May 11, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday (Volume 8)

This has been a wonderful, much needed week off from school.  I have been at my parent's house, and my grandma was here through Wednesday, so I got to spend some time with these lovely ladies!  We sewed my very first sewing project together - this pillow.  I'll have to put it on my couch when I get home! :)

My husband wrote a blog post this week for my series on James! I wasn't able to go to our Bible study this week because I'm out of town, so he took over my blog and wrote about this week's topic, partiality

Last night I went out to dinner with one of my really good, super sweet friends from college. We went to a delicious vegetarian restaurant downtown, and then she took me to this really cute French bakery where I got a chocolate tart. I should have brought my camera!

My family's dog is so, so cute (in my totally unbiased opinion...). He is really old now, and he just sleeps all day. I found him snuggling up with a bag of weights as his pillow.

I love, love, love beautiful skies at night like this.  And speaking of beautiful, have you seen this video? What an incredible marriage!

I really want to try making these cheesecake sugar cookie bars.  They look amazing!  Here is the recipe from Just a Pinch Recipe Club.

I'm so excited for tonight! My husband, sister, and brother are all coming to my parents' house! I have loved being at home, but I have really, really missed Thomas this week!  I can't wait to see him and my siblings.  We have a mini trip planned this weekend with my family and my in-laws, which should be a lot of fun.  



  1. I love the picture of you, your mom, and your grandmother.... the same vibrant smile in all three of you!!!

    I'm not a dog person, but that IS a cute dog!

  2. I hope you have fun on your weekend trip! Those cheesecake sugar cookies.. oh goodness they look amazing. Once I actually start being able to bake again I might need to make them!
    Oh my goodness, what a beautiful video. and SUCH a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing it!

    1. Thanks Emily! I agree, I love that video!

  3. The cheesecake sugar cookie bars do look amazing.

  4. Wow, do those cheesecake bars look delicious! You'll have to write about how it goes!

    1. I definitely will if I make them soon! :)

  5. Your sweet and lovely 7 Quick Takes have lifted my spirits today. Cheesecake, family, doggies.... perfect. :) I'm saving the video for later when I have a few more minutes. God bless!

  6. I posted a link to that Desiring God post about Ian & Larissa on my blog, too! Cheesecake and sugar cookies in one bite...sounds dangerous!

    1. Oh nice! I've seen it going around on Facebook and I just love it!!

      Very dangerous indeed :)

  7. your family's dog is so sweet! enjoy your weekend - sounds like it will be an amazing one! :)

    1. Thanks Whitney! I hope you enjoy your weekend too! :)

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