musings in the form of old fashioned letters.


Dear Benjamin Caleb (my hubby), yesterday was rough. I was emotionally in a funk, and sick on top of that. You brought me to tears when you told me you were taking me on a nice date for us to have alone time together. Thank you. Dinner was wonderful, and our Office session after provided lots of laughter. You get me, and I cannot put into words how grateful I am for that. Thanks for always tickling my back at night and participating in pillow talk when I am not sleepy (and you are usually wiped out). You are the coffee to my morning (and only you and I truly know how special that is).

Dear Mom and Mike, not totally sure if ya'll will even see this, but HAPPY 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! I hope ya'll are having a blast in Charleston and enjoying some time away together. I love you both so much and am so thankful for the time the Lord has given you together. How has it been 5 years since this day? Love you both so much! I still cry from laughing so hard when I watch this video...cannot believe ya'll pulled this off...Have a wonderful day! (Why were all my siblings and I laughing...check out this video to find out why...it was a complete surprise to us as you can see)


Dear Stitchfix, my second fix with you is in the mail and on the way to our house. And I am pumped!!! I have gotten so many referral credits (you guys rock) that I will be able to keep more pieces in my fix this time. Thanks for continuing to give my wardrobe and style a breath of fresh air and helping me step out of my box a little. (want to know more? Check out my first fix here. Also, I loved Jessi's post on Stitchfix this morning. Check it out over at Naptime Diaries)

Dear Kat, Thank you so much for letting me design your blog. It was so much fun to try my hand at computer design and I think you have awakened a new passion inside me. I am seriously considering beginning to take a small number of blog design projects on. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to bless you by doing something I love and for helping me put my computer coding classes to use. You rock, can't wait for you to really jump in and start blogging. It is a whole new world and so rewarding, and I know you have so much inspiration and joy to spread to so many through your thoughts. Love you sweet friend. 

Dear sunshine, you have brought me walks to the bagel shop, walks to fun breakfast dates, and walks around downtown with some of my favorite college gals, basically you have brought a lot of walking. But with all the walking you have brought a slower pace around these parts, and a joy to everyone you warm up. Thanks for shining bright this morning. 

Dear One Little Word, I have just encountered you through some new blogs I have been following. I love what you represent, and the focus that you can offer me to focus on one area of growth rather than being overwhelmed with a million different areas. So I have decided my OLW is RELAX. I often cannot just go with the flow, I find myself enslaved to my schedule and planner. Yet, I see that the Lord is good, he promises to provide me with exactly what I need for today. So today I am praying to relax and rest in the Father's provision. May that be enough, and if change comes or a curve ball is thrown my way, may I gracefully turn to the Father for strength to relax in him and not panic at the change. (Link up with us over at Bailey Jean's blog )

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Dear weekend projects, we are coming for you. Our church retreat has been postponed which means a whole weekend to work on all our projects. To the end tables, you have proved to be a time consuming task, 5 tables from pallet wood was not as easy as we thought, but I am so thankful for how beautiful you will be once we finish you and stain you. To the crochet pillow, I will have you finished this weekend and I am so excited to get to combine crochet and sewing into one project. 


XOXO,

Rachel