monday night

there is something so refreshing about sitting on your nice comfy couch in your baggy sweatpants with a perfect blanket and the best ipod mix ever. i love not watching tv. i love not hearing all the racket and just listening to beautiful music. its magical. i love it. derrick is working late tonight. i hate that he's not here. but don't feel guilty for piddling through the house....hope he is home soon......it's late.

{if i write what i'm about to say it makes me feel even more accountable.}
i really am reminded daily how much i need Christ in my life.....like hourly, minute-ly. i try and do things on my own & hit my head & eventually realize i'm trying to do it by myself and not like God be in control. i know he is. i have to make it a daily reality. how do you do that? really? i mean. it sounds easy, but it's not for me. i've seen God work & seen amazing things happen....yet, continue to think i can trump it...really? so lame. pray for me. pray i'm patient. i need it. more importantly. i need Him.
xoxo
ali

weekend wrap-up......from a few weekends

sammy turned TWO sept 19.
sneak preview of our nashville weekend....

a super quick weekend in pa. it just went by too fast...missed you there dad!


i'm almost done i promise....
a surprise baby shower for sweet elisa in richmond....
can't wait to meet baby w!
(i didn't have my camera at the shower but here's a fun pic of her & fred)
phew......and october isn't over yet!

one year

we had such a fun anniversary weekend. fred and elisa came to visit. lots of good food, laughs, mani-pedi's, five crowns...and an antique gift from derrick. perfect.
here are some pics.