Back porch with string lights

Currently: September 2020

Hello September! I’m not sure how it’s the ninth month of 2020 already, but here we are. What is September like where you live? It’s generally still warm here in Pittsburgh, but the daylight fades faster, the mornings have a slight chill, and the leaves begin to change colors.

Back porch with string lights

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

Current excitement Starting homeschool with Sadie this week! We’re going to be using the Abeka preschool for 2s program. If anyone is interested, I’ll post a review after we’ve gone through the curriculum a bit!

Current blessing Family. You know when you have one of those rough days where you just need to cry and vent? I was having one of those and called my parents and sister and they all talked me off the emotional ledge, lol. Truly, it’s a blessing to have people who love and care for me.

Current food Sloppy joes. My recipe for sloppy joes is so simple and uses pantry staples like ketchup, apple cider vinegar, and honey. I filmed a grocery shopping vlog recently that also shows how I cook sloppy joes!

Sloppy Joe with corn on the cob and quinoa

Current fun Decorating for fall. I’ve been all about making our house feel festive and cozy lately!

Current craving A date night with Jimmy.

Current joy I’m going to be an aunt again! My sister and her husband are expecting their second baby in March 🙂

Current books I finished up this novel and just started this one. I’m on a roll with Amish books lately. I’ve also been doing a deep dive into the book of 1 Samuel with this Bible study.

What’s current in your life?

Currently: August 2020

Welcome to August! Here’s what’s currently going on in my life this month.

Current joy Gardening. Walking out to the garden to see how all the fruits and vegetables are growing is one of my favorite parts of each day.

Yellow and cherry tomatoes and zucchini from vegetable garden

Current book The Story of My Life by Helen Keller.

Current memory verse Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

Current indulgence Walking around a store by myself. Jimmy put Sadie to bed last night and I spent a while just walking around Target and totally zoning out. I came home with a box of cereal and Jimmy was like “That’s all you bought after all that time there?!” haha. He didn’t understand how I can go to a store and enjoy just looking at stuff without the pressure of a fidgety toddler.

Current cuteness Seeing Sadie with her cousins and friends at the Youth Summer Days our church had at a local park yesterday. The time with other moms + watching Sadie enjoy the park and her friends and family = a winning combo for us girls.

Baby and toddler sitting in Graco carseat

Current mood Reflective. I feel like I’m due for a post on my thoughts about motherhood lately because they’ve been swirling in my brain lately and I need to write (type?) them out.

Current craving Time with Jimmy. He’s planning on taking a staycation at some point soon and I cannot wait. Can you tell my love language is quality time? 😉

Current fun I painted Sadie’s toenails for the first time the other night!

Current food Bunny grahams have been super tasty in a bowl of yogurt before bed each night. Also loving English muffins topped with runny eggs.

Current blessing Help from family. I went to the dentist the other day and my mom offered watched Sadie for me. It’s such a blessing to have help and love from my family! Just knowing that my family wants and asks to spend time with my child is such a wonderful feeling ❤

Grandma and toddler sitting in grass

My mom and Sadie are bffs. Also, us girls have gone to stores together and had people ask if Sadie and I are both my mom’s daughters. We always get a good laugh out of that.

Current drink Starbucks Veranda Blend. I know a lot of people think Starbucks coffee is a bit bitter, but I’ve found this blonde roast to be extra smooth.

Current prayer For Sadie’s eye to heal. I mentioned she has a nasolacrimal duct obstruction and was prescribed some antibiotic eye drops to try and treat it. I’m praying the drops work so we don’t have to do anything more serious.

Tell me something current in your life!