Monday, October 7, 2013

Hello Monday, Hello James

Hi friends! Let's break down my week for you.. 

Monday we met with some new church friends for dinner. They made the best homemade pizza I've ever had and we ate it on the playground and it was all around amazing. 

Tuesday James and I had a pretty chill morning and afternoon with a trip to the playground, a long jog, and some errands. When Derek got off work we sadly had to drive to Bakersfield AGAIN to get his second car so he could sell it down here. I was not excited about having to go back since I swore I wouldn't have to again but such is life!! It ended up actually kind of being a disaster. My husband forgot the keys to the car so we ended up having to tow it, pay money, and me and James being down there was pointless. Anyway!!

Wednesday I woke up so tired from the day before but with some meds, coffee, and lots of Jesus, it turned out to be an awesome day. James and I went to Disneyland with my mom. At night our friends and their kids came over to our house for a big 'ol fish fry. Derek recently went fishing off the coast of San Diego and he caught a ton! We had so so much leftover fish so we figured we better invite some people over to help eat it. We have really LOVED inviting people over. We feel like God blessed us with this huge house for a reason- to fill it with friends, family, and fellowship! And we love serving people and having them over. I baked a ton ton of my grandmas homemade sugar cookie recipe for dessert and we just had a blast being together. James LOVES when kids come to play. 

Thursday was our relax day. I was so exhausted that all we wanted to do was chill. James and I watched movies, went to the playground, and just hung. 

Friday I had a much needed hair appointment. Anyone else who bleaches their hair feel like those appointments just can't come soon enough?! I'm usually there every four weeks and this time it was five weeks. Huge difference! Derek stayed home to play with James, him having every other Friday off is really coming in handy! 

Saturday we had a fun family day. We woke up early and went to Starbucks for breakfast, did a few errands, played at Target, and then explored Colorado Blvd. Then we went to my parents house at night for dinner. Love love love being so close to them. 

Sunday we had church and then I headed to a baby shower which was a blast. Again, Derek being off work was able to watch James. James was invited to come and usually always accompanies me to events like this but I thought it would be nice to go childless this time and not have to do any chasing around!

I was spoiled this week because Derek watched James Friday and Sunday so I could go out and pamper myself and attend the baby shower. It was nice to get to do a few things by myself. I love my boys so much but solo time is needed once in a while. 

Anyway, here are some photos from our week. 

Hello to the first nap in two weeks. Bless it. 

Hello to a whole lot of homemade sugar cookies in my house. 

Hello to hat days. My roots were terrible and my hair was filthy. Nothing a hat can't fix. 

Hello to catching a ride. 

Hello to my man getting down in the kitchen for our fish fry. 

Hello to bleach day. Bleach day = Best day. 

Hello to a morning starbucks date with my loves. 

Hello to these two ninja turtles I found and took home with me. 

Hello to fresh platinum hair and wishing I was already grey. All the women in my family went grey in their early twenties so I'm kind of bummed that at 27 my hair isn't grey yet. It would blend so much better with my blonde. Does that make me weird?! 

Hello to baby shower fun. 

I wanted to leave you guys with these two passages- 

"Therefore I tell you, do not worryabout your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food shower f, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?" -Matthew 6:25-32

"Cast your burdens on The Lord and he will take care of you." -Psalm 55:22

I am a natural worrier. I freak out when any little thing happens. I assume the worst, I go crazy, I worry about everything. It's a terrible thing. I've been trying to be better. And by being better I mean I've been lifting by burdens to The Lord and trusting that he will take care of them for me and carry my cross. I encourage you all to do the same. Stop worrying, stop assuming the worst, and trust that The Lord will sustain you! 


  1. Being able to entertain large groups of friends and family is definitely the BEST thing about having a big house!

    Sarah @ Life As Always

  2. Psalm 55:22 is one of my go to's! ... here's wishing you an amazing week with freshly done locks, one cute kid, and that cool husband of yours! enjoy:)

  3. Love this post! I'm such a worrier too, thanks for the reminders!!

    And the hair looks great! Wanting to go gray made me laugh.