A Few Favorites

Sharing a few recent favorites, from books to moments and everything in between!


Bath time with Sadie. She’s just so content and cute in the bathtub! We are really loving this bathtub and this shampoo + body wash combo at the moment. There’s nothing like a freshly bathed baby all snuggled up in pajamas. Love it!

My own bath time. Fitting in a shower is tough sometimes! I’ve had a few days where Sadie was content to sit in her rock n play and I’d shower and peek out to find her and Malcolm watching me!

When Jimmy dresses Sadie. He got her all ready before my hematology appointment last week and it was adorable to see which outfit he picked out.

Reading a Christmas Bible study on my Bible app.

Decorating for Christmas. We aren’t putting up a tree this year because we don’t have room (small house + baby gear problems, lol), but we’ve decorated the outside of our house with garland, lights, a flag, and the sign below. We also have some indoor decorations up, which I show at the end of my most recent vlog!

Wooden manger scene Christmas decoration

Crafting. I’ve caught the crafting bug and have a million little projects I want to complete.

(Baby) Books

Baby Signs by Joy Allen. At two months, Sadie is a bit young for sign language, but this is helping me brush up on my signing so I can teach her. I haven’t been consistent about learning it since my Penn State days.

Mama Loves You So by Terry Pierce. Rach gifted me this book and it’s so special!

Mighty Dads by Joan Holub. I gave this to Jimmy for Father’s Day and it’s adorable. We’re excited for Sadie to learn about some of the machinery Jimmy uses.

Babies Love Animals by Scarlett Wing.

I Prayed for You by Jean Fischer. I can’t read this, especially the page picture below, without tearing up!

Cleaning supplies

Seventh Generation disinfectant spray. I love that this doesn’t have to be wiped off after use, even on surfaces where food is being prepped!

Method bathroom cleaner. Smells great and works great.

Full Circle detail cleaning brush. I’ve professed my love for this little tool before. Still loving it! I have one in our bathroom and one in our kitchen.

Blogs and Vlogs 

Enough Part I and Part II by Nicole. Man did I need to read those posts. Nicole is such an amazing writer, too.

Vlogging. I’ve been trying to film a vlog every now and then to document our new life as a family.

Happy Things

My siblings expecting their babies ten days apart from each other! My brother and his wife just announced they’re expecting a baby in May, (as are my sister and her husband!)! Hannah and Racquel’s due dates are ten days apart. So, so excited!

Pregnancy announcement picture

What moments/books/things/etc. are your favorite lately?



  1. Awwww, thank you for the shoutout!!! That totally just made my day! I am VERY excited to watch your vlog, but I’m going to wait until tomorrow morning so that my kiddos can peak over my shoulder (as they enjoy your vlogs SO much). Ha ha. 🙂 Right now, they’re at my mom’s for the day, as I’m about to teach piano…
    Looking forward to watching it!
    Loved reading about your current favorites. And again, thank you for the shoutout, my friend!

    1. Your posts made my day(s)! They were just what I needed to read! God sure does know what He’s doing!

      I’m so happy you guys like watching the vlogs! I’ll definitely have to keep doing them!

      1. Brady has twice now asked Nate to watch the “Sadie Show” on TV. Nate looks at me in confusion, and I have to remind him that Sadie is a blog friend’s daughter. And Brady is obsessed with the vlogs. HA!!! Then I have to remind Brady that we watch them on Mama’s computer, not the TV. 🙂

  2. Stick with the signing! I wasn’t consistent with Ava but have been with Owen and he signs so many things now. It’ll seem like they’re not picking it up but they truly are little sponges and notice and remember so much!

    Love that Sadie is going to have not one but TWO cousins around her age. That’s so fun!

    1. I definitely will! I cannot wait for the first time Sadie signs back at me! It’s going to make me cry, I know it, lol. It really is amazing how much they pick up on and learn!

  3. I teared up reading that page on that book too!
    Guess we’re both sentimental and really appreciate the goodness of God!

  4. OH MY GOODNESS! All the cousins are going to be so close in age!! Girl, I got chills when I saw that. It is such a gift to have cousins who live nearby and who are close in age. Oh, what a blessing! Congratulations to your brother & sister-in-law. ❤

    I'm so glad you are enjoying Mama Loves You So. That was one of my few whim purchases (you know how I like to research books, haha) because the Mom on the front looked like me that day (hair in a bun with a baby in a carrier). I'm so glad I got it because I still love it! And we love I Prayed for You as well! That book is so so sweet. 🙂

    Ah, I keep reading your blog when it's early and quiet and I don't have headphones. I need to catch up on all your videos soon! I miss seeing your vlogs!

    1. I get chills every time I think about it! God has been SO good to our family and I just cannot wait for the cousin play dates and relationships as they all grow up! I will pass on the congrats–thank you!

      Ahh, Mama Loves You So and I Prayed for You have been AMAZING. I love them! Thank you so much!

  5. Finally got a chance to watch your vlog – Ah! Sadie is just SO cute! And I love seeing her interacting with her environment. So glad she got a good little nap in while you guys were out and about. I love that people are reminding you at just the right time to soak it all in. Those days are so so precious and they go by far too quickly. Of course these days are super precious too and are flying by me as well. I just need time to slow down a little, is that too much to ask? Haha!

    I love the ornaments you made to go on the stockings! I’m so excited to see your stockings when they arrive! And Hallmark movies with snow outside while you hang out together as a family is just pretty picture perfect. Love that. 🙂

    1. Aww, thank you so much for watching! I could watch Sadie discover her environment all day. It;s just fascinating to watch! I never understood that until I became a mom, haha!

      Amen to people reminding me to soak in these baby days at just the right time. I SO needed it that day!

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