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Currently: June 2019

It’s June! How are we halfway through 2019?! We have an exciting month on deck with anniversaries, birthdays, family time, and church events this month. Here’s whats currently going on in my life 🙂

Current book The Bible! I’m really loving Psalm 18. I feel like I could just read it over and over again. Sadie is enjoying Where’s the Dog? and Babies Love Animals.

Current fun Hannah and Josh came over with Caroline yesterday and we had a cookout! It was great to just catch up and have some time with the new parents and our sweet niece. We grilled shish kebabs and decided they’re delicious but also way too much work, lol.

Dinner of shish kebabs

Current app Homegrown by Bonnie Plants. I’m able to use this app to track our garden, learn about harvesting what we planted, and how to protect our seedlings from common issues like pests.

Current tv show Shark Tank. Jimmy was getting sick of my obsession with real estate shows, so we’ve switched to Shark Tank. I have a love/hate relationship with this show. I get so nervous for the people who are presenting their products! I literally sit on the couch wringing my hands and sweating.

Current blessing Experiencing parenthood with my siblings. It’s neat to be able to be in the same stage of life and see our kids together.

Sisters with baby girls

Current joy I graduated from the hematologist! If anyone is new here, I’ll explain. When I was pregnant with Sadie, I became dangerously anemic and had to have something like eight iron infusions during and after pregnancy to get my hemoglobin back in a safe range. I visited the hematologist for blood work yesterday and my hemoglobin levels were normal! No more iron infusions… until any future pregnancies most likely, lol.

Current food Corn on the cob. Can’t get enough if it!

Current baked good Challah. Finally! I’ve been wanting to make it for months and finally did on a recent rainy day. It was so cozy to hear the rain coming down as I kneaded and braided the dough.

Challah bread

Current obsession Checking on the garden and being outside as much as possible.

Current baby product Hide and Squeak Eggs. These eggs are basically what allow Jimmy and I to eat dinner without holding a fussy baby. We set the table and get our plates ready and set her up on the kitchen floor with her eggs and they keep her busy while we quickly eat, lol.

Current goal Getting out and doing fun things with Sadie as much as possible. We visited the library this week and had a blast playing and reading together.

Baby playing with soft blocks

Current excitement Researching a new career opportunity. I’ve had some encouragement from loved ones in this area who believe in me and my passions and I just might go for it. Sorry for being so vague. I’ll probably post more about it soon if things pan out 🙂

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Currently: May 2019

Yay for May! I am looking forward to so many exciting things this month. The start of the gardening season, welcoming two nieces, seeing my sister graduate from nursing school, and celebrating Jimmy’s birthday! I have a feeling it’s going to be a good month 🙂

Current book The Bible and the book I’ve been reading for the moms group I’m co-leading. Sadie has been enjoying this book a lot lately. She enjoys it so much that she always tries to eat the felt flaps, lol.

Current fun Spending time outside enjoying the spring weather in Pittsburgh.

Current app Our baby monitor app, Lollipop. Now that Sadie is sleeping in her crib more(!!), it’s fun to see what positions she falls asleep in. I felt bad she fell asleep with her leg poking out of the slats of her crib, but I also didn’t want to wake her up to move her. It was quite the conundrum.

Baby sleeping in crib with leg out of crib slat

Current tv show Anything real estate related. Jimmy and I often put Sadie to bed and watch an episode of Island Life, Buying Alaska, Hawaii Life, or pretty much any show where people tour and buy homes.

Current blessing Sadie. I love seeing the world through her eyes. She inspires me in so many ways.

Current obsession Buying matching outfits for Sadie, Remi (my brother and sister-in-law’s daughter), and Caroline (my sister and brother-in-law’s daughter) for when Remi and Caroline arrive this month!

Carters baby girl cat dresses with bloomers matching

Current goal Getting the garden ready for planting later this month. I have a lot of weeding ahead of me, lol.

Current joy Birds, birds, and more birds. The obsession is at an all time high! The other night Jimmy said “Allie… step away from the window… I saw you look out there like fifteen times in the past minute” haha.

Current food Jasmine rice! I’d never tried it until recently and now I’m hooked. Also having lots of salmon, wraps, chocolate pancakes, corn on the cob, and runny egg sandwiches lately.

Uncle Ben's Rady Rice Jasmine Rice

Current baked good I made an apple pie over the weekend! I need to pick up some yeast because I want to make soft pretzels with honey mustard dipping sauce. We ate at a restaurant in the Outer Banks with a pretzel appetizer like that, and I’ve been dreaming of recreating it ever since.

Current excitement Meeting my nieces this month. I’m constantly thinking about the moment I get to lay eyes on them and I cannot wait!

Current laugh Jimmy came home from work while I was feeding Sadie in her nursery. He wanted to hang out and talk with me, but there was no where comfortable to sit so this happened…

Guy inside of baby's crib

Current baby product Pacifier clips. Sadie doesn’t take a pacifier, but we’ve been using the clips to attach toys to her so she doesn’t drop them on the floor 🙂

Current pet product Friskies Lil’ Soups for Malcolm. I randomly bought one on a whim and he loved it!

Current project Jimmy is making steel edging for our back and side yard landscaping!

Steel edging around rock and mulch landscaping with corten steel

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