Friday, January 20, 2012

Homemade lemonade.


This is our 6th year in Florida, and only our second year of taking full advantage of Florida citrus. It kind of helps that we know people with fruit trees now. We have been juicing the heck out of grapfruits, satsumas and Meyer lemons. Yum.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Just spent the afternoon doing something I wanted to for months. I printed out tons of pictures this summer of memories from the past two years, as an application for the lesson in thankfulness the Lord had been teaching me. I wanted to create a wall in my house where I could look back on two years that often seem filled with disappointment, uncertainty and sometimes despair. While those years have held all those things, they have also held wonder, delight and some precious memories I am so thankful I have. I hesitated to put it up because sometimes I am lazy, and also because thankfulness can be hard. Yet in an attempt to not let the Eve inside of me win, I want to see the abundant garden God has graciously given me and not get stuck on the one thing He hasn't. Thank you Lord for my garden, sometimes I only see the wilderness.