Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Hello Snow

Hello Snow!!!

(I'm Home and loving it)

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Emma and Andrew

Two of my best friends came to see me this weekend, and it was the loveliest end of term treat ever!!

These two also happen to be one of my favourite couples in the world,

really spacious and happy to share their time even though they don't get to see each other a lot. Here are some pictures partially because Emma wants the pictures, but also because I want to share them :)

we went to see...

which was amazing, funny odd and moving

and played...

my familys favourite game which I'm attempting to spread to as many people as possible!


We made wonderfully yummy shortbread men..

the three of us being sillies..

Whilst in town me and Andrew fulfilled the age old head board tradition...

We also had a lovely meal at waggamammas..

All in all a delicious weekend :) and one that will take me through the next week of work to the end of term quite nicely!

Friday, 4 December 2009

To Be Like Him...

So God has been challenging me on my motives recently.

This is the verse that's been shaping my thoughts..

As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy.’

1 Peter 1: 15-16

Whats really struck me is how simple this is. We're not called to focus on being really successful or to work hard in order to receive blessings from God. In fact our sole motive for doing pretty much anything at all should be that..

we want to be more like him.


So recently i've been feeling a bit end of termish, ie...

and this weekend I was able to make it home for a Thanks giving feast prepared by genuine Americans which was wonderful!!!! Of course I had serious issues with dragging my reluctant self back up the country out of the comforts of hearth and family and now it's finally December I can begin to be insanely enthusiastic about the prospect of Christmas!!! Heres some pictures from the weekend..

me and the boys

mama :)

and with my wonderful father who incidentally is more than happy to receive my calls in the middle of work meetings to council me on various medical queries :)

and the feast!!! So yes I have lots to be thankful for :)