Monday, July 16, 2007

One Window Down, Five More to Go!

See the beautiful window shade my mother-in-law made for the window in our bathroom. I think she did a great job! It's one of those roll-up shades that you tie, but it's just left down in this picture. These kinds of shades are good options if you need window coverings but are working on a small budget, because it doesn't take much material at all. If Candy's up for it, I'll have her do more!! =) I still have five more windows I need to do window treatments for. I got new curtains for the formal living/dining room too. Next up: the kitchen windows. As soon as I pick out material and save up the money to buy it!

We've been busy having friends dear friend Meg came to stay a couple of days with us last week, which was soooo fun. I love her and am so thrilled for the lovely things God is doing in and through her life right now! She's Jonah's "Auntie Meg" - but Jonah calls her, "T Meg." It is cute, and it has stuck with all of us! Also on Saturday, a friend since junior high that was my college roommate, Amber, was in town, and we were able to meet up and hang out for a little bit. That was fun catching up, and it's just going to have to be something we make time for ever so often, because I've missed that girl a lot! My parents are back from their ten day vacation - we've really missed them around here - so we're looking forward to some good Gigi and Papa T time this week, and my good friend Kelli is coming to visit for a day later in the week, and I'm SO thrilled about it! I need to hug on her baby some more....I haven't had near enough chances to squeeze his sweet chubby thighs!! Spending time with Kelli is always a huge blessing and will be so fun, and it's what I'm most giddy about this week.

I'm reading a good book right now called The Jesus of Suburbia by Mike Erre. Its subtitle is "Have we tamed the Son of God to fit our lifestyle?" I cautiously read certain authors associated with the "emergent church," but I must say I LOVE this book and have found it so far to be soundly biblical and strongly convicting. I've only read a few chapters so far, but it's challenging, and I'm sure I'll be posting some quotes soon and telling you more about it. I think its teachings/principles have the potential - if I let it - to be completely life-changing...and if a bunch of us all cooperated with God on this stuff, have a profound impact on our generation. More to come on that.


Betsy said...

Thanks for the Gregory Photography link...I appreciate it.

Sam's "Heavy Pedal" shirt was bought at a specialty store...just kidding- it's from Wal-Mart, a whole 5.97! They have some other super cute ones as well- but 5.97 was all we needed to splurge this time!