Wednesday, October 26, 2011

life as we know it

this past weekend i had a free night.  sadly it was because i wasn't able to take any girls on our campaigner overnight.  but happily, i got to fill my free night with a bestie.  i drove on up to nky, and after picking up my husband and a bunch of boys on the side of the road with 2 flat tires i made it to cory!  she has a bunch going on with a baby on the way & some other exciting ventures in the works so i was more than pleased to get up there to help out with any little thing.
we did a little 'work' and i got to play with james [her little guy] and visit dusty [her hubs].

we also went out to dinner, hated paypal, went to fabric shops and thrifting.  oh oh yes, & we found this:
where was this when i was 9?

working backwards, a few weeks ago i got to go out with most of the girls from my bstudy + kaitlin and cory for my birthday.  i love them and loved getting to sit and visit for an evening.  i wish there were more hours in the day or more days in the week so we could do more of that.  i love that i get to live life alongside such awesome, faithful, hilarious women.

and last but not least i've been cooking more, baking more and just eating at our house more often.  it's been a goal of ours for basically the last 3 years but we've never been able to make it work or be consistent.  we've had some kind of shift in our schedule and somehow have had more open evenings & we've been taking advantage.  i kind of don't know what i'm doing when it comes to the kitchen [or any part of the house really] and grocery shopping...don't get me started.  but i think i see a glimpse of little mrs. homemaker in progress.  and come to think of it, i don't think i've ever cooked a meal for someone other than ben.  i've made sweets and treats to share with people but i've never really made a whole meal unassisted before i don't think.  maybe i'm forgetting something because that sounds crazy.  i'm 26.  anyway, tomorrow we're having some fellas over to the house and i'm making dinner for them.  feeding 4 hungry men and not burning anything sounds like a challenge.  i'll let you know how that goes.  i will be utilizing my crock pot #lifesaver.
speaking of tomorrow i just wanted to ask for prayer please.  the guys that we're having over are mormon missionaries and as you likely know we're pretty passionate about sharing our faith with people & don't share the same gospel as our new friends - so please pray over our conversation & home please.  that it will be filled with the Holy Spirit and that God would be mightily at work shedding light in dark places.  we really love these guys and are excited to see what happens but we also know that spiritual warfare is at work and want to be prepared for battle.


  1. Love that you're having Mormon missionaries over for dinner - I'll definitely be praying!

  2. LOVE that you took a pic of the round rhyme master! Thanks for helping me & sharing in my PayPal hatred.

    P.S. it looks like I have a basketball under my shirt.

  3. Prayers for you friend! Ben and I invited a bunch of Mormon missionaries into Ben's apartment in college. It was nice to talk with them. Although we didn't believe in the same things, we were able to share our beliefs with them and it was a very respectful meeting!


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