things I like today pt. 2

Things I like today:

…that 4 years in, this is what our life is.  Honestly though, I looked at this picture and felt O-L-D.  Like, double take- ‘wait, is that a picture of my parents and us when we were little?’  But, a little perspective later- I feel so far beyond blessed that I get to call this my life, that my front yard, those my children, him my husband…
…Father’s Day morning.  It sounded like this, “Ava, want to wrap your gift for Dad? Sure.  Think Dad will like his new shirt?  Of course, he told me his favorite color is purple. Ava, keep your voice quiet. Mom, can I crack the egg.  Just finish decorating your card.  OK. How do you spell Dad again.  Ava, keep your voice quiet. Oops, I added an extra A. It’s fine.  I drew you Mom, look how funny you look.  Can I try the bacon?  What kind of tea did we make dad?  It’s coffee. Ava, keep your voice quiet. Elle, NO! CRASH. Oh crap, nobody move.  Ava don’t walk on the floor.  Elle crawl into the bedroom. Ava call your sister.  Ava open the door.  He’s asleep.  No he’s not, just say Happy Father’s Day.  Happy Father’s Day.  Were you seriously sleeping. No…so, what’d you break?”
This dessert.  My new summer staple.  It’s like a frozen S’more.  Do it!
The little girls endorsed it with ‘yummy sounds’…so did everyone at the table.  Seriously, that good!
…my dad.
…the baby that we constantly have to strip down to her diaper because she is always such a mess.
…Kurt’s new “favorite color” shirt.
…this cute belly and the baby boy we are praying makes a prompt arrival the moment he is done cooking.
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things i like today pt.1

Talking about nails folks… I decided I needed a short break from my favorite color and from my go-to color.  Thought I’d get bored, but I’m loving the fresh, clean, simplicity of the nude hue!

Our recent trip to Colorado Springs provided us more than quality great-grandma time, road-trip fun and more fast food than I think we’ve ever eaten in 48 hours… We were given this awesome end table! For the past 50+ years it has lived in Grandma Sorenson’s house and now it lives in ours!  I forgot the before picture, but subtract the funky new glass knob, and the ‘almond’ paint and you get the idea… I loved it before and I LOVE IT now!  Seriously friends, take a second look at some of those old furniture pieces that someone thinks are so ‘out’, you’d be amazed what a little face-lift will do for the piece and your home!

Any day that has coffee, cookies, crafts, my best girl and my little beauties is LIKE the best day ever!

This song on this precious day:

“The fullness of Your grace is here with me
The richness of Your beauty’s all I see
The brightness of Your glory has arrived
In Your presence God, I’m completely satisfied

For You I sing I dance
Rejoice in this divine romance
Lift my heart and my hands
To show my love, to show my love

A deep deep flood, an Ocean flows from You
Of deep deep love, yeah it’s filling up the room
Your innocent blood, has washed my guilty life
In Your presence God I’m completely satisfied”

“…he surrendered himself to death
and was counted among the wicked;
and he shall take away the sins of many,
and win pardon for their offenses.”

-Isaiah 53.12