Life Lately

I feel like I haven’t posted about my life lately in a while. So, here we are!

Mom and baby girl smiling

I have to say a huge thank you to everyone who commented on my post about losing Lola. It meant so much to me. We’re doing okay. I knew I would be sad when she passed, but I didn’t know I would feel this sad.

It’s like there’s a hole in our lives without her. I keep finding her fur around the house, or will accidentally think “I should walk the dogs” and then realize she’s gone. We are moving forward and just doing our best. Losing Lola definitely inspired me to be present and love on our little family as much as possible each and every day. ❤

Mother and daughter in matching coats

Speaking of our family, Sadie girl is doing well! I feel like she is growing and changing by the minute. She is starting to say a few words (with meaning!) like ball, uh oh, mama, and dada. She also ran for the first time the other night (send help!), loves to dance, and is doing really, really well with her eating and swallowing.

She’s just a little ball of fun, curiosity, determination, and joy. We’ve had family members babysit her a few times over the past couple of months and she has done great. It’s really nice to have a break every now and then 🙂

I recently found a sled on Craigslist and scooped that puppy up for winter. Jimmy and I are hoping to pull her around in our neighborhood, yard, or on local trails this winter!

Baby girl sitting in LL Bean sled

Jimmy and I have been working on a big project now that summer is over and fall is in full swing. We’re renovating our kitchen! Jimmy has been wanting to do this project since we moved in, but I’ve always been resistant because I know how much work it will be, how long it takes, and how torn apart the kitchen will be.

I finally decided (you know, once we had a 13-month-old…) that it would be worth it in the end and dove in, starting with our cabinets. I’ve been removing hinges, puttying wood, and sanding my little heart out while Jimmy paints.

Gray kitchen cabinets

We’re going with a gray, yellow, and white color scheme, with black hardware. Can’t wait to see how it all looks. And I can’t wait until it’s all done because our kitchen is a disaster zone 😉

When I’m not getting my hands dirty with kitchen projects you can find me reading or crafting (wood burning has been my jam lately). I read The Sound of Gravel (<– affiliate link) and could. not. put. it. down. I also just finished a memoir about midwifery (<– affiliate link).

It is well with my soul wood sign

One of my latest wood burning projects!

I think that’s about it for life lately. Missing Lola, enjoying our little family, reading, crafting, and working hard around the house!

Tell me about your life lately!

Most relaxing place?

Where is the most relaxing place you can think of?

Some beach, your bed, or in your guy’s arms?(<—-CHEESY!)

I think one of the most relaxing places, for me is the library.

Last week I had some homework to do so I set up camp in the kids section of my local library (which was relatively quiet). I managed to get a good bit of work done in a different and free atmosphere. If only the library provided free coffee…. (I’m sure Hollie and Becca have had thoughts like that in random places!)

Hannah tagged along as well 🙂

Another relaxing place for me?


I just love sitting at the kitchen table reading my Bible, sipping on coffee  or catching up with a family member.

I feel so at home when I am cooking in my kitchen and it relaxes me :]

Except when certain people (cough, Jim, cough) take pictures of me in my frog pj’s !

One more place I feel relaxed:

Any book store, especially if I have a coffee in my hand..!

I also feel extremely at peace when I am in God’s house, the church. I love being with other Christians and learning about God. Bible verse of the day: Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. Luke 9:23

*On Wednesday I am visiting a school that I mentioned last month. I will let everyone know how this goes! I do love my college right now, but I know there may be opportunities for me in other places. I know God will guide me in the right direction, so I’m not too worried about it ;)*

Where is the most relaxing place for you?!