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I am so incredibly thankful for my life.

This weekend was utter bliss. I took Lindsey away to the mountains for her birthday. What a treat! It’s been a little too long since the two of us enjoyed some alone time away. It was beyond restful, relaxing, and wonderful; it was just perfect. :)

I love the mountains. They are so steady, yet unpredictable. Beautiful. Majestic. Being in the mountains is like a soothing balm for my soul. Being with Lindsey in the mountains is even better. God is so good to us, and I am incredibly thankful today for the fact that, no matter what, we are incredibly blessed.

I am seriously busy with schoolwork as usual. Writing, writing, and more writing. I am thoroughly enjoying the process though, as my writing becomes more refined and my thinking more directed. I am learning so much in my life right now. Even though school will end at some point, I want this learning to never ever stop. The more I learn, the more I am open to new avenues and new desires for learning more!

It’s also spring cleaning time at our house. It’s been really fun to work together to clean our apartment and spruce it up a little. I’m loving the new pieces of furniture we’ve added and the de-cluttering we’ve done all around. It’s fabulous!

The boys don’t understand the spring cleaning aspect, but they are certainly enjoying our open windows and warm weather walks.

In other news, I had a ct scan done today of my abdomen. I am continuing the quest to get my body to a better place. We shall see if this helps solve the abdomen pain that’s been plaguing me for…well….a long time.

Linds and I are working every day on living a better story with our lives. It’s so incredible and the moments are so amazing that it’s hard most of the time to remember to write them down in here or in my journal. I think this is a good “hardship” for me to experience because it means that I am truly getting wrapped up in the experience of living. What a blessing that is. :)

I have so many thoughts and so many wonderful experiences to document though, so I really want to find the time to do it. The dynamics of the computer and blogging and technology are so interesting to me right now. I am incredibly thankful for my decision to quit facebook, and I’m in the process of learning how to relate to a technological world when I so desperately want just to live in the authenticity of the world in front of me. I haven’t figured this out yet. I haven’t found a balance or reconciled my real world experiences with the online world. I wonder if I ever will sometimes.

Most of all, I am aware that God is doing some very very important things in me that I want to pay close attention to. What that means to the blogging/internet side of world I haven’t quite figured out yet.

:)

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Happy Birthday!

I love my birthday. Since meeting Lindsey I have discovered the excitement of celebrating my birthday with her, and I’ve begun to enjoy the month of March more than ever. This year we started the weekend by enjoying a fun dinner with close friends and some dancing afterward (I love dancing, people!). On Saturday Lindsey took me to Hammond’s Candy Factory to see how they make their candy. I felt like I was having my own Charlie and the Chocolate Factory experience when we pulled up. :)

We got to take a tour and see the old fashioned machines and hand made techniques. They hand-make most of their candies!

It was really cool to check this place out!

The majority of the weekend we spent relaxing (I got to skype with my family!), watching movies, reading together, and eating yummy food. Lindsey made gluten-free sausage balls, chicken enchiliadas, and ordered a gluten-free cheese cake for me!

On Sunday she surprised me with a trip to a sip and paint place where we enjoyed a glass of wine and painted a forest landscape as the teacher demonstrated her version at the front of the class. It was a first for us, and we had so much fun doing it together!

It was a lovely birthday weekend, and I’m left sitting here on Monday feeling incredibly thankful for my life and the privilege of doing it with such a fun and loving partner. Thank you, Lord!