Monday, September 12, 2016

mamabird life {eight}




 seeing...  
 the faces of much-love-and-missed family!  even though they've all gone home now, the time we spent has given me such a jump-start as these next few crazy months begin!


smelling...
a clean truck.  not the most creative thing to write here, but our truck is clean and andrew is super happy about it, so it should definitely be mentioned. 


listening...
to the hum of our window AC unit.  it is rather quiet in this moment.  very peaceful.



Last pictures taken with Rennie before she turned one!!!
Las Vegas airport waiting for Mom and Nat's flight.


 singing...
lots of nursery rhymes.


recalling...
what an *epic* time I had first with my mom and sis, then with my other sis and her hubby!  visits were long overdue and our adventures together over two and a half weeks were priceless!


feeling...
restless.  very restless.



This sweet child is getting more and more adventurous!  She can now climb up onto the couch... not at all stressful.  ;-)
Aren't my sis and her man adorable?!



  thinking...
about how thankful i am for the 4+ years i've had as a wife to andrew!  hanging out with my newly-married sis was so fun and also made me quite nostalgic at times.  honestly, it has just kept getting better with each year that andrew and i are together!  and while we may not be as carefree as we were our first year, i would never trade it for the depth we now share (plus the joy of being parents!).


laughing...
because life is funny sometimes.  toddlers make adorable faces.  husbands say crazy things.  and it is healthy to laugh.


buying...
a few pieces for autumn.  i found the *perfect* plaid shirt at ross the other day and can't wait for the weather to cool so i can wear it!!!




Jacob and Jessie are so good at uncle and aunting!
  

starting…
to pack!  yes. we are moving again!  hopefully my next post will fill in the details as i share where our hearts have been and how we feel the Lord leading us as a family!


wanting...
less stuff, more souls.  the last two years have been very lonely and it is so easy to get caught up in the temporary when you aren't being reminded of what matters most: people... loving and serving them and letting them pour back into your heart.  we were created to glorify and enjoy God: a relationship.  we aren't meant to go it alone.  God will strengthen and comfort us when those seasons come, but we aren't supposed to stay there.  i can't wait to delve back into ministry and people as we take this next step in life!


creating...
ideas for artsy stuff.  it is all in my brain currently, but i'm excited to give this new project a try!



Ohhhhhh... the baby whisperer strikes again!  All of my siblings are SO good with Rennie!!!  <3



reading...
suggestions, anyone???  i plowed through the books i received this spring and now desperately need new reading material!!!


anticipating... 
lots more packing and planning and dreaming!!!


loving...
my husband.  my daughter.  the roles God has gifted me in being a wife and mommy.  it can be exhausting, but beyond any temporary struggle is the grace of God and the joy He gives!!!  i don't always show it... i am so imperfect at living it... but i love Him too.





<3

1 comment:

Dani Jeanne said...

I am anticipating my oldest sister and her husband moving this year and it's so sad to think about as our family has lived so close together until now. It's exciting to see us all spread our wings farther and farther, but like you I always love the times we get to spend together the most. :)

Dani xoxo
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