Our Newlywed Experience

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Daily receiving life and grace from His constant hand:

"I said to the Lord, 'Thou art my Lord;

I have no good besides Thee.'" Ps 16:2

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Time to be Simple, Time to be Still, Time for Spring!

Its the simple things now a days, guys... The simple things.

Most of you know that my Grandma Bonnie passed last Wednesday.

A piece of my heart went with her, that will always be with her.

But there is such bittersweet comfort in the piece of her that will always be with me.

I can't process like I want to, like I need to, right now. I am in the middle of this "10-finals-in-2-weeks" marathon. I have to focus right now. Gran wouldn't have wanted it anyway else.

Little things comfort me. A hug from a girlfriend. Tucking Scripture in my heart. A furry puppy's kisses. My sweet hubby taking care of me.

And... Darling lil Spring goodies/recipes like the one that I stumbled upon on a Pioneer Woman Post

This Easter Egg Cake is simply - way to cute...
And simply - way to simple!
The simple recipe is right - here

This darling little Rose cake I intend to attempt soon!
The girlie that did this, Amanda, has the most adorable blog:
i am baker
You MUST check it out - you won't be disappointed!

Fun things guys!

Tonight after a lo0o0ong day...

That came after a lo0o0o0o0o0ong week...

Hub hub and I took our pup and went to Lowe's Garden Center so I could buy some herbs! I am so pumped!!! I will repay Grayson with yummy, YUMMY food! Pictures and recipes soon to come ;D

Man oh man, while we were there they had the most darling flowers and produce! It reminded me of the (small part that I saw) of the movie - "It's Complicated." Which was an ok-ish movie. But the character Meryl Streep plays has the most LOVELY garden
I have ever seen!

Ok, I'm exaggerating. Maybe not better than Ina Garten's. But come on people, she's Ina Garten...

But look at Meryl's from "It's Complicated" !!!

Sigh... I mean look at this...
After seeing the amazing things at the Garden Center I was reminded that I want a garden like this.

And I will have a wicker gathering basket, like this but larger, consistently laden with veggies and flowers.

The garden portrayed in the movie is a French potager garden. It combines the practicality of an English kitchen garden (which I need) and the lovliness of a flower garden (which I adore). Basically it's an "ornamental vegetable garden."

So lovely. So perfect. Sigh...

My favorite thing so far this week has been this passage of Scripture I have tucked away into my heart, Scripture that has seen me victoriously through pains and difficulties I have yet to fully process:

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,

who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,

so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ."
1 Peter 1: 3-7
A beautiful passage to meditate on as we prepare for Easter and the celebration of life that we have found through faith in our Lord Jesus' victory over the grave! Amen!
Blessings - Katie ;)

1 comment:

Lauren Faison said...

Those goodies look yummy! I can't wait to see you and G! We miss you guys so much! We talk about you OFTEN! love you friend!