horses

Currently: December 2017

Current book Sisters First by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush. I’m about halfway through and really enjoying it. It’s neat to have an inside look at the Bush twins’ life. Also reading II Peter during my devotion time!

Current mood Relaxed. Jimmy and I both took two days off of work to have a staycation together and it’s amazing. I slept until 8:30 am yesterday!

Current indulgence Naps snuggled up with Malcolm. And wearing clothes that don’t match whatsoever 😉

Girl sleeping with black cat

Current need Texting gloves. It’s getting cold here in Pittsburgh, so I’m always wearing mittens or gloves when I walk dogs. The only problem is that I need to be able to take pictures and text my clients without freezing my hands off (dramatic, I know).

Current blessing Jimmy and I had a family from our church over for lunch in late November and it was such a lovely time with Christian friends.

Current beauty product Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Nail Coat. I’ve been trying to paint my nails once a week, and this top coat works wonders for two reasons: it drys super fast and really protects the polish underneath from chipping.

Coffee in catfinated mug from Kirkland's

Yay for non-chipped nail polish!

Current procrastination Getting my hair trimmed. I keep trimming it myself to save time. I know it’d be good to have a professional do it for once.

Current goal Getting our house decorated for Christmas this weekend. It’s going to be an interesting holiday season with trying to keep Mavis and Malcolm from destroying our Christmas tree 😉

Current obsession Dove milk chocolates. I love having these after a meal for something sweet. Yum!

Dove milk chocolates

Current craving Meeting mine and Jimmy’s cousins’ son. They just adopted a ten-year-old boy from China and I cannot wait to meet him!

Current food We’re getting a HomeChef delivery today! We are continuing to test out all the different meal kit delivery services. I’ll report back soon 🙂

Current excitement I photographed a gorgeous property for my family’s real estate business. It’s a huge horse stable facility (I feel like there’s a more official name for that?!) with acres and acres of land for horseback riding. It was so peaceful.

Brown and white horse overlooking field

Current drink Coffee! Really enjoying the Organic Honduras Whole Bean Coffee from Aldi.

Current prayer Jimmy and I do a lot of communicating and working with a family at Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch, which is a safehaven for abused and neglected children. The homeparents told us that this time of year can be especially hard for the children living with them, as it can bring up memories of trauma. We’re doing a lot of praying that this holiday season would be a great one for the children living there.

Current confession I love this picture of my brother and Mavis napping together in my dad’s truck. I’m also a little jealous she actually napped with him. Mavis is usually looking out the window when she rides on my lap!

Man and puppy sleeping together

Current question What are you doing this weekend?

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Fun Adventure

In my last post, I hinted that I would be going on a fun adventure while on vacation in North Carolina.

I’m happy to report that the adventure most definitely happened and it was epic!

My dad, sister, and I went horseback riding at Equine Adventures in Frisco, NC. We rode for 45 minutes on gorgeous trails in Buxton Woods, and then spent 15 minutes riding on the beach.

As we came out of the woods and crossed one last sand dune before reaching the beach, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was visible and absolutely gorgeous. The beach was practically empty and really allowed us to see the natural beauty of Hatteras Island.

The whole experience was simply incredible.

Pictures:

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It was Hannah’s first time horseback riding, so she was a little apprehensive. Thankfully, she ended up loving it. The only thing she didn’t love? A sore butt the next day!

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My horse’s name was Cash. He made me laugh because he kept eating leaves while we were on the trails.

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My dad grew up on a farm in a rural area of Pennsylvania. He used to own horses, and even rode bareback (without a saddle) often. Needless to say, he was super excited to trot and canter on the beach.

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Throughout the whole ride, I kept thinking about how beautiful God’s creation is. The horses we rode were so gentle, and the ocean went on for miles and miles. It was truly an experience of a lifetime!