Valentine’s Day Tree

Life lately

So, it’s mid-February. That’s weird! Last time I posted a life lately post, it was early December. Here’s what’s going on in my life lately, with some pictures thrown in for good measure.


Life Lately

-The family I work for is still having their house renovated, so my days are extra busy and random. Love it!
-Just finished reading Like Dandelion Dust by Karen Kingsbury and it was amazing! It was also adapted into a movie, which I ordered from the library. Can’t wait to watch it.
-Still staying strong on my goal for 2016. I had one thing pop up that was super tempting, but I took some time to think about what I want to accomplish this year and said no. I think it was a good choice!
-Jimmy and I have started about 50 different projects around our house. I’m most excited to renovate our office. I’m trying to convince Jimmy that we should paint at least one wall coral 😉
-My mom and I are going on a trip together this summer. We’re still in the early planning stages, but I am incredibly pumped!
-I think I’ve finally chosen a topic for the devotional I’m giving in April at my church. Now I just need to work on the actual content of my message, haha.
-Jimmy and I judged a speech competition on Saturday.

Some Pictures


How cute is this Valentine’s Day tree in my neighborhood?! I saw it while I was walking Lola and had to snap a picture. Jimmy and I didn’t do anything super special for Valentine’s Day since we were busy over the weekend, though we did grab a quick lunch at Bob Evan’s on Saturday. I gifted him some dress clothes for church and he gave me sliding under-cabinet organizers. Married life gifts, haha.


I’m still pet sitting and totally loving it :).


As I mentioned above, Jimmy and I judged a speech competition on Saturday for the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association. We were community judges for the home school sector of the competition. We spent some time in an orientation, then chose the type of speeches we wanted to judge (we both chose the impromptu category, where the contestants were given a topic and then two minutes to prepare a five minute speech–intense!).

The kids ranged from ages 7-17, I believe, and everyone was incredible and just so intelligent. It was really tough to pick winners! Jimmy and I were exhausted from focusing so hard at the event. I have no idea how the kids did it, but it was a really neat experience! We both agreed that it was one of the more random things we’ve done together, haha.

Well, I think that’s all the pictures I have that relate to this post. I haven’t been taking enough pictures lately. That definitely needs to change! Thanks for all the comments on my last post! I’m glad so many people could relate on the impact of social media and how we present ourselves.

What’s going on in your life lately?