Posts Tagged ‘Life’

A Peek into our World

Doing: I just finished lunch (omelette with swiss chard & kale from our garden, carrots & buttered Udi’s bread). Adeline is napping & Daniel is home from work this week. Just finished some meal prep & I’m now thinking about what we are going to do this afternoon! Also reflecting on how God is shaping my heart as a mother and wife.

Thinking about: Family. My dad & Catherine are in Cali, Maggie is in Myrtle Beach for a few weeks, my mom just moved to Florida & my brother isn’t sure where he is going to live.

Watching: Royal Pains on Netflix. I just started a few weeks ago & I’m ashamed of how many episodes I’ve watched. I need to cut back on the TV/couch time a bit! I’ve been LAZY in the evenings!

Looking forward to: My niece’s first birthday this weekend! And time with family! Also, planning a fall getaway (camping!) with Daniel!
#tbt 3 years ago when we went camping with my bff Kristen!

Reading: I don’t read much, but I’m slowly working my way through Nehemiah.

Loving: Our pool pass, iced decaf coffee and sore muscles from challenging workouts. Also, working!

This post is inspired by Naturally Family who was inspired by Sometimes Sweet.

Mini-Coop: Week 15 and Life Updates

Sorry for the delay in a post! We’ve been living it up this weekend! First up, the Life News (and then baby-talk)


Daniel graduates in May, and he’s been applying for jobs, graduate programs and the like for a while now. He has some great interviews, and he was offered a position at one of the companies he applied to! We really weren’t thinking that we would be moving, but Daniel loved the company so much (and got a TON of positive feedback from employees at the company during his interview), so after his interviews, we were really hoping that he would be offered a position, and he was!


God has some mysterious ways of working. If you had asked us 6 months ago where we would be this summer, we definitely would not have said “pregnant and moving”. BUT- God has coordinated and orchestrated these big events in our life so perfectly, that we can only give our thanks and praise to Him! We’ll be moving up at the end of the summer (I’ve got a few summer classes to knock out, I’d love to get as many classes out of the way before mini-coop arrives!)

We’re pretty excited to have “normal” lives (aka not both of us in school, working 1 or more part-time jobs), and although our time here in Lexington has been great, we’re ready to start our “adult” lives!

Ok…. now on to baby talk :)

Baby is as long as a navel orange!



Still feeling great! I did take one pregnancy-emergency nap this week (I had to skip a class, oops!). But I’ve felt really good! I still kind of hit a “wall” around 8 or 8:30pm, and I’ve just got to lay down. But, I don’t really mind, it’s been really nice to kind of unwind earlier in the evening anyways! There’s been an obvious change in belly size this week, so that’s pretty exciting :)

I’m also very thankful that my appetite is normal. I still get pretty hungry every 2-3 hours, but as long as I have snacks with me, all is well with the world! I’ve been devouring veggies this week too, it feels SO GOOD to put greens, beans, and TOMATOES into my body!


Workouts have been so much more satisfying! I think it’s really cool for me to know that whatever exercise I’m doing is definitely benefiting TWO people! How cool is that?

Total miles walked this week: 17 (with some running)

I got to take a lovely brisk walk with Ashley and baby Lydia on Saturday! It was so great to have a friend to talk with, and Lydia fell asleep right away :)

I also put together this weight lifting routine for myself, my muscles have been asking to be challenged, and this workout was great. I used weights that were challenging at the last few reps, but I made sure that I could keep good form throughout the set.

10 rep x 3 sets of each:
Leg Extension
Leg Press (2 set double leg press, 1 set single leg press)
Hamstring Curls
Bicep Curl
Tricep Extension
Bent-Over Row
3x45sec planks (elbows)

Have a great week!


This has been a blessed week.

My grandmother had surgery on Wednesday to remove a couple of tumors, and the surgery went well. We’re still not sure about the results of the biopsies, but we are very glad that she is recovering well.

A few days before the surgery, my dad asked my grandmother (his mom) if she knew where she stood with God. She said she didn’t know, and my dad asked her if she wanted to be certain. She said yes, and my dad had the opportunity to share the plan of salvation with her and she accepted Christ into her heart!

We also had a prayer answered this week about Matthew, my younger brother. Matthew recently got a “Talk” plan added to his phone (he only had texting before). Anyways, Matthew has had some WONDERFUL phone conversations with us and the rest of my family. We are so thankful that Matthew is becoming more comfortable with communicating! Matthew has also ordered for himself at restaurants twice in the last week. This is huge. Not only is Matthew becoming more comfortable with speaking to us, but he is also becoming more independent! As a cherry on top, my mom said that Matthew’s teachers have been noticing an improvement in his social and communication skills at school too!

We are also thankful that our family and friends are healthy, and we are immensly blessed to be a part of our wonderful church. If you’re looking for a church in Lexington, we would love to see you at Southland Christian Church. Even if you’re not local, I would encourage you to watch some of the latest messages (click on the “Watch and Listen” tab). They are powerful messages that challenge all of us as Christians.