Thinking: Refocusing, dreaming new dreams, and prioritizing. Somewhere along the way between having Jack and moving into our new house, I realized I don’t need to do more to accomplish more. I started questioning how freelance design fits into my life with this new mommy role. I realized I don’t need to take on more projects and say yes to everything that comes my way to be successful. The most important thing to me is being a successful mama – spending time with Jack and serving my family. That being said, I still have big design dreams but this time I’m focusing on quality over quantity – picking a few things and pouring into them 100% instead of giving 100% to a million things.
Eating: Apples from our apple tree! I’m going to try out this recipe with them tonight.
Listening: Since posting about this marriage series, a former blog sponsor and reader shared another marriage series with me. I have listened to the first 3 sermons and I’m enjoying them! One quote from them that stood out to me:
The happiest marriage is the union of two forgivers.
Watching: Project Runway Season 10. Can’t get enough of this show. Favorites this season are Melissa Fleis and Ven Budhu, although how arrogant is he? Although maybe he has a right to be… did you see this top??
Reading: Calm My Anxious Heart We are reading this in my girl’s Bible study and I’m really enjoying it. It’s about learning contentment in every circumstance – a little something all of us could learn!
Needing: My bangs trimmed! I’m thinking about growing them out again ah decisions, decisions.
Learning: How to be a more well-rounded person.
Cooking thinking about cooking more, shutting off the computer at night, doing daily devotions, playing with Jack and Talullah, exercising more, and trying to be a good wife.
Loving: Chan Luu Wrap Bracelets I saw these first hand while I was in NYC. I’m thinking about having my sister order this one! What do you think? How cool are they?
Yes, Yes, and YES! First off, that boy of your’s, too sweet. Secondly, love that you talked about the Real Marriage series! My husband and I enjoyed the book/online series immensely. We even went as far as, to book tickets and attend the conference in St. Louis this September. Sadly they cancelled and moved it elsewhere:( And thirdly, if this wasn’t enough writing already;) I just started the book “Calm my anxious heart.” It has been a balm to my soul! I hope you enjoy it as well. Cheers!
You’re gorgeous either way but I vote bangs!! And I’m loving these series and book suggestions! Thanks! Daily devo? You should look at #shereadstruth and shereadstruth.com I’m enjoying it! It’s not soo long that I feel overwhelmed with time issues (that sounds like I don’t have time for God and totally not what I meant) but it challenges me to think about passages differently. Exercising? I started running again about 2 months ago and it HAS NOT gotten easier yet. The bracelet? Love. But a bit pricey for my budget ????
P.S. I want a baby Jack.
Cassandra – we think alike! I didn’t know they were doing conferences for the Real Marriage series! Oh and good middle name – mine is also Louise! 🙂
Olivia – thanks for the devotion suggestion – I’ve been looking for a good one! Ack why does going back to running have to be so hard! For the bracelet – it’s not in my budget either but let’s just say my sister gets a good deal 😉
Kelly, love this post. so much fun and I love all the devotional study series suggestions everyone’s giving! What a great way to get some new ideas:)