this month, I want to remember...

I really, really adore you, February!
Your colors, your holidays--they make your weather
a little more bearable.

Sugar is highly over rated.
My husband and I went on an after Christmas,
six-week, no sugar/no bread diet
and I can honestly say that
sugar doesn't taste as good as I remember.
This is good.

Snow on the beach.
This is the Pacific Ocean, folks!
We visited the Oregon Coast this past week
and it snowed.
I never want to forget this!


home, moving on, etc.

Have you ever had a time in your life when absolutely everything was up-in-the-air? Right now is one of those times for me--but I'm not complaining.

My husband just graduated from Physician Assistant school, and I'm so very proud of him. Now we're in the job search process. We had certain areas in which we were focusing our search, but the PA job market, as we're learning, is slim right now. We've had to broaden our search just a bit. Okay, maybe more than just a bit. We've gone from looking on the West Coast to ummm, everywhere. This means that by the end of this year, I could be living...anywhere.

It's kind of exciting, but the truth is, I'm a little sad to leave behind our little house. It's the sweetest little 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house with a terrific fenced-in back yard, complete with big trees, a strawberry patch and garden. I love our hardwood floors and the colors of our walls (which were painted by the previous owner). I love our city, too! And the longer I live here, the more I love it. And then there are the wonderful friends we've made here. I don't even want to think about leaving them behind. :(

But here's the exciting part. I was apprehensive when we moved away from home four years ago in order for my husband to go to school, but God worked out every.last.detail--like our walls being painted colors I would have chosen myself. I'm confident that wherever our family lands, God will do amazing things yet again. He's good to us, and He's good. This is exciting to me.

Everything is up-in-the-air right now and I'm just not sure if I should begin packing up our life here.


in our little house...

we've been wishing and waiting for snow
exchanging valentines
avoiding chocolate (see above)
organizing toys
attending ice skating lessons (not in our home, of course)
playing games
hosting parties
jumping on the couch
listening to Adventures in Odyssey
drinking lots of coffee

hope your February has been a cozy one, too!


be mine

our valentine pancake batter

Happy Valentine's Day!

On this day I'm so thankful to know the source of true love...

..."this is love--not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins."
--1 John 4:10

and so very thankful that it's free!

"Thy love is such I can no way repay
." --Anne Bradstreet