Sunday, June 19, 2011

Here's to You Dad

Consider this a Father's Day post, with a twist. My father and his girlfriend came over last night for dinner. I made pulled BBQ beef sandwiches, topped with coleslaw and homemade french fries. While we were finishing up Tristen, being the hyper-being he is, jumped up to catch his toy and instead knocked a burning candle off a piece of furniture. WAX WAS EVERYWHERE!!! It splattered all over our carpet, melted down my antique piece of furniture, dripped down our wall, and all over my sandals and Justin's new pair of shoes. What a mess!

But, oh wait... Here comes Dad to the rescue (MacGyver himself fails in comparison to my Dad's bank of knowledge). Apparently in his Catholic alter boy days he would frequently get candle wax on his church robes and would use an iron, with a piece of cloth in between, to soak up the wax from his robes. Who knew?

Part of the disaster

Putting the hot iron and paper towel method
to the test!

Ta-da! Seriously, this blows my mind.
Apparently Dad knows best!

I'm thankful I have been the recipient of a plethora of his knowledge over the years. My dad has also supported and encouraged me in whatever I am doing. I'm a true believer that women can get a better or worse picture of who God is based on the impact their fathers have had on their lives. I know how much my Heavenly Father loves and cares for me because I first felt that from my earthly father. He has always treated me like a princess and always tells me I am the biggest and best thing he has ever been a part of. I love that even as an adult both of my parents are so quick to take off from work to accompany me to a doctor's appointment. I'll never forget that ways they have both sacrificed for me, and I hope I am able to do the same for my children. Love you Dad, and Happy Father's Day.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

What's making me smile!

Two Words: Birch Box
$10/mo gets you an assortment of
high end samples delivered straight to your
mailbox. It's like Christmas every month!

Mexican Food! I could eat my weight in
chips and guac. Just posting this is
encouraging a Chipotle run tonight!

My new Anthro mugs! Shout out to Justin P. Berner.
(I also have a new fabulous anthro apron, shout out to Traci K)
My kitchen is now stocked with Anthro everything...
It's my happy place.

Amazingly good. Shame on you Starbucks for
giving me another addiction. But thanks to Amazon
for being able to order in bulk.

Dinner date with the hubs always puts a smile
on my face. He's great company and watching
him consume every edible item on the table
provides added entertainment.

Cascading, no slip hangers. Oh yes!

Our new record player from urban outfitters.
I gave it to M for an early Anniversary gift,
and we are both in love. It has an amazing ability
to produce serenity in a chaotic world.

thank-FULL for my countless blessings.
I deserve nothing and my God gives me everything!

Philippians 4:19
And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sweet Sienna

I had posted about Trist and his bff Sienna (best furry friend) back in April. See post here.

And I am so so so sad to say Andrew and Kristen had to put her down early this am due to an emergent internal issue. My heart breaks for them, and for Trist. Watching the two of them play was truly a sight to see. They played together a couple times a week and were quite the dynamic duo at the lake. I know how hard it is to say goodbye to a pet and I don't know if you ever truly get over it. I had my sweet Sox for 12 years and I still think of him often.

With any loss I don't think it ever gets easier, you just become stronger. Praise be to grace! And I know God has such a special place in heaven for his sweet creatures. You will be missed Sienna!