Sunday, July 17, 2011

Friday was a good day.


We biked the swiss and french countryside.
Stopped to do some sunflower, gladiola, and berry picking.
We rode over 16 miles.  Which is a lot for little ole me!
As we were biking I couldn't help but think how God makes everything good in His own timing.
Three years ago I wouldn't have been able to dream up that I'd ever again have enough stamina for something like this.  
Much less be biking up and down hills with a husband i adore and all the while in foreign countrysides.
So once again, I find myself overwhelmed with gratitude.
For bikes rides, Gods generosity and renewing spirit, a husband who is patient with me as I attempt to go up and down rolling hills, and friends that cook us delicious meals as we talk underneath stars on their patio.
I seem to have been bit by the even mooshier gooshier bug lately, huh?
Warning: no signs pointing for it to stop anytime soon!  
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see! i don't brush my hair.  #scaryspice
{francesca earrings, j.crew riding leggings, h&m dress, h&m kids belt, gap sandals}

I'd love to know ...
what's on your gratitude list for the day?
xoxo

52 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos. Looks like so much fun - I don't know how you had the energy to ride that far! And that sunflower is outrageously huge!!

    Carla xx.

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  2. Ahh you guys are so cute!!! Thank you for the reminder to be THANKFUL for everything today!

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  3. I rode my bike down the beach today. Husband follows behind on rollerblades.

    I'm grateful for having the chance to explore a different part of the world. Sometimes I wake up and wonder if it has all been a dream. Life is good!

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  4. Those pictures are so beautiful. Your life sounds amazing :-)

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  5. love love love everything. your pics, your face, your outfits, the flowers. Your life in general.

    and to respond more from your post below before i cut myself off due to innapropriate rambling..

    I wear WAY less makeup here then i do when im home. sometimes/most of the time i dont wear any at all anymore. Its is the most thrilling thing since cheetos.

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  6. Oh praise God!! I'm so EXTREMELY happy for you- and your precious heart of gratitude just blesses me!

    I feel like the Lord has asked you to walk through some pretty dark valleys - and is blessing you with some amazing mountaintop experiences for it.

    This morning I am grateful for: 1. Coffee 2. My hubby 3. My education 4. My healthy, happy Yorkie pup 5. Being free to worship this morning.

    Blessings! -Katie

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  7. If I can find a guy who makes me 1/4 as happy as your husband makes you I will be a lucky girl!

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  8. These pictures - and all of your pictures - make my heart smile :) I can only hope that I'm able to live a life as beautiful as yours is now! I'm grateful for: a family that loves me, my education, and my sweet dog lily.

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  9. Looks like SUCH a great day!!

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  10. What a sweet post, Sarah! It made me so happy. : )

    xo,

    Sarah

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  11. Sarah, coming to your blog is like a breath of fresh air, every single time. It's like a little moment of my day where I get to live vicariously through you, and it's wonderful. :)

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  12. You guys are adorable!!! :) I love your bike!!!!!

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  13. I love the picture of you on the bike looking back... you are too cute! And husband and you seriously look perfect together :)

    kisses!

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  14. You two are such a beautiful and inspiring couple. Hopefully that mooshy gooshy bug will keep biting because life is just better that way! All these photos are picture perfect :) I'm grateful for the little things in life and for the tender moments.

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  15. Ahh!! Love this post. God is great and his timing is impeccable. Looks like you guys had a great day! So much fun. I am so thankful for my husband who loves me despite my quirks and faults (and is also so patient with me), my wonderful dogs who love me every minute of the day, and my family and friends. God has just brought us back to the place where my husband and I met and fell in love (and where we eventually married). His timing and plan is always perfect.
    xo

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  16. these photos are amazing!! love yall in the sunflower fields -- adorbs. and you really make me want to get a bike w/ a basket...hmmm, christmas wish list? xoxoxoo happy sunday!

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  17. I am grateful for the delicious cup of coffee and the snickers peanut butter squared that I am downing....cute pictures as always!

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  18. You are too cute, Sarah! Your positive energy is very contagious! :)

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  19. you are absolutely adorable and beautiful and just seem SO in love. That is so nice and refreshing these days. God is amazing!

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  20. God's unfailing love. I just can't get over it. Also, His perfect timing. You took the words straight from my mouth :)

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  21. That sunflower is HUGE! Haha These pictures of you and JB are absolutely adorable. Friends that cook you dinner are definitely something to be thankful for. :)

    Goodness, there's so much to be thankful for. I list would almost be never-ending… I'm thankful for the time away from B to appreciate him and love on him when he comes back home!!

    xoxo

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  22. I love all of this. Your bike, cute outfit, the flowers, everything! What a fun day (or two?). I have so much to be grateful for. The fact that I am able to stop my life back home and stay in Alaska for a month... so grateful.

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  23. OMG I love your blog!!! Love the bike, the flowers everything! Thanks for sharing =)

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  24. What a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing these thoughts and photos!

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  25. What beautiful photos, I love the sunflower ones. You too look so in love!

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  26. I think the mushiness should continue...permanently!! :0) and 16 miles....I can barely survive 5 and I haven't had heart surgery! Sounds like a lovely time you're having. I"m grateful for an amazing boyfriend, good friends and family and good health....those are all the things that really matter, non?

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  27. Gladiolas (gladioli?) are my absolute favorite flowers! Got to see this field one day. :)

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  28. I just read your "about" section for the first time, even though I read your blog daily... Your story is inspiring and beautiful... Blessings to you and your husband...

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  29. Your photos are GORGEOUS and looks like you had such a fun day! I love sunflowers, so pretty :)

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  30. Ha, cuteness overload! You are both two cute to be true!! And I really love your story, I can't get over it... :)

    I'm thankful that I finally managed to iron all my done laundry. Go me! :)

    Here's to a happy week. XO.

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  31. Wow, Your blog is amazing with amazing pictures. You are definitely "Living the Dream" enjoy and cherish the moments. Beautiful Blog.
    http://forpinkssake.blogspot.com/

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  32. Sounds like an amazing day. God is so good...all the time :)Bike rides, wine & Switzerland sound perfect right now :)
    xoxo,Laura

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  33. I couldn't agree more with this! His time works everything out perfectly and better than you could ever have imagined. Love the bike riding pictures!

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  34. love love love to hear this kinda stuff--keep it comin'! it makes my heart smile :)
    and i'm thankful for God's grace :) right when you think you're ready to give up, there He is!

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  35. what a cute post! hope you had a great weekend!

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  36. um..amazing! thank you for sharing..found you through etsy=) fun times! love your story. your photos. your blog. your relationship-so fun!

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  37. um that first picture needs to be framed!!! gorgeous!

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  38. I'm feeling grateful for summer, sunshine and my husband's love (I'm feeling gooshy too) x

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  39. those pics are sooo cute!! loving them!!!
    btw, you see the stickers on your bike with "08" and "09" on it? do you have bought one for 2011? it is the bike insurance (liablity) in switzerland :) just in case you don't know... go and buy one at Migros :)
    happy monday, xox

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  40. Sarah! I don't get around to visiting many blogs lately (due to lack of time, not lack of interest) but yours is one I make time for because I ALWAYS feel so uplifted and inspired whenever I visit! You guys are a lovely couple and your insights and outlook on everything is simply priceless :)

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  41. the bumblebee on bike photo miiiight be the cutest thing i've ever seen in my life.

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  42. Such a cute summer time post!

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  43. The flowers are GORGEOUS! Y'all are too cute! :)

    Love the rolled up pants leg...ha!

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  44. You and jeebs are so cute!! Love those pics in front of the sunflowers! Miss u guys lots!

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  45. These photos are beautiful & it's so sweet to read of your love for your husband & your appreciation of life's good things!

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  46. literally the most perfect day! so wonderful you get to document days like these.

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  47. you are adorbs. so are the kissy photos. so is that DRESS! i like i like!

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  48. Your life is just magical.

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  49. I love the pics of you & JB in the sunflower field, so so pretty! P.S. When are you coming to Cali, wahhhh ;-)

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  50. OMG I just want you to come make over my closet.

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