Friday, September 28, 2007

Odds and Ends

We're leaving in a little while for another Colorado weekend adventure. John's parents have been in Steamboat Springs this week and we're going to head up there this weekend and see them again before they head back to Arkansas. We've never been there so we're pretty excited. I always love to visit new places, and I've heard Steamboat is beautiful. I'll be sure to take plenty of photos. I'm not expecting to see another bear, or any elk, but I am hoping to see some snow. I just checked the forecast and there is a 40% chance for some frozen precipitation Saturday night. Fun.

Back in the spring, we had some photos taken by a friend of a friend who was starting her photography business. The photos were AMAZING! She's so artistic and has a great eye. I was so pleased with them, especially the ones of the kids. Anyway, Erin (photographer) moved to Alabama this summer and has gotten her business up and running there. She emailed me the link to her website yesterday and you should really check it out (especially you Alabama friends). She even used some photos of my girls. Sarah is on the kiddos page, and Abbey is on the families page. Click HERE to see her beautiful website (and the beautiful photos of Sarah and Abbey).

It's been a very full week around here. Track meets, homework (always homework!), meetings, playdates, Bible study, etc. I love that it's feeling like fall outside too. There's a chill in the air and I like it! Fall is one of my favorite times of the year.

This week at my Bible study we were talking about the ways that God reveals his love to us. I had been sharing with my group about seeing MY bear and I really want to tell you (again) that was such a gift to me. It was God's way of showing me that my heart matters to Him. It could have been an elk or a moose or a bighorn sheep, but it was a BEAR...something I've dreamed of seeing and prayed for Him to show me. And HE did. When I least expected it. I'm not sure I can really convey how huge that was for me. I'm so thankful...and so loved.

Enjoy your weekend. I'll be back next week (with more photos, of course!)

5 comments:

Trish said...

Mer, your bear was awesome. I agree ~ God shows us the most amazing things at the most amazing times. He has such a great sense of humor, too ~ sometimes He'll give you your heart's desire when you least expect it!

I pray your weekend will be refreshing ~ and I look forward to seeing the pictures. :)

Blessings,
Trish

Diane J. said...

Y'all have a great time and safe journey, Mer. :-)

Regarding your previous post, I live in a tiny town, by most standards: 1600 people. I've lived here for 22 years, but I was born and raised 5 miles south of here in Trumann. I've never lived more than 5 miles from where I was born. I've never known anything BUT small town living, unless you count the visits 5 miles up the road to Jonesboro (pop. 55,000 plus) and the rare excursions to Memphis and Little Rock.

I love my little town and can't imagine moving to another state. God would have to REALLY work on my heart for me to agree to that kind of move! I can see some of the benefits from your pictures, though. :-)

Love,

Diane

Bev said...

I'm impressed that you wanted to see a bear, I usually pray against seeing them. Brave you!

CrownLaidDown said...

I love that God loves you that way, too!

Praying even now as you travel.
Love in Him,
Holly

erin said...

Thanks for the kind words, Meredith! It's been fun discovering your blog and checking in on your family. Take care!