friendly thoughts

A few things that i love about friends.

i love friends who think of you when you are far away

who tell you about things that reminded them of you

i love friends who’s voices you can hear when you read their writings

i love hearing friends talk about beloved mutual friends far far away

shared silences with friends… so nice.


the marriage of my love for crafting and thorough enjoyment of good company

has created a delightful weekly date


craft night excitement includes friends from all over the world,

chocolate, tea, paper, yarn, fabric,

talks of mothers, love, adventures, and what is to come.

i love good friends.


March 29, 2010. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

old words, same thoughts

What a lucky girl i am.
  • I was browsing through random post in my old blog, and came across this one that i wrote in May, 2007. I enjoyed reminiscing, i remember having butterflies in my stomach that entire week. After 2 years of marriage, i’m still stoked that he is mine.
  • “Well, this is late in coming, but i feel quite justified in that, there has been so much going on. On Saturday, May 5, Conor asked me to marry him! Of course i said yes! we had the most wonderful week of my life together, walking, talking, enjoying one another’s company. I’m so amazed at the goodness of the Lord to bless me with such a man. One of the students here at the school asked me yesterday while we were making lunch how i knew that Conor was the one for me, because since we started to date it was with the intention of getting married. When i got to know Mr. C.S. Berry, i realized that he was a man that even if nothing changed, i would be delighted to spend the rest of my days with. I saw his heart for prayer, his earnest desire to seek the Lord and the heart of compassion that the Lord had given him. I saw that he led with respect and honesty about his shortcoming- letting the light of Christ shine out through those cracks and weaknesses. We would talk about books, sit quietly, simply enjoying one another’s company, or if the situation was sticky, we would pray. And his jolly laugh and good sense of humor instantly made me appreciate his company. It took me a good bit to believe that someone who i respected so much would actually want to be with me, and further still- put up with me. But well before he told me he cared, i had come to depend on our friendship and knew that the if the Lord would be so good as to put the same desire in his heart, i would say yes if he just asked me to marry him then. After dating for a year and a half, we are engaged and i know that the rest of our lives together will be even more revealing of the Lord’s abundant blessings and mercies. The Lord is so good, and his timing is perfect! Ive grown to love this man even more, and being apart for these past 9 months of my internship have been a huge tool that the Lord has used to deepen my love and appreciation for the comfort of my best friend. I am my Beloved’s, and He is mine.”
  • March 4, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

    summers a' commin'

    i can’t wait to make this sundress for Fae.

    March 3, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

    another month gone by

    hello again friends and readers.

    in this past month i’ve been consumed with “normal” daily tasks, cooking, feeding, cleaning and enjoying. with nothing deeply profound to say, or beautiful to share, the silence has been intentional.

    i should not say that i’ve been completely unproductive in the area of arts and crafts, since i completed an impressive mound of special mail to be delivered to the ones we love. while reading one of my favorite blogs (, i was taken with the photos of one particular wedding. the bride had successfully incorporated 3 ideas that i had hoped to use for my own wedding. but didn’t. seeing that what she had accomplished so beautifully inspired me to take my time and do my only crafting project well, even if it meant more time and effort expended. happily this project used up some of my favorite fabric that i love, but do not want to tote back to home with us when we return in three months. its rare when more elaborate couples as less expensive. this was one of those happy moments.

    quite happy with the results, and i got to put my most favorite birthday present to good use! many thanks to my wonderful husband who bought me a sewing machine for my 23rd birthday.

    tomorrow is Fae’s 2 month birthday. these past three months have gone so quickly, its thrilling to think in another 3 months we will be back with our natural family. happy 2 month birthday little cupcake!

    march is here, and spring is welcome!

    March 2, 2010. Uncategorized. 1 comment.