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pad + quill.

For Greg’s birthday this year, his family and my family went in together to purchase him an iPad 2.  Greg loves him some technology, so this was a real treat; plus, he so deserved it!  Thinking we would get him the iPad last year, I did a little research last spring on the perfect iPad case/cover and came across a fantastic handmade cover by a company called Pad + Quill.

If you’ve ever used (and love) a Moleskine notebook, you will love this iPad cover because it looks like a legendary Moleskine.  I also love that it has wood trim inside — simple Moleskine outer build, yet finely crafted with wood inside.  This video goes into more detail — it’s by one of the Pad + Quill makers himself.

We received our cover in the mail last week and we love, love, love it.  It’s modern, clean-cut, super functional and so easy to use because you never ever have to take your iPad out of its case.  See for yourself.

front

little peephole for camera

back

fits like a glove

a happy boy

lovely.

I would just like to say that my husband is lovely.  Quite lovely, in fact.  And I don’t mean in the pretty eyes sense.  Yes, he’s got beautiful green eyes, long eyelashes, and awesome hair, but that’s not what I’m referring to.  He’s lovely in a “sit-together-on-a-couch-and-sip-coffee-and-chat” way, or the “me-interrupting-his-quiet-time-in-a-closet-and-us-cuddling” way, or the whole “showing-college-students-the-road-to-Jesus” way, or how about the “explore-a-run-down-old-barn” way.  Let me tell you, what I’m trying to say is at the end of the day, I usually sit back and think, “man, he’s lovely.”

Happy thirty-first birthday to my sweet, adventurous, honorable, upstanding, courageous, and godly husband.  I love his heart + who Christ is making him to be.  I love his desire to serve his family, and his desire to live righteously — it really is a breath of fresh air in a world of compromise and self. I woke up today feeling super blessed to have him in my life.  Love you babes!

(This morning, in elementary school style, I sent Greg off to work with a plate of delectable creamy lemon crumb squares for his birthday to share with his workmates.  He’s so cute with his backpack and plate of lemon squares.)  🙂