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

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A Little Life Lately & Some Fun Stuff

**edited to add: I wrote this for last week, which was postponed due to Hurricane Harvey, so I'm going to leave it be for the most part since it 's basically everything I'd like to remember about this last bit of summer and school starting.
Our continued prayers for everyone affected. Tragedy is terrible, but there is complete joy in witnessing people coming together for the sole purpose of helping one another. There are tons of ways to donate and help- we donated as a family to Convoy of Hope.'s our twentieth anniversary todayyyyyy!**

This is a big week for us.
School starts today! I'll share pics tomorrow!

It's been quite a while since I joined up with What's Up Wednesday, so I thought I'd do that today. Hope you're having a great day!

What we're eating this week...
Alllll the breakfast foods with berries!
Berry season is officially past but I just can't let it go, even though they don't taste that great right now. I'm a little bit excited for all things apple, though....I've got lots of yummy recipes!

Favorite Homemade Pancakes Recipe (post with links to lots!)

Easiest Quiche Recipe (with spinach, bacon & mushrooms, but you can substitute with anything!)

the PERFECT after school snack- this one will be on repeat until June, ha!

What I'm reminiscing about...
Lately I've been thinking about how quickly these children of ours grow up. Wasn't it just yesterday that I was helping them tie their little shoelaces and holding their hands as we walked into school for the very first time?

This is the three of them, but also was Ethan's official kindergarten portrait...which I cannot find already scanned in right now... But you can imagine how cute because they are ALL so cute! :)

What I'm loving...
cooler weather!
We've had a rather cool summer, and I can't say I've hated it. ;) It already feels like fall!

What we've been up to...
wrapping up summer & switching gears for school and sports

What I'm dreading...
Two words: making lunches

What I'm working on...
pretty things for Rose & Ruffle!
I've got several new items coming soon and I can't wait to share!

It's that time of year again...flannel time!!! I'll have some new Christmas prints soon, too :)

I've also been designing some other specialty nightgowns...

And some new bonnets, dresses & skirts!

You can visit my shop HERE if you'd like

What I'm excited about...
I'm looking forward to celebrating our TWENTIETH wedding anniversary next week! (which is TODAY!!!)
The fun begins this weekend! It wasn't that tropical long weekend like we'd both wanted, but I just can't leave the baby. I don't want to, neither does he. And neither does the baby, ha ha. He just wants us, and at this point in life, I'm more than okay with that. I didn't have this perspective when the older boys were young, but enduring all the losses for such a long time has changed me entirely.

So now we've got some fun local things planned, like a couples massage, a trip to the ocean, maybe an evening cruise (plus a baby, ha ha). It will be great.

 Speaking of babies... how young and clueless we were.
Our story hasn't always been a happy one. We nearly didn't make it. And while this absolutely grieves me at times, I know God can use it all for His glory if I'm willing to share. But that's not always an easy thing to do. So for now, I am focusing on twenty years and God's grace and goodness, and we're going to have ourselves quite the weekend!

 I made all the dresses except my own!
FYI: I do NOT recommend doing that!!!

What I'm watching/reading...
Still no time for TV. I just finished Mindy Kaling's first book (loved it) and am a few chapters in on a women's natural health book (encyclopedia, yikes), which totally fascinates me. Can't help it, love that stuff. Maybe I should go back to school!

What I'm listening to...
bicker bicker bicker
Well, that sort of ends today I guess!
Oh, and David Gray and Casting Crowns

What I'm wearing...
You mean I have to get dressed again?

What I'm doing this weekend...
see above :)

What I'm looking forward to next month...
hiking in the White Mountains when the leaves begin to turn color- we didn't make it up there last fall. I wonder why...  ;)

What else is new...
Just focusing on getting through all the changes with new schedules and such in the coming weeks.

BONUS: School Lunches
After fifteen years of making lunches, I'm about done. But here is an old post with some fresh ideas... hope you like them!

Have a great Wednesday!
I don't have to cook tonight, so I'm already smiling, ha ha :)

1 comment:

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!
Thanks for linking up with us! :)

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