If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
- Albert Einstein

Thursday, August 30, 2012

assorted ralph activities





[herbed goat cheese stuffed chicken breasts with couscous]
 [sunlight hitting my morning bible time]
[the work of our hands- watercolors and building plans]
[new coasters for greg- with plans on them!]



Lord, make me to know my end,
And what is the extent of my days;
Let me know how transient I am.
Psalm 39:4


enjoying this transient life. 
what a gift.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

laughing today

some things that are currently making me laugh:

 if you haven't heard this, go now.
Greg and I have been quoting continuously for almost a week. 


Greg. 
I knew he was funny before,
but it's honestly the best thing in the world to live with someone
so ridiculous. 
I've actually starting snorting when I laugh,
which is a testament to his hilarity
as well as super embarrassing when we are in public. 


this quote from my wisdom literature textbook:

"Their view is influenced by the fact that they believe these to be 
characteristic features of Ugaritic poetry.  
Ugaritic scholars disagree with them about this."

so nerdy, but I really laughed out loud. 





last, but certainly not least,
these pictures of abby and I trying to figure out
what we would look like with each other's hair. 
what is going on with the sparkles in the first picture?
no idea.



happy tuesday!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

taking walks.










I have long loved a good walk. 
A few days ago I realized that if I didn't go on a walk,
I would not see anyone or anything but Greg and the inside of our apartment all day. 
And as lovely as they both are...
my skin needs sunshine. 

So my camera and I took a little walk,
broken shutter and all. 
It's another beautiful day today, 
so I'm thinking it might be time for a sequel. 


Running around in my brain today:

Teach me thy way, O Lord;
I will walk in thy truth;
Unite my heart to fear thy name.
ps. 86: 11


a united heart sounds good, right? 


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

thinking, today

so today, I'm bopping around pinterest,
getting excited about beautiful things.

beautiful clothes, beautiful prints,
some fun ideas for hanging out with kids, etc. 


and as I sit in my apartment on my computer, 
I realize that about an hour has gone by.


woops. 


I love pinterest, because I actually use it a ton.
I bake and cook from recipes I find,
do some fun crafty projects
[or mostly make up my own easy version]
and am inspired by the art I find online.


but I'm coming to realize that while finding inspiration is good,
living an inspired life is better



no matter how pretty and exciting the things I look at are,
what counts is how i live. 
and because I live for a great God, 
who is the source of all good things, and the source of abundant life,
it totally matters what I actually do, and how I do it. 


so now, inspired, i'm going to clean the apartment. 

happy tuesday!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

welcome home










cooking, baking, living here. 
married.


Our first night Greg said,
"Welcome home, Mary."


It's been a long time since anywhere really felt like home,
but this does. 



The Lord is my strength and my shield; 
my heart trusts in him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart exults,
and with my song I shall thank him.
Psalm 28:7