Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Slow Day: photos by Rachel


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Valentine Slow

 Just a few photos today from our traditional candlelight Valentine dinner! Rachel was in charge of the table and the menu, she did a great job!

Monday, February 15, 2021

Inspiring Things

 * Faithful Workouts: I subscribed to this site around Thanksgiving and it has been a great fit for me! It is basically a Netflix of Christian workouts including weights, yoga, walking, aerobic type exercises and more. But the best part is that in every single video there is Scripture and a focus on our relationship with the Lord.

* Girls Club: in early January, Rachel, my mom and I met another mom and her two daughters for breakfast and thrifting. It was so fun that I decided it should be a monthly thing! We invited half a dozen more moms and their daughters and had 16 of us this month! It was so fun to watch our girls chatting with one another and encourage their friendships while also enjoying mom friendships and a little thrifting afterwards! The title and idea of this are inspired by this book!

* Social Media fast: January was a month of prayer and fasting at our church and I decided to fast from social media. It has really been a tugging in my heart to spend less time on social media and I found that for the most part I didn't miss it. Yes, I love seeing what everyone is up to and I love all the inspiration but I also feel some anxiety at the magnitude and quantity of ideas and inspiration out there! 

It came to me that the difference in keeping up with friends and family versus mindlessly scrolling is the key to knowing if it is a good fit for me. I definitely want to be intentional about staying connected but also intentional about not just going numb in my brain and losing track of time scrolling Instagram. 

Now that the month is over, I don't really know what it looks like going forward but it's on my mind and I'm watchful. 

* The Quick Journey YouTube channel: I discovered this through Instagram before Christmas and I'm so intrigued - I've only watched one video so far, but the whole atmosphere is so peaceful and calming as well as beautiful and homey.

* Signed, Sealed, Delivered: have you ever seen this Hallmark show/movie series? With the exception of one episode {season one, episode nine} we thoroughly enjoyed this series over the past couple of months! What a delightful group of friends and characters!

* Bella Grace Cozy playlist

* Monopoly Deal: we've had fun with this card game that is a creative alternative to the longer board game version but takes less time! We've also enjoyed a set of Dutch Blitz cards that we got for Christmas!

What is inspiring you these days?

Friday, February 12, 2021

Samuel's 13th!


Oh, and did I forget to mention that we officially have THREE teenagers now?! Samuel celebrated at the bowling alley with a couple of friends and then we had a family celebration at home the next day.

Happy 13th buddy!

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Slow Moments

 A random assortment of slow and beautiful moments over the past month - Emily took the first two and Rachel took the two tea party photos: