Currently: June 2019

It’s June! How are we halfway through 2019?! We have an exciting month on deck with anniversaries, birthdays, family time, and church events this month. Here’s whats currently going on in my life ๐Ÿ™‚

Current book The Bible! I’m really loving Psalm 18. I feel like I could just read it over and over again. Sadie is enjoying Where’s the Dog? and Babies Love Animals.

Current fun Hannah and Josh came over with Caroline yesterday and we had a cookout! It was great to just catch up and have some time with the new parents and our sweet niece. We grilled shish kebabs and decided they’re delicious but also way too much work, lol.

Dinner of shish kebabs

Current app Homegrown by Bonnie Plants. I’m able to use this app to track our garden, learn about harvesting what we planted, and how to protect our seedlings from common issues like pests.

Current tv show Shark Tank. Jimmy was getting sick of my obsession with real estate shows, so we’ve switched to Shark Tank. I have a love/hate relationship with this show. I get so nervous for the people who are presenting their products! I literally sit on the couch wringing my hands and sweating.

Current blessing Experiencing parenthood with my siblings. It’s neat to be able to be in the same stage of life and see our kids together.

Sisters with baby girls

Current joy I graduated from the hematologist! If anyone is new here, I’ll explain. When I was pregnant with Sadie, I became dangerously anemic and had to have something like eight iron infusions during and after pregnancy to get my hemoglobin back in a safe range. I visited the hematologist for blood work yesterday and my hemoglobin levels were normal! No more iron infusions… until any future pregnancies most likely, lol.

Current food Corn on the cob. Can’t get enough if it!

Current baked good Challah. Finally! I’ve been wanting to make it for months and finally did on a recent rainy day. It was so cozy to hear the rain coming down as I kneaded and braided the dough.

Challah bread

Current obsession Checking on the garden and being outside as much as possible.

Current baby product Hide and Squeak Eggs. These eggs are basically what allow Jimmy and I to eat dinner without holding a fussy baby. We set the table and get our plates ready and set her up on the kitchen floor with her eggs and they keep her busy while we quickly eat, lol.

Current goal Getting out and doing fun things with Sadie as much as possible. We visited the library this week and had a blast playing and reading together.

Baby playing with soft blocks

Current excitement Researching a new career opportunity. I’ve had some encouragement from loved ones in this area who believe in me and my passions and I just might go for it. Sorry for being so vague. I’ll probably post more about it soon if things pan out ๐Ÿ™‚

Tell me something current in your life!



  1. Shark Tank makes me nervous too!! Every time I have seen an episode I ask Christopher why they can’t be just a little bit nicer to the people who are pitching their products, haha!

    Congratulations on being done with iron transfusions!!!! Such wonderful news!

    Possible career opportunities! How exciting! I can’t wait to hear more!

    1. I totally agree about the sharks needing to be nicer! I think that’s what makes me so nervous. I’m always like “I hope they don’t make this person cry!”

  2. That challah looks so delicious! I bet it is interesting being a parent with Hannah being a parent so soon after you. Hopefully your kiddos will be close growing up.

    I love Shark Tank but get what you’re saying. Truthfully, there’s only two judges that are buttholes on there. I often agree with them but at the same time think they could be more tactful.

    1. Thank you, Amy! It’s my absolute favorite bread to bake! It’s just such a fun process and it comes out so pretty (usually, lol). It really is interesting being a parent so close with Hannah! I’m hoping our girls are as close as we are as they grow up!

      I agree with you on the mean Shark Tank judges needing to be a lot more tactful! I am definitely a fan of the nicer ones ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Allie, I think it’s incredible that your entire family (your brother and sister) all had little girls in such a short amount of time. Your parents are going to have a blast in the future when all of the grandkids come over for long weekends.
    I am so excited to hear about your new career opportunity… it sounds like you are the “jane” of all trades! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you, Lindsay! I couldn’t agree more! My parents are just over the moon excited and I know it’s only going to be more and more fun!

      Thank you for the compliment of being the “jane” of all trades!! That made my day ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Psalm 18 is so beautiful โค Those shish kebabs look so yummy! We havenโ€™t had them in ages since we donโ€™t have a grill- but such a perfect summer meal!

    Ah we love Shark Tank too!

    Aw yayyyy Allie, Praise God that you are done with the hematologist! I was wondering how all that was going. So happy for youuu!

    Wow that Challah looks sooo soft & delicious! I wish I could reach through the screen and take a chunk!

    Canโ€™t wait to hear more about the career shift if you go that way. I know youโ€™d be amazing at anything you decide to do! Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Amen! It is an absolute favorite of mine!

      I so wish we lived close by and could bake and eat challah together!

      I can’t wait to share more about the career shift… it’s a total change up, but I’m so excited!

  5. So exciting that you are done with the iron transfusions!! I’m sure that’s such a relief and so great to know. Here’s to hoping it’s not so tough with future pregnancies.
    I love that you made challah bread!! It seems like such a difficult bread to make from scratch, so I’m super impressed!

    1. It was SUCH a relief to have those done and over with since I had been having them since August 2018! Whew!

      The hardest part about the challah is just waiting for it to rise, haha. Just like any bread, except it has braids ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. We once made shish kebabs in the oven & deemed them too much work for no reason, too. It tastes just as good without the stick, am I right?! ๐Ÿ˜‚

    I am so happy that you will no longer need iron infusions, yay!!!

    That challah looks amazing & your description of your time baking it sounds so peaceful & lovely. โ™ก

    Hope your new career sets off!! Can’t wait to hear all about it panjinf out. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Ohh, what a fun idea to do shish kebabs in the oven! So true that they taste just as good without the stick, haha!

      Can’t wait to share more about the career shift ๐Ÿ™‚

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