Monday, April 4, 2011

monday madness

My first French painting!! Translation:
For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen. Romans 11:36
So excited that my dear friend and former college roommate ordered this painting and will be taking it to France with her and her family when they go as missionaries.

The weather had been up and down here. This is our solution- just throw a scarf and mittens on over summer attire and you will be safe.

Owls, owls...still loving owls. I got this necklace at Forever 21 for $1.25. Did I tell you that already? This blogging thing is going to get old for you if I get forgetful!

Owl we saw when we went away for our retreat.

Owl pouch that my friend Steph makes in her adorable shop.


.............poor Dave has been getting the raw end of the deal here. I have been posting some silly photos of him- and you know, he is so handsome and charming that I really need to post a photo that does him justice.

Love you, Darlin :) ((that is for laughing at me today :))


I really have been convicted that I am spending too much time on the computer :( So my new plan: Only blog 4 days a week....Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri...and the other days- no computer at all!!!! Drastic, I know...but I was talking to a friend and we were saying how we want our children to remember us as moms reading our Bibles and focusing on what's important...and I am not saying that the computer is bad- but too much time on it can be.

How is it going for you and the computer/and or smart phone- are you tethered to it? Are you constantly checking e-mail? Are you talking to your family still, or just texting?! :)


Jenny Stevning said...

I love your French painting. Love the inexpensive owl necklace, too.
And yes...I check my email too many times in a day and just a minute ago I heard that small still voice say, "You know you are wasting time," as I piddled minutes away on the computer.

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

Texting? What's that? LOL! I don't do phones, but I love email. I check my email 2x a day (morning and evening) and get on FB 1x a day (and not every day). I blog MAYBE once a week. So, I feel good about my computer time. But you are right about having the kids see me reading my Bible more. I tend to do that away from them so I can really delve into it without interruption but it would be good for them to see me read it in front of them more often...

Anonymous said...


I have followed your blog for a LONG time but rarely comment. I was following your other blog when you switched to not sharing photos of your children. So, I have been around for a while. I used to have a blog called Sweet Serenity but no longer have public blogs (cut down on them,Facebook, groups, and e-mail to a degree for some reasons that you shared today).

I don't know if you follow the blog Confessions of a Pioneer woman or not but her chalkboard placemats reminded me so much of you. I would like to make them someday. Anyway, I thought I would share them with you as I think you'd love them. I imagine you can Google it. :o). Have a wonderful day in Christ Jesus.

Kellie said...

Love the owls! As much as I like blogging and yes I blog about once a week if that but I really wish we'd go back to the good ol' fashioned letter writing!

Simply Beautiful Sundays said...

I really love your French painting. So great!
Sometimes peace and quiet away from the computer is a beautiful thing.
By the way, thank you for introducing Chrissie Grace's blog to me. I am super encouraged by your blog and artwork and hers as well. Thanks for being a blessing!

Gretchen said...

Sara, I was just thinking about this the other day. Right now I spend SO MANY hours online at work, which really isn't a problem, but I started anticipating how I would respond when that was GONE after my baby is born. I was thinking that I might have issues with missing all that online interaction, which can be good, as you point out, but is not the MOST important thing. I'm really thinking through how I can prepare myself now for that major change/withdrawal when it comes. I'd way rather look at my children's faces than a computer screen!

Kristi McCandless said...

Talk about convicting. I know I spend way too much time on the computer, as well. Your comment about wanting your kids to remember you reading the Bible not sitting on the computer was a pretty powerful one. I think I'll be coming up with a computer schedule for myself today. Thanks for the push in the right direction!

Stephanie said...

I agree I don't want Jackson to remember me as mommy who always had a computer on her lap, although lately somedays it seems that way. Thanks for the important reminder to cut back, I think I too need to set up a schedule.

Stephanie said...

Oh and thanks for sharing my owl coin purse and I LOVE the metal owl :)