|Flip flops in January? This is my kind of weather, people ;)|
|Back inside after we spent part of an afternoon singing in the rain!|
|Lenten bread baking!|
Lent began on March 1, and my schedule filled with Stations of the Cross at church, writing projects, and an interview with Relevant Radio. I also spent lots of quality time watching my husband play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which was lots of fun (great music, amazing visuals!). We worked on house stuff with our realtor, and started looking at different listings online. My husband went out of state on a business trip for a week, so the baby and I had tons of adventures visiting libraries, eating unhealthy food, and visiting family and friends in Kansas. I also worked through the 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge for the first time, which was really awesome! I volunteered for the Oklahoma Catholic Women's Conference, which was also great. And I started re-reading Brideshead Revisited,by Evelyn Waugh, which was fantastic. I didn't really "get" that book the first time I read it, but coming back a second time I fell in love with it!! I also had a really weird dream which I posted on my Facebook page, but I'd like to share it here for y'alls enjoyment:
The best person to be stuck with when the dark forces of Middle Earth attack is Willy Wonka. At least, that's what I've determined based on my dream last night. I dreamed that I was on the campus of Franciscan University, and a bunch of orcs were roaming around viciously all over the place, and somehow after admiring a flying leap that Legolas made off a wall near the J.C. Williams Center, I got separated from my friends and found myself running into hiding with Willy Wonka. The guy was eerily calm throughout the whole ordeal and started telling me his life story, hence my conclusion that he's a good person to chill out with when life is crazy.
|We greatly enjoyed our Easter waffles & Nutella :)|
|I went to my first coffee cupping!|
|Deviled eggs for Pentecost! (since they look kind of like flames)|
|Inspired by the Danish hygge lifestyle, I started climbing into "my little box of hygge"|
with a blanket and a book. Naturally, the toddler immediately wanted to get in anytime
he saw me all cozy and relaxed in a box.
|One of our new neighbors gave me these plants-I think they're some kind of mint?-and|
they somehow seemed to survive both the hot August heat and my non-green thumb!
|We had a lot of fun blowing bubbles on a rainy day :)|
|We explored a new park and saw this cool "Love Lock Tree"!|
|Merry Christmas! Here we are, all bleary-eyed after Midnight Mass :)|
~~~~~Thank you all SO MUCH for following along with me through the adventures of 2017! I truly appreciate each and every one of you, and it means so much to me that there are other people out there who read my little ramblings now and then :) This has been an eventful year, full of struggles, fellowship with awesome people, big events like buying a house, and adventures like mothering a toddler. God is so good and merciful, and I am continually in awe of His blessings in all of this! I hope that you all have a very happy start to the new year, and that you have a spectacularly epic continuation of the Christmas season!