Monday, June 28, 2010

Handmade



I decided to crank out a couple of handmade cards today. I snagged a clearance corner punch/embosser from the store and put it to use. I think it makes for some lovely detailing!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Top of North America






You know my brother? The one who lives in Alaska? He climbed North America's tallest mountain. All twenty thousand and three hundred and twenty feet of it. He is absolutely the most incredible human being that I know. He and his team battled extreme cold, wind that would knock them to their knees and 70 pound packs to summit the tallest point in the continent of North America known as Mt. McKinley/Denali. I religiously followed the cybercasts and prayed. He was extremely lucky to have summited as many climbers in earlier expeditions never got clear weather to make it to the top. God kept him safe and provided the opportunity to achieve his goal. We are all so ecstatic!

Oh and see the second picture from the bottem? He's holding a note that says "Nicole Rocks". He took the time to make and hold that up and take a picture at the top of the mountain. I told him he doesn't have to get me a Christmas gift, ever.

A New Favorite


Ever since we traveled to Jamaica, I have been listening to the legend of reggae music, Bob Marley. I am obsessed with his powerful, yet hypnotic melodies, perfect for a hot summer day. This is a bit outside my normal music preferences, but that is what is so wonderful about music, you can always discover something new. Another important post to come...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Belle Meade Plantation


A few weeks ago I finally made it back to the plantation to tour the actual Belle Meade house. Pretty spectacular! They have done an excellent job of preserving the home and keeping it true to its 1860's glory days. A guided tour and walk around the property is a must!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tennessee Beauty


I had the chance to escape to the park a couple weeks ago and snapped this photo. Man, Tennessee is a beautiful place! Everything is so lush and green and colorful here. It's a bit of an overwhelming thing for me being from a much drier climate. I do miss the wide open spaces though and the stark beauty of a prairie, but I am enjoying this state's wonders.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Flood of 2010






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One month ago today this is what turned normal life in Nashville upside down for me and so many in middle Tennessee. I was extremely blessed to be spared from the devastation and I am so thankful for that. My job is another story, but there again I have been given another opportunity. God is good.