Family

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. 

Hummus

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!

Picnic Lunch + Something I Haven’t Done In Years

I think we finally figured out the whole I-don’t-want-to-nap-or-sleep thing with Sadie: the two year sleep regression. Not fun! If any parents out there have tips… or coffee… or sanity they can lend out, let me know 😉

In the meantime, you’ll probably find me in Sadie’s crib trying to get her to sleep or chugging coffee, and I will admit I have done both of those at the same time, lol.

Baby and husky laying together

We had a little picnic outside on Friday afternoon. I packed Sadie a lunch and she ate it on top of her swing set and thought that was the coolest. 

I love those little moments so much ❤

Toddler eating on top of swing set

On Saturday I did something I haven’t done in years: I ran a 5k! Longtime readers of this blog might remember me doing all sorts of running back in the day. I very rarely run nowadays, but my mom wanted to do a 5k together so we signed up. 

We ran the Harvest Moon Race in Pittsburgh and whew was it a tough course! I ran the 10 mile race in 2011 and must have forgot about the hills when I signed up this year, lol. Also, it was cold.

Girl at 5k race during COVID-19

Mom and daughter after 5k race

My mom and I had such a great time and I’m really glad we were able to do that together. She’s already trying to get me to sign up for the 5k we watched her and my dad run in December last year 😉

What’s one thing you haven’t done in years?