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 🙂

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 🙂

Tell me something current in your life!


More Sickness, Eggs, and Other Fun

Just when I thought we were all recovered from our recent sickness, I came down with a head cold over the weekend. Man! Who is ready for spring?! This cold and flu season has really gotten the best of us with Sadie’s ear infection, the stomach flu, and my cold.

I missed the baby shower I was supposed to go to on Saturday, but I still managed to get the funfetti cookies I baked delivered to the shower.

Funfetti cake mix cookies

I missed out on church on Sunday, too. I had a fever on Saturday night, so I didn’t think it was a good idea to bring my germs into the church nursery the next day. I always miss being with our church family when we’re sick or away. Our time at church is like a refreshment from the world each week, if that makes sense. I’m really looking forward to feeling totally normal and being with our people later this week!

Speaking of cookies, I also made graham cracker chocolate chip cookies over the weekend. They were good–Jimmy even said they were blogworthy–but I think they need marshmallows. So, basically I want to make s’mores cookies. I’ll share the recipe if I pick up some marshmallows and try again soon!

Okay, onto the topic of eggs.

Farm fresh eggs

My sister-in-law’s future father-in-law (did that make sense?!) has a chicken coop and gives away the eggs. My SIL casually asked if Jimmy and I would want some and I think I scared her by how excited I got. Of course we want local eggs!

I had my first egg on an english muffin for lunch today and it was delish.

Other fun things of note:
-Sadie and I did a puzzle together at the library.
-Jimmy and I are slowly working on getting Sadie to sleep in her crib at night. This has been so helpful.
-On the nights we manage to get Sadie to sleep in her crib before we go to bed, Jimmy and I have been watching Hallmark movies together. We like to laugh about the plot and how cliche it is, but we’re enjoying our alone time so much!
-I just started reading this book and I’m enjoying it so far.
-Jimmy and I are going bowling with our church this weekend and I’m excited. I’m horrible at bowling, but it’s so fun!
-We dressed Sadie in a dinosaur suit over the weekend and we’re still cracking up at how cute/funny she was in it.

Now onto a few pictures to go along with the fun things of note!

Baby and mom doing dinosaur puzzleBaby and dad in dinosaur outfitBaby girl and dad in dinosaur suit

Okay, this post officially feels all over the place! As usual. I feel like that’s a post in and of itself; I feel all over the place since having a baby. It’s amazing and wild and such a learning experience.

Speaking of babyhood, Sadie just woke up from a nap so I better finish this post! She turned five-months-old yesterday and I’m thinking of actually writing an update on her for once… yay or nay? I always enjoy reading them on other blogs, and I’m sure I’ll love looking back on it. Let me know what you think!

Are you excited for spring?

Do you like bowling?