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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!  
(:
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
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52 Comments

  • Reply Carla

    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.

    July 17, 2011 at 12:17 pm
  • Reply Charissa Steyn

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

    July 17, 2011 at 12:20 pm
  • Reply Flora

    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!

    July 17, 2011 at 12:21 pm
  • Reply Jen

    Those pictures are so beautiful. Your life sounds amazing πŸ™‚

    July 17, 2011 at 12:27 pm
  • Reply Megan

    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.

    July 17, 2011 at 12:42 pm
  • Reply Katie Freel Smith

    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

    July 17, 2011 at 1:05 pm
  • Reply Kelly

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

    July 17, 2011 at 1:13 pm
  • Reply Arianna

    These pictures – and all of your pictures – make my heart smile πŸ™‚ 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.

    July 17, 2011 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply Mrs. T

    Looks like SUCH a great day!!

    July 17, 2011 at 2:17 pm
  • Reply sarah nicole

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

    xo,

    Sarah

    July 17, 2011 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Jenni @ Story of My Life

    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. πŸ™‚

    July 17, 2011 at 2:38 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    You guys are adorable!!! πŸ™‚ I love your bike!!!!!

    July 17, 2011 at 2:39 pm
  • Reply Mariel Torres

    I love the picture of you on the bike looking back… you are too cute! And husband and you seriously look perfect together πŸ™‚

    kisses!

    July 17, 2011 at 2:40 pm
  • Reply Chelsea

    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 πŸ™‚ I'm grateful for the little things in life and for the tender moments.

    July 17, 2011 at 2:41 pm
  • Reply 17 Perth

    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

    July 17, 2011 at 3:03 pm
  • Reply Emily

    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!

    July 17, 2011 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply Kristen

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

    July 17, 2011 at 3:55 pm
  • Reply Holly

    You are too cute, Sarah! Your positive energy is very contagious! πŸ™‚

    July 17, 2011 at 5:02 pm
  • Reply Raven

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

    July 17, 2011 at 5:05 pm
  • Reply Nicole

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

    July 17, 2011 at 5:12 pm
  • Reply Alisha

    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. πŸ™‚

    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

    July 17, 2011 at 6:02 pm
  • Reply Gentri

    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.

    July 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply Cyn

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

    July 17, 2011 at 7:18 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

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

    July 17, 2011 at 7:35 pm
  • Reply Natalie

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

    July 17, 2011 at 8:27 pm
  • Reply Anait

    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?

    July 17, 2011 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply Leslie *Fresh Out of Lemons*

    Gladiolas (gladioli?) are my absolute favorite flowers! Got to see this field one day. πŸ™‚

    July 17, 2011 at 9:45 pm
  • Reply Might as well, can't dance...

    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…

    July 17, 2011 at 9:46 pm
  • Reply Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny

    Your photos are GORGEOUS and looks like you had such a fun day! I love sunflowers, so pretty πŸ™‚

    July 17, 2011 at 10:00 pm
  • Reply β™₯ Nadine β™₯

    Ha, cuteness overload! You are both two cute to be true!! And I really love your story, I can't get over it… πŸ™‚

    I'm thankful that I finally managed to iron all my done laundry. Go me! πŸ™‚

    Here's to a happy week. XO.

    July 17, 2011 at 10:43 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    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/

    July 17, 2011 at 11:18 pm
  • Reply Laura Nelson

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

    July 18, 2011 at 12:08 am
  • Reply Ashley

    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!

    July 18, 2011 at 12:25 am
  • Reply linds.eliz

    love love love to hear this kinda stuff–keep it comin'! it makes my heart smile πŸ™‚
    and i'm thankful for God's grace πŸ™‚ right when you think you're ready to give up, there He is!

    July 18, 2011 at 1:43 am
  • Reply Punctuation Mark

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

    July 18, 2011 at 2:24 am
  • Reply jordanandrachel

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

    July 18, 2011 at 3:03 am
  • Reply Liz

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

    July 18, 2011 at 3:43 am
  • Reply Sara Louise

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

    July 18, 2011 at 4:18 am
  • Reply Nicole Marie

    so freaking fun!

    July 18, 2011 at 5:34 am
  • Reply Kristina

    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 πŸ™‚ just in case you don't know… go and buy one at Migros πŸ™‚
    happy monday, xox

    July 18, 2011 at 8:35 am
  • Reply Sara Bentley

    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 πŸ™‚

    July 18, 2011 at 9:36 am
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

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

    July 18, 2011 at 9:49 am
  • Reply Taylor

    Such a cute summer time post!

    July 18, 2011 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    The flowers are GORGEOUS! Y'all are too cute! πŸ™‚

    Love the rolled up pants leg…ha!

    July 18, 2011 at 1:13 pm
  • Reply Sist and Sist

    hottie alerts!

    July 18, 2011 at 2:13 pm
  • Reply SK

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

    July 18, 2011 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply MelissaOklahoma

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

    July 18, 2011 at 4:04 pm
  • Reply .Jessica.

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

    July 18, 2011 at 4:32 pm
  • Reply homeseed

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

    July 18, 2011 at 4:53 pm
  • Reply Alex

    Your life is just magical.

    July 18, 2011 at 7:04 pm
  • Reply JMay

    I love the pics of you & JB in the sunflower field, so so pretty! P.S. When are you coming to Cali, wahhhh πŸ˜‰

    July 19, 2011 at 4:21 am
  • Reply Laurel Hammond

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

    September 9, 2011 at 9:06 pm
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