Life

Currently: August 2019

Current book(s) I finally got a new Bible! After going back and forth and not knowing what I wanted, I settled on this one and I absolutely love it. I’m reading the book of Daniel at the moment. Still reading this, almost finished with¬†this book on modern maternity care, and Sadie is enjoying this lift-a-flap book.

NIV Women's Study Bible

Currently feeling Totally freaked out that Sadie turns a year old next month. Fastest year of my life.

Current laugh I used Snapchat filters on my parents while I was at their house recently and scream laughed (my favorite type of laughing) at the one that makes a guy look like a girl. My dad as a girl = hilarious.

Dad with girl snapchat filter

Current blessing Medical care! Sadie and I got hit with the thrush monster (again!). We last had it when Sadie was a newborn, so I almost forgot about how painful it is. This time, it started to turn into mastitis, which was not fun. Thankfully Sadie’s pediatrician and the midwives I had her with were quick to prescribe medicine and give advice. Living in a country with excellent medical care is a blessing that is not lost on me. So thankful.

Current craving A trip to the pet store with Mavis and Sadie. We’ll see if I’m brave enough to wrangle the two of them ūüėČ I think it would be a great little outing for us girls.

Current fun My parents and I took Sadie swimming at their local YMCA and it was so precious to watch her swim around with my parents!

Grandpa and baby swimming

Current beauty product I was using and loving this Aveeno exfoliating facial scrub but ended up making an emergency trip to the eye doctor recently because one of the exfoliating beads got stuck under my eyelid. I still get the heebie jeebies thinking of the eye doctor flipping my eyelid up and getting the little bead out. She recommended I switch to something without an exfoliant, so I’ve been using this face wash and it’s great!

Current joy Being a family with Jimmy and Sadie. Most of our family pictures look like the one below and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Family picture fail

Current food Roasted red pepper crackers from Aldi. I’m slightly obsessed.

Current baked good I have a hankering to make corn bread or corn muffins.

Current drink Iced coffee. We’ve had our Keurig for six months and I just used the iced coffee function on it for the first time the other day. What was I doing with my life?!

Iced coffee from Keurig

Current baby product Baby dolls! Anyone remember these old school dolls?! My sister gave Sadie one of her old dolls and she’s so sweet with it! She hugs it and whispers to it. We save it for car rides since she hates getting in her car seat, lol.

Current goal Using my phone less. I’ve been trying to use is as little as possible and it’s so freeing and really helps me stay present.

Current excitement We’re having Jimmy’s family over for dinner this week to celebrate his brother’s birthday. One the menu? Grilled pizza!

Tell me something current from your life!

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Thoughts and Snapshots

Hello hello! Sharing some thoughts and snapshots on this beautiful day.

Sisters with baby girl daughters

Have you ever purchased something and instantly thought why didn’t I discover this sooner? I did that twice recently.¬†We have this little issue with mold in the grout of our shower (just keepin’ it real, as always!) and I’ve tried and tried to get rid of it. I was skeptical of the reviews for this gel, but gave it a try and it worked. Like instantly. Yay!

Life changing product #2: Our energetic little Mavis girl adores playing fetch. After a few rounds of throwing her ball, our hands would get so slimy… until I discovered¬†this. No more slimy hands and I can throw the ball so much further!

Cocker spaniel with chuck it toy for fetch

Can nut butter be life changing? Maybe? This stuff is amazing. I’m pretty sure I went through the jar in less than a week.

More thoughts
-Sadie’s initial early intervention evaluation (for swallowing concerns) is tomorrow. We saw some progress over the weekend; she swallowed a piece of sweet potato!
-Our garden is a jungle. The cucumbers and zucchini are growing like crazy! I think I need to make a few batches of refrigerator pickles.
-We are just loving summer with Sadie. We’ve been swimming, playing outside, and making little trips to pet stores and libraries.
-Jimmy and I have been watching the new season of Battle Bots on Discovery Channel every Friday night and we’re so into it.
-I baked nine grain dinner rolls over the weekend and loved every second of it. Baking is the best.
-Just finished this book, am currently reading this one, and this one is on deck next!

More snapshots

Family swimming with baby girl

Nine grain dinner rolls

Zucchini and jalapeno from vegetable garden

Baby girl doing puzzle at library

What would a few snapshots of your life right now look like?