My Favorite Moments

As promised, my favorite moments of Christmas break… Reading (not a textbook) and mulled wine. A wonderful day at Disneyland with this gem! Pictures with Santa, inspired by 8 month old Lily! Another wonderful day at Disneyland with mom! There is no one more fun than this lady! Snow Mater! I loved enjoying the newest…

Embracing the Season

It’s a gloomy day in Abilene and I’m enjoying the morning at Mezamiz Coffee House with some good music and strong espresso with rich, creamy half and half. It’s New Year’s Eve and I cannot help but reflect on 2012. I’ve spent time reflecting with one of my dearest friends, Lynnae. We’ve realized how over…

Beyond the Books

[What Grad School has taught me so far, outside of the books and winner of the giveaway!] It’s almost October. Is that crazy to anyone else? I’ve been in Abilene for 6 weeks now. I am loving the beautiful sunrises, early morning runs and the combination of sunny days and days of rain. There has…

Texas Life

I never thought I’d say it…but I think I love Texas! I have found an incredible community of believers, the sunrises are beautiful, the accents get me every time and I’ve been to a rodeo! And I loved it! I donned my boots and my belt and rounded up some lovely girls (do they use that…

Home

Almost exactly two weeks ago, with my tummy doing flip-flops, I drove into Abilene for the second time in my life. This time coming from the West. It’s been a whirlwind since that day! It took a lot of time, money (SO blessed by the giftcards), and patience from Dad (he was a champ!), but…

The Road to Abilene

My dad said something to me over two quails, BBQ wrapped shrimp and sweet potato fries on Saturday night and it’s weight on my heart surprised me. “Bend is no more beautiful than Abilene.” Given a different conversation and a different time, I might have argued with that statement. Bend Sunrise I knew what he meant…

Green Lakes Wonder

12 miles of snow covered trails, wildlife, quiet, beauty and a dear companion. While my day began freaking out about this: It soon became this story: “How precious are My children who are awed by nature’s beauty; this opens them up to My holy Presence. Even before you knew Me personally, you responded to My…