His favorite 🛁💦 Baff, baff? He asks, and gets so excited when he hears the water running 😊 Bath is a recent addition to his vocabulary, and he's improved on pointing out and saying nose, eyes, ears - the only one he has trouble with is mouth, because he just opens wide and says Ahhhh! 😂 He's also figured out giving kisses with his mouth closed, and at daycare he's been comforting other kids when they're sad by patting their backs and giving them hugs 😊 #edisoninthetub
#fridayfavorites: 1. What I'm currently reading 📖 A Tale of Two Cities, classic and so, so much better than I remembered it from high school! I'm so glad my book club picked it for this month. Uninvited by @lysaterkeurst, the kind of book you have to read slowly so it can soak into your soul. The messages about living loved in the face of rejection, knowing you're set apart, not set aside, have been particularly challenging to me in this season. You Belong Here by @melodywarnick has inspired a whole list of ways I want to put down roots and learn to love my city. Even after almost 7 years, we've barely scratched the surface of our city, and I want to change that! 🌵2. I found COPPER spray paint on the shelf at Home Depot! I've always had to order it from Amazon, after searching at every store in the area with no luck. Finally they're catching on to the copper trend! 3. A #DIY project in the works that I can't wait to share 😉 What are 3 things you're loving?
Do I want to hear from God? I think most of us would say we do - we want wisdom and clarity and answers. We want to know His purpose for our lives. I was challenged by this thought on Sunday: we say we want to hear from God, but we either don't a. Stop to listen, or b., do what He's already told us to do. I'm guilty of both - I'm sure I don't stop to listen because to be honest, I'm afraid of what God might say! What if he wants me to do something humbling or uncomfortable or downright scary? Deep down, I know that even if it was uncomfortable or scary, He would be with me the whole way, and it would lead to far more impact and freedom than I could have ever imagined. So this week I'm asking myself - what has God asked me to do that I'm not doing? And am I really listening?
A few more moments from our trip yesterday to Payson: we visited the Rim County museum, found the cutest and friendliest place for lunch called the Mongollon Moose Bakery, checked out a bike shop for Brian and an antique shop for me, where, because they were closing, they gave me the things I wanted for free! And we drove up to a lake and explored, played in some snow, as did the people who made these snowmen, and threw rocks in the lake. A very good day!
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Sometimes, you just have to take the day to go breathe fresh air and soak in sunshine. We took a day trip to Payson to just enjoy the great outdoors, and it was much needed! 🌵🌲
#fridayfinds: 1. New pillow covers! I found the buffalo check and aztec patterned pillow on Amazon of all places, and I love that just switching out the covers brings new life into the room. Sirius approves! 2. These lamps. The whole lamp saga is on the blog in detail, but what started as just needing one lampshade ended with two new lamps and a DIY project. I decided on these particular lamps due to the gold, white, marble combination 😍What 2 things are you loving right now?
Edison in his happy place - laying in the tub 🛁🐥 Soon, I've got to start looking for infant swim lessons for him. We're blessed to have lots of options from aquatic centers and private instructors in our area. I didn't really learn to swim proficiently until just a couple years ago, despite taking lessons as a kid. What age did you learn to swim? How old were your kids? Any advice when looking into infant swim lessons? 💦 #edisoninthetub
DIY Anthropologies's rose gold hurricane from an old light fixture! Swipe through to see the before and after ✨All it takes is spray paint, painters tape, and a bit of patience. Full steps and links for the materials I used are on the blog this week at the link in my profile. What would you use a hurricane like this for? 🌵🕯
I just finished the first week of a Lent Bible study by @sacredholidays, and it said we're going to practice honoring the Sabbath or day of rest, once a week during the next seven weeks. 😳Between giving up added sugar, grains, and sleeping with my phone, this might be the hardest thing yet! I don't even know where to start when I thinking about resting. There's so much I want to do on the weekends - it feels impossible to just be still. But when I took this picture of the clean side of the kitchen, complete with new flowers and Edison's addition to the chalkboard in the bottom left corner, to me this is still, trusting the Holy Spirit to work in me, as I sit at the table, and wait. Anyone else struggle with this? Waiting and being still? How do you practice the Sabbath in the midst of work, family, projects, and life?