Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
1 Corinthians 3:17

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WHAT'S UP WEDNESDAY MAY 2015


 


Hello! I hadn't originally planned on doing this but I got reading through some of the others, and they were so fun I decided to join in. Visit Mel or Shay to play along. And now I'm running late...just yesterday I was psyched about getting all my To Do things crossed off my list by 11 am. Win some, lose some.

What we're eating this week...





If it has strawberries in/on/under/around it or is light, then we are eating it! I'll link up some of the recipes should anyone want to check them out.
(no recipe for Bruschetta, but it's easy to find online)

What I'm reminiscing about...

 Our time in Guatemala.
Just look at my babies. They forged a special bond right away. Which I often need to remind myself of in the midst of their incessant bickering lately. Sigh.

 Seven whole years ago next week we received word that we had gotten out of PGN- a Guatemalan adoption court- after nearly a year in limbo. We had decided as a family that we couldn't bear to be apart any longer and tried to move down there (that's where knowing Spanish sure came in handy!) in April, but without this last court "okay" it would have been terribly difficult. We left for Guatemala 12 days after learning that we were out of court. It's a pretty long story after that- you can read about it in my adoption links if you want.  ;)

What I'm loving...




My husband and I try really hard to carve out time for one-on-one time with each of our children. I hope they cherish these times as much as I do. And can I just say...how in the world am I a Mom to that gorgeous young man up there at the top! It hardly seems possible. They're growing up so, so fast, but I treasure our evolving relationship as they mature and get older.
What we've been up to...







Exploring & carnivals & beaches & doggie birthday parties!!

What I'm dreading...
We're going to two funerals on Saturday. Both are for wonderful, endearing family men who loved the Lord, one was in his 90s but the other wasn't even seventy. That makes it seem so much sadder, and I'm still grieving over the loss of my grandmother earlier this month. It's going to be a difficult day.

What I'm working on...



I am in the throes of planning our homeschool year...super excited and just a little bit nervous.  =) I'm also up to my eyeballs in making these cute things for babies and little girls for my shop, Rose & Ruffle, which I started to raise money for our adoptions. My deepest heartfelt thanks for the support from so many people. Thank you!


 Just finished a tutorial on my sewing blog for this cute halter dress for my cute little girl.

What I'm excited about...




Ah. Green things and flowers and songbirds and gardens. I love all of it!
I commented on instagram that I hope heaven smells like lilacs. My absolute favorite.

What I'm watching/reading...
 I just got a ginormous stack of cookbooks from the library- one of my favorite things ever to read. Would you believe that I encountered several cookbooks without any pictures in them? What! That's just all kinds of wrong. It's the beautiful photographs I want to see the most!


Finished this book last night. I enjoyed it immensely, great character development in general, and thoughtful subject matter. It would be a fabulous book to bring poolside or on a weekend getaway. William, if you're reading this, don't let that deter you from whisking me away for a weekend- I can easily get a new book for that.  ;)

What I'm listening to...
 Counting Crows & Casting Crowns ...that alliteration just made me smile


and Tangled, ha - LOVE that CD...and movie!!! (Yes, the boys get annoyed, and no, I don't turn it off.)

What I'm wearing...


 It got HOT here! I'm living in comfy maxi skirts with tank tops and easy dresses.

What I'm doing this weekend...



Our weekends are full and crazy and wonderful. I love spending time at the fields cheering on my favorite players. I'll also be working in our garden, meeting up with some Mama friends from church (who have lots more girls than me and who I begged are going to share their wisdom with me because man, oh man, girls can be rough!) And then we're taking a little road trip. Yay!

What I'm looking forward to next month...


 It just may be a certain someone's birthday, and I just may have a little something up my sleeve to celebrate...

What else is new... 

 In addition to moving forward with our next adoption, my heart has been burdened for a long time about orphans. I've got some new things in the works in terms of ministry and outreach, and I'm excited about it!

Well now I feel like the luckiest, most blessed girl in the world after spelling out all our happenings lately. If you're new here, you can read more about my family and me in this post, and find me on Pinterest, Facebook & instagram. Have a great day!

3 comments:

thoennes5 said...

I'm sorry for th loss of your grandfather and the two recent losses of family friends.You have a beautiful family. I love being able to read about your life.

mel @ the larson lingo said...

So sorry you have 2 funerals this Saturday. Looks like you are having a fun start to summer...loving the beach & ice cream pics..pure summer!
Thanks for linking up with us! :)

Erica said...

I'm so happy I found your blog because I love reading about others' experiences with adoption! I have a huge heart for it and wouldn't be shocked if it's something we decide to do in a few years. Thank you for sharing your stories! You have a beautiful family.

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