Saturday, April 23, 2011

sweet baby girl!

So I got a call a couple days ago about doing photos for this sweet little 4 week old baby girl! I was so impressed at how calm and in control the mom was- quite inspirational! Anyhow- the cool thing is that I will be doing photos for this baby girl every month till she is 1 years old! It will be so cool seeing her grow up!
This is one of my favorites:
just precious!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Routine: is it good or does it rob the spice of life. There is a banner in our church right now that says something like "Imagine if the ordinary routine of your church became anything but routine" I have been thinking about this routine issue a lot lately- its just so much a part of our American/Western culture, whereas in other cultures people are not so time and schedule driven. So who has it right? If we were to put that banner in their church they would be perplexed! They'd scratch their heads and say "what routine??"

So as in most things too much of anything is bad- either extreme is probably not where we want to be. So while I was never meant to live in a western culture (according to my personality) I suppose negating all structure from my life would be a disservice. HOWEVER I simply can't and won't operate the same as say my dear Husband who is structured as they come! (but to his credit- he has a dash of adventure and spontaneity *praise the Lord!*)

So today with the help of my structured Husband I have begun a new and unexpected scheduled discipline.....
Yep- running. Like the last thing I would think I would do because of how out of shape I am...and how I HATE mornings!! But here are my motivating reasons:
1. Preparing my body for a baby one day :o)
2. Generally getting and staying healthy
3. Looking hot for vacation!

So Kevin, my dear husband, is helping me to wake up with him at 8am each morning and "run" (really its power walking, 4 minutes of jogging then me panting back to the house) I am skipping Thursday, he is skipping Friday and we are both skipping Sunday...
So blogger friends keep me accountable!! Knowing myself this would never work- with my resistance toward structure and routine- but Kevin, oh he is all over this! I am so thankful for him!

I suppose there is one other motivator...people who run are just really cool. Its true. There was this shirt I saw once, and with it come memories of playing volleyball and having to run laps when we didn't play well. This could be the coolest shirt I've ever seen:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Most recent crafting...

So now that Ms. Amy's baby shower has passed I'll share my crafting projects from her gift. Please don't judge, they are a little rough! (but then with just a picture maybe you won't notice all the imperfections!)
2 bibs, felt shoes and bath puppets!

I love these shoes...maybe next time they will be even! haha

Rolled roses lamp shade. I love how this turned out! :o)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


To blog or not to blog has been the mindful debate most recently. In a culture growing more and more narcissistic by the day, I feel a bit on guard to not be consumed by myself as well. But then I have found the blogs of others to be both inspiring and helpful, so I will give this a try I suppose :o)

So the title- anthology of snippits. Confusing at first but kinda deep with a second look.
Here is a little help from

–noun, plural -gies.
a collection of selected writings by one author or on the same subject
a small piece snipped  off; a small bit, scrap, or fragment.

So as I begin this web log of experiences, thoughts and wonderings- they will in essence be a collection, but not in full, of me. From another angle...we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.Romans 8:28
So I suppose based on this promise that God will use even the snippits I offer him! :o)