let me catch you up…

These two lamps came home with me from the thrift store ($3 each)

I’m spray-painting them bright green.



safety first!

ignore the boxes in the background… I’m MOVING!

(but there’s always time for green spray-paint)



also, it’s basically summer here in Virginia Beach.

as usual, we go from 60’s to 100’s in about 5 days.

we don’t mess.

but, these little cuties are growing.


I wish I could say the fuzzy-ness is all from the geese…

but unfortunately that’s camera user-error.


they let me get very close…

until big papa spotted me!


then sized me up…


then gave me a tongue lashing


(haha, ok sorry, that was corny)

but they’re still cute



and there was a beach day with my good friend Tiffany


a beach day that has been in the planning since,

well, probably 3 years ago when we started graduate school 🙂


this little fella came out to relax too




and there was also a wedding in Roanoke, VA

I don’t know why, but I always take a picture of Chris driving when we go on roadtrips…


Here he is telling me to “put my camera away” because “the battery will run out” and I “didn’t bring a back-up one” and it will “run out before we even get to the wedding” and “then I will be sad”.

psh… like he knows anything.

I’m fairly sure I actually made that sound, “PSH”

and I bet there were some facial grimaces as I put my camera away…

but NOT because he told me to and NOT because he was right.


I got to see some good friends…

and eat some Y-U-M-M-Y cake


I’d even dare to say the BEST wedding cake I have ever had.

Each layer was a different flavor

(including strawberry and dreamsicle… I don’t remember the others)


I’m terrible at using my camera in low lighting… so sorry again for the pictures

(plus I was too excited to mess with settings)


My friend’s dress was made using lace from her grandmothers dress!!


what else? hmmm….

oh, and I wore my green dress and yellow polka-dot shoes

green. dress.

yellow. shoes.

enough said.


Chris and I raced back home Saturday night after the wedding so we could be at church on Sunday morning

currently, our church meets in a school building on Sunday mornings…

but we recently built a structure (of sorts) on our property.

pole barn 1   pole barn 2

Sunday was the first Sunday that our “pavillion” was complete so we held service outside.

it was AMAZING





I wish we could worship and fellowship together outside EVERY Sunday…

seriously, if you haven’t ever experienced that… a church that is less Church-y,

I recommend it.

God should be the focus, not the pomp and circumstance that

we typically surround ourselves with in church.


ok, I think we’ve done enough catching up for now.

I can’t wait to show you my new place, and finally reveal all these projects I’ve been working on!

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