Mavis

The Three Musketeers

Just before Jimmy comes home from work I like to open up our front door so everyone can greet him when he walks up our sidewalk. When I hear his truck rumbling up the street I say “Dad’s home!” and Sadie, Malcolm, and Mavis all go to the front door to welcome him home.

Baby dog and cat waiting at door together

I think I’m going to start calling these little rascals the three musketeers. They are already so mischievous together! Sadie feeds Mavis from her high chair, I caught Malcolm and Sadie playing in the toilet together this week, and Sadie chases Mavis around the house with her baby doll stroller.

They’re quite the trio and always up to something! Jimmy and I just realized yesterday that we welcomed a new family member three years in a row when we thought about how Malcolm is three-years-old, Mavis is two, and Sadie is one. Eek!! They sure do make our lives fun 🙂

Currently: November 2019

It’s November! Let the holiday season begin! Here’s what’s currently going on in my life this month.

Yard in November with frost

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Current fun Family walks after Jimmy gets home from work. We decided that we won’t let cold weather and an early sunset keep us from being outside as much as possible, so we just bundle up and take Mavis and Sadie on a quick walk around the block before dinner most nights. It’s such a great way to connect as a family at the end of the day ❤

Currently making Homemade vanilla extract. The hardest part is waiting eight weeks for it to be ready!

Current drink Starbucks Holiday Blend, with a side of Mavis 🙂

Starbucks Holiday Blend 2019 and cocker spaniel dog

Current question Does anyone else wake up first thing in the morning and just instantly have 600 random questions in their brain? This is me 24/7. For example, the other day I had the following questions floating around my head (among a million others) before 6:00 am:

-Why do camels have humps?
-What did manna look and taste like?
-Do Siberian Huskies or Alaskan Malamutes shed more?
-How do you sprout chia seeds?
-Is it possible to spray paint screws?
-Can you grind your own flour using a food processor?

Current food I’m totally addicted to this honey cinnamon peanut butter.

Current baked good Challah! My absolute favorite bread to bake. Word got around at our church that I’m an avid bread baker, and I’ve been getting orders for challah. So. much. fun.

Challah bread

Current book(s) When I Was White: A Memoir by Sarah Valentine (<–fascinating and based in Pittsburgh!) and the book of Exodus (still loving my new study Bible so, so much). Sadie’s current favorite is Babies Love First Words by Scarlett Wing. I’m pretty sure it’s how she learned to say ball!

Current beauty product Literally nothing. I have broken out in the most annoying, weird rash all over my body. I have no idea what it’s from, so I’m trying not to put anything on my skin. Bleh.

Current joy Savoring little moments. I spent a few minutes watching the sun rise this morning and just taking note of all the color changes and the smoke coming from chimneys in our neighborhood. It’s lovely to just pause and take things in, you know?

Tell me what’s current in your life this month!