Mothers Day

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 😉 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 🙂

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? 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 🙂

What would a picture of your life lately look like?

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Mother’s Day Weekend in Snapshots

Friday

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

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!

Sunday

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!