Thursday, March 27, 2008

weekend fun

Well, Miles and I are off to Atlanta for the weekend to visit our friends the Huntons! We are so excited to go to a big city. Corey is going to Denver for work so it will just be Miles and I going to Atlanta. Anyways, it's been a busy week. I can't believe it's already Thursday. Just wanted to let you know what's been going on. Here's a picture of Miles in one of his many Easter outfits. This outfit was a gift from his great grandmother (GiGi). Cheers!


Sunday, March 23, 2008

Missing Daniel

I wanted to post some pics of Miles in honor of our cousin Daniel who is in heaven. My Aunt Shaney gave me several of Daniel's onesies for Easter, and they are too cute. We miss you so much Daniel, and remember you this day!!!! We can't wait to spend eternity with you. I know you would have loved Miles, Daniel..... you will always stay in our hearts.....

Remembering DC
April 16, 1987- March 23, 2005




Saturday, March 22, 2008

Miles discovers his lungs

Miles has some simple pleasures in his life thus far. They consist of breast milk and screaming at his toys.


Friday, March 21, 2008

our walk through the cemetery

Yesterday evening we took a walk through the cemetery that is behind our house. It's such a beautiful walk, very mysterious. Miles is going to have so much fun exploring when he gets older! Our neighborhood has so much character!





I love my mom!

memories


This is a special picture for me because when Corey and I were dating we have a picture at this very location! The summer after our sophomore year in college we took a road trip to N.C.! We had so much fun, and we have a picture of us standing right by this bus. I don't have a copy of the picture because I think that was before digital. Anyways, I was just thinking about that special trip this morning and reminiscing about college and how much fun we had. Life has changed so much since then. Now we have a special new blessing, Miles Mason! And Miles, now you are in the picture! I love you Cor!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Flowers


I just wanted to share a couple of things that I've been pondering over the last few weeks. My thoughts have really been centered around these two written works...
This story I came across on J.D. blog. When I look at my life I can't help but identify with this story. So much of my life has been grasping for air, searching for what is the illusion of something great. Why is it so hard to recognize where we are? What is it about the very moment in time that so intrigues us away from the timeless thing that matters most, Jesus?

Such Beautiful Flowers, Such Deadly End
by Kendra

This weekend I helped a couple in our church pack their things and move to a new home. While I was polishing their silver, the wife excitedly came in from another room of the house with something to show. In her hand was the perfectly preserved, tiny body of a hummingbird. Its colors were beautiful, but I thought it a bit morbid at first. YET, she kept the bird as a reminder of the lesson God taught her when she found the live bird in her garage.

I must explain that the wife is an interior decorator. Her garage is a storehouse for floral and plant arrangements, decorating items, etc. Her beautiful floral arrangements are colorful and attractive, especially to a simplistic little hummingbird.

One day she found a hummingbird incessantly trying to nourish himself from the fake florals in her garage. As much as she tried to get him out, he would not give up hope that these "beauties" were the real deal.

A considerable amount of days later, the wife uncovered the poor little hummingbird's body while working in her garage. Convinced of his ability to find food in the fake flowers, the tiny little bird eventually died seeking it. To the wife, it was a reminder of her lust of the beautiful things of the world. Though not bad in themselves, they cannot nourish. Life is found in God through Christ.

When tempted to devote your energies to the fake flowers that attract you so strongly, but provide no nourishment - even promising death, consider the warning that this little bird gives. Life comes from the Life Giver alone. He sustains and nourishes our souls more than any worldly lust can.

Despite all the 'fake flowers' in my life this verse has really given me hope...
1 Peter 2:17
Honor all people.
Love the Brotherhood.
Fear God.
Honor the King.

Such an anthem. I just wanted to raise my fist when I read this verse. I love my New King James Bible because the translation is so poetic. I'm sure I've read this verse before but I have never been struck by it the way I have been lately. I'm the type of person that wants to summarize. I like to just get the one nugget and hold on to it. This is my nugget from God right now. It has been a blessing to just recite this verse as a chant.
Maybe this will bring some of you hope.
I pray for Honor.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I love Robots!




These pics are for my grand dad, one day I will love Robots too!

where have I been?

Well, it's been quite a while since I've posted. I don't know why except it feels like life is crazy! Miles and I got back from Texas almost 2 weeks ago and since then life has been a blur! Corey has been studying for his big test, which by the way he took the first half this morning. I called him and he said it was the hardest test he's ever taken. I can't imagine! I hate tests. Anyways, life is good. We've all been a little under the weather, suffering from colds and junk. Miles is doing great. I can't believe he will be 4 mo. on Thursday. He is so much fun, more engaging each day. I'm so thankful that I get to stay at home with him. My mom is coming to Asheville on Friday for her spring break, so we are looking forward to some fun grannanny time! We are hoping to get out and do some hiking, weather permitting. Well, as you can see I don't have much to say so I'll post some pics of our little Miles.



Miles with his first girlfriend, Audrey
as you can see he looks a little shocked
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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Walk to Work









Not sure what else to post so thought I would share some photos of my daily walk to work. We got some snow last week which made for a cold walk but a beautiful morning. The last photo is the view from my office window. hope you all are well. c.