Jul 23, 2014


THINKING about life and how we tend to go at 100mph feeling like we can never accomplish anything.  My heart longs for a slower, simpler, way of living without as many things on my to do list and without feeling as if there are so many people to please.  I would love to pause life, just so I can take a few days to get it all figured out.

ENJOYING the progress we have been making with our house.  I've been making more of a conscious effort to stay caught up with the small tasks and to tackle little things each day.  Some days I feel like we are never going to finish or feel like the house is "done."  And I know that it never will be "done" because owning a home is always a work in progress.  But once we get to the point where each room feels "livable" I think I'll have some sense of accomplishment.

PRAYING for strength and guidance for my grandmother, the rest of my family, and myself.  Recent events have sent life spinning in a different direction and it's been difficult for all of us to handle.  God has blessed me with the sweetest, most strong spirited woman I know as my grandmother and I know she's going to make it through this and have many more years with us.  Right now I'm just praying that God will bring us to the point where we can say, "and that too did pass."

FEELING like summer this year is flying by.  I can't believe it's already the seventh month of the year.  The husband and I will be celebrating our third anniversary at the end of this month, then vacation will be here, fall, and before we know it, Christmas. I feel like time just flies by.  The days are long and the years are short.

WEARING ripped jeans a lot more than normal.  I haven't felt much into shorts this year, so the ripped jeans feel a little more breezy than not.  And ripped jeans are practically the essence of summertime, right?

NEEDING to get back into those newly formed habits.  I had completely cut out soft drinks and been working out every single day until the last few weeks.  Things have been just too busy and it's been just too easy of an excuse.  I felt so much better when I was restricting myself to water and the occasional glass of sweet ice tea or juice.  I'm needing to get into a healthier state physically and mentally.  So this week holds many bottles of water, healthier dinners, and earlier bedtimes.

WANTING to spend more time with this little blog space than I have in the last few months.  It's been slightly neglected because of other things.  I'm just one of those people that constantly has too many projects going on to be able to handle them all.  But then again, isn't that like criteria for being a blogger?

CREATING tons of lists, notes, and sketches for house plans.  I love the list style posts that Young House Love creates and it seemed like the perfect way to keep track of all the spontaneous ideas and plans that pop into my mind.  Hopefully it will help me to make progress as well as see the progress we have already made.  Let's just say it's quite the extensive list and my husband has a lot of projects in his near future.

LISTENING to Washed by the Water by Need to Breathe, The Only Name by Big Daddy Weave, and I Choose Jesus by Moriah Peters.


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  2. Prayers for your family. Hope all is well with your grandma! Loved the post!!