Good morning! It is a crisp and chilly day with flurries floating down outside our windows. Zach and I just done with our Saturday morning breakfast and now we are just relaxing 🙂 I am so thankful for Saturday mornings like this. So peaceful and restful.

This is the french toast recipe that is our favorite:


I also made sweet potato hash browns which are now my new favorite way to have hash browns. So good.

Well friends, lots has happened since my last post.

I have had employment. I was working at The Goddard School which is a daycare/preschool/kindergarten and I worked there for about a month. I met some awesome people. But THEN! The profile that I had up on Care.com got a response 🙂 I had applied to multiple positions on there and a couple got back to me! Anyways, I start Monday working full-time with a super cutie pie 🙂 I’m really excited to be working one on one with a child. I feel like I was not able to give enough attention to each child at Goddard, I tried my best but there was so much to get done.

Zach and I are also taking membership classes at our church plant Emmaus! We are super happy to be getting involved with a church plant. We can’t wait to get involved with a community group.

Our best friends also moved to South Korea for the next year to teach English. It was bittersweet to see them go. I am so excited for them and the opportunities that they are going to have. But I seriously miss them. We are able to text and hopefully have some Skype dates. But we are praying for them and that God uses them for His will.


Zach and I also found that we are going to be an Aunt and Uncle! His sister and her husband are expecting a baby in September. I can’t wait to babysit for them 🙂

My latest read is this book. Ann Voskamp has opened my eyes to be thankful for the little things such as the pretty flurries outside my windows.

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Ann zeros on the issue of unthankfulness of the heart and how God can remedy this by opening up our eyes to be thankful in all situations.

give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

-1 Thessalonians 5:18

“Our saving is associate with our gratitude” -Voskamp

My natural inclination is to be negative and to see the glass as half empty. You can ask my family. I am a natural worrier. Reading this book has really challenged me in a way that I have not been challenged before. Ann Voskamp points out that life is hard but there is a way to make time slow down, be happier, and to be joy filled. That is to take the time to stop and thank God for the gifts he has given us.  Slow down and notice the little things that God has placed in front of you. I have started the challenge of writing down 1,000 Gifts and I have to say, I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m now out and looking for them and being more aware of what Christ has done for me and how He longs for me to be close to Him. I would challenge you to try to do the same. It takes practice. It is not our natural state to be thankful for all things (especially during hard times) but with a daily study of God’s word and prayer for Him to continue to open your eyes, you will be empowered by the Holy Spirit and you will begin to see the world around you with a Christ like mind-set.

Anywho, till next time 🙂

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