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Currently: February 2020

February. It’s here! Is anyone doing anything fun for Valentine’s Day this year? I’m not sure what we’ll be up to, but I’m excited to scheme up something fun 🙂

Daddy is my Valentine shirt on baby

Current book(s) Just finished studying the book of Esther and also finished Listening With My Heart by Heather Whitestone. Now I’m onto this memoir by Marlee Matlin and up next will be this one. Memoir city over here! (<— affiliate links!)

Currently looking forward to A trip with Sadie and Jimmy! We’re going to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Kentucky and we’re pumped! We’ve been wanting to go since it opened a few years back.

Current cuteness Sadie and Mavis waiting for Jimmy to come home from work.

Cocker spaniel and baby on couch together

Current beauty product You know how I mentioned I was using Burt’s Bees coconut foot cream for my dry heels? I’ve moved onto bigger and better things: HeelTastic! I know, it sounds like it’s from an infomercial (who knows, it probably is!), but it’s  roll-on foot balm and it has been working super well and I love that I don’t have to get cream on my hands!

Current project Continuing to learn sign language. I worked another Walmart demo recently and was able to speak sign language to three different customers! It made my whole day to be able to sign and connect with people in that way.

Current fun Our monthly family night! We had a gift card to Cracker Barrel, so we had dinner (it was our first time taking Sadie out to eat with just us three!), went to the play area at a nearby mall, and stopped in a photo booth to cap off the night. It was so special ❤

Dad and daughter at Cracker Barrel

Current food Ritz Crackers. They’ve been hitting the spot lately.

Current drink Starbucks coffee. I had the Sumatra blend this morning and it was fabolous 🙂

Current joy Getting together with family. My family + our spouses and babies spent an evening together eating dinner and watching “the girls” play at my parents’ house. It’s such a blessing to be able to see Remi, Caroline, and Sadie grow up together!

Grandpa with three babies

Current excitement I’m attending a new Bible study at our church that my sister and her husband are leading!

Current blessing I’m slowly beginning to feel better! I got hit with an awful virus (Jimmy thinks it was the flu but I never got tested) that left me feeling so achy, run down, and feverish. It also came with all the symptoms of a head cold like a runny nose, sore throat, headache, etc. but the weirdest thing was that the glands in my neck hurt so badly.

It was crazy. I’m so, so thankful to be on the mend!

Mother and Daughter

Tell me something current in your life!

A Few Favorites

Sharing a few recent favorites, from books to moments and everything in between!


Bath time with Sadie. She’s just so content and cute in the bathtub! We are really loving this bathtub and this shampoo + body wash combo at the moment. There’s nothing like a freshly bathed baby all snuggled up in pajamas. Love it!

My own bath time. Fitting in a shower is tough sometimes! I’ve had a few days where Sadie was content to sit in her rock n play and I’d shower and peek out to find her and Malcolm watching me!

When Jimmy dresses Sadie. He got her all ready before my hematology appointment last week and it was adorable to see which outfit he picked out.

Reading a Christmas Bible study on my Bible app.

Decorating for Christmas. We aren’t putting up a tree this year because we don’t have room (small house + baby gear problems, lol), but we’ve decorated the outside of our house with garland, lights, a flag, and the sign below. We also have some indoor decorations up, which I show at the end of my most recent vlog!

Wooden manger scene Christmas decoration

Crafting. I’ve caught the crafting bug and have a million little projects I want to complete.

(Baby) Books

Baby Signs by Joy Allen. At two months, Sadie is a bit young for sign language, but this is helping me brush up on my signing so I can teach her. I haven’t been consistent about learning it since my Penn State days.

Mama Loves You So by Terry Pierce. Rach gifted me this book and it’s so special!

Mighty Dads by Joan Holub. I gave this to Jimmy for Father’s Day and it’s adorable. We’re excited for Sadie to learn about some of the machinery Jimmy uses.

Babies Love Animals by Scarlett Wing.

I Prayed for You by Jean Fischer. I can’t read this, especially the page picture below, without tearing up!

Cleaning supplies

Seventh Generation disinfectant spray. I love that this doesn’t have to be wiped off after use, even on surfaces where food is being prepped!

Method bathroom cleaner. Smells great and works great.

Full Circle detail cleaning brush. I’ve professed my love for this little tool before. Still loving it! I have one in our bathroom and one in our kitchen.

Blogs and Vlogs 

Enough Part I and Part II by Nicole. Man did I need to read those posts. Nicole is such an amazing writer, too.

Vlogging. I’ve been trying to film a vlog every now and then to document our new life as a family.

Happy Things

My siblings expecting their babies ten days apart from each other! My brother and his wife just announced they’re expecting a baby in May, (as are my sister and her husband!)! Hannah and Racquel’s due dates are ten days apart. So, so excited!

Pregnancy announcement picture

What moments/books/things/etc. are your favorite lately?