Sunday, May 29, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Photo Friday vol.3

"Beauty in brokenness"
photo by: me, '09

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

he's home, hallelujah.

It's not normal yet.
I don't think it will ever be like it was before.
Because it's better.
Distance makes the heart grow fonder.
Glad he's home.
Glad it's summer time in Charlotte.
Thankful for this new season,  my heart needed it.
The winds have changed, the Lord is good.

photos from monday night, we walked to the park and swung on the swings :) i love our little street.
hope your week is sweet and filled with hope.
Cause a lot of times hope is hard to find, but this week is filled with it and it makes me so happy!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

2 days...& Can't get enough.. 'love and sunshine'

hi guys!
I've been somewhat, absent minded lately... trying to numb my way through this week...
I'll tell ya, the days after a vacation, especially going back to work, are never easy.
Especially when being reunited with my man, at the end of that work week, after a vacation.  Basically, i tried to stay as busy as possible this past week, which left me avoiding things.. like blogging, and cleaning my house. ha.

But it is now the weekend, and i am relaxing, going to breakfast in the morning, and getting ready for Luke to move back home! yay. (7 weeks on a bus, im sure he's ready too!)
Seriously, its been the longest 7 weeks of my life, and i am thrilled that this summer is about to start and Luke will be here for it!
monday will be the sweetest day!

And on that note, here are some things i can't get enough of!

Happy weekend friends!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

What's for dinner.

Vacation is over.
But- i can still eat like im on vacation!
I had some Mahi mahi.. and wanted to make some fish tacos for myself tonight.. but when i left Trader Joes without tortillas.. i had to compromise and just have a little medly of fish& taco things. 
I used lime juice, cilantro, s&p & a little bit of taco seasoning for the fish.
Roasted some corn in lime juice and cilantro.
cut up cucumbers, cilantro and tomatoes.
Had some avocado salsa de verde from Trader Joes (the avocados weren't ripe tonight so i tried something new... and it was amazing!)
mixed that with corn, cucumbers, tomatoes and lime juice/cilantro.. for a little "corn slasa" action.
Made a cilantro lime Ranch sauce... 
Then mixed my roasted corn, mahi mahi and the rest of the ingredients together!
it was delicious, i just ate it with chips.. but im sure tacos next time will be divine.

Happy weekend!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Vacation diaries vol.3

So I spent my last day with my family, walking on the board walk, eating seafood and losing our car for a bit :)
Had some stressful car issues before I headed to my next destination, but made it blissfully!

Arrived at this gem.. On the beach. I don't ever wanna leave!

Today was filled with photos in the ocean with wedding dresses, me Getting liberated in the ocean, sandy walks and talks with the girls. And a little bit of boogie boards.. :D
Having a blast...

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Vacation diaries vol.2

So, another great day...
We spent most of it at the beach, then after lunch cooled off at the pool. The beach was perfect, windy weather never let me get too hot! Felt like I could spend forever out there.

Unfortunately I must have had a reaction to the sun on my feet, my feet swelled up last night!! Super weird, keepig them propped up and drinking lots of water today! Hopefully they puff down today so I can get back on my feet!


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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Vacation diaries vol.1

Charis here!!
I Had such a fun chill day at the beach with part of my family! I loved driving down to the beach and spending some time alone.. Much needed! Then a day at the beach and lazy river... I mean c'mon.. This is just what the doctor ordered!!
Hope you had a happy weekend! Happy mothers day mommy's! I dream about the day that I am a mom... (: I have so many amazing mother examples in my life, including my mom and mother In law who are both amazing! So blessed.
So thanks moms :)

And my heart aches for every hopeful mom today, may you feel grace and have sunshine in your heart.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

photofriday:got milk?

I've always loved the "milk" glasses at anthropologie.. and have a few from christmas, but found these cuties at Marshals the other day a whole pack for 5$ so excited to add to my little collection!
got milk?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Beach countdown......

I will honestly admit i've never been much of a beach bum...
But i blame it on my fair skin, and the fact all of my childhood memeories of the beach include hauling lots of chairs, a cooler, towels, toys... etc for a family of 6.. and getting pushed under the wave and feeling lost on a crowded commercialized beach.
Now, if i wouldve seen blue crush growing up maybe i would have turned into a legit beach babe... but i missed out on the goodness.

I am more of a book under an umbrella kind of girl when it comes to the beach.. and i have fallen more in love with it.. now that its just me/luke or just me.. and i can travel light.

I am headed to the beach on mothers day.. to spend a few days with my family.. (or part of it) and then leaving that beach to meet up with some of my lady friends at another beach.. and spend time with them!
I am really excited.
I never took beach trips in high school or anything so i feel like such a grown up going to the beach alone!

Once i get back from the beach.. i will have only one week left til my man gets back from tour.. and the best summer of my life will start! yayyy

In other news.. My computer crashed.. or something.
It wont turn on and i am super sad. Hopefully i can get everything off of it.. (praying)
Ive backed up a lot of stuff... but not recently.. so there are a lot of treasures.. on there that i would be so sad to lose.
Luckily we just bought a new computer before Luke left.. so i can have his old one.. But i do want my things off my old book.
So- all that to say i had some photos to upload.. but they are all in hiding right now.. in computer heaven. :(

Hope you all have a fantastic cinco de mayo.. (i love holiday's revolving around chips and salsa and margarita's!!)

And a fantastic weekend...
I'll be back with lots of sea-pictures!
Daughter of the sea.