Monday, January 26, 2015

When I need to remember warm sunshine days

Last week, Atlanta had a few absolutely gorgeous sun-soaked days, complete with temperatures that let us romp outside without our jackets. Today dawned frigid, gray and sprinkle-y; and I'm trying hard to hold fast to the sunshine remembered on my skin. Because I miss it terribly, while recognizing that I shouldn't complain since so many of my northern friends are awaiting terrible blizzards, and our temperatures still hover above freezing.

There are some people here in blog-land who make me feel not-alone in this crazy life. Shannan and Lori are two of those people, for sure. I absolutely loved these posts from them this past week, and not just because they echo my own life so clearly.
Seizing the Moment (on Grace Table)
Listen to the Sound (Flower Patch Farmgirl)

We planned on taking a few boys to see Selma on MLK weekend. Unfortunately, they were far less excited about it than we were, and it didnt end up happening. Which means I haven't had the chance to see the movie yet, and I'm pretty sad about it. Finding babysitters and time that I'm not throwing up, it turns out is hard to do lately. Anyways, these two posts from bloggers I love on Selma make me even more excited to see it.
Blind Spots - Deidra Riggs
Too Tired to Look - DL Mayfield

I dont know if I've mentioned this before, but I love-love-love Father Greg. His book, Tattoos on the Heart, was (and is) a game-changer for me. Highly recommend. I have heard him speak at CCDA, and he did not disappoint. Anyways, I'm about to spend Caden's rest/play time (no more naps for him!) watching Krista Tippet interview Father G, and I'm pretty excited about it.

"Standing in the lowly place with the easily despised, and the readily left out, and with the demonized — so that the demonizing will stop — and with the disposable — so that the day will come when we stop throwing people away. That gives me life, that’s where I want to be. I think that’s where Jesus insists on standing." (ps - see why I love him so?)

On that note, could someone PRETTY PLEASE send me on this cruise with Father G? I just want to be BFFs.

With a new baby on the way, and no spare rooms, we're going to be doing some shuffling around here that includes a shared room for the older two (at least for now). Now obviously their room can and will not be so girly (since Caden is, after all, a boy), but how adorable is this shared girls room? Love it. 

This also means I get to decorate another nursery, hooray! My adorable neighbor is going to be having her baby any day now (seriously, she's a week overdue), and she just posted a tour of their baby boy's lovely nursery. It's perfect. Also, Jayci made the mobile, which was the sweetest little labor of love for her. Such a gift-giver, my Jayci. 

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful post and such gorgeous pictures of Jayci and Caden! I hope your feeling less "green" soon, I remember those days...

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I'm almost 12 weeks, so I'm hoping it will be soon!!

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  2. I wish I could fly to Atlanta and see Selma with you! My kids aren't excited about seeing it either!

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