It seems like Thursday is my blog day lately! Probably because I typically have Thursdays off from my regular job. I’m pet sitting two dogs today, so I’m blogging in between visits to the pups.
I just wanted to share some random pictures and thoughts from my life lately, as usual!
Let’s start with books, one of my favorite things to talk about.
I picked up a book from the Christian book store last week and I’m enjoying it. It was the first time I’ve bought a book in months and months, so it was quite a treat. Adopted for Life is about the priority of adoption for Christian families and churches. The author is great at relating adoption with how Christians are adopted into God’s family. It’s a pretty dense book, so I’ve been reading a few pages each day and really pondering the scripture references and the author’s points.
As I’ve mentioned before, adoption is something Jimmy and I talk and pray about a lot. I’ve had it on my heart since I was a young girl (and even mentioned it years ago here on the blog). As much as I want to just know what the future holds in terms of children, I am continually learning to trust that God has it all figured out. Whatever His plan is will be amazing.
Even at 10-years-old, Lola still keeps me on my toes. She hasn’t got into the garbage in months, so I’m sure you can imagine mine and Jimmy’s surprise when we came home from church and a quick pet sitting run at like 9:30 pm to find garbage all over the kitchen floor. Oh Lola, you are a goober!
My sister-in-law and I painted ceramics together this week. It was so nice to talk, laugh at our painting skills, and do something creative. I really needed that relaxation time, and I always enjoy hanging out with my sister-in-law!
I’m trying to start back up a little Sunday tradition that my dad and I had going before I got married. One of us would buy the Pittsburgh Post Gazette each Sunday and then share it with the other after they finished reading through it.
Jimmy and I stopped at a gas station to fill up his truck and I went inside to buy coffee this past Sunday afternoon. When I saw the newspaper near the cash register, I bought it and sent my dad a picture asking if he wanted me to bring it to him when I would see him at Sunday night church. Of course, he said yes. Tradition reinstated! I love my dad.
Alright, I’m off to pet sit and then I’m going to figure out what to bake to bring to an Origami Owl party tomorrow night. I’m so excited! I hope everyone has a great day 🙂
I used to always read the Sunday paper with my parents too. Those were some pretty awesome days :). Sorry about Lola getting into the trash!
Aww! I love that you had that little newspaper reading ritual, too! Maybe it’s a writer thing?!
Lola is too funny with the trash. She always gets into it at the worst times, though there is probably never a good time for a dog to spill trash everywhere 😉
She is quite the goober!
Sterling is the same way! He will behave for weeks and then BAM he breaks a rule. I’m like SERIOUSLY CAT?!
🙂 Awesome tradition!
I’m glad Lola isn’t the only random rule breaker!! She told me to tell you she says hello to Sterling!
I love the newspaper tradition. It’s so special 🙂
Your sister in law looks so much like Jimmy. Lola was just trying to find some of your baking scraps in the trash. 😉
She does!! Jimmy and his siblings definitely resemble each other a lot.
I agree, Lola just wanted in on the baking 😉
Aww, I love that you and your dad are restarting this tradition! What a good one! And hooray for sweet time with your sister-in-law. I love that you guys get to hang out. 🙂
And that Lola is a mess. She just needs a little extra attention now that you’ve brought another baby home. 😉
I want to hear more about this book you are reading! I vote you do a book review on the blog when you finish it! Or at least send me a summary of your thoughts when you finish. 🙂
I love that your heart is so open to adoption! Will and I are actually adopting 🙂 We are in the VERY beginning stages (about to start the home study) but are SO excited to see how the Lord plans to use this journey! I’ll have to check out that book!
Also– I love ceramic painting 🙂 I’m not very artsy but it makes me feel like I am LOL!
Ahhh! I am so, so excited for you and Will! I will be praying for you two as you go through your adoption journey!
I am with you on ceramic painting!
I always love reading your posts that are about random stuff 😛 Lola is a complete nugget, but that’s okay I guess 😛
I told Jimmy that my favorite part of Saturday was dressing Lola with you, LOL. She is a nugget, but man is she fun!
Thanks for always reading, Hannie 🙂
Aww that is a super sweet tradition with you and your Dad! The cookies you made for the party looked awesome too!
Thanks, P! I love it, and it’s totally one of my favorite traditions :).
The cookies were fun to bake and even more fun to eat, haha!