Napping

Restful

We had a fairly restful weekend over here. Case in point: Jimmy and Niva shared a blanket on the couch for a little snooze one afternoon.

Husky sleeping on couch with blanket

I had come up from our basement and saw them laying together and thought it was adorable that they were sharing a blanket.

I also found Malcolm doing some sunbathing in the kitchen.

Black cat laying in sun

Sadie got in on the restful weekend when we pushed the couches together to watch TV one morning. TV first thing in the morning was a major treat for her!

Hopefully she doesn’t expect it every morning now 😉

Dad and toddler watching TV with couches pushed together

I did some reading. I started this book and it has been very interesting. There’s a lot I didn’t know about the brain, especially how a child’s brain develops and can be nurtured.

I’ve begun implementing a few of the strategies included in the book when Sadie is upset and they have worked very well!

The Whole Brain Child book

I helped Jimmy in the church sound booth on Sunday morning and got to hear my dad teach a lesson on money in the church. What a difficult topic to cover, but also very important.

My brother-in-law, Josh, preached in the evening and while I was teaching a class, I heard he did a great job. I’m looking forward to catching up on his sermon via Facebook!

Man preaching at church

Other weekend happenings:

  • A few Starbucks dates with Jimmy, Sadia, and Niva
  • We went to a dessert get-together at my sister-in-law’s house
  • Did some cleaning and real estate work catch up

A few of my favorite Bible verses on the topic of rest:

  • “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
  • And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14
  • He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10

Tell me about your weekend!

Life Lately

I know I say this every time I post about my life… but life lately has been busy! It’s the good kind of busy, which includes time with friends and family, house renovations, lots of coffee, and laughter.

VBS Cake

This week was Vacation Bible School week at our church! I mentioned a few years ago that I was being trained to lead the kitchen during VBS by some of the older women in my church and this year was the year I stepped up to the plate. My mom and another amazing woman from the church helped me, and all went well. We had a lot of fun preparing snacks for the kids each night.

Car Napping

I was pretty nervous to head up the kitchen, especially because my mom and I were in Savannah the week before VBS. It was smooth sailing, though! One thing that was tough about coming home from vacation and heading straight back to work and VBS was that I was exhausted. Each night during the 45 minute drive to church, I would nap while Jimmy drove. He snapped this lovely picture of me one night, ha.

Brandy and Reggie

My mom sent me this picture of her dogs, Brandy and Reggie, and I have to share it. They’re just so cute. My parents tell me they are best buds. I am so ready to give Lola a fur-sibling!

A3

Hannah and I continue to try acro yoga, which induces loud laughing and falling on each other.

Coffee Gifts

It has been coffee city in the Zottola house lately. I love it! Jimmy and I celebrated two years of marriage on Tuesday. My birthday also falls on our anniversary, so Jimmy gave me a bag of coffee for my birthday and another bag for our anniversary. That night, I saw my mom at church and she also gave me a bag of coffee for my birthday, haha. I guess everyone knows I adore coffee 😉

Bathroom Renovation Progress

The bathroom renovation is going strong! We bought a mirror and light fixture. The current countertop and sink on the vanity are our old countertop and sink because we had to order a custom countertop for the vanity. We will be waiting a few weeks for it to be delivered, but we have plenty of work to do in the meantime. Like installing tile and painting the walls. I actually like painting, so I’m really looking forward to that!

Tell me about your life lately!