It’s been soo long since I’ve done one of these posts! Time just flies. It goes so fast that it makes me uneasy. I remember my mom saying “one day I woke up and I was 40!”. I probably rolled my eyes. (Teenagers are fun.) But she was right. It’s going too fast!
1) Weekend breakfast are always good over here. Thanks D.
2) Walkin his doggie
3) Before Sunday brunch
4) Family selfie
6) Mother’s Day Gift!
7) Talullah is always photogenic
8) Heart melting
9) My snuggle bear
10) Can’t stop, won’t stop!
Here are my other “Life Thru My Phone” posts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
Thinking: About my baby with a broken leg! You probably saw this on instagram but Jack hurt his leg going down the slide last week and we (doctors included) all thought it was sprained. I started getting worried though when he wasn’t improving. I made another appointment and it turned out there was a little fracture. They sent me straight to the cast room. He only has to wear it for 3 weeks but it’s really hard watching him get frustrated because he can’t move around like he used to. Plus I had a good dose of Mom-guilt on this one because I was going down the slide with him when he foot got caught under him
Eating: Our grill has been getting a workout lately. We’ve been using it pretty much every night. Charcoal is best.
Watching: Nashville. This show sucked me in since day 1. Now I’m hooked. I’m a big Decon fan. Anyone else?
Reading: Pharisectomy. I’m only on Chapter 2 but this book is hilariously convicting. It’s been awhile since I read something I can’t wait to pick up again. A little excerpt:
“But I’m living proof that God can use anyone. He has a sense of humor. He has a joy that is greater than anything you can imagine. So stay on the operating table. This Pharisectomy is just getting started. Once you experience this change, it will be downright painful to ever return to lifeless religion again.”
Needing: A big summer bag. I’m stick of carrying around Jack’s giant diaper bag and since he’s older now he doesn’t need as much stuff when we’re out and about. I’ve been searching for a reasonable priced summer-y over-the-shoulder bag for a couple weeks and I can’t find anything I like enough. If any of you have some ideas, send them my way!
Learning: Grace. This will be a life-long lesson but I still think I’m hardwired to think I have to do something to earn God’s love. Nope. It’s freely given. It should be God’s kindness motivating me to good works, not the other way around. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” – Ephesians 2:8
Loving: Our deck. We didn’t use it much last year since we didn’t have any furniture out there but we finally bought a patio set. My mom helped me give the space a little TLC with some potted plants. I would love to paint the floor with some fun colors or patterns and add some lighting. I’ll share when it’s finished! Jack got his own chair out of the deal too ^^. He LOVES it.
Kirsten of Fab Event Design is one of those people whose energy, passion, and motivation inspire anyone who is around her. I’m not kidding, her excitement can’t help but rub off on you and that’s exactly how I felt working with her on her rebrand! Her company was previously named Fab.You.Lous Event Design and Coordination so we completely overhauled her brand with a new name, logo, website, print collateral and strategy. She wanted something that reflected her personality; modern, bold, and simply fabulous. This girl works her butt off so I wanted to do the same for her. And believe me, I would hire her as my wedding designer in a second. Too bad I’m already married!
We both love the results. And designing something pretty for an inspiring client? Dream come true.
You can visit the live Fab Event Design website here. Dan of DVo Designs rocked the website development and coded exactly what I designed.
My Mother’s Day started with cinnamon french toast made by the hubby and church (I actually got to listen to the sermon!). Then I relaxed and took a nap while D put together our new patio set. Nothing too exciting but perfect at the same time. Then we headed to my parents’ house for a family BBQ and a little birthday celebration. It was nice.
One of my Mother’s Day requests was for D to get some photos of Jack and I. I absolutely adore the ones from last year and have one framed in my living room. (How little was he!?) This may have to become a tradition. I love these too. Thank you D for making the day special.
I remember my Mom explaining to me how much I would love my kids; how much she loves my sisters and I. That you would do ANYTHING for them. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I thought. Obviously you love your kids. But then something happened. I became the Mom. Ooooh, that’s what she was talking about! THAT love.
The love that makes you understand how Jesus can love us sinners. The love that is all-consuming and surpasses circumstances. The love you never realized your Mom had for you until you experienced yourself. Oh yes THAT love.
I’m grateful today that I have a Mom that loves me like that. That I am able to love Jack because of the love that was shown to me.
Happy Mother’s Day. I hope you know you are loved.