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new web-page and blog

for those of you who have wondered where in the world i have been, i’ve been working on a new web-page and blog. come on over and check it out and follow my blog there!

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At the park

I went to the park with Olivier and Eliot (my niece and nephew) and of course i  brought my camera… they’re so cute!

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Capernwray Bible School and Rio Vida

Rio Vida in Alicante, Spain. This was the Conference hall where we had our lectures.

Rio Vida in Alicante, Spain. This was the Conference hall where we had our lectures.

The mediterranean sea was only 2 blocks away! can't beat that!

The mediterranean sea was only 2 blocks away! can't beat that!

My school class of 2004. Im in the front right.

My school class of 2004. Im in the front right.

 

The castle from the air.

The castle from the air in England.

The courtyard of the Castle

The courtyard of the Castle

The sheep. When i got home i couldn't sleep for weeks because there were no sheep bleating me to sleep at night!

The sheep. When i got home i couldn't sleep for weeks because there were no sheep bleating me to sleep at night!

The Castle after the rain.

The Castle after the rain.

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This is an ode to a wonderful time in my life. When i was a junior i spent a sememster in Europe at two great bible schools. Rio Vida (the first 3 pics) was a bible school in Alicante, Spain. Then i spend a few months at another bible school in Carnforth, England. We lived in a castle! 

Both places are so great and beautiful, but what was so impactful was the way i learned who i was and who i was in christ. the friends and relationships i made will last for a lifetime. (a little blog shout out to mini and jumbo 🙂 i love and miss you girls!) Basically, we lived together, played together, traveled together and learned about jesus together. so wonderful to have that kind of community. It is hard to believe that it was 5 years ago! in some ways it seams like yesterday! but so much has happened since then too. i graduated college and grad school, got involved with a life-changing ministry, fell in love and got married to a wonderful godly man (my bluejay). i guess i am just feeling reminiscent. it’s been nearly a year since i was last in europe. that may be the longest time i’ve been away from that wonderful place in the past 6 years! i think i need to plan another trip. anyone want to come backpacking across europe with me????

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God is so good- so here i fly!

i don’t know why i don’t say that more. Or even THINK that more. I mean seriously, if the guy cares about the sparrows, so why do i worry so much? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Sometimes i can be so foolish about thinking i have to figure out my life and get everything in order and THEN i can trust the Lord when he says it will all be okay. And when things aren’t going exactly how i plan then i freak out. Well, i am listening to the voice that is telling me that if i just calm down and honestly TRUELY trust in HIM alone, then i will be exactly where i need to be… in His will. And there is no better place than that. So it doesn’t matter is we have car problems and barely enough money to pay rent and jobs are hard. we are in his plan. we are trusting. so i am not going to be afraid to fly. we will fly through the air and enjoy the sight and live the life because it is a gift. And the best part is, not only will he provide, it will be so much better than i can think or ask. how great is that? i have been worrying about what i should do. i am not stoked about teaching. It has been hard to find subbing jobs. and we are getting low on money. I am jazzed by photography and would love to get involved in making money for taking photos. but i have no idea how to get started in that. This morning, i was having quite a hard time thinking through all of this and was so discourage. then out of the blue my wedding photographer (jeff stone) called and asked me if i would be willing to assist him in some upcoming weddings. he would teach me and train me and i would get paid! it was like the Lord was like… “o so you don’t think i can give you the best? i’m your daddy! of course i want to give you what you want. you just have to trust me and let me do the details!” i love Him! HERE I FLY!

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legal addictive stimulant

since i’m drinking it at the moment, i decided to blog an ode to COFFEE!!!!

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Today’s faves…

1. the first snow that sticks. 

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2. Fabulous cups of Coffee a Fabulous coffee shops with Fabulous friends 🙂

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3. Listening to Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra on my record player

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4. Sitting in front of the fireplace snuggled up with a good book… or THE good book 🙂

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5. The plethora of drinks and decor at Starbucks (and caribou)

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6. The endless board games with my fabulous husband (of course i win!)

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7. All the lights are brighter this time of year

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8. The holidays in general are just great

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9. This song makes me happy…. in fact Sondre Lerche just makes me happy 🙂

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10. Studying the bible with Brian. I love being married for all it’s ups and downs and for how much he shows me Jesus daily! i love you Brian 

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one fall day…

Last week i was playing with my niece, Eliot, and nephew, Olivier, in the leaves, when i decided they must be the cutest kiddos ever! So of course i grabbed my camera and started shooting. 

 

Eliot Satie Pitman

Eliot Satie Pitman

Olivier Merckx Pitman

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