Thankful Thursdays

It has been a really long times since I’ve done a Thankful Thursday post and I think it’s about time to revive them!

Summer is season that makes me just absolutely joyful.  The days are longer (at least daylight LASTS longer) which provides time to enjoy more things outside.  The weather took a while to decide if it really wanted to give us that summer heat..but I think it’s finally hear to stay.  Looking forward to lots of time out in that glorious summer heat!  Some things I am thankful for about summer time:

24. More daylight, which means more time outside – more grilling out, more time in the yard, more hiking, more country drives with the windows down and sunroof open

25. Warm mornings.  Joshua and I have a renewed desire to wake up earlier and get our day going now that the sun is rising earlier.

26.  A husband who holds me accountable to my personal goals.  This morning Joshua kicked me out of bed for my desired morning run.  I really would have loved to lay there and cuddle longer, but with the evenings staying so warm, I know I’ll have better runs if I get up and go in the morning.

27.  This morning’s run.  So thankful I didn’t miss the beauty God has created for us to enjoy by staying in bed this morning.  A country road in the morning light provides such serenity and joy.

morning run

What are you thankful for this week?

Light of the World

With the darkness of winter here, I thought I would share this picture I found over at A Cup of Jo.

I thought this verse went well with the image:

“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Matt. 5: 14-16

Be God’s light in the world, and share His love this Christmas season.

Good morning!

One of my favorite things about living in Tennessee again is the beautiful fall colors that tend to linger. I love the crisp morning air, the low hanging fog, and the bright reds and yellows on the trees. We are very fortunate to live outside the city by a good bit (though sometimes I don’t see this as a good thing…generally during my commute to work). We have a huge field next to the house and a lot of undeveloped or farmed land all around us. Talk about awesome colors all the time. Here is a photo I snapped on the way to work this morning (while sitting at a red light).


I’m looking forward to hiking with Josh this weekend and seeing more of the awesome fall colors. I actually have a day off of work and want to make sure we enjoy our time outside while we can!