5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Five things I’m thankful for today:

1. Sunshine
2. Coffee
3. God’s love
4. A bed to sleep in
5. Passion

Four random pictures from my life lately:


1. Spent time with one the best dogs in the whole wide world.


2. Spring has sprung!



3. & 4. Baked challah with my sister-in-law

Three things I want to do right now:
1. Garden
2. Travel
3. Give Lola a sibling

Two Bible verses I’m currently loving:

1. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)

2. Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. Luke 18:1 (NIV)

One book I’m currently reading:

1. The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife’s Memoir by Patricia Harmon

What are you thankful for today?

What are you currently reading?

I’m back!

It’s tough to come from sunshine to snow!florida1

My mom and I had the most amazing time in Florida. I’m so happy that we had the opportunity to spend time together in such a beautiful place! We stayed in St. Petersburg, Florida from March 1st-March 5th at Tradewinds Grand Island Resort.

I knew our trip was going to be amazing the second we got our rental car after our plane landed at the Tampa airport. We were supposed to get a basic rental car, likely a two door Chevy Aveo. The woman who was helping us asked if we were on a mother-daughter vacation and we said yes. She said “I’m going to hook you girls up!”

She definitely hooked us up. 2013mustangShe upgraded us to a 2013 Mustang. That was pretty awesome.

The St. Petersburg area was experiencing a cold front while we were visiting.IMG_5068Unfortunately, the highest the temperature was only about 65 degrees. But it was definitely refreshing coming from chilly Pittsburgh.

We still spent some time on the beach though! IMG_5108flipflopsI can’t even describe how good it felt to wear flip flops for the first time in months!

I also got the opportunity to run on a local trail. PinellastrailWe did a lot of fun things and saw some pretty cool sights, but my absolute favorite part of the trip was every moment I spent with my mom.florida2

More photos to come in my next post… 🙂