weekending ( the zoo, eat cake, and sara groves )


We did indeed get to take a visit to the zoo this weekend and while we were there the lions decided to do some fancy posing for us.  They were so incredibly breathtaking and beautiful.  And scary!  They were ridiculously intent on something and my mind just went crazy and I knew I couldn't stay there very long or else I would feel like they were coming to eat me : )  But they were beautiful.  Behind the glass.  Far away. And speaking of eating, I finished up some glittered letters this weekend that spelled out the words "eat cake". They were ordered for an upcoming wedding reception and I loved the bride's idea for the letters on her cake table.  She promised a photograph and I can't wait to see them from the wedding.


( We got a little hungry during our visit to the zoo and decided to catch a snack.  Here, Graeme was telling us about the soft pretzel that he was about to eat.  He was very excited about it.  Truth be told, my two boys are rather different when it comes to eating.  One of them lives to eat and the other eats to live. I'll let you decide who is what : )

I am a big fan of Sara Groves music ( or as Graeme would say, "big, big, big, big" -- he likes to say it four times when describing something and after he said "big, big, big, big mama" today, I had to draw the line, wink! ).  But I digress.  I really like Groves' newest album, Invisible Empires.  And, as with most things in life, I am not a big fan of change.  For example, I was stuck on her album, Fireflies, for a very long time--and still love it to pieces--but recently, I have been so drawn to the Invisible Empires album.  There are so many completely wonderful truths on this album and below is one of my newest favorites, Open My Hands.  Go here to listen to it.  


I believe in a blessing I don't understand 
I've seen rain fall on the wicked and the just 
Rain is no measure of his faithfulness 
He withholds no good thing from us 
No good thing from us, no good thing from us 

I believe in a peace that flows deeper than pain 
That broken find healing in love 
Pain is no measure of his faithfulness 
He withholds no good thing from us 
No good thing from us, no good thing from us 

I will open my hands, will open my heart 
I will open my hands, will open my heart 
I am nodding my head an emphatic yes 
To all that You have for me 

I believe in a fountain that will never dry 
Though I've thirsted and didn't have enough 
Thirst is no measure of his faithfulness 
He withholds no good thing from us 
No good thing from us, no good thing from us 

I will open my hands, will open my heart 
I will open my hands, will open my heart 
I am nodding my head an emphatic yes 
To all that You have for me 

No good thing from us, no good thing from us 
He withholds no good thing from us 

I will open my hands, will open my heart 
I will open my hands, will open my heart 
I am nodding my head an emphatic yes 
To all that You have for me



here's lookin' at you, Monday!

2 comments:

  1. I love those letters! I have "EAT" hanging up in my kitchen right now. Though yours do look oh-so-more glamorous than my unglittered ones. So glad you had a wonderful weekend filled with life!

    Happy Monday!

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  2. thanks, Rachel! I like the look of the letters just plain too : ) If I had the word eat in my kitchen, I'd probably leave them plain too--or paint them white : ) My mom said you came for lunch the other day-- I know she enjoyed that so much!

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