taking stock // summer
making: more time for moments of faithful reading. I'm loving everyone's devotions at Blessed is She and the few little short readings I get in some days.
cooking: lots of summer veggies. I cannot get enough corn on the cob. And, I added a few raisins and some cinnamon to this bread recently. So good!
drinking: just water...and coffee when I need more help getting going!
reading: Introduction to the Devout Life. Yes, it's the one I was supposed to finish during Lent. Yes, I'm not even half-way through yet. Ha! This should tell me something about needing to pick up a book more often. ;)
wanting: to learn to truly let things go. I have the hardest time holding on to worry, fear, doubt and pain. Right now my prayer is to give it all to Him and to be at true peace.
looking: at my precious nephew this week. I'd give anything for them to live closer.
playing: so much outside these beautiful summer days.
wasting: time online when I really should get into the exercise routine that I promise myself I will every Monday ;)
sewing: not a thing.
wishing: I knew Photoshop better.
enjoying: my babies. I thank God for the days when I can truly sit down and enjoy them and recognize the way they've made me who I am. Most days, the daily tasks get in the way of that.
waiting: for our family trip to the beach!
liking: this dress. Actually, I love it! It's my favorite maternity piece these days.
wondering: how this next Fall and the beginning of trying out homeschooling will go!
loving: this mascara. I've used it almost a year now, and I never have black stuff under my eyes. It's completely different from any other mascara I've ever used, but I'm hooked.
hoping: that my children always know how much they're loved.
marveling: at the changes happening in our country and wondering where we go from here.
smelling: fresh cut grass - a summer favorite.
needing: to get ready for a wedding I'm photographing in Denver!
wearing: this this weekend. I know, I know. Never say never!
following: more people than I should on Instagram. It might just be my favorite form of social media these days.
noticing: I haven't blogged routinely in so long...and it's been even longer that I've written anything substantial.
knowing: that every day is a gift...yet praying I start living that way. I'm a planner, and I'm always looking to what I need to be doing to get ready for what's to come. Yet, I really want to just see the preciousness in each moment. Knowing something and living something are two totally different things, and I pray that I begin to close the gap between the two in my life.
thinking: about where to take this photography stuff...always a mental debate of balance.
bookmarking: so many blogs. I need to catch up on my favorites!
opening: a letter from a dear friend and mentor. There is just something about a letter that is so meaningful.
giggling: at John Paul recently telling someone they had "a lot of hair in dere nose!"
feeling: a little worn out, but so grateful.