Wednesday, April 28, 2010

DIY Copy Cat

I was checking out my sweet sister-in-love's (Shelly) blog to see more pictures of my new nephew Champ (you should go check him out, he's pretty darn cute ;) ) and stumbled upon one of her friend's blogs. I was looking through her pictures and found a really cute DIY project with ruffles... so I decided to try it out on this grey dress.
This is the dress before, I got a little excited to start sewing and forgot to take a before pic :)
... and after with new pink ruffles. Chic and more modest!!
Matching headband :)

Super easy, super fun, super cheap project

Saturday, April 24, 2010

weekends :)

I have the sweetest husband any girl could ask for :) This weekend, he totally blessed me in so many ways, and made me feel so loved. I started my summer job this Friday afternoon, but I was totally surprised to come home and find the apartment totally deep cleaned! Matt cleaned everything and made the apartment sparkle! He is the greatest. We started out the weekend with dinner Friday night at Abuelo's... mexican is my absolute favorite and matt always lets me choose mexican even though it is not his favorite.
On Saturday we slept in late and then Matt surprised me and took me to the Bluebonnet Trails Festival. The bluebonnet is Texas' state flower and I had never seen one up-close. Apparently this has been Texas' best bluebonnet season and they are really beautiful!
The fields were just colored with beautiful bluebonnets and another red flower

This was part of the trail... it was like an hour and half drive with bluebonnets and other wild flowers on both sides. We loved this part of the drive because it was like we were in a tunnel of trees :)
Thank you Lord for making your Creation beautiful!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The King has RISEN!!

Every Easter my dad comes into the living room and announces to us all, "He is RISEN!!" and in response each one of us is expected to respond, "He is Risen INDEED!!" It is just a sweet memory I have of every Easter at home, and this morning I waited for my call-and-answer Easter response and it came (via text) without fail :) I was so blessed to receive it and know I was not forgotten all the way in Texas.

What a joy to be able to announce "He is RISEN!"... this is the hope of our faith in Jesus Christ. "The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations..." (Luke 24:46,47) Without Jesus rising from the dead, nothing would set our faith apart as the ONLY TRUTH. Praise God that we serve a RISEN LORD and we can trust that our hope is assured and our future set if we have trusted in HIM as Savior. Even though Christ has risen from the dead and now sits at the right hand of the Father in Heaven, he did not leave us alone... "I am going to send you what my Father promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power on high." (John 24:49) He left us with the best gift of all, His Holy Spirit that gives us the power for all things on this earth and the promise of our salvation. Praise the Risen Lord!!
Happy Easter!! Love, Matt and Lauren