Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Back Burner






































































































































It's been quiet around here. Life has been taking up much of my time. Recitals are over for the spring, more journaling and list making, photography, more school to finish up and other summer blessings. Blogging has been put on the back burner. But for now that is were it will stay. (Don't worry it won't burn.) My family is enjoying the very close summer. Spring is on it's toes! Less activities and more time to slow down, re-evaluate, and re-plan. Summer is so exciting! Before I go I thought I'd share a verse with y'all.
  
  "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.  Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."  NIV Colossians 3: 15-17

 This verse is so important to internalize. With all that we do we should do for Christ.
 The scripture by itself is more powerful and profound than anything we could say. =)

What have you all been up to? What's God been teaching you?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Puppy chow










































 This stuff is really tasty. Puppy chow is quite a hit at our house.
You can find the recipe by clicking here.
And no, it's not breakfast cereal.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

May days: snapshots























































April showers bring May flowers. Spring is a beautiful season. It's overflowing with life, green, fresh rain, and time spent outdoors. I am preparing to take portraits for our churches directory in the next few weeks. Preparing gear, testing lighting, and getting ready to gain some needed experience. My sisters and I are still practicing for two more recitals and we're having family over for our Grandpa's birthday. Life's been a growing, learning journey- to say the least. Don't forget to stop and smell the flowers!

 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
 Colossians 2:6-7 NIV

What's your May been like?

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Put a pin in it

 Last weekend my family and I went to a hand bell festival. A hand bell festival is when many different hand bell choirs get together and play together-at the same time.
 There were about 25-30 choirs. Every choir practices the same songs and then one main director directs all of the choirs. It was a two day event and my sisters and I had a wonderful time.We stayed in a hotel, ate chick-fil-a two days in a row, laughed with our friends, and played music to the Lord.

Here are a few photos to give you an abstract idea of the event.





 Hand bells were every where in the rehearsal gymnasium. 


During one rehearsal break we did a little touring around the town square...

































































---What have you been up to?

 Do you know where I got the blog title from? 
I'll give you a hint: It's from a movie- about a dog, a girl, a cat and a hamster. =)