Wednesday, October 20, 2010

if you were an ice cream flavor, you would be my favorite one.

we are back from a wonderful vacation (that we literally almost missed! more on that later.) It was incredibly fun and restful. we had a great time! Colin will blog about our cruise later this week. for now... likes!

1. Mindy Gledhill. I've loved her since the first time I heard her on nienie's video blog. her music is just...flowy and sing-songy.

2. teaching and being involved in youth group. I love the people i work with, and i love the girls! teaching has been really good for my heart and relationship with the Lord. it drives me harder to pull application from the passage and mull it over in my heart as i go through the week. challenging, for sure.

3. also, my google reader was blown up with quilts today. it made me want one. i don't think i have the patience (or talent) to actually make one, but if someone wanted to gift me this one i would be quite alright with that :)

from CarsonToo's etsy shop.

4. His House. I have blogged about this before, but i love His House! today I went thrifting (honestly completely for my sanity's sake rather than any desire to shop) and left with 4 skirts and a blouse for $5. I love that some elements of 80's fashion have come back in style-- high waisted skirts, bold patterns... this is good, because all His House has in the way of clothing is from the 80's and 90's. most of it is horrendous, of course, but oh, the thrill of the hunt.

5. and... fires! with friends! it's that time again and it makes us so happy. i don't think we ever laugh as hard as when we're sitting around the fire.


1. being far away from some of my favorite people in the world.

we love you guys! grace and peace,
the wife.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

another week of summer!

Sorry the blog's been a little bare lately! There will be more updates after we get back from our cruise. We leave Saturday! so excited. Can't wait to spend uninterrupted time with Colin, for an entire week, in the caribbean. And they even upgraded our room for us! sweeeeet. Although the weather here has been lovely, breezy and cool, I'm ready for one last taste of sun and salt water.

We are going snorkeling in roatan, honduras. Most of you know what that means for Colin! Hopefully more funny stories to come.. Because honestly I still chuckle to myself when I think back to our honeymoon snorkeling trip. :)

The past few weeks have been full of happiness-the-second-your-eyes-open-up-in-the-morning days. what a sweet gift.

another thought: is there any show out there as funny as arrested development? we certainly don't think so.

"i'm charmed, i'm sure!"

also, if you like thai food, give this Gai Pad King recipe a try! we had it for dinner tonight. I made it for the first time shortly after we got married, and it is a frequent flyer in the Kiser household. for the spice we use a mixture of sambal olek garlic chili paste and sriracha hot chili sauce (about two spoonfuls). we also skip the mushrooms and oyster sauce. serve over long grain rice. deeelish.

and i leave you with this. i think i'm in love with Over the Rhine...