Thursday, June 28, 2012

pray for colorado

These photos are a little glimpse into what has been going on in Colorado Springs, Colorado this week. 
It has been so unreal to see this unfold on every local news channel, all day long. I live about an hour south of Colorado Springs, where the Waldo Canyon Fire is going on. I love Colorado Springs & I go there often... I will actually be going up there this weekend. It is a beautiful city at the base of Pikes Peak & there are many amazing places to visit... Seeing all of this happen has been so mind-blowing & heart breaking... 
On Tuesday night the fire went out of control, because of very intense winds... My mom works in Colorado Springs & her company, which is close to Garden of the gods, was evacuated. Altogether 32,000 people have been evacuated. There are over 1,000 firefighters fighting the fires. And it has been said that hundreds of homes have been lost. Some of the people my mom works with have lost their homes... But, so far, there have been no reports of lives lost & that is amazing! Even through this devastation, people are coming together & I know that God is working!!! 

These pictures were all taken yesterday or earlier (via Denver Post)... And the weather conditions today are better than they have been, so the fire is more controlled & the hopefully the firefighters will be able to contain it more. But it is still a very active fire & weather plays a big part it what it does. Please PRAY for Colorado Springs & for all of the victims, firefighters, etc... Also, PRAY for all of Colorado, because there are several fires across the whole state. We need rain so badly. 

Here are a couple of ariel photos of destroyed homes... So terribly sad...

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

snapshots from my weekend

Every summer, we have a tradition to see the latest Pixar movie at the drive-in. I love it! 
There is something so fun about watching movies outside!
So, we packed the folding chairs & our favorite goodies & went to see Brave...
It isn't my new favorite Pixar movie, but it was cute!
The air has been hazy from the fires that are burning across Colorado right now... This morning, when I woke up I could smell the smoke in the air. Please pray for those who are close to the fires & have had to
be evacuated. 
Also, for the firefighters. The wind & extreme heat do not help at all. WE NEED RAIN!!!!
On Saturday, my family went to one of our favorite restaurants for dinner!!
They have the cutest windows!
Also, they have really good food & cute country decor inside!
On Sunday afternoon, my sister & I put our sun hats on & had a little pool party!! We bought the baby pool partly for when this girl comes over & partly for us, when it's 105 degrees outside... Ha! It looks like the temps will be 100+ everyday this week, so resting our feet in the pool will be amazing!
This sunflower is growing in my yard & it's almost as tall as me, even though we have hardly had any rain... Crazy! But it's so pretty with the sunset behind it! :)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

week twenty-six memory verse

see my verses from weeks...
one & two  ||  three  ||  four  || five  || six || seven  ||  eight  || nine || ten  || eleven || twelve || thirteen 
fourteen || fifteen || sixteen || seventeen || eighteen || nineteen || twenty || twenty-one || twenty-two  

Friday, June 22, 2012

it's the little things // babysitting!!!

This week has been full of sweet little blessings...
And the most special one was that I got to babysit the cutest little girl in the world! ( me anyway!)
It's always such a blessing to be around her! She is so adorable, funny & her smile lights up the room! 
I was following her around & snapping pictures the whole time! So fun!!!

Bath time before bed!! She loved it & probably could have played in there all night...

Morning time: sitting on the couch, eating cereal & watching cartoons...
Look at those pretty eyes... they just kill me!! 

I am so grateful for all of the little blessings in life!
Go check out her link-up party! 

I hope you all have a lovely first weekend of Summer!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

the cutie in my family...

This week has been especially fun, because I got to see this cutie a lot (my cousin's little girl)!! 
Whenever she is around, I take so many pictures of her!! In the photo above I was telling her to smile & that was one of her faces!! Silly girl! I LOVE HER!! All of these shots are from Father's day, when we had a family dinner...

I got to babysit her this week too, so I have even more photos to share soon!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

sweet cherries...

Sweet cherries are one of my favorite things about summer time!! Yumm...
And they are such a cute photography subject! 

Monday, June 18, 2012

life in snapshots...

life in snapshots...
admiring a few pretty daisies.
found a vintage liberty of london scarf for 25 cents at a garage sale. 
finished reading "mere christianity" last week.
thrifted a cute skirt last week, trying out a longer length.
downtown hanging stop lights.
yummy ice cream treat from sonic.
sitting on the side of the rode, my car is in the shop now. sad.
recent nail colors: gold glitter & french pink.
a cute grandpa & great-granddaughter shot from father's day.
when i told her to smile, she made that silly face.

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