Beyond grateful for this man every single day. ❤️
A month or so ago, my sweet husband gently and kindly encouraged me (again) to find joy in the simple things. As a perfectionist, I often see what needs to be fixed and made right and forget to enjoy the good about what is right in front of me. Today I am grateful for a day to rest and enjoy the simple joy of being home. ❤️💚🎄 #mycozywinterhome #mathisenmanor
We had so much fun hosting our small group for a potluck Christmas dinner last night, but Bailey is slap worn out! 😂
We read as people living between two Advents—on the “He did” side of the first Advent of Jesus (celebrating what God has done), and on the “He will” side of Jesus’ second coming (celebrating what He is doing and will do). - @shereadstruth If there’s one thing I love, it’s Christmas. But I don’t want to love it for the lights and the cheesy music and the food and the parties. I want to love it because it is at Christmas that I remember that Jesus came for me. Wrapped in swaddling clothes, a Savior came for me. That’s the best news ever. ❤️💚
After reading The Turquoise Table over the summer by @kristinkschell , I was challenged and encouraged to make the most of the neighborhood that God has placed us in. When we first moved into our house, we hoped to meet many neighbors and find new friends. But it is so hard to meet people when life is busy and we all pull in to our garages and close the door. It doesn't have to be rocket science, though. Last night, several neighbor ladies gathered in our home for a Christmas cookie swap, and we had so. much. fun! I also invited my friends from my small group in case no one showed up, lol. And you know what? It wasn't awkward or weird. We had all ages of ladies there and everyone mingled and made a new friend. My cheeks hurt from smiling and laughing! You don't have to do anything fancy to engage the people around you, friends. Just take the first step.
On this last day of #newstyleNovember, I wore my favorite summer dress, because it was almost 70* out. 😂 Gotta love Georgia.
as sure as the sun will rise/ and chase away the night/ His mercy will not end/ (lyrics by @ellieholcomb) This morning as I was reading, Bailey kept trying to get my attention, even though I had already let her outside. I finally caved, and when I walked outside, this is what I saw. I think God used my precious pup to get my attention this morning. Sometimes we just need to look up to remember that He holds the world in His hands. 💗
One of the best parts of my job is that I get paid to hang out with and eat lunch with college girls. So clearly I’m living my best life when I’m at “work” by going to get tacos, chips, and salsa with one of our amazing interns. 💁🏾♀️💃🏾🌮 🥑 🎉
Last year I said to Rory, I want our tree to be covered in ornaments. So after Christmas, I went out and bought a ton of ornaments on clearance at Target. When we opened the box up this weekend we discovered that there was string for the ornaments, which is not so easy to work with. So the hooks have been ordered and we will finished decking our tree out when they get here. Until then I am going to keep on loving my perfectly imperfectly wonderful tree. ❤️💚🎄#mathisenmanor #idhtbptbbchristmas #idhtbptbb
Today I: • went to the gym before work but forgot my “real” shoes and the hubs wouldn’t let me buy new ones because it wasn’t a true “emergency” 😭 • was completely discombobulated at nearly every turn • went to the post office and forgot my wallet but didn’t realize it until I got to the front of the line 🤦🏾♀️ • forgot to put the water in the bottom of the roasting pan for the turkey until halfway through the cooking time • was really grateful that Monday is only one day of the week 😶 What about you?