Currently: February 2020

February. It’s here! Is anyone doing anything fun for Valentine’s Day this year? I’m not sure what we’ll be up to, but I’m excited to scheme up something fun 🙂

Daddy is my Valentine shirt on baby

Current book(s) Just finished studying the book of Esther and also finished Listening With My Heart by Heather Whitestone. Now I’m onto this memoir by Marlee Matlin and up next will be this one. Memoir city over here! (<— affiliate links!)

Currently looking forward to A trip with Sadie and Jimmy! We’re going to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Kentucky and we’re pumped! We’ve been wanting to go since it opened a few years back.

Current cuteness Sadie and Mavis waiting for Jimmy to come home from work.

Cocker spaniel and baby on couch together

Current beauty product You know how I mentioned I was using Burt’s Bees coconut foot cream for my dry heels? I’ve moved onto bigger and better things: HeelTastic! I know, it sounds like it’s from an infomercial (who knows, it probably is!), but it’s  roll-on foot balm and it has been working super well and I love that I don’t have to get cream on my hands!

Current project Continuing to learn sign language. I worked another Walmart demo recently and was able to speak sign language to three different customers! It made my whole day to be able to sign and connect with people in that way.

Current fun Our monthly family night! We had a gift card to Cracker Barrel, so we had dinner (it was our first time taking Sadie out to eat with just us three!), went to the play area at a nearby mall, and stopped in a photo booth to cap off the night. It was so special ❤

Dad and daughter at Cracker Barrel

Current food Ritz Crackers. They’ve been hitting the spot lately.

Current drink Starbucks coffee. I had the Sumatra blend this morning and it was fabolous 🙂

Current joy Getting together with family. My family + our spouses and babies spent an evening together eating dinner and watching “the girls” play at my parents’ house. It’s such a blessing to be able to see Remi, Caroline, and Sadie grow up together!

Grandpa with three babies

Current excitement I’m attending a new Bible study at our church that my sister and her husband are leading!

Current blessing I’m slowly beginning to feel better! I got hit with an awful virus (Jimmy thinks it was the flu but I never got tested) that left me feeling so achy, run down, and feverish. It also came with all the symptoms of a head cold like a runny nose, sore throat, headache, etc. but the weirdest thing was that the glands in my neck hurt so badly.

It was crazy. I’m so, so thankful to be on the mend!

Mother and Daughter

Tell me something current in your life!



  1. So I’m really getting into Valentine’s Day this year! Ha, ha. I don’t normally quite so much, but the kids are at that age… They’re excited about holidays and special celebrations. So I’m all into it! 🙂 I bought them each a little mailbox from Walmart, and – every morning – I put a little treat and love note in it for them (during the countdown to Valentine’s). We’ve decorated the house a bit, AND the kids are giving out Valentine’s cards for the first time. It’s SO much fun!!! 🙂 (And as for me, the hubby took next Saturday off from work; and we’re hoping to maybe do dinner and a movie). 🙂
    Ooh, I hope you share your experiences after you visit the Ark experience. I’ve heard such good things about it! Such a great trip to take!!
    I’m going to have to try Heeltastic. The weather is SO cold and dry up here, and my feet are begging for some extra attention. Ha, ha! Thank you for the suggestion!
    Loved all the fun updates in this post! I’m SO glad you’re feeling better!! I know that the flu has been hitting people hard up here, and I’m praying that my family can avoid it. No fun!! So glad you’re doing much better!

    1. It must be so much fun to have the kids be into Valentine’s Day (and any holiday, really!)! You always have such fun little traditions and things that you do to make holidays special. I love your ideas! I hope you guys had an awesome Valentine’s Day this year!

  2. That first picture of Sadie & Jimmy is adorable!!! I’ve always been curious about the creation museum- can’t wait to hear all about it!
    That’s really amazing you are learning sign language. That’s extremely valuable you can use it to take to your customers. Ohhh I miss cracker barrel. We loved their breakfast growing up- mainly their apple pancakes (and their apple butter with biscuits is another favorite too!). What sweet time with family ❤ Thanks for sharing, Allie! Have a great rest of the weekend.

      1. It really is!! DJ and I were just saying we have to go soon! We didn’t have them in the Bay Area, and we actually some near us now!!

  3. I’ve heard the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter are so interesting! I look forward to hearing all about your trip there. 🙂

    I’ve used Heeltastic in the past and had good results with it too! I’m glad it’s a winner for you.

    Oh wow! How awesome that you knowing sign language has been such a gift. I bet those people at Walmart felt so seen and heard by you that day. What a gift.

    As always it’s always amazing to me that Sadie gets to grow up so close with her cousins. That’s just so awesome!

    I’m so glad you are starting to feel better! I hope you continue to feel better and better!

    1. Thanks, Rach! I can’t wait to share all about it once we go!

      YAY for Heeltastic! I’m glad I’m not the only one who loves it!

      Using sign language was so awesome and it really got me wanting to learn more 🙂

  4. Oh how exciting! I hope you all have the best time in Kentucky! That’s seriously amazing that you’ve been learning to do sign language & were able to communicate with 3 different people at work. Wow, go you, Allie!

    Looks like Sadie did great at her first outing. 🙂 I need to try Cracker Barrel sometime! Seems like a lot of people love it. & my gosh. Ritz crackers are addicting.

    The 3 girls are melting my heart. It’s gonna be so wonderful for them growing up together. My two girls cousins are bestbestbest friends even now as teenagers because they were born the same year. ♡

    Always love reading these Current posts from you– thank you for sharing!!

    1. Thank you, Hunida!! I can’t believe you haven’t tried Cracker Barrel. If you lived nearby, I’d totally take you! It’s such a cute little restaurant and the store attached to it is full of fun finds. There’s something for everyone!

      I’m so glad I’m not the only one who thinks Ritz crackers are totally addicting!

      1. Aw you’re so sweet, Allie! I’d love to go to Cracker Barrel with you. 🙂 I think we have one a little drive away that I’ll have to check out soon!

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