Wednesday, February 1, 2017

I'm still here!

Wow, it's been awhile! I had the best intentions to blog about Christmas (I haven't even put the pictures on our computer yet...), but we all came down with the flu, I started back up at work, and it's just been all out nutty. Work has been so busy with evaluations, behavior plans, student needs. Some days I'm barely making it. It has calmed a little bit the past week, so I'm grateful. Especially because I have another cold. My fifth one this school year...but who is counting?!

I think my body has been telling me I need to slow down (clearly), but sometimes that doesn't seem possible. I have decided that I am going to cease selling Stella for now. I freakin' love that jewelry, but my goals for 2017 are to simplify our life--cut out the extras we don't absolutely need and focus on what really matters. Losing a baby this past summer/fall really prompted me to look at how I use my time.

No update on Corey's job yet. He passed all the health exams, so now we wait to see when his five month training is. Some are speculating spring...but who knows :)

We have some house projects that we're getting done and saving for. We finally purchased a ceiling fan for the living room, so that will be installed soon. We've also got some plans to redo our back patio and make it user-friendly this summer. I'm dreaming of spending summer out back! We're also planning to put luxury vinyl in Will's bathroom (it currently is partially covered in carpet...gross), and we hope to look for new couches at some point. We are very grateful for the opportunity to change things up and make our home fresh. Oh, and I put up a few valentines decor items...because why not? Candy hearts are seriously the only gift I want each year.

And on a SUPER happy note, my best friend delivered her second baby boy yesterday!!!!! We are over the moon excited! I seriously cannot wait to meet Wes. He is absolutely adorable :) 

Not many other updates right now. Praising God for the blessings He has already provided, learning to trust Him more, and trying to determine how I can better serve others. Definitely a work in progress...

Also, I may have mentioned her before, but if you don't follow gracelaced on instagram yet you totally should. I find her artwork and words incredibly encouraging. She even has a shoppe found here. This was a recent post that has been constantly on my mind.

Hoping you were able to soak up some sun today as I did!

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