Life

Currently: April 2019

It’s April. What a lovely month! Here’s what’s currently going on in my life this month.

Current book Just finished up reading about all things baby-led weaning, which was interesting. Still reading this devotional book for the mom’s group I’m co-leading, and just started re-reading this book that I enjoyed a lot last year.

Current joy Birds! We have a bird feeder just outside our kitchen window and I finally bought some seed to fill it with. I’m enjoying seeing birds at the feeder each day. Cardinals are my favorite. We also have a hummingbird feeder that I need to fill with nectar, too.

Bird feed for bird feeder

Current app Peanut. The best way I can describe it is that it’s like Tinder for meeting moms. I got “matched” with a mom that lives in my neighborhood and we’re hoping to meet up with our babies soon!

Current tv show Deliver Me. I have no idea how I got into a random birth-related show that was filmed in 2008-2011, but I’m diggin’ it.

Current obsession Dark chocolate.

Chocolove Rich Dark Chocolate

Current goal I want to vacuum and wash our car on a monthly basis. We’ll see how I do on this one 😉

Current craving I’d love to visit the Pittsburgh Zoo soon. I think Sadie would enjoy it as well!

Current food Pancakes. I was told Kodiak Cakes are delicious, so I picked up a box of the oat and honey mix and they did not disappoint! And yes, I ate them while standing at the counter 🙂

Kodiak Cake Pancake Mix Oat and Honey Whole Wheat

Current blessing The joy of spring and all the exciting things coming up. My sister and sister-in-law are expecting their daughters next month, we’re beginning to plan our garden, and just enjoying more daylight and warmer weather!

Current excitement We’re traveling this month! This will be Sadie’s first big trip and I’m equal parts excited and nervous. Fellow parents, any tips on long road trips with babies?!

Current cuteness Sadie in a Carhartt shirt! Jimmy wears a lot of Carhartt gear at work, so we thought it would be cute to get her a tool belt t-shirt so she can dress like her dad.

Baby girl in Carhartt baby t-shirt tool belt

Current beauty product I’ve been using Sun Bum shampoo and conditioner lately and it smells just like their sunblock. Strange? Maybe, but I really like the smell of sunblock.

Current drink I’ve been having a glass of apple juice almost every day lately. Random, but delicious.

Current fun Family nights at home. It’s so nice to have a few nights each week where we have nothing on the agenda and can just relax as a family.

Dad holding baby up to window with cat

Tell me something current in your life!

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Four Thoughts

Hey hey and happy Wednesday! Sadie is currently taking a nap and I have a pile of laundry sitting next to me, but I’d much rather blog. So here I am 🙂

Just sharing a few thoughts and snapshots from the past week or so!

1. Sarris Candy

Sarris Candy Canonsburg, PASarris Candy Chocolates

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but Jimmy and I live pretty close to a famous candy store called Sarris Candies. It’s fairly well known in America and I don’t know what it is, but their chocolate is some of the best I’ve ever had–it’s so smooth and creamy.

We decided to get out last night and take Sadie on her first trip to Sarris! The store has tons of candy, stuffed animals, and holiday displays. It’s safe to say that Sadie enjoyed all there was to see and mom and dad got stocked up on chocolate!

2. Bowling

Guys bowling with baby girlSisters hugging

Jimmy, Sadie, and I went bowling with our church over the weekend. I actually bowled better than I thought I would (I got a strike and a few spares!) and had fun catching up with family and friends. There’s just nothing like having fun with our church family!

3. Meal Prep

SandwichesEgg and hash brown casserole

Another thing I don’t think I’ve mentioned here on the blog is how I do meal prep for Jimmy’s breakfast and lunches! Basically, I have a rotation of breakfast recipes I make and freeze for him. I also make a week or two of sandwiches in advance and freeze them.

I used to make his lunches each night and he would have a bagel for breakfast, but we started getting a bit more streamlined around the time Sadie arrived and it has been making our lives so much easier! Would anyone be interested in a full post on my method and the recipes we like to use?!

4. Making friends with problems

I was recently reading a devotion about treating persistent problems as something God can fit into a pattern for good (Romans 8:28) if we love, trust, and walk with Him through them.

Basically, problems can become a stumbling block and cause self pity, or we can see them as something that is transforming us into the person God wants us to be. The key is that we get to choose to make friends with difficulty and even learn to thank God for it or react with anger and distrust. It really resonated with me so I thought I’d share!

Well, I better get going because Sadie just woke up! Looks like the laundry will have to wait until later 😉