Ninos De Mexico

Currently: April 2018

I don’t know how we’re in the fourth month of 2018 already, but here we are. This year is flying by, and I am looking forward to this new season. I saw some daffodil leaves (is that what they’re called?) beginning to bud in our neighbor’s yard, so I know spring-like weather is truly coming soon. Here are some current things from my life!

Current goal Organizing our house and going through all of our items to see what we no longer use and can donate.

Current Drink Peppermint tea, and also warm, frothy milk. I read peppermint tea can often help morning sickness, so I tried it out and love it! I have also tried this tea for morning sickness (and it has helped), but it’s a lot more expensive than buying a 20 pack of peppermint tea for less than $2.00 at Aldi.

Benner Tea Peppermint Tea from Aldi

Peppermint tea with a side of Malcolm’s paw…

Current beauty product Dollar Shave Club Pillowy Shave Lather. Random, right? Dollar Shave Club is a shaving subscription service totally geared towards men, and Jimmy loves it. I tried his shave lather and got hooked, so he ordered me my own bottle! It. Smells. So. Good.

Current book Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman. I first read this book in 2013 (I have no clue why I was reading a parenting book at age 20?!), and it has been fun to reread it now that Jimmy and I are expecting. Lots of interesting points and differences between French and American parenting styles.

Current craving More warm weather walks with Lola and Mavis!

Black lab and cocker spaniel sniffing telephone pole on walk with harness and leash

Current song Point to You by We Are Messengers. The lyrics are just beautiful.

Current obsession I just brought home a cookbook on Jewish baking (challah recipes galore!) and have been thumbing through it and finding so many recipes I want to try. I think a chocolate cherry challah is first on my list.

Current food Pork chops.

Bone in pork chops with glaze and fresh herbs

Current blessing Jimmy and I did our taxes and will be getting enough of a refund that we are able to replace the gutters on our house! This is much needed, and we’re feeling so thankful that God worked that out for us.

Current excitement Jimmy and I are planning a vacation! We went camping for two nights last year, and this year we are doing something a bit longer (and easier, lol). Super, super excited.

Current procrastination Getting Mavis re-tested for the Canine Good Citizen Test. We need to practice having strangers touch her paws and body a bit more before she re-tests.

Girl hugging brown and white cocker spaniel puppy

Current indulgence Naps, naps, and more naps 🙂

Current prayer We’re praying the boy we sponsor at Ninos De Mexico has a great birthday next month. We’ve been getting his gift together (we bought him The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in Spanish) and have been thinking of him and praying for him as we get ready to ship it.

Tell me something current in your life!

Seven Pictures From My Life Lately

1.Watercoloring! Sometimes I just get in the mood to watercolor, and it always feels so nice to pull out my brushes and paints and let the creativity flow. This time I painted one of my favorite scriptures, Proverbs 4:23.

Guard your heart Proverbs Watercolor

2. Mavis loves the dishwasher. She just climbs on up and tries to eat whatever crumbs she can find! She reminded me of my parents’ cocker spaniel, Brandy, when she was about the same age. I looked back in my archives, and sure enough, I have a picture of Brandy doing the same thing!

Cocker Spaniel puppy standing on dishwasher

3. Brushing up on my Spanish. Jimmy and I sponsor a sweet boy in Mexico at Ninos de Mexico, and we send letters back and forth. I decided to write to him in his language and I’m really hoping I didn’t completely fail. I can just imagine him opening the letter and being like “What is this woman trying to say?!” LOL.

Spanish Letter

4. We love our Petzi Treat Cam. Jimmy got me this treat camera for my birthday last year and I (surprisingly!) don’t think I’ve blogged about it?! We are able to talk to the pets, shoot treats out of the camera, and take pictures. I seriously have way too much fun talking to our fur babies when we aren’t home.

Dogs on Petzi treat cam

5. Banana Nut Cheerios. I feel like I post about cereal constantly. Maybe I should do a post on cereals and what I rate them on a scale of 1-10, haha. I’d give these Cheerios a solid 8.5!

Banana Nut Cheerios

6. Pittsburgh in the morning. Jimmy and I were driving to church on Sunday and I snapped this shot as we came off the Fort Pitt Bridge. The river was steaming because the water was warmer than the air. So pretty!

Pittsburgh in the morning in January

7. Mom + Mavis. These two are just too cute together!

Cocker Spaniel Puppy in lap

What would pictures of your life lately look like?