brown eyed fox

hoping

in the bag

hopingcarissa fox3 Comments

gotta love how a tiny... silly...
little piece of dried fruit...
finding it's way into your bag of strawberries & bananas...
can bring such a hope.

call me silly.
it's okay.

reaching your hand in a bag of random ordinary slices...
and pulling out a perfectly shaped heart...
that's fUn!
 
reminds you to hang on.
keep reaching!
sooner or later... you're gonna get a surprise!

cold yet warm

being, believing, hopingcarissa fox2 Comments

 
we had the prettiest snow fall last night!
i was a tidge excited!
no... really excited!
it was that good fluffy kind of snow too.
with us... eventually... making the move to houston... i am game for lots more too.
waking up to snow covered roofs and antelope hoof prints in the snow...
will be missed.

it's a good thing i have come to love shoveling.
there is something theraputic about it i think. 
it's usually really still and quiet...
and all you hear are the sounds of your breath & shovel.
and every so often saying outloud... "wow this is a lot of snow".  :O)
besides it's some great exercise too.
we did have a knight in shining armor on four wheeler
come by and plow our driveway.
not sure which awesome neighbor it was this time but... thank you SO much!
you really are something else!
really appreciate everyone looking out for us... especially during this transition.

and speaking of transition...
not a lot of news to report on the home front.
things are good... all positives... just a waiting game now.

todd did meet with another builder yesterday and felt really good about him.
our first thing though... next morsel on the plate...
is to get a design/plan under way.
we're looking at about sixty to ninety days before we can break ground.
give or take.
God knows we can not hold onto this house here too so...
we are praying that our buyer is in the works.
all the details are in His hands.

the good thing...
we had three market analysis done prior to listing so...
we know we are priced right...
we know what our competition is...
and we know that we have lived in a great home.
just waiting for that family... like us...
that will walk in and know this house is for them.

and even though we are comfy here... things are great at school...
we're surrounded by super people... we do all want to be together.
running this house wonder woman style week in and week out...
takes a toll on a gal... well it does me at least.
i am SO grateful... SO blessed... SO lucky... and SO human!

 
the sun is shining crazy bright today!
it's pretty cold... like ten degrees but... the sun has a way of warming things up.
she's shining light... warmth and hope all around today.

i do pray she is shining upon you too.
lifting & cheering you along!
♥ 

hot tea & ice

capturing, hopingcarissa fox9 Comments


the other day...
we went to have lunch at a chinese restaurant in town.
it was quite the hit!
actually a place we have been meaning to try... for oh...
the last year & a half we've been here.
it's not like casper is big... we just had not gotten around to it.


it reminded me so much of when i was a kid.
and just like back then... they too loved the hot tea.
in those fun little tea cups.
poured from those fun teapots.
i think big sis must have had six cups.


we sure enjoyed our time!
sitting & sipping & soaking up the good company.
i can imagine they'll want to go there lots now.

i sure hope when they are my age... they remember it too.
that warm little cup in their hands... the warm in their bellies.

speaking of warm... flipped on the warm fireplace yesterday...
after stepping out on the first dusting of snow.
smiles!  i sure love that it has begun!
call me a silly southern gal but... bring it!
i am all for it!
as i know the girlies are...
they were out passed dark last night... seeing who could make the biggest snowball.


we had a few bursts of hail too.
that was interesting... surprising... loud!
like "please don't crash through the windshield" kind.
isn't it funny... how it won't but... it sure feels like it sure can.


waking up to snow kissed surroundings sure is FUN!
refreshing somehow.
like a little visual "get up & enjoy"!

i suppose i should get up & get out of my ROBE!

here's to it...
sipping... soaking... enjoying... all the goodness of the day!