Tuesday, October 16, 2012
-Taking the afternoon off to make up for having worked so much lately and enjoying the decadence of sweat pants and a t-shirt, leisurely cooking and a nap.
-Playing hide-and-seek with youth in the church, which is exactly what I loved to play in church when I was a teenager. Some things just never get old.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
-The whirr of a boy riding his bike past my open window.
-Going to a Presbytery meeting and being overwhelmed by the friendships and connections that have been made in this place. And seeing the talented Joanna, a seminary student and member of our church, go before Presbytery to become a Candidate in the ministry.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Once upon a time, a Carolina-dwellin'-Texan-Gal donned her Lucchese boots and was magically transported to a land where zebras roamed beneath ancient cave drawings, a wedding took place in a backyard that rivaled an English garden and delighted children danced while consuming cupcakes and laughing with glee.
Or to put it more simply, I spent last weekend in Tejas celebrating my cousin Lee's wedding with lots of family. It all kicked off with a "Sangria Safari." You heard that right. We decked out the party room on the bluff overlooking the water for a fun soirée honoring the Lady Lee and, though there wasn't a Victrola wafting Mozart or Robert Redford washing our hair (what a shame), it was a party worthy of Isak Dinesen.
These beauties are now living on my mantle. Love them!
This is the life.
I resisted every urge to whisk this fabulously-painted chair away as a "carry on" for my flight back to NC.
The wedding festivities were beautiful, with a golden-sunset-and-candlelit-rehearsal-dinner and a wedding full of laughter and joy. Lee and Luis looks so happy! Then it was time to celebrate!
Meet the Queen of Celebration, y'all. Lady 'Livia. She even has the wave down.
Lovely centerpieces with wildflowers and candles.
A bit of a grainy photo, but this was adorable. Nat and Gigi laid on the floor to watch Lee and Luis have their first dance and then they ran over to us jumping up and down and shouting, "I'm going to get married! And wear flowers in my hair! And DANCE!" Precious.
What a delightful time!
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
-A day full of planning, meetings and pastoral visits that left me both exhausted and deeply fulfilled.