Mothers Day

Mother’s Day Weekend in Snapshots


Friday was spent working, pet sitting, and getting gifts together for our mamas.

My cat lays on my stuff

Malcolm likes to hang out with me while I work!

At night, we went to my mother-in-law’s and enjoyed Chinese takeout. We gave her a French press coffee maker and she reported that she loved it when she tried it out the next morning!


Saturday also included pet sitting, and a few hours spent packing up meals at our church for I.D.E.S., which stands for International Disaster Emergency Service.

IDES GAP Meal PackingIDES GAP Meal Packing

I believe we packed over 20,000 meals to be shipped to mission partners and churches throughout the world. The mission partners and churches then distribute the meals to anyone in their surrounding community who is in need of food relief. It was a really great experience!

Jimmy and I also worked on our garden, which I need to blog about soon! We will be planting in within the next few weeks, and I am so pumped!


On Sunday, we went to church and then headed to my mom and dad’s for a cookout! I gave my mom this book, which was a lot of fun to customize and decorate with pictures and stickers.

Coffee with momFruit saladFamily

After having a delicious lunch, Jimmy and I headed back home because I had some pups to take care of. Then we went to evening Bible study and then bed because we were tuckered out! It was a fun-filled weekend 🙂

Tell me about your weekend!


Life Lately

Hi! So, life lately. It has included joy, sadness, fun, excitement, and lots of animals.

Unfortunately, the sadness comes from my uncle passing away from cancer last week. I miss him, and my heart absolutely aches for my aunt and cousins. It has been an incredibly rough couple of weeks. We are all just bummed. It’s a hard situation, as my cousins are around the same ages as my siblings and I, and one is pregnant with a baby due next month. Needless to say, lots of tears and prayers have been occurring lately.

Jimmy and I headed to New York for the memorial on Tuesday morning, and drove home on Wednesday.

Road Trip

Lots of coffee and energy drinks were consumed along the way.

It was nice to be able to be with my family, even though the circumstances were saddening.

Since Jimmy and I spent 16 hours in the car over the course of two days, I brought along our laptop and worked on my book while he drove.


I managed to get in a few thousand words, which was great!

I’ve been spending lots of time with some cute cats and dogs lately, which makes me one happy gal. I was thinking the other day about pet sitting, and I realized that I literally spend more time with animals than people, haha.

Pet sitting

Jimmy and I hosted a picnic for the moms in our life for Mother’s Day. We scrambled around like crazy that morning to get our house in order, clean up the yard, and make food.

We always joke that we like having people over because it forces us to finish little projects and get our house clean–all in record time. There are always little things like trimming bushes, weed wacking, and random cleaning tasks that are usually ignored until we host parties. Is this true for anyone else?!

Billy and RacquelHanging basketMay

Hannah and I tried acro yoga when I visited my family recently, which was quite fun. It’s definitely a lot harder than it looks. Hannah’s boyfriend was with us when we were trying to get into different poses, and we were like “Josh! Lift my feet! Now Hannah’s legs!” haha. Poor guy 😉

Acro yoga

Lastly, I’ll leave you with this snapshot I took from the police log of our local paper. I thought it was worth sharing 😉

Police Log

What has been going on in your life lately?