Just came back home for a monthly meeting at church, where we got to hear from a very dear-to-our-heart pastor from a sister church..
It’s so good to remember how generous God is. Matthias shared a picture of a girl with a torn (broken) dress, who was looking at with such desperation because she knew she had no resources to repair it, or buy a new one. I can so feel like that…like I have no idea how to fix things…
He encouraged us to ask God for even the little things because God cares for us and doesn’t want to hold anything back. I totally could think of some things I haven’t asked for because they seem so pathetic, but I’m going to start asking…and stop thinking that they’re not important, cause they are, to me, to my family, but most importantly- to God.
xoxo, CM

Happy Autumn!

Status today: “extremely excited for fall”…here is our fall love list!
Have a Harvest par-tay…finding inspiration from this one in Sweet Paul Magazine
Run through the sunflowers and eat jam at Swanton Berry Farm
Actually decorate with a little fall in our home
Find some perfectly chestnutty-colored boots
Brew some apple cider
Bake a pie
…Autumn tidings!
xo CM

And so we begin

A time-line to catch you up on the story of US…
See there’s this boy named James, and yes, he’s really handsome. So much in fact, that his sisters call him “handsome man”…that’s pretty stinkin handsome. He loves Jesus, baseball, people, and he’s Italian (amongst many other qualities not able to be listed at the moment). And let’s be clear- he’s not Jersey shore Italian, he’s more of the speak-with-your-hands-and-loves-Grandma’s-raviolis sort of Italian, capiche?
Sorry, but we all need a little model-pose. Exhibit A: James.

And there was this girl (cough-me-cough), Casey. She was just a small-town girl (living in a loooonely world…but not really) who loved Jesus also, her rocking friends, school (no but seriously), and so many more things.

Well, they basically became best friends and then there was a little of this…

Followed by a little (or maybe more than a little) of this

Then, ohmygoshkeepbreathing, some of this

And then, BA-BOOM, on May 14 2011 there was a whole lot of THIS

Cue: wedding march.
And now there’s a lot of this

And so much more to come…
xoxo, CM