Friday, February 15, 2008

roses from jason! :)

So my husband DOES pay attention in small group! A few weeks ago I shared how I'd love to get white roses b/c of the painting I recieved- and earlier in the week I got a bouquet of them at work! They're gorgeous. Thanks honey :)

So yesterday, Valentines Day I was getting some cheese dip, ummmm! for our small group party at Whole Foods. I have never in my life seen so many men buying flowers, candy, steaks...... it was really something.
I'm not opposed to getting flowers or gifts of any sort! But I think that people should honor and give to their spouses on a regular basis- not just a day that Hallmark makes a ton of money. I thought about how there are things that I could do more for Jason- and I will try to keep it up! :)

Anyway, had to share about the white roses. :)

Friday, February 8, 2008


I'm reading the cutest book called Cold Tangerines- it's a collection of short stories about a girl and growing up and her family. After I read this I had to share:

Family gets made when you decide to hold hands and sit shoulder to shoulder when it seems like the sky is falling. Family gets made when the world becomes strange and disorienting, and the only face you recognize is his. Family gets made when the future obscures itself like a solar eclipse, and in the intervening darkness, you decide that no matter what happens in the night, you'll face it as one.

Now the author (shauna niequest) was specifically refering to her husband for this. And I agree- Jason is my number one go to person- and I am so thankful for him and everything he does for me.

In losing such a large part of my family- I've discovered that I have SO many people in my life that are as close as family- not wanting to replace the title of mom, dad, and little brother- but family in the sense that they'd do anything, talk at anytime, and support me through the hard things of this life.

Makes me thankful to be part of an even larger family- to be a child of God- to depend on Jesus more than a mother or father.

Anyway, thanks to all of my family- I love you all tons.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Roses from Ivan

This painting was given to me by Ivan's girlfriends family for Christmas this year. It is beautiful and I plan to hang it over our bed. The artists name is Igor Levashov. Now whenever I see white roses I'll think of Ivan and how precious he was. I miss him a lot.