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. 


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!

All Sorts of Exciting Things

Hello! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Ours was filled with all sorts of excitement. 

First of all, my sister had her anatomy scan on Friday and it’s a boy! My first nephew! I am beyond excited. Hannah and Josh are naming him Lawson. Also, he was healthy and doing great. God. is. good. 

Jimmy, Sadie, and I had our second family movie night on Friday. We watched Frozen this time. Sadie sings “Let It Go” so adorably. Her version sounds like she’s saying “Ladel-doooh!” and I love it.

Family watching a movie on the couch

On Saturday, my sister put on a Mary Kay party at my parents’ house and we had a blast fellowshipping with ladies from our church and trying out different skincare and makeup products. 


Hannah has that pregnancy glow going on!

After the party, Hannah, Josh, and their daughter went to Cracker Barrel with us for dinner and then we went to the thrift store to check out all the boy clothes 🙂

Sadie and Caroline had almost as much fun running around the store as Hannah and I did looking at all things blue, lol!

Toddlers in clothing store with hats on

Our Sunday was spent at church in the morning, gearing up for the week by cooking and cleaning in the afternoon, and then back to church in the evening. 

My dad taught the Bible school lesson in the morning and did an awesome job discussing John 15

Preaching and teaching at church

The evening sermon was fabulous, too. It was all about the Bible and just how cohesive and inerrant it is. It’s filled with 66 books that were written by 40 authors in three languages over 1,500 years. There’s no book like it! 

Tell me about your weekend!