Monday, July 22, 2013

Thankful for Dayton

I have to be honest and say that recently I have really been missing Kansas City, missing friends, missing family and just wondering how in the world we ended up in Dayton, Ohio. But on Sunday morning, for the 4th week in a row, the pastor of the church we've been attending, spoke about having a heart of thankfulness and the message, that there is victory in thanksgiving, began to sink in. I started to write down the things for which I am thankful, specifically in Dayton, and I just kept writing and writing and the more I kept thanking Him, the lighter the heavy spirit I had been carrying all week became.

Just scrolling through my iphone pics from our last 4 weeks in Dayton it was easy to find things for which I am thankful. So according to my iphone I am thankful for...


"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
Thessalonians 5:18

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Free To Be

Dr. A knew he would be spending his first weekend of residency on call, so being the sweet hubby he is, he was excited for me to spontaneously grab my jeans shorts, American flag and jump in the car to go celebrate the 4th with Rebies and Ash in dreamy Chicago. 

Our celebration of freedom began with biking and blading our way to North Ave Beach. I hadn't ridden a bike in....not sure if I've ever ridden a bike because I definitely didn't remember how! I guess that phrase "once you ride a bike, you never forget" is not applicable to me :) But after a few lessons from Rebies and Ash, I caught on and I must say, that biking along Lake Michigan on this sunny 4th was an absolute dream. 

We are proud to be Americans...

And just as proud to be Baylor Bears...

After a freedom filled day on the beach, our feelings of patriotism were still goin strong, so we baked the perfect Americake. 

 We spent our last few hours of the 4th on a rooftop overlooking the city. The combination of the view, the fireworks, and friends was absolutely magical. 

Rebies took pictures with her Lomography Film Camera all weekend and the pics turned out so dreamy I have to share a few. Can't wait to see more pics from this camera after she comes back from walking the Camino De Santiago

Proud to be an American...Forever thankful for our freedom. 

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Down on the Farm

...is where we went to re-claim barn wood and do a rustic make-over on our kitchen table! A few days after moving to Dayton, A and I took a little drive out to the country to a visit a farmer who was selling wood from one of his barns that collapsed in a storm. I wish I could I say that I participated in this project more than pointing at each piece of wood that I liked, but that was about it for me! A did all the work after that and he did an amazing job at transforming our ordinary kitchen table into a barn wood dream. 

The Barn

Work in progress...

Done!

Come visit us and we will eat dinner together right here :) 

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