Life Lately

Life Lately

I feel like it has been a long time since I just popped in here and wrote about whatever random things are on my mind and going on in my life. So, here I am!

Life has been busy and good and so blessed. Our days look a lot like the picture below…

Laundry, Mac, and baby toys on bed

Laundry, work, and baby toys strewn about. Lots going on and lots of goodness. We have been having so much fun with Sadie. I feel like she’s at a really great age. She’s able to sit up and play with toys, but isn’t crawling all over the place yet πŸ˜‰ She’s also teething, which has been so tough on her. We’re going to try out an amber teething necklace. I’ll report back on how it works!

We are working hard on our garden, loving the warm(ish) spring weather, bird watching all the time, working on house projects, and spending time with family.

Jimmy and I went out to eat alone the past two weekends and it was glorious.

The food was great, but the conversation was even better. We are so blessed to have family that is willing to watch Sadie so we can have time together as a couple!

House projects galore have been happening around here. I cleaned out our bathroom vanity and it feels great to have it uncluttered! I plan on organizing my baking supplies next.

I kind of want to rearrange where I keep everything in our kitchen. I think I want to keep all my flours, yeast, sugars, etc. in my line of sight so I’m prompted to bake more πŸ™‚

Hannah graduated from nursing school! I won’t tell you how much I cried during her graduation. I’m just one proud big sister over here. I can’t wait to see her become a mom any day now!

Speaking of motherhood, I had a great first Mother’s Day! Jimmy and Sadie do such a wonderful job of making me feel cherished and loved every day.

Mom holding baby girl

I even got spoiled with a new bird feeder and a bag of seed as my Mother’s Day gift and it has been extra special to see all the birds come to the fancy new feeder!

Yellow bird feeder for finches and songbirds

We heard two great Mother’s Day sermons at church on Sunday and one on the story of Hannah really resonated with me. She was infertile and prayed desperately for a son. God answered her prayers and she was obedient by keeping her promise to God and giving her son Samuel to serve Him.

What really struck me was how our preacher noted that Hannah viewed motherhood as the highest calling and a privilege. On tough days, it can easy for me to slip into thoughts like “I’m just a mom” or “I have to do this” when I should be thinking “I’m so blessed to be a mom” and “I get to do this.” Just the way you think about a situation can really shift your perspective, you know?Β It was a blessed first Mother’s Day and I can’t begin to describe how thankful I am that God made me a mom to Sadie Mae.

Now we’re looking forward to our nieces arriving very soon and getting the garden planted! More on that soon πŸ™‚

What would a picture of your life lately look like?

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Life Lately in Pictures

Dogs and cats sitting together

Lola, Malcolm, and Mavis are getting along well. I found them laying in a circle and I’m convinced they were having a pow wow on how to get into trouble together.

Girl dipping nose in milk

It turns out that burning my nose helped someone sooner than I thought it would! My sister’s husband sent me a picture of Hannah dipping her nose in milk after accidentally getting hot pepper on it while cooking. Also, Hannah is in her second week of nursing school! Go Hannie πŸ™‚

Solar eclipse glasses

I was able to watch the solar eclipse on Monday! I hadn’t bought glasses, but went outside when it started and my neighbor had an extra pair that she had saved from an eclipse in 1994. It was such a cool experience. I couldn’t believe how dark it got outside, too!

Homemade gnocchi dough

I recently made homemade gnocchi. I’d always wanted to give it a try, and I’m glad I did. It was delicious! Definitely time consuming, though. I think next time I make it will be for some sort of special occasion, not a weeknight dinner πŸ˜‰

Finger bandage

A few days before we brought Mavis home, Jimmy cut his finger really badly at work. He called me and let me know that he was going to MedExpress, then he told me he was sent to the ER. Ugh. I felt so bad for him. I am happy to report he is doing much better now, though!

Red and gray paracord bracelets made from parachute cord

How cool are these bracelets made from parachute cord?! My cousin Josiah made them for me. He is one talented guy!

Zucchini, Japanese eggplant, cherry tomatoes, purple tomato, and green beans from vegetable garden

Our garden is doing well! The cucumbers are done (I think an animal stepped on them or ate them), the tomatoes are ripening, the zucchini continues to produce, the green beans are coming in well, and I’ve picked one Japanese eggplant!

Last but not least, I have a vlog. I think it pretty much describes my life lately. Our pets are definitely keeping me on my toes!

Tell me about your life lately!