Friday, February 19, 2010

Creativity and Tree Gnawing

We’re heading out in a few minutes (with a few leaders from our church) to an all day conference on Church Creativity; it’s being being held at the church where the cfhusband is the music pastor. Should be an informative, interesting, enlightening and yes, even creative time!

While I’m gone, you can click on over to Sarah's Spot to see what alarming (to me, at least) thing happened to her at school yesterday.

And you can rest your gaze on a few pictures.

The first few are some more I’ve taken of Steve’s office. It continues to be a work in progress, but it’s coming right along. It finally hit Steve a couple weeks ago that the look he was subconsciously trying to create in his office was that of a recording studio. We’ve spent hundreds of hundreds of hours in recording studios and we have such great memories of the unique vibe inherent in those places—they always made us feel like we were in a warm, creative cocoon. And so here is Steve’s studio, er, office.

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And since I’m busy posting miscellaneous pictures, here’s one of Steve’s parents on Valentine’s Day. Those two have been sweet on each other for a lot of years!

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(And I’d also like to post an invisible “heart picture” of my mom and dad, in order to honor the many years of marriage and love they shared before Dad passed away last August.)


Lastly, I know I haven’t posted a lot of pictures of Nathan lately, mainly because he’s in Florida and I’m in North Carolina. But we devious and scheming mothers have our ways of finding photos of our beloved, wandering-off-to-college offspring.

And so here are two “stolen-from-Facebook” pictures.

Nathan with Meagan’s dad, “Pastor Frank.” (Which is what Nathan calls him.)

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And here is Nathan again. Doing something. In the woods. Don’t even ask.

nate tree

You know what? Maybe it’s better that he is 650 miles away. Maybe it’s better that, as new pastors at a new church, we don’t have our son here with us all the time. I just really don’t know how that kind of behavior would go over in these here parts.

But oh well. I know he’s in college. I know he’s trying to “find himself.” I know he’s trying on a lot of different hats in order to better figure out who he really is.

Nathan son, if you’re reading this, I hope that this whole unfortunate tree-gnawing incident will somehow take you to a place of deeper understanding of your psyche and the depths of the complexities of the nuances of the motivations of the feelings inside you. I hope that once you have gotten in touch with your inner beaver that you can move on to live a whole, healthy and productive life. (That does not involve the gnawing of trees.)

Love,

Mom

11 Had Something To Say (Just click here!):

Lisa said...

Becky, that post made me laugh out loud. Nathan "gnawing the tree" was just the best! He has a sense of humor that I can relate well to. :O)

Steve's office is gorgeous. Seriously. You guys did a great job of fixing it up. Can you come to my house now? (hee hee)

I know you miss your Daddy (I can't even imagine how your Mom is feeling). I just want you to know that I'm giving you an cyber/invisible/heartfelt hug and that I care.

Hugs,
Lisa

Alicia in Calif said...

Becky, I LOVE that lamp in Steve's office that looks like a candle. Can you tell me where you found it?

Anonymous said...

Awesome decorating job on the office! Really like the unusual candle lamp and the red chairs are to die for! I have an almost 21 y/o son and I have no comment on tree-gnawing antics of the young adult male. I would just go eat chocolate, Becky, and thank God HE knows what HE is doing in our children :)

Guerrina

Lori said...

I'm with Lisa in laughing out loud at this post. This is what got me:

"Nathan son, if you’re reading this, I hope that this whole unfortunate tree-gnawing incident will somehow take you to a place of deeper understanding of your psyche and the depths of the complexities of the nuances of the motivations of the feelings inside you. I hope that once you have gotten in touch with your inner beaver that you can move on to live a whole, healthy and productive life. (That does not involve the gnawing of trees.)"

Becky, your brilliant humor strikes again!

--Lori (Christoffersen) Johnson of Washington state (formerly of Wisconsin)

Melissa said...

Beautiful office! And tell Nathan not to ruin all that orthodontic work he had done by chewing on that tree!

Sheri Holthe (Oleson) said...

Soooo....did she give him her number? Was she happy or embarrased that he asked? I have 2girls (6 & 1), I need to know how all this goes! Good luck, I am SURE that won't be the last boy giving Sarah his attention!

Pam D said...

The office is gorgeous! I love it, and it does look warm, welcoming,and cocoon-y. As for Nathan, it would appear that he needs either a good vitamin supplement or some more fiber in his diet. Send him some good cereal; that should take care of the problem. ;<)

MissyH said...

Love the candle stick!

MissyH said...

Love the candle stick!

Anonymous said...

I love the metal piece on the wall. Did you get that at Big Lots too? We have one here in town, and will have to go check it out if you did!

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for answering my question about the metal wall piece! We have a Bed, Bath and Beyond here in town too. I have to confess I have never been in it, but I sure will check it out now! thanks again!