November 30, 2012


happy rainy friday!
i thought we could end the week with a little round up of what we've been up to and what we're looking forward to next week. 
 we took this picture while visiting my dad's office at seattle pacific university over thanksgiving week. i love this picture of cruz stomping in puddles because he seems to be saying, "so... what is this wet stuff on the ground...?" also, is it just me or he is looking like a four year old in this picture? baby come back!
 i often substitute at my old job, which i love to do. it's fun to see everyone, keep my skills sharp, and leave without any of the stress! win-win-win. this week i went in for a few hours and purposely left the house early so that i'd have a few quick minutes in the parking lot to catch up on my devotions. 
this is one of my most favorite pictures of the week, ok or ever. it was the elusive moment when you can provide (for free!) exactly what feeds your child's passion. and yes, my child's passion is garbage trucks and i love it. i gave myself great-parenting-high-fives for the next 24 hours. cruz is still talking about our trip to the recycling plant!
 our wedding caterer, rincon catering, is the best. BEST. they were great at the wedding and made me the meal of my dreams. they were amazing on our one year anniversary when tovi surprised me by having them recreate our wedding feast. and they are the best every year when they hand deliver a box of homemade brownies and cookies to our doorstep. we've been married for six years. how long will we stay on the christmas cookie box list? i hope it's forever. 
i've been finishing up a thanksgiving devotional over the last two weeks. i think after reading more than fourteen scriptures with the phrase "give thanks to the Lord for He is good!" i am starting to get it through my little hard heart that i should give thanks to the Lord. at all times. in all circumstances. like when times are hard or finances are tricky or when i just run out of things to make for dinner. when things are great and the baby sleeps well and everything seems to work perfectly. give thanks to the Lord.
so one of my favorite things this fall has been leading MOPS at our church. like, i love it. i want to marry it. being in the position to serve and speak good news to seventy plus women who are passionate about parenting (and um, passionate about keeping it totally real) is my jam. took this little selfie this morning to remind everyone to bring their own mug to our meeting this morning. 

here's what 's up for us over the next few days:
+ putting up the christmas tree
+ taking family pictures
+ obsessively pouring over pinterest for family picture outfit inspiration
+ doing a huge amount of laundry so that our clothes will actually be clean for family pictures

happy friday!

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