Monday, September 2, 2013

Wanna party?

I'm alive, I promise. It's just been a crazy combination of work stuff and life stuff this week, and the blog had to take a back seat. But there are definitely some things worth sharing, so if you're in need of a brain break, grab some coffee, put your feet up, and stay a minute.

Our long weekend has consisted of lots of morning snuggles...

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... some sweet, quality time...

... and lots of laundry. :)

Micah also got this gorgeous Aimee Weaver sign hung up in our breakfast nook.

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I've been eyeing Aimee's gorgeous wooden signs for over a year now, and I finally just broke down and bought one.  She's got TONS in her shop, but this one was custom and is meant to be a happy reminder that life really is so sweet -- there is so much to soak in and be thankful for.  Micah and I have been talking a lot lately about what it is to live with intention and purpose, and we've been pondering our short and long term goals.  Hopefully I can find some time to share some of those things with you guys soon.

Let's see... what else?

Oh!  I'm headed to Charleston tomorrow for a couple of days for work.  This will be the first time I've been away from Gracie without Micah to keep me grounded, and I anticipate some teary FaceTime sessions.  Actually, I'm tearing up now just thinking about it.  But I know Micah will enjoy having some daddy-daughter time, and I've always wanted to see Charleston, so I'm sure we'll all survive.

I've been listening to my Francesca Battistelli Pandora station at work lately and am loving the small opportunities it gives me to worship throughout the day.  For me, out of sight is out of mind, so I definitely need constant reminders of His love and presence, and (the right kind of) praise and worship music really helps.  (Anyone else out there picky about their Christian tunes?  I always feel bad when I skip a song about Christ - ha!  But I feel sure that He totally gets that some of it is completely unrelatable.)

And last, but not least.  I've been contemplating doing an Instagram "party" next week.  I was thinking that it'd be fun if we all posted pictures of our homes throughout the week.  I know I'm always in need of some inspiration, and I think it's fun to see how other people decorate.  Would anyone be interested in joining me?  If so, I'll organize it and get you all the details sometime later this week so that you can get your photos ready.  (Or, if you're like me, you'll totally procrastinate and wait until the last minute to get them together, and that's completely okay, too. :))

Alright, friends.  I've got more work to do, a suitcase to pack, nails to paint (why, oh why, did I peel off my perfectly good gel manicure?), and a little girl to snuggle.  Talk soon?

8 comments:

Emily said...

Love the pics of G in this post, so sweet! Have a great time this week-prayers for safe travels! I know that G will love the daddy-daughter time! Also, I am totally up for sharing pics of how we all decorate. Would LOVE that!

Laurie @ The Rookie Wife said...

Love the hair! haha, Savanna has tons of hair too and I pretty much give up trying to keep up with it. I LOVE that sign! I'm heading over to her shop asap..our place needs some updates;) Kiss that baby for me! xoxo

Brooke said...

Enjoy your trip and seeing Charleston! Hopefully your facetime sessions will be more smiles than tears!!

Tammy @ Next To Grace said...

Bless your heart. I'm sure being away from your cuties is going to be difficult. I'm the same way with you...out of sight, out of mind. I strategically place Bibles around my house in rooms I frequent as a reminder to say a quick prayer or read through a few verses as I pass by. I'm listening to that Pandora station as I type! I'd love to participate in your Instagram party, but having just moved into a new house, I'm not sure my contributions will be that awe inspiring. I'd love to see what everyone else shares!

Laura said...

She is just so darn cute!! The Instagram party sounds fun!!

Annabelle said...

Charleston?!?! OH EM GEE!!! I was just at the beach this weekend! I so wish I was still there so that we could meet up! I you have time, eat at Hyman's and Cupcakes!!! You'll thank me later! ;)

Annabelle said...

P.S. I wanna know more about that white quilt on your bed! I've been hunting the state over for a nice one to go on my log bed! Let me guess...PB?

ethanvanderbuilt said...

I think we need constant reminders of love to continue to feel it strongly.

http://ethanvanderbuilt.com/2013/09/06/constant-reminders-love/

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