Ninos De Mexico

Currently: May 2017

Current beauty product Supergoop Sun-Defying SPF 50 Sunscreen Oil. My mom subscribes to Birchbox and got this product in a recent box and gave it to me. I’m loving it! It goes on well and isn’t greasy.

Current book Dog Crazy by Meg Donohue. It’s a cute, lighthearted read so far! Hopefully no dogs die in this book or else I will totally cry.

Current food Chocolate chip zucchini cookies. Can’t wait to grow zucchini in our garden soon!

Chocolate chip zucchini cookies

Current craving Getting back into a gymnastics gym. I’ve been practicing my press handstand at home and I’m just dying to get back on the bars, beam, vault, and floor!

Current drink Eight O’Clock Coffee.

Current indulgence Reading through my old journals. I found this–I used to write in Russian all the time! I don’t know why I stopped?

Current confession Jimmy and I have no control over Malcolm. He sits in the middle of our kitchen table while we eat dinner and rests his paw on Jimmy’s plate or tries to eat off mine. When I push him off, he growls at me.

Current need Could I ask you to pray for a young boy at Niños de Mexico? His name is Aldo. He had to have a tracheostomy to remove tumors from his palette, mouth, tongue, and throat. He recently began chemotherapy to shrink the tumors. Please pray that this sweet boy could experience full healing.

Current obsession Taking Lola to the pet store and wandering around! I bought her this food, which is a super cool concept. She loved it. I never leave the pet store without buying Malcolm something, too! I usually buy him Fancy Feast Broths with the little anchovies in it and he chows down.

Fancy Feasts Broths

Current mood Happy!

Current excitement Jimmy’s birthday is at the end of May, Hannah and Josh are getting married in early June, and Jimmy and I celebrate three years of marriage in mid-June!

Current procrastination Folding Jimmy’s work clothes. They’re sitting five feet away from me, but I just don’t feel like folding them.

Current blessing Church family. I love the people in our church so much!



Current book The book of Genesis, specifically the story of Rebekah and Isaac. Also The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly by Matt McCarthy.

Current food Mint dark chocolate chip cookies. Anyone want the recipe?

Current obsession Practicing making Hannah’s bridal shower cake. Can’t stop, won’t stop.


Current craving Our garden. I miss spending evenings in the dirt with Jimmy. Only four more months until we can plant again!

Current confession Jimmy and I are having a tough time keeping Malcolm off of our kitchen counters and table. We’ve even resorted to a spray bottle, but sometimes he just sits there and looks at us like “You think I’m afraid of that?” while we spray him.

Current drink Coffee.

Coffee Mug

Current mood Content 🙂

Current beauty product Burt’s Bees Vanilla Bean Lip Balm.

Current excitement Jimmy and I are sponsoring a young boy at Niños de Mexico! We send money each month that goes towards his care and get to correspond with him. We just sent him our first letters and pictures to introduce ourselves. You can read more about Niños here and here.

Ninos De Mexico

Current need Nada. I am so very blessed.

Current indulgence Dreaming up house projects.

Current procrastination Doing laundry. Our washing machine is in our basement and I’m too lazy to walk down the steps and start the laundry. Maybe after I post this I’ll stop procrastinating?

Current blessing Prayer. It just feels so good to be able to talk to God and ask for wisdom. It’s something I never want to take for granted!

Tell me something current in your life!