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Currently: December 2020

Hello December! Here’s what’s currently going on in my life this month.

Sunrise in Pittsburgh

Current books Still working through this Bible study and this book on parenting with a child’s brain development in mind. 

Current food I had leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving so I made a cranberry balsamic glaze for a roasted pork loin and it was great!

Current prayer A few members of our church are battling COVID-19 and I’m praying they will feel better asap ❤

Current obsession Still loving coffee dates with Sadie and Niva.

Husky and toddler sitting in car together

Current baked good Brown sugar cookies with pumpkin spice chips.

Current joy The holiday season. I love it.

Current drink Starbucks blonde Christmas blend. It’s the perfect blend of spicy notes and smoothness. 

Current fun Pittsburgh got a good little bit of snow this week! Sadie called it “nos” (she can’t say “s” at the beginning of a word so she adds it at the end, lol) and was seriously so excited about it!  She wanted to be outside all day. Don’t get me started on how happy Niva was, too. She had a major case of the zoomies 🙂

Husky with sled and people

Current laugh I was thinking about how I want to get Niva a sweater since it’s getting cold out and then I remembered she’s a husky and definitely doesn’t need one, lol. Case in point: every night that we’ve had snow on the ground Niva goes outside and lays in the snow like she wants to sleep there. 

Current mood Emotional. I’m pretty sure mine and Sadie’s nursing journey has come to an end. She pretty much self-weaned and I’m feeling all the feelings. I was thinking about doing a separate post on our whole journey but I might cry the whole time I type it up, ha. 

Current beauty product This lip balm has been amazing as cold weather has been setting in here in Pittsburgh.

Current excitement Seeing Sadie experience Christmas this year. I can’t wait.

Current cuteness Malcolm and Sadie hanging out. Also, why is he in the chair and Sadie is on the ground?! 😂

Black cat sitting in kid's chair

Current need Another black cat. Jimmy, if you’re reading this, you now know what I want for Christmas 😉

Current indulgence I went to a ladies Bible study at our church the other night and popped into a store to browse around afterwards. Shopping by myself felt downright luxurious!

Current goal Finishing up our fence extension. We had it almost done the weekend we started it, then it kind of took a backseat but it was okay because Niva wasn’t escaping. Well, our little Houdini figured out that there are a few areas where we didn’t add the extension yet and she has been jumping the fence again. Hopefully we get this squared away this weekend!

Current blessing Help from family! My mom watched Sadie one day this week so I could get some real estate work done and it was so helpful. Sadie even came home with some artwork 🙂

Sadie calls my mom “ya ya” ❤

A look back…

What’s current in your life?

A Few Favorites

Hello! Just popping in today to share some favorites as of late. It’s currently 5:52 am on Saturday as I type up this post and a certain little someone is keeping me company because she woke up way too early. Like 4:45 am early.

Mom and toddler

We took a photo on my laptop, tired eyes and all 😉

Alright, onto to the favorites!

1. Hummus. The lemon hummus is great and isn’t overly sweet. The buffalo style hummus is spicy and full of flavor! Do you like hummus? If so, do you have a favorite flavor? I’m a fan of roasted red pepper. 

Hummus

2. Park days with Sadie. I know our beautiful weather days in Pittsburgh are likely limited for the rest of 2020, so any time the sun is shining and it’s warm you will probably find us outside. 

We went to the park this week and I was impressed with Sadie wanting to try new things like climbing different structures, going down slides, etc. as she’s a pretty cautious child. Go Sader Tot!

Toddler walking in dress and cowboy boots

3. Studying contentment. I’m currently working through this study guide on cultivating contentment and it’s very inspiring and has me doing a lot of thinking and praying.

I was especially struck by the quote below. What a wonderful reminder that this broken world we live in isn’t all there is to life. With Jesus as our Savior, we can look forward to eternity in heaven each time we feel discontent in our life on earth.

Cultivating Contentment Study Guide

4. Little moments. If it’s warm enough, Sadie and I eat lunch outside and sometimes we let Malcolm sneak out with us.

Other little moments: we had our monthly family night on Thursday and had Thanksgiving dinner. Sadie and I cooked the green bean casserole together and it was so sweet having her help me. 

Girl and cat sitting outside together

5. Decorating for Christmas. Yay! I’ll probably do a separate post on this, but we have our decorations up and it’s making me so happy! We filmed a vlog of the process and I have a feeling this will be fun to look back on 😉

Tell me some of your favorite things lately!