Currently: August 2019

Current book(s) I finally got a new Bible! After going back and forth and not knowing what I wanted, I settled on this one and I absolutely love it. I’m reading the book of Daniel at the moment. Still reading this, almost finished with this book on modern maternity care, and Sadie is enjoying this lift-a-flap book.

NIV Women's Study Bible

Currently feeling Totally freaked out that Sadie turns a year old next month. Fastest year of my life.

Current laugh I used Snapchat filters on my parents while I was at their house recently and scream laughed (my favorite type of laughing) at the one that makes a guy look like a girl. My dad as a girl = hilarious.

Dad with girl snapchat filter

Current blessing Medical care! Sadie and I got hit with the thrush monster (again!). We last had it when Sadie was a newborn, so I almost forgot about how painful it is. This time, it started to turn into mastitis, which was not fun. Thankfully Sadie’s pediatrician and the midwives I had her with were quick to prescribe medicine and give advice. Living in a country with excellent medical care is a blessing that is not lost on me. So thankful.

Current craving A trip to the pet store with Mavis and Sadie. We’ll see if I’m brave enough to wrangle the two of them 😉 I think it would be a great little outing for us girls.

Current fun My parents and I took Sadie swimming at their local YMCA and it was so precious to watch her swim around with my parents!

Grandpa and baby swimming

Current beauty product I was using and loving this Aveeno exfoliating facial scrub but ended up making an emergency trip to the eye doctor recently because one of the exfoliating beads got stuck under my eyelid. I still get the heebie jeebies thinking of the eye doctor flipping my eyelid up and getting the little bead out. She recommended I switch to something without an exfoliant, so I’ve been using this face wash and it’s great!

Current joy Being a family with Jimmy and Sadie. Most of our family pictures look like the one below and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Family picture fail

Current food Roasted red pepper crackers from Aldi. I’m slightly obsessed.

Current baked good I have a hankering to make corn bread or corn muffins.

Current drink Iced coffee. We’ve had our Keurig for six months and I just used the iced coffee function on it for the first time the other day. What was I doing with my life?!

Iced coffee from Keurig

Current baby product Baby dolls! Anyone remember these old school dolls?! My sister gave Sadie one of her old dolls and she’s so sweet with it! She hugs it and whispers to it. We save it for car rides since she hates getting in her car seat, lol.

Current goal Using my phone less. I’ve been trying to use is as little as possible and it’s so freeing and really helps me stay present.

Current excitement We’re having Jimmy’s family over for dinner this week to celebrate his brother’s birthday. One the menu? Grilled pizza!

Tell me something current from your life!


Currently: July 2018

Hi! It’s July! Here’s what’s currently going on in my life.

Current book Point of View by Elizabeth Hasselbeck and The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. Enjoying them both a lot!

Current fun Spending time with family. I went over my parents’ house for the day last week and it was great to just hang out and enjoy their company. Over the weekend, Jimmy’s siblings, their significant others, and my mother-in-law came over for a cookout. Jimmy’s sister brought a ball pit and we all had just as much fun as Sadie did with that!

Baby ball pit

Currently feeling Busy and blessed. I mentioned in my last currently post that I was exploring a new career opportunity. Well, I decided to go for it! It requires some schooling, so I’ve been hitting the books. This is left little time for blogging, but I’m doing my best to manage it all :). Along with feeling busy, I’m feeling so incredibly blessed. With the career opportunity, this joyful season, and so much more.

Current laugh Sadie has been waking up crying in the night (#teethinglife) and I’m just so tired that I climb into her crib with her until she falls back asleep.

Current blessing The moms group at our church. It’s so refreshing to get out and spend time with other moms while we study the Word of God.

Girls with babies

Current craving I really want to take Sadie to Idlewild (a local-ish children’s amusement park) this summer! I’m hoping I can convince my parents to come with us. I think it would be such a fun day 🙂

Current beauty product Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Cream. I’ve been a fan of this stuff for years and it works wonders on my dry, cracked heels!

Current joy Sadie! Man is she fun and silly and just so cool. By the end of the day, I am equal parts worn out and smiling from ear to ear over the fact that God made Jimmy and I her mom and dad.

Mom and baby girl selfie

Current food Salmon. My favorite part is the skin. I love when it gets nice and crispy on the grill. Jimmy thinks it’s totally gross, so I gladly eat his salmon skin for him 🙂

Current baked good Smitten Kitchen’s Brownie Rollout Cookies. The only tweak I make to them is to brown the butter.

Current baby product VTech Turn & Learn Driver for when we drive because girl hates her carseat and these soft stacking blocks because I have just as much fun with them as Sadie does 😉

Baby in carseat with VTech Turn and Learn driver toy

Current goal Working on getting Sadie to swallow solid foods. She’s been having solid food since she was six months, but it seems like she spits everything out. The main thing I’ve seen her reliably swallow is yogurt, and that is even a struggle. Maybe it’s just something she needs to get used to and keep practicing? Other parents… do you have any experience/advice in this area?!

Current excitement Shark Week starts this month!!! I think I need to watch Sharknado to get myself pumped up (as if I could be any more excited, lol!)!

What’s current in your life this month?