Life Lately

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hi friends!!!  It's been a while since I've done a life lately, so here are some random pictures of our life lately!

 We left my mom and stepdad's after lunch on the 4th and headed out to the river to meet up with some friends who were already out on their boats.

 We stayed out on the boats to watch the firework show at Point Mallard.  That was my first time ever watching it from the river!  There were so many boats anchored down all ready to watch the show--so fun!

 I have been a fan of Rosaria Butterfield's ever since I heard her share her testimony one night in Nashville.  She published this book on hospitality this year and it is a MUST READ!!!  She gives examples of Christian hospitality in ways that you may not think.

 During the school year on days I'm getting ready for school, I listen to podcasts.  I haven't done that very much this summer, so I'm trying to get back into the routine.  This podcast is very helpful for anyone who's ever wondered what God's will is for your life (I feel like that's all of us!).  These Ask Pastor John episodes are pretty short, too--most are 11-13 minutes long!

 Dustin and I went up to my mom's school (she's a teacher, too!) to help her move stuff out of her classroom so her floors could get waxed.

I finished this book yesterday and it's great!!!!  I'll be doing a book recap post at the end of July/first of August and this book will be on it.  SO GOOD!!!!  It's different from your typical Elin book but different in a good way!

And obviously our life lately has consisted of lots of talk about adoption!  Even though we're just beginning this process and not considered an active family (that means you're ready to match), we know that there will be a baby in the future!  It's been so fun to talk about baby stuff and research nursery furniture and baby gear.  This is something we never did before because it was too painful.  I'm going to do a post next week asking for suggestions on baby things because it's a little overwhelming, and we're trying to gather things a little at a time so we're not scrambling at the last minute!!

OH--And tomorrow starts the Nordstrom Anniversary sale!!!  I plan on doing a wishlist post this year of all the things I would buy (You know, saving $$ because of adoption!!), but I do plan on looking to actually buy a new pair of jeans for the school year!  No better time to buy jeans than when they're 50% off!  I had lots of positive feedback last year from my Nordstrom posts, so I'll be doing that again!  I know lots of other bloggers will be doing it, too 😊, but we all have our own style!

Happy Wednesday!


  1. So many good things! I looked into that book when you shared it and I'll definitely have to snag a copy! Again, so pumped for y'all and whats to come!


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  2. I'm adding that book to my library request list right after this because using our home to love on others and to share God with others is what is really on my heart!

    I love listening to podcasts while going for walks -- it feels more entertaining to me than music!

    Can't wait to see what your Nordstrom picks are!

  3. I have that book on my TBR list so Im glad its a good one!

  4. I've heard great things about that book - can't wait to hear your thoughts! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. I have seen so many people talking about The Perfect Couple lately. I need to go ahead and buy it, I suppose! My library didn't have it and the waiting list is super long.

  6. I'm going to check out the sale and see if I find anything I like. Can't wait to see what you find.

  7. Being a teacher in the summer looks like such fun! Happy shopping - I went to the sale today and great things out!

  8. I'm sure you have tons of people who've been in touch with who had adopted domestically, but two of my high school friends here in Madison both adopted domestically (one last July and another in March) if you ever want me to connect you. I know they both enjoy being resources for others! And their babies are so so so so so perfect and precious, and it just makes me so excited for you and Dustin!

  9. I can't wait to see what all you pick out for the nursery! So many fun things coming your way! You deserve it!


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