Vacation Bible School

Currently: July 2018

Somehow another month has arrived. Welcome, July! Do you have any exciting plans for this month? We will be doing lots of preparing for our little gal by working on her room (we have it painted!), taking childbirth education classes, having a baby shower, and attending appointments.

Along with that, we also have work, birthday celebrations for loved ones, and all sorts of fun stuff. It’s going to be a good month! Here’s what’s currently going on in my life 🙂

Current book I’m finishing up the book of Genesis and also reading What Falls from the Sky by Esther Emery. It’s a memoir type book about how the author went a year without the internet and found herself more connected with God. I’m finding it absolutely fascinating.

What Falls From the Sky by Ester Emery book

Current confession I totally want to go to the movie theater and see Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. I just love kids movies, and we partially named Mavis after the main character in that movie!

Current experiment I ordered our groceries online from Walmart. We’re picking them up today and I’m super curious to see how the experience goes.

Current baked good Blueberry muffin cookies. They taste like the top of a blueberry muffin (aka the best part!).

Blueberry muffin cookies

Current beauty product This moisturizer. I like that it can be used day, night, or as a mask. Pretty versatile!

Current obsession Home organization. I think I’m nesting, haha. I just bought this organizer and can’t believe the difference it has made in freeing up space in our closet.

Current excitement Jimmy told me to pick out a new kitchen faucet for our anniversary! Our old one was a little leaky, and he knew I had been dreaming of out one with a pull down sprayer. We ended up finding this one at a great price on Amazon and he installed it this week. I have a thoughtful, skilled husband!

Matte black kitchen faucet with pull down sprayer

Current procrastination Calling our vet to schedule Mavis’ spaying procedure. I know I need to just get it done because it reduces her risk of cancer later in life, I’m not ready for an “oops” litter of puppies, and don’t feel like going through the “in heat” experience again in six months, lol.

Current goal To catch up on blog reading. I feel like summer is such a busy time, but I just love knowing what’s going on in my blog friends lives. Hoping to get a jump on that this week!

Current blessing A great week of Vacation Bible School at our church. Hannah and I headed up the kitchen this year, which is always nerve-wracking because we’re feeding somewhere around 60 to 70 people each night. It takes a lot of preparation, but it’s always worth it and a lot of fun to serve in this way.

Vacation Bible School Cake and girls serving food

Current need This sign. It’s too funny and some days I feel like taking it seriously 😉

Current app FreePrints. I am just loving this app! You can upload and print 4×6 photos for free and have them shipped to you. The only fee is for shipping. It makes scrapbooking a lot easier when I can upload and print photos right from my phone and get them in the mail a few days later.

Current food Swiss chard from our garden. It was the first thing we harvested this year!

Swiss Chard from vegetable garden in red strainer

Tell me something current in your life!

Life Lately

I know I say this every time I post about my life… but life lately has been busy! It’s the good kind of busy, which includes time with friends and family, house renovations, lots of coffee, and laughter.

VBS Cake

This week was Vacation Bible School week at our church! I mentioned a few years ago that I was being trained to lead the kitchen during VBS by some of the older women in my church and this year was the year I stepped up to the plate. My mom and another amazing woman from the church helped me, and all went well. We had a lot of fun preparing snacks for the kids each night.

Car Napping

I was pretty nervous to head up the kitchen, especially because my mom and I were in Savannah the week before VBS. It was smooth sailing, though! One thing that was tough about coming home from vacation and heading straight back to work and VBS was that I was exhausted. Each night during the 45 minute drive to church, I would nap while Jimmy drove. He snapped this lovely picture of me one night, ha.

Brandy and Reggie

My mom sent me this picture of her dogs, Brandy and Reggie, and I have to share it. They’re just so cute. My parents tell me they are best buds. I am so ready to give Lola a fur-sibling!

A3

Hannah and I continue to try acro yoga, which induces loud laughing and falling on each other.

Coffee Gifts

It has been coffee city in the Zottola house lately. I love it! Jimmy and I celebrated two years of marriage on Tuesday. My birthday also falls on our anniversary, so Jimmy gave me a bag of coffee for my birthday and another bag for our anniversary. That night, I saw my mom at church and she also gave me a bag of coffee for my birthday, haha. I guess everyone knows I adore coffee 😉

Bathroom Renovation Progress

The bathroom renovation is going strong! We bought a mirror and light fixture. The current countertop and sink on the vanity are our old countertop and sink because we had to order a custom countertop for the vanity. We will be waiting a few weeks for it to be delivered, but we have plenty of work to do in the meantime. Like installing tile and painting the walls. I actually like painting, so I’m really looking forward to that!

Tell me about your life lately!