Four Thoughts

Hey hey and happy Wednesday! Sadie is currently taking a nap and I have a pile of laundry sitting next to me, but I’d much rather blog. So here I am ­čÖé

Just sharing a few thoughts and snapshots from the past week or so!

1. Sarris Candy

Sarris Candy Canonsburg, PASarris Candy Chocolates

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but Jimmy and I live pretty close to a famous candy store called Sarris Candies. It’s fairly well known in America and I don’t know what it is, but their chocolate is some of the best I’ve ever had–it’s so smooth and creamy.

We decided to get out last night and take Sadie on her first trip to Sarris! The store has tons of candy, stuffed animals, and holiday displays. It’s safe to say that Sadie enjoyed all there was to see and mom and dad got stocked up on chocolate!

2. Bowling

Guys bowling with baby girlSisters hugging

Jimmy, Sadie, and I went bowling with our church over the weekend. I actually bowled better than I thought I would (I got a strike and a few spares!) and had fun catching up with family and friends. There’s just nothing like having fun with our church family!

3. Meal Prep

SandwichesEgg and hash brown casserole

Another thing I don’t think I’ve mentioned here on the blog is how I do meal prep for Jimmy’s breakfast and lunches! Basically, I have a rotation of breakfast recipes I make and freeze for him. I also make a week or two of sandwiches in advance and freeze them.

I used to make his lunches each night and he would have a bagel for breakfast, but we started getting a bit more streamlined around the time Sadie arrived and it has been making our lives so much easier! Would anyone be interested in a full post on my method and the recipes we like to use?!

4. Making friends with problems

I was recently reading a devotion about treating persistent problems as something God can fit into a pattern for good (Romans 8:28) if we love, trust, and walk with Him through them.

Basically, problems can become a stumbling block and cause self pity, or we can see them as something that is transforming us into the person God wants us to be. The key is that we get to choose to make friends with difficulty and even learn to thank God for it or react with anger and distrust. It really resonated with me so I thought I’d share!

Well, I better get going because Sadie just woke up! Looks like the laundry will have to wait until later ­čśë

Those clouds..

Hey friends! Sorry it’s been about a week since I last posted. School work has been keeping me tied to my desk/computer.

I spent all day Friday and Saturday working on homework and hardly made a dent in my to-do list. Not cool. Spending hours upon hours doing homework led me to second guess myself and my┬ácourse load┬áfor this semester. My ego took a little punch. I also got another C on a meteorology test.┬ácloudsThose clouds. You look cool, but I can’t understand you!

Going to the store and buying oatmeal creme pies makes me feel better though. IMG_4932


Life has been full and busy, but I’m making sure to appreciate the little things…

IMG_4949My dad went to Texas for a business trip (I was so jealous) and brought me back a fleece jacket that says “Houston.” I missed him while he was gone, but I made sure to make him a care package full of granola and mixed nuts for his flights, etc.

IMG_4946My mom met up with me at a local park when I had a gap between my classes. We walked around the frozen pond and then got coffee. It was so nice to just talk with my mom. Jimmy and I went to this same park yesterday and saw people ice fishing!

lilyLily is fascinated by my printer. I enjoy seeing the world through her eyes.

IMG_4955I love my “little sister” even though she’s taller than me! Lately, people keep thinking we’re twins or that she’s older than me.

Jimmy and I celebrated Valentine’s Day on Sunday by visiting our church’s “sister church,” going out to lunch, and going bowling!┬ábowlingI bowled a 133 during our second game. It was probably the best day of my life. Just kidding. But not really.

Jimmy made me the best gift ever. You see, I’m a little bit obsessed with corn bread. I seriously eat it every day. So he baked me corn bread and cut it into a heart LOL.┬ácorn breadI couldn’t stop laughing. Until I started eating the whole thing in (almost) one sitting ;). I love my boyfriend.


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