkin carving 3 blank canvases 
4 the crazy, unconditional love I undeservingly get from Husband 
5 turning summer dresses into the perfect Fall outfits by adding scarfs, leggings and boots 
6 The Office re-runs (obsessed with love Jim and Pam's relationship) 
7 Essie nail polish 8 dreaming up our future  9 weddings 
10 it's almost time for the rest of the world to catch up with my Christmas spirit!

Happy weekend!


It's officially Autumn because...

...we went to a festival, I wore a scarf, and we carved pumpkins.

Happy Fall, y'all.



God is our refuge and strength, 
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, 
though the earth give way 
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam 
and the mountains quake with their surging. 
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, 
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall; 
God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; 
he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
The LORD Almighty is with us; 
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Come and see the works of the LORD, 
the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth; 
he breaks the bow and shatters the spear, 
he burns the shields with fire.
"Be still, and know that I am God; 
I will be exalted among the nations, 
I will be exalted in the earth."
The LORD Almighty is with us; 
the God of Jacob is our fortress. 

Psalm 46


to smiles...

It has been a day week time.
You know, the crazy-never-ending-stressful times.

So, here's to Monday night.
And here's to smiles.