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Welcome to Living My Full Life

Well, I finally did it. I bought a domain for my blog!¬†Allie’s Life is now Living My Full Life.

I’ve been wanting to make my blog a “.com” for years, and I’m glad I finally took the plunge. My old web address (allieksmith) had my maiden name in it, so it was definitely time for a switch since I haven’t been a Smith for almost three years now.

How has it almost been three years since our wedding?!

Aside from the new name, things shouldn’t look too different around here. I plan on keeping my content the same–you know, pretty much whatever randomness pops into my brain and life ūüėČ

I absolutely adore having this space to share and connect with friends from around the world. I have been so blessed by the connections I’ve made with others via blogging.

So, where did the new name come from? It came from one of my favorite scriptures.

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10

Those words were spoken by Jesus to¬†Pharisees as he explained who he was. I was inspired to name my blog Living My Full Life because I want to do just that–live life to the full for Jesus.

I want to do whatever God has for me to do, and live the live He has given me to the full. My blog should reflect and document that, as I hope it has since day one!

So, without further ado welcome to Living My Full Life!

Up Before The Sun

Hello¬†and happy Friday! I’m up bright and early because Malcolm was biting my ear around 4:45 this morning. I decided to just get up, brew some coffee, and read my Bible while I waited for Jimmy to wake up.

There’s just something special about the quiet stillness of the morning before the sun rises.

coffee-and-bible

Now I’m sipping my second cup of coffee and writing¬†this post because I have some time before I need to leave for work. Yay! This post is going to be full of random thoughts and pictures. That’s nothing new here, though ūüėČ

First things first, I decorated our house for fall! Our mantle is looking¬†quite festive if I do say so myself. Jimmy and I also welcomed the new season last night by visiting a local farm to buy apples. I plan on making apple pie sometime soon, as long as I don’t eat all the apples before then!

fall-decorating

I filmed a vlog of the decoration process, and also explained a little bit about why Jimmy and I don’t celebrate Halloween.

Malcolm left me a note the other day (aka Jimmy wrote it, haha). I had a to-do list sitting on our kitchen counter and Malcolm gave me some encouragement to finish all the tasks.

jimmy-and-malcolm-note

I had to laugh about the “P.S. I like your pen” part because Malcolm is kind of obsessed with knocking my pen off the counter.

My mom and I had a girls’ day last Saturday and we were about to hop into her Jeep when she noticed a butterfly on the hood.

butterfly

I think it was a blue monarch? It was pretty neat because my mom and aunt always tell me that monarch butterflies remind them of their mom who passed away when they were in their 20s. Every now and then we’ll see one and it makes me smile.

I’m 100% obsessed with Malcolm.

malcolm

I looked up cat strollers on Amazon the other day so I could take him on my daily walks with Lola. If pushing our cat around in a stroller is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

Today is the last day of the September Bible study I made. It seems like just yesterday I was working on creating the calendar and pouring over the pages of my Bible.

bible-study

It felt great to be so involved in studying God’s word. Something I’ve been thinking about lately in regards to my faith is allowing God to work in my life in His way.

I think I try to limit God so often because I have preconceived notions, preferences, and a comfort zone. I’ve been asking God to help me to know and obey His will for my life, no matter what it looks like.


Alright, I better get going. I have to order a ceiling fan part for the family I work for because I broke theirs while I was dusting. I don’t know how they put up with my clumsiness. In the year and a half I’ve worked for them, I’ve broken a vase, part of a ceiling fan, and a picture frame. Eek!

Have you ever broken something important? —> I once stapled a piece of paper on top of a glass vanity when I was younger and the vanity shattered and a shard of glass sliced my shin. Good times, haha.