our full life: march

Long time, no blog, huh? I’ve missed it. I guess I’ve been behind and a bit crazed with lots of life lately. No time like the present to dive back in and enjoy.

Here’s what life in March looked like for us!

m5Fruit platter at work with PB yogurt dip!

m1Take time to capture the blossoms.

m2Strep throat round 3…

IMG_8358Enjoying a walk and the flower fields with my sweet friend.

IMG_8374Waves in front of me and palm trees in front of me. I love California!

IMG_8372Married this guy 4 years ago…best day ever.

m8Seared duck. We made this at a Sur La Table cooking class. Thank you so much for the gift of a “Date Night in Paris” Mom & Dad!

m11Having a blast on our Aniversary date!

m9I made my first chocolate souffle. Whoa, mama!

m7Taking a break at work with a good sit and great book.

m14The drive home.

m12Nerf gun wars are just a regular Wednesday here…

m6Ironsmith coffee run.

m15We visited Pasadena for our Anniversary trip and I found my new favorite coffee shop: Lavender & Honey.

m16This shop is dedicated to selling used cook books!! A little piece of heaven.

m17Gardens of Pasadena.

m18A chair big enough for two!

m19We enjoyed homemade coca-cola, french fries, and a slice of pie at Burger and Pie. MMMM!

m20True fact: God makes beautiful things.

IMG_8510Just being young and in love at the Los Angeles Arboretum! Thanks to my friend, Brittan, we were blessed to walk the grounds and soak in God’s creation.

m22Soft, fluffy, delicate petals. :sigh:

m23Baby Gracelyn eating some snacks. Those pigtails though!!

m13Easter music planning in our living room. I love opening our home. Especially for sweet, sweet music.

It was a while ago, but how was your March!?

xo sarah

our full life: january

Hello friends, readers, loved ones,

I have missed you. I have missed posting and writing and sharing life here. Here’s a good start though. I hope you enjoy and relate on some level to what my January looked like. I started a new job, had some fun, got sick, drank lots of coffee, and made sure to take in creation every so often. Here we go!

cookie breakThis sugar cookie was visually irresistible! But to be honest…not that good. I took it back for the snickerdoodle.

drops keep fallingI ❤ raindrops.

goodbye waffles My old office took me out to a goodbye breakfast. I indulged and it was DELICIOUS. It was a wonderful morning with great friends, good food, and bittersweet goodbyes.

goodbye deskGoodbye student ministries desk. I hope my old office is still enjoying my tea cabinet.

baby silas The things that amuse little ones: blanket fringe.

bb graceyToo much cuteness. I can’t take it.

pco day 1 First day as the new Office Manager at PCO.

market dateDate Night at Market. SO fancy and SO worth it.

you mule That Mule though.

pho sho Getting strept throat was really terrible. 102 degree fevers are THE worst. Having friends who bring you soup is the best though.

2015-01-22 17.22.16 The picture did not do it justice.

2015-01-24 17.46.30So glad we stopped to take this. I never want to live anywhere else.

sortingBuilding shelves and sorting lots of…stuff. Three days of it helps you understand the band-aid and coffee. Necessities people.

it's a boatI see a tugboat.

it's saturdayMy Saturday just got better with this cup of joy.

squirrel Hi there Mr. Squirrel. He was so close!

the bandThere’s my man and the team. Making beautiful music in a potentially beautiful place.

now at new buildingPraying for and singing with The Fields.

January was an interesting month because it meant finding a new normal for our family. I am so excited to see more of what God will do in this next season of life.

What was your favorite thing about this January?

xo sarah

our full life: week thirty-one

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This life is ours, not mine. This life is full, not empty. This life is true life!

goldGOLD.

milkshake nightMilkshake night: chocolate, peanut butter, and banana.

pour overPour over at Kettle Coffee & Tea.

lavenderMy first Lavender Latte. Not too bad!

vineyard Home vineyard.

vine ripenedVine-ripening tomato goodness.

girls nightGirls dessert night. I brought those mini lemon tea-cakes.

family timeTrue beauties. I love you sis & Lu.

grasshopperHello office visitor. You’re welcome to fly away whenever you like.

addictionAddiction. So bad…but I can’t stop. Hubby bought me this mini pack.

roof reflectionReflection.

treat timeTreats with my sweets.

sealifeSealife in San Onofre.

surfer girlsThe sweetest little surfer girls. Beach camping with these Jr. High girls was the best part of summer by far.

firebreatherThat, there, is my husband the fire-breather.

san onofre sunsetThe highlight of the week.

Love you!

xo sarah

gospel monday

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Today is Earth Day…but in my mind it is something incredibly more magnificent.

I believe that the Earth was created by God. By His great power and love, He created all that we know and see. Such beauty and awesome wonder that should not be denied.

Genesis 1:1-5 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.”

Genesis chapters 1 & 2 continue to tell us the truth of how God created this amazing world with perfect wisdom, care and meaning. God does things that are good. He does things that are very good.

When you see a beautiful sunset, a full moon, or sky full of sparkling stars…think of HIM. When you see the massive oceans, the mighty rivers, or the rain pouring down…think of HIM. When you see a tree towering hundreds of feet above you, flowers blooming in full color, or green hills rolling on for miles…think of HIM.

His creation doesn’t stop with the plants and animals. God made every human that walks this earth (Psalm 139:13). He made and formed YOU and He desires that you would worship Him for He is Worthy! Believe in Him and all of your sins are forgiven…that perfect peace is found only in HIM (Romans 8: 1-11).

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aunt m's tree

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How great Thou art, Lord! Our Creator is worthy of ALL honor and praise. Let us be stil and worship HIM.

xo sarah

our full life: week five

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Leaving work at sunset.

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Lofty Coffee lunch break. I got an almond milk chai with honey. MMMM.

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Miniature apple crumbles for Granny and Grampy.

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Thursday sky. Thank you Jesus for creating such a beautiful world.

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Pannikin…I don’t care what anyone says. You’re trendy and I love you!

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Had breakfast with an amazing woman. Lauren…you are an inspiration and true friend.

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Drank lots of tea this week. This one was black apricot.

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I came home one day and Bret made his famous chicken fried rice. DANG. So good!

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Last, and best was a Birthday Brunch for my sweet friend Ashley. The place was SO cute, we had delicious food, and we celebrated a beautiful girl! The right way to ring in 25 for sure!

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Here’s us ladies having a good time.

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Until next week friends! What did you do this week?! I’d love to hear all about it.

xo sarah