Sunday, March 25, 2012

Behind the Bean's Scenes

 Well, I may have left my blog for dead, but this little cutie's is going strong. Daddy/Daughter Photo Dates have been keeping the content over at Bean's Scenes fresh and fabulous. It's my fave.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tae Kwon Dorable

I think someone just earned their purple belt!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday Olé!

Poor Tuesday-- it's probably the most overlooked of days, isn't it? It's got none of the piety of Sunday, or the love-to-hate-it of Monday, or the mid-weekness of Wednesday, or the thankfulness of Thursday, or the TGI of Friday, or the joie de vivre of Saturday. Tuesday's got nothing.

Except around here.  Tuesday is hotly anticipated by both me and my favorite fella, because that's the day we have a standing dinner date.  The cuisine?  Duh.  Mexican! Every Tuesday we know that we're about to work ourselves into an enchilada, carne asada, chips and salsa stupor.  So today, I'm thankful for Tuesday, excellent company, and glorious, glorious Mexican food. :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Amazing. For Real.

Today I'm thankful for books.  I'd been on the library waiting list for Unbroken for a good long while, and now I know why.  I'm only about half way through, but it's blown my mind several times.  No wonder everyone kept saying it was amazing-- because it is.  Chances are you're probably one of the many who was on that waiting list before me, but if not, what are you waiting for?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thankful for...

Sunday naps.  The best naps of all.  And if you know how much I like naps on the rest of the days, you know that's really saying something.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Saturday is a Special Day

Lots of Saturday evenings, I carve out a little time to do what I'm doing right now-- thinking about faith and spirituality and God. Now, I don't do this only on Saturdays, but on Saturdays my meditations do take on a different tone. Peaceful, zen-like?  No.  Try a little frantic, in a cramming-for-the-test kind of way.

You see, at church we all get called to serve in different ways-- our "jobs"-- and currently, mine is teaching the Gospel Doctrine class, where we discuss scripture; this year it's the New Testament.  And do you know what can be a little daunting? Leading a discussion on deeply profound truths in a room full of people who probably know a good deal more about your topic than you do, that's what.

But guess what?  I love my calling. Even when I'm in a little panic over it-- (ack!  I have to teach this tomorrow!)-- I am so grateful for it.  It's that panic that makes me kick my efforts up a notch to really be mindful of the words I'm studying, to mine them for the many layers of truth they hold, and to seek for what it really means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. (Spoiler:  Love people. All people. All the time.)

This week we're talking about James-- and it's gorgeous.  I'm thankful for that.

Friday, November 18, 2011