Saturday, February 28, 2015

This + That

(selfies with little friends are really too fun. 
Esp. when the little person has the phone! Hence our rather distorted face proportions =))
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Today my inspiration for blogging is just not coming. Actually there's technically always an over abundance of inspiration floating around in my mind. (and I'm not even the dreamer type! How is this?)
But some days it just doesn't come out on paper. Because when I type things out it takes me a long time. I'm somewhat of a perfectionist and if I'm going to write about a subject than I want to take enough time + do it RIGHT. If y'all had any idea how long this post took me to write...! Its okay; deep, long posts like that are good for sometimes. But other times it's better to just know that not all posts need to be deep + earth shattering.  Sometimes, I need to just post a bit of "this + that"....

*I survived Thursday. Milk bath in the morning. Literally milk bath, friends. Some dear sibling just placed the lid on top of the milk jug instead of screwing it on. So yours truly went to shake up the milk before pouring over my cereal, and...enter the milk bath. Milk everywhere. It was actually really funny-I'm trying to learn to laugh at myself + it just wasn't worth getting upset over. =) And hey, it justified the shower that I had been debating about. Milk bath for the win!

*The other night the church we were at made supper for us + they had homemade banana bread. I could've cried...I've been craving banana bread recently and wishing so much that we could be home enjoying the Iowa winter + making one of my favorite "winter-time" foods; banana bread. We were way too busy in December to do most of our normal holiday cooking, and banana bread was one of those that never got made. It was just like a little hug from Jesus to have it last night! And the church ladies gave us the leftovers so I had another piece actually two for lunch today. Joy in the little things!

*Mortifying moments in a recent concert, in which the brothers got started laughing + that got ME started. #badnews   I was so officially embarrassed. An anonymous brother made things worse by drumming with his pen on the iPad in the front row during a very serious song. The drumming was so loud we could all hear it from stage quite clearly and it was just not appropriate with the song. I did everything I could to not laugh but just couldn't quite hold it in. At the end of the evening I had a chance to get him back-another brother + I were in the foyer of the church during the offertory song which offending brother was playing on, so we did a full-scale jig together complete with any sort of accompanying antics that we could think up. The foyer entrace was very narrow so no one could see us except those on stage + it was glorious payback...offending brother very barely made it through his song without a complete breakdown. #score

*Phone calls yesterday morning from "my" precious little ones back home. Just about melted in a puddle to hear their little voices over the phone line. When the one yr old darling lisped "love you", I about couldn't handle it. #takemehomeNOW

*Friends who encourage me via texts + prayers to continue with God's calling, even when I'm facing overwhelming opposition. So thankful for the Body of Christ. Also thankful for another blogger who posted an article on singleness (this) which I read after I had written mine. I may or may not have been jumping up + down and shouting "TRUTH" the whole time I read it. Also thankful for this article on criticism that was SO TIMELY.

*Being waaay inspired all over again by reading two amazing books on style + color. I was familiar with the concepts and had tried some of it before but now I am IN. One hundred percent. Can.not.wait to get home to totally re vamp my closet + begin to always consistently shop for my style + colors. I've been on such a soap box about this that two of my brothers cornered me the other night to ask me to analyze them + tell them their color seasons so they know what they look best in. =) #brotherstyle

*Singing in a rustic barn last night. Best atmosphere ever. #barnandcountrylove

*Parking our bus + our friends' bus together in the Walmart parking lot and then having late night talks, early morning workouts, + family devotions together. #memories #bigfamilylove

*Super excited for our debut tonight of our version of this song. Love love LOVE!

And there's a bit of "this + that" from my life the past few days!

Have a blessed Sunday, y'all!
-Chels

28 comments:

  1. LOVED this post and love YOU. #bananabreadisLIFE :P
    #comehomeNOW and that song is so fab!!

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    1. trust me..I'll be there just as soon as I can! miss you!

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  2. Chels!!!! I was seriously laughing when I read this post...especially the part about embarrassing concert moments. I was trying to put names to descriptions and think I might have succeeded...which makes it funnier:))) Trying to imagine you dancing in the back of the church is just hilarious=)

    Oh, and about the color/style schemes...you should seriously do a post about that! I'd love to get some input on what color/styles go best with certain people...I am so terrible at than...and I come up with some things that are pretty much awful sometimes=)

    Have a blessed Sunday!

    p.s I've had my share of embarrassing concert moments...ask me sometime:)

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    1. Yes, you probably could figure out. =)
      I'd love to hear some of your stories sometime. =)
      And..Lord willing sometime this spring/early summer I will finally be able to have time to delve into discussing color + style. I've been wanting to do it for years but hopefully this year will be the year to do it!

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    2. Sure=) Just not on here=)

      Yay!! Hopefully you will be able to post about color/style this year! It sounds really interesting! (And I think that it would be really helpful as well...:)

      And I liked what you said about dancing in a different comment..with sibs does not count:) #totallyagree:) As with most things there is a fine line between right and wrong, but to be on the safe side it is better to be very cautious in this area...(besides I can't really dance. at all. :)

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  3. Thank you for the post! Now you have me wondering about the style books...I know our family could use the help! If you could share the titles, that would be great:)

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    1. I'm hoping to do reviews and talk about them soon!! Be watching the blog for more info in May!

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  4. These posts are my favorite. The really give us a little glimpse into life on the road! So you should definitely do more ; )
    Take care!
    Emily

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    1. aww..thanks! I will keep that in mind!

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  5. I so enjoyed all the little details of life you posted about! That is what makes life so fun!=]
    ~Asenath

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  6. What do you think about dancing, Chelsy?

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    1. I'm actually still trying to search out what exactly I believe on that. For the present moment I've chosen not to participate in dancing (with siblings doesn't count =)) just to be on the safe side. I don't have a conviction against it per say but for a variety of reasons I think in some situations (specifically certain kinds of dancing) it can cause a lot of issues that I'd rather not deal with personally. So thats where I'm at right now.

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  7. Chels!
    I SO loved this post! I had to laugh at the sibling antics. <3 And the whole "brothers cornering you" thing. Too funny. Also, I'm happy about the banana bread.
    So much happy.
    I just love you!
    Ali

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  8. Now, that selfie is self-explanatory. Ahem.

    Happy to see you're all enjoying life on the road! :) Looking forward to hearing more from your trips!

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  9. Sorry things got a little crazy. Us TROLLS get a little out of hand sometimes lol
    -Todd

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  10. I love this song! :) Thanks for the peek into your life. Hang in there...it's March! See you AT HOME soon! :)

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    1. I know!! NEXT MONTH!! April is my favorite word right now. =)

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  11. Got to admit this was so fun to read! Thanks for sharing Chelsy. ~Krista

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  12. What were the names of the books you read on style+color? I would love to know!

    God bless you in your ministry!

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    1. I'm going to be sharing about them soon! Keep watching!

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  13. Chelsy I love this kind of post! and I am looking forward to the Fashion post coming up soon as you have been saying. love you guys! -Sarah

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  14. LOVE love those Lively + Entertaining moments, esp. with sibs!! =) SO. GOOD. Can't wait to hear your version of CALL ME OLD FASHIONED. =)) this post was awesome-thank you.
    ~Priscilla

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  15. I love your post Chelsy! I love the 'this and that' stories you shared- some gave me some good smiles and laughs!!!:) The color seasons are so fun- I have been hooked on them, and now can't help but analyze people and try and figure out their color seasons. . .:) What is your color season? I think I'm an autumn.:) I also loved your concert story- *toofunny*!!!!!!!!

    Praying for you all!
    ~ Morgan R.

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