Friday, July 24, 2009

Sleepless Random Things

You'd think after 5 months of deployment a girl could get used to this sleeping by herself thing. But nope. Here I am bright eyed and bushy tailed at nearly 4am not one bit interested in that big cozy (cold and lonely) bed. My house is getting cleaned and there's a batch of granola baking in the oven to be sent to a certain sweetheart overseas who loves to snack on dry granola. (Did you know a person can get really creative when there are no mixing bowls in the house???)

Fact: The internet ......sure is quiiiet...... at this time of night. Or morning. Whatever you want to call it.

Here's a very few of my favorite moments I had the honor of capturing that are cluttering up my hard drive...

(click to enlarge)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Time Flies? I Wish.

Everybody's complaining about how fast the summer is flying by. I guess that typically is the complaint of summer... But this year it's not so with me. Summer couldn't possibly drag by any slower.

This afternoon I was dwelling in a quiet moment of relief that so much time has passed since Andy's departure, and feeling like it won't be long now! Heh. Then I counted. Today marks 3 months since we have seen each other. Only 3 months, mind you. That's only 91 days. We haven't even reached the 100's marker! Ugh. Not even half way there yet. This summer is feeling like eternity. Never in my life have I looked forward to winter... Until this year. I'm aching for the freezing cold I've always despised.... Because with it comes Andy.

That's it for complaints for now. I will just give you a glimpse of what the last 2 or 3 weeks have looked like for me... When I'm not glued to the conversation I'm having with my hubby on my phone.

(I love technology these days... Really, I do.)

4th of July parade


in case you were wondering

Best of all.... My brother Gabe came home for his 2 weeks of R&R.
This is what a soldier on R&R looks like.

All of us siblings together... doesn't happen so often anymore. The joys of growing up.


Moving into my new apartment! Yes... Andy and I have a real home now.


Before Gabe left, I got to take pictures of him and Anna. Cutest couple ever, with the exception of Andy and I of course.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

He Is

Recently, in a moment of boredom of all things, I read through the book of Deuteronomy. To be completely candid and open with you, the book has always been a boring one for me. One of the "Thou Shalt" and "Thou Shalt Not" books. But that particular afternoon, suddenly I saw it in a different light. It wasn't a book of the law so much as it was a book that revealed the true heart of God. Reading it with a heart to know Him and understand His ways revealed the deeper aspect of the book, and I found that Deuteronomy is an amazing reflection on who God really is.

For He is...

"For the LORD your God is a merciful God; he will not abandon or destroy you."
Deuteronomy 4:31

"For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God."
Deuteronomy 5:9

"The LORD will establish you as his holy people."
Deuteronomy 28:9

"Know therefore that the LORD your God is God;
He is the faithful God,
keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations
of those who love Him and keep His commands."
Deuteronomy 7:9

"What other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws
as this body of laws I am setting before you today?"

Deuteronomy 4:8

"He will show you mercy, and have compassion on you.
Deuteronomy 13:17

"He is the Rock, His works are perfect,
and all His ways are just.
A God of truth and without iniquity
upright and just is He."
Deuteronomy 32:4

"For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords,
the great God, mighty and awesome."
Deuteronomy 10:17