i am exhausted and my pillow is calling all sirenesque for my head. but i've been missing y'all and it is my birthday and i want to say hello. so i am.
so 34 is here and i have noticeably gray hair (which i actually adore) and we live in new mexico. so there's that. this year has been a doozy.
"God will take you where you haven't intended to go, in order to produce in you what you couldn't achieve on your own."
we had the privilege of hearing paul tripp and timothy lane speak earlier this month at a conference. pretty fantastic it was. and mr. tripp spoke those words and woke me up. i have been a bit of a cranky toddler lately. i just don't wanna and such, when it comes to living here and missing our old life. so i am keeping his words in mind and trying to give thanks for the fruit to come.
this is my after homeschool group 4 o'clock margarita that joined me on the couch after a long, good, work-filled day. it was oh so wonderfully left over from an oh so lovely baby shower i co-hosted last night for an oh so amazing friend. also, these cactus glasses were a wedding shower gift 13 years ago and they kind of fabulously work here in the southwest, don't ya think?
and i asked for trees for my birthday. meet my meyer lemon beauty. the house has an intoxicating jasmine-like scent due to her blooms. who knew emon trees smelled like that? i also am proud owner to a mexican lime tree. a doubly happy gift.
and we sipped sparkling lemonade and ate red velvet cupcakes tonight. so thankful for new friends who made it that much easier (and sweeter) to celebrate by providing the goodies.
here is to a new year in a year already full of so much new.
i don't really feel like being any more contemplative than that.
thanks for understanding.