this weekend, i am thankful...
...for a nice relaxed saturday mornin with just dad, talkin about lots of things and drinking coffee. it was really nice to just have no agenda for the mornin and get some one-on-one time.
...for a spontaneous hang with afton in the cities! we popped around some shops and got a treat at isles bun & coffee (daaaannng, their stuff is good) and i'm really thankful for afton and my friendship with her during college and post-college. she's a lifer for sure!
...for $8 pants i really like!
...for a little bit of time to catch up on my Bible reading and sip on a coffee at starbucks. i really enjoyed that.
...also for what tim keller talked about in the meaning of marriage on my drive.. he shared a really cool story about a couple that just really refined each other through their marriage, and the ways marriage can sharpen and mold each person into a more Christ-like one, through lots of ways.
...for cassie and jason! fran and i went on a double date with them on saturday night and i'm thankful to have friends we really like being around! what a gift.
...for grinch pancakes from ihop!! i was excited for our saturday night plans all week and the night definitely lived up to the hype i created for it in my head (: the grinch pancakes had frosting on em!!
...for the grinch movie in the theater! i really enjoy going to see movies and it was really fun to go with cassie & jason and sit in recliner chairs.
...for fran buyin me cheddar popcorn for the movie! even though it was a bit pricey. i was so touched by that. he's so sweet to me, in lots of ways.
...for a stroll around the mall of america after the movie. i don't make it to the moa that often, but i enjoy it, especially when it's at night. kinda fun!
...for fran. just him. bein with him is soo good. i'm always thankful for it.
...for a sunday mornin drive to church with francis.
...for an engaging message in church. cool to listen to new voices!
...for time with francis' brother, sam, and his fiancee, sam. (they're both sam!) i like bein around them!
...for walkin with fran. holdin his arm & holdin his hand is so so nice. i miss it throughout the week!
...for revisiting a date spot we went to a year ago and walkin the same spots.
...for a really nice slow afternoon & evening just for bein with fran and playing games, watchin shows, & relaxing.
...for mac & cheese, for fuzzy socks, for sitting close to fran.
...for francis' gentleness with me and his overwhelming grace for me. for his leadership, kindness, & consideration.
......aaaand okay, i realize i just mentioned francis a bajillion times, sorry, can't help it. there's a lot about him i'm thankful for and i spent yesterday with him too, so it's fresh on my mind and it was just such quality.
hope your week's off to a great start!
all we have needed, Thy hand has provided.