Sunday, September 14, 2014

Currently. {Vol. 14}

Hey there! Welcome to Currently, where I share what we are currently up to each week - and the goal(s) we have for the coming week.

Enjoying: The sunshine. Watching Isanon play soccer with the boys. Making banana muffins. Playing in the rocks with Ana Clara. Taking Tyson for walks. Blasting the air at night, then snuggling under the covers. Skype conversations with my mama and baby sister. Saturday night services that include whipped cream pies thrown in faces. TV Shows on Netflix. Iced Coffee. Burning my fall candle. 

 Dancing to: The other night, I was in the kitchen doing dishes when this song came on. I had just gotten upset at Isanon over something that I don't even remember now, and walked out of the living room and into the kitchen to clean up. Isanon came up behind me, told me he was sorry and began to dance with me to this song. There are so many hours of the day where I let myself sulk, where I let myself get upset that we are so far away from my friends and family. But then this song comes on, and we dance, and I listen to the words, and I remember. Remember the sweet husband that I have, the love that he gives me and how I am with him, there is nowhere else to be. 

Baking: Banana Chocolate Chip muffins with Cinnamon Strusel. The boys ask me practically daily to bake them something, and I finally got around to it this weekend. 

Drinking: Iced coffee in the morning, water alllllllll day, a cup of tea before bed. 

Reading: I finally, finally finished And the Shofar Blew by Francine Rivers (it was really good, just took me some time to get into it) and have moved on to The Good House by Ann Leary. I am only about 50 pages in, and so far it seems a bit strange, but its too soon to tell. 

Marveling: At God's unending love. I just finished the study of Hosea with #shereadstruth and it was deep. God's unrelenting love is unreal. I praise God that He doesn't give up or stop loving me, not ever. 

Goals of the week: 
[Two weeks ago.]
  1. Send off letters. // nope, they are still on the table in my living room. 
  2. Play cards with the boys. // we did, for about 20 minutes one night. I need to again though. 
  3. Have a girls day, away from the mountain. // Yes, and it was such a fun time. 
  4. Cook/bake something new. // Check! 
  5. Continue translating devotional book. // nope, I've been slacking on this. I forget. 
[This week.]

  1. Send off letters.
  2. Play cards with the boys.
  3. Organize under the vanity mirror. 
  4. Do a pinterest project.
  5. Tweak blog layout/design. 
    Verse of the week: 
     But I am the Lord your God from the land of Egypt; you know no God but me, and besides me there is no savior. 
    Hosea 13:4

    A Mama Collective


    1. Hello! I'm visiting you from the currently link-up and I'm glad that I am because I love this post! First of all, your story about dancing with your husband to that beautiful song was just adorable - so romantic. And the verse of the week that you shared was exactly what I needed to read right now. Sometimes we get caught up on the business of life, and we forget that God is the one that we need to put first, before anything and anyone else. I'm certainly guilty of that sometimes, so I needed to read this. Thank you for sharing it!

      1. Brittany! Thank you for your sweet words. :) I don't know if you have read or heard of shereadstruth(dot)com or not....but it is a daily devotional, and I love it so so much. Anyways, the Verse of the week always comes from that site. They post a verse each week and challenge their readers to memorize it. Hope your week has been great! :)

    2. Thanks for keeping up with this blog Janel, it's so nice to stay updated on the goings-on at the Mountain. I like hearing about your personal goals/thoughts as well. Thinking of you, Isanon and the boys and sending love.

      1. Thanks Jannell, everyone is waiting for your return. :)

    3. This is such a cute idea and post! I like your blog a lot! You guys are so cute

    4. Girlfriend!! Have you shared that recipe for the muffin?! It looks amazing!!