Monday, July 14, 2014

week recap

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highlights from my week:
- i started reading The Wholehearted Wife & it is such a good read so far! i think i have about 5 books on being a wife & i've only been married a year! i collect books, you guys, but also i just love reading about my role as a wife because i know i have so much growing to do!

- Rachel & Madison are hosting a blog retreat in October! i signed up for it & am so stoked about this! so many of my favorite bloggers all in one cabin & discussing Jesus, life, and blogging! :) it's going to be an amazing weekend retreat!

- for all of you Harry Potter fans out there, are you on Pottermore? there was a certain article in The Daily Prophet by Rita Skeeter that i am so excited about! for the first time since the books ended, JK Rowling has written about Harry - giving us a peek in to his life at this moment! even though it was just a few paragraphs, any new writing about Harry makes me happy! (and even though it's a long shot, i am secretly hoping that there really will be a book about Dumbledore's Army!)

- next friday, i am headed to the beach with my mom, sister, & nephew! he is 2 and this will be his first time at the beach so it should be super fun! on thursday we went out to dinner & went shopping for beach stuff! at dinner, i snapped this cute photo of Jonah! it's so funny because as soon as you pull your phone out he knows it's a camera!

- last night my grandma was taken to the hospital, she had a stroke & is being kept for testing and evaluation. my dad also is having an outpatient surgery this morning, so if you pray, please pray for both of them, the doctors, and my mom who is overloaded right now. last week it was Thomas's family and this week it's mine - with all of the things that can go wrong, it's a wonder any of us are healthy! God really did make our bodies so incredible!

you may have missed:
passport to fun // Rome, Italy
real talk // why i have tattoos
the circle | what's in your bag?
soap nuts giveaway (still time to enter!)

favorite reads:
such a neat adoption fundraiser! the story isn't over yet!
this is exactly how i have been feeling lately about this blog.
i think i need an awesome craft room like this one!

how was your week?!


  1. first, praying for your family!
    can't wait for the retreat! it will be so fun to finally meet everyone in person and hear what everyone sounds like. haha! that seems weird to say, but i've never heard any of you talk! cray cray.

    ahhhhhhhhhh. the new harry potter article. i saw it last week but haven't read it yet. i'm currently reading book 6 for the first time! :)

  2. So cool that you're joining in on the retreat!
    I hope your grandma recovers quickly!

  3. praying for your dad and grandmom! also, i love to hear about what people are reading--and i was just asking around for married-people books to read so i'm adding the wholehearted wife to my list!

  4. Prayers for your grandma

  5. thank you!!!
    ahh i am SO excited for the retreat! it's not weird at all cause i think the same thing! it's weird to know someone but not know what their voice sounds like haha!

    ahh you're on my favorite book!!! :) i didn't realize this was your first time reading through them! you are in for a treat! soooo much more detail than the movies :)

  6. thanks Rachel! it should be fun & i'm very excited for it!
    thank you! :)

  7. thank you Julie! :) oh awesome! :) The Wholehearted Wife is a good one! :) also, The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller is one of my favorite marriage/gospel books i've ever read! :)

  8. Praying for your grandma, your dad and your family right after I post this. I'm always looking for good reads for wives so I'll have to add this one to my list. I also read The Feminine Appeal a while back by Carolyn Mahaney - it's not just about wifehood but is still an excellent read about our role as Christian women on this earth!

  9. thank you friend! :) i have heard of The Feminine Appeal & want to read it soon! :)

  10. I am loving it so much! I'm almost halfway done and already there has been so much more info that the movies :)

  11. How is everyone's health? So scary! I hate health problems.

    AWESOME about the blogger meet up! That will be epic.