Thursday, May 31, 2012

{Photo-A-Day} :: May

Several friends have participated in varying Photo-A-Day challenges. I’ve thought about doing one several times, but I just get overwhelmed with having to snap a [specific] photo every day. My Type A, slightly OCD brain can’t handle it. But I also seem to struggle with remembering to take photos in general. So I decided to try this Photo-A-Day challenge; I just tweaked the rules a bit to fit me better :)

I did my best to take a photo every day that matched the prompt given. It didn’t always happen in order; many times I snapped a photo of a different prompt from another day of the month. And I didn’t quite get all 31 photos. But overall, I snapped more photos, which was the goal. I also thought this was a good way for me to do my {iPhone rewind} for May…

Love this verse in John 16. I struggle sometimes reading the news; it’s important to know what’s going on in the world, but frankly, it’s just depressing. So verses like these remind me that Jesus has overcome all of the ugliness, the hate, the sickness, the pain, the sin. Peace comes from Him alone.

This is a view from my offices. My photo-taking leaves much to be desired, so it’s hard to see the actual skyline. But I like the McKinney water tower in the background.

My red shoes. I really like them. I bought them at Payless a couple of years ago and they are just a fun accessory.

Love Birds, that is. Isn’t this adorable?!? For Ben and Lindsay’s couples shower, I found this address stamp for them on etsy. The sweet Rains had given me and Mike an address stamp for our wedding, and I loved the idea. So I just had to steal it ;)

Hello. I’m Erin :)

Mmmm…Burberry. I fell in love with this scent when I was in high school. It doesn’t smell quite the same on me as it does on other people (darn that unique body chemistry). But I adore the scent nonetheless.

Go to the post office. One of my new responsibilities at work is to check the mail everyday. I actually don’t mind this errand most of the time, as it is a good way to get me out of the office.

“Grace.” Undeserved favor. Receiving kindness you don’t deserve. As a daughter of the King (and as the title of this blog speaks so well), grace covers me.

It’s not super fancy, but I like our little kitchen. Drawer space may be limited and the cabinet doors may not close properly…but it’s still fun :) For the record: If I can help it, I always want a double oven.

My Spurs make me happy! :) I love the heart and loyalty of both players and fans. I love that they have had a 20-game winning streak and are on their way to winning a 5th championship. They are just such a good, solid, wholesome team. And I like that. In the grand scheme of eternity, I know basketball doesn't matter. But if I am going to cheer on a team during my lifetime here, I am proud that it is the Spurs!

Unfortunately, I did not get to see my mom on Mother’s Day this year. I didn’t even get to talk with her (how sad is that??) because she was out of the country. She’s such a little travel bug now! ;) So today’s photo is just one of my favorites from my wedding day.

We have a MASSIVE back yard, with LOTS of grass. Well, there’s not much (living) grass left. After the scorching summer of 2011 and the continued watering restrictions, there really was never much hope for a beautiful green lawn. Instead, we have mostly weeds and some dead grass now. But close enough :)

Love is most definitely an action. And my sweet husband knows how to love me well. I shared in an earlier post about how he sat with me several nights in a row to help me finish paper flowers for Matt and Daisy’s wedding. Most definitely love ;)

Mike and I actually bought 2 copies of Piper’s book so we could read it together. I really admire and appreciate Piper’s teaching and commitment to the Word, so it has been interesting to read his thoughts on this particular subject. I’ll let you know what I think when I’m done!

Goldfish. A common go-to snack for me. I love the fishes! ;)

Lunch on the patio. The salad was leftover from a dinner with our pastor and his wife, and the rice from our crockpot roast meal the night before.

My contacts/glasses. Technically, I could continue breathing and therefore live without them; but I probably wouldn’t last very long. Seriously. I am blind. As. A. Bat. The only comfort I have is that my prescription hasn’t changed in the past 6 years, so perhaps there is some hope I won’t be completely blind any time soon.

Pretty pink roses for Daisy’s bridal bouquet. They smelled so lovely!

I finally made the leap. My husband has converted me to all things Apple, so I am now a mac. It still remains to be seen if my penny-conscious brain can fully embrace the value of the mac. But so far, I have definitely loved having a new computer in general. My old laptop was far past its expiration date, so it’s nice to work on a fast computer!

I was actually waiting in the ER with my brother (so I wasn’t allowed to take any pictures). He’s ok; he had fractured his wrist and because of the holiday weekend, we thought the ER could help. FYI#1: unless your bone is sticking out of your skin and/or you require immediate surgery (which has been the case for the last 8 bones my brother has broken) neither CareNow nor the ER will cast it for you; you have to make an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon. FYI#2: orthopedic surgeons only work like 2 days a week. Go figure.

Ben & Jerry’s. I had a craving for ice cream, so we grabbed some Ben & Jerry’s and enjoyed our sweet treats outside. I can’t keep ice cream in the house, because I would seriously eat it every day.

I actually snapped this photo on the 30th. Every day this month has been sunny and HOT. This was the one day that we had rain and cooler weather!

319. The number of days we have been married :)


1 comment:

  1. Erin, what a fun update! We love the Spurs too - I've been wearing my jersey here in VA. :) Happy 320th day!!