Currently: May 2017

Current beauty product Supergoop Sun-Defying SPF 50 Sunscreen Oil. My mom subscribes to Birchbox and got this product in a recent box and gave it to me. I’m loving it! It goes on well and isn’t greasy.

Current book Dog Crazy by Meg Donohue. It’s a cute, lighthearted read so far! Hopefully no dogs die in this book or else I will totally cry.

Current food Chocolate chip zucchini cookies. Can’t wait to grow zucchini in our garden soon!

Chocolate chip zucchini cookies

Current craving Getting back into a gymnastics gym. I’ve been practicing my press handstand at home and I’m just dying to get back on the bars, beam, vault, and floor!

Current drink Eight O’Clock Coffee.

Current indulgence Reading through my old journals. I found this–I used to write in Russian all the time! I don’t know why I stopped?

Current confession Jimmy and I have no control over Malcolm. He sits in the middle of our kitchen table while we eat dinner and rests his paw on Jimmy’s plate or tries to eat off mine. When I push him off, he growls at me.

Current need Could I ask you to pray for a young boy at Niños de Mexico? His name is Aldo. He had to have a tracheostomy to remove tumors from his palette, mouth, tongue, and throat. He recently began chemotherapy to shrink the tumors. Please pray that this sweet boy could experience full healing.

Current obsession Taking Lola to the pet store and wandering around! I bought her this food, which is a super cool concept. She loved it. I never leave the pet store without buying Malcolm something, too! I usually buy him Fancy Feast Broths with the little anchovies in it and he chows down.

Fancy Feasts Broths

Current mood Happy!

Current excitement Jimmy’s birthday is at the end of May, Hannah and Josh are getting married in early June, and Jimmy and I celebrate three years of marriage in mid-June!

Current procrastination Folding Jimmy’s work clothes. They’re sitting five feet away from me, but I just don’t feel like folding them.

Current blessing Church family. I love the people in our church so much!


Currently: April 2017

Current book Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin.

Current food Banana bread from a friend at church.

Current need A date night with Jimmy. We’ve been busy lately!

Current craving Another pet. I feel like Malcolm needs a feline friend 🙂

I just want our house to look like this + Lola.. and maybe a few more dogs…

Current confession I started mowing our lawn the other day and when I was halfway finished, it began to pour down rain. It has been raining on and off since then… so we have a half mowed lawn right now. Classy, I know.

Current drink Blue Mountain Blend coffee from HomeGoods.

Current beauty product I’ve got nothing here. I am so boring with beauty-related things.

Current indulgence Sending memes to my siblings. This one was so us.

Current obsession Sniffing Lola. Yeah, I know it’s weird. I took her to the groomer and she smells so good!

Current mood Relaxed.

Current excitement The fact that it’s April. Now I can say we will plant our garden next month!

Current procrastination Posting a final recap of our bathroom renovation!

Current blessing Having the Bible as a guidebook for life and living in a country where I have the freedom to read it ❤