Wednesday, January 11, 2012


"To sleep--perchance to dream: 
ay, there's the rub," 
 famous words from Hamlet's soliloquy. 
 Perchance to dream...
do you allow yourself to dream?

I've been thinking a lot about dreams and what God has planned for me and my family.  Could it be that my children, (who were born just yesterday, I swear!) both celebrated birthdays?  Our youngest turned 11 on Christmas Day and our oldest turned 14 on Sunday.  
Last night I was talking to my next door neighbor.  During our conversation she kindly reminded me that Corey will be driving in a short 2 1/2 years and would be graduating in 4 1/2 years.  Seriously did she think I didn't already know that!!!!  (I am sure it has nothing to do with the teasing I gave her 2 1/2 years before her daughter turned 16 or last summer when I reminded her that her daughter would be graduating this summer!!!! :) )  

 One of the things I was dreaming about was a new blog header and design...I know...I know...I just set up my blog.  But I am impatient and not happy until I get what I want, something I am working on but cut me some slack!  I didn't know exactly what I wanted my blog header to say so I've been tossing around some ideas. I really wanted to include a picture of a person sitting in front of a cross as I thought it would be a perfect picture to sum up what my blog is about.

On Wednesday mornings, I work with some of my students face to face at my church.  As I was walking out of the house this morning, I grabbed my camera in the event I would "see" the perfect picture for my header.  I did see a beautiful picture of the sun coming through the trees, and boy would it have made the perfect header, however, I was going up hill on a busy road with no place to pull over and my camera was in the trunk.  Good place for it right?!  

As I got closer to church, I realized I had the perfect opportunity to photograph the stained glass windows at church.  Our church has beautiful stained glass windows that I love to stare at and dream.  Because the sun was shining so brightly and I was really early, I knew it would be a perfect time to photograph the windows.  I took at least 25 pictures and couldn't wait until I was finished work for the day so I could view my pictures.  I fell in love with the pictures and realized these were the pictures I was supposed to use on my header.

I called my friend Cole and his mom Shay and asked them for some help designing!  I was super impressed and happy with the outcome!  Thanks so much Shay and Cole.  I am so glad God has brought us together. Obviously we couldn't include
 all the pictures in the header so I included a few of them throughout my post!

"As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning."
Barbara Sher

What are your dreams and aspirations?
As always thanks for stopping by...Love to hear from you,
Much love to all, 


  1. Love it!! And im glad i could help u out!!

  2. I love stained glass pretty on their own, and even better to photograph :). Lovely captures and they make a perfect title header for you.