Seven: An experimental mutiny against excess By Jen Hatmaker
Okay, so technically I’ve already finished this book but I keep going back and rereading stuff. So it’s staying on my side table beside the bed for awhile yet!
Radical: Taking back your faith from the American Dream By David Platt
Let’s just say that Seven + Radical = flip you on your head life changer. I dare you. Bwahaha!
Arthur and George By Julian Barnes
Brilliant. It’s taken me forever to read, which is sort of annoying, but I keep interrupting it with other books (see above) but I love it no less for the interruptions. It’s hilarious and the characters are charmingly quirky and it’s basically everything I want in a novel.
Did you watch this as a kid? I totally did. I’m sure I’ve seen every episode a few times over. I actually had a dream once (weird for me because I nearly never dream and I only have like, 5 that I remember in my whole life) that I lived at the Drummond house and they actually had a waterslide going into the hot tub! It was awesome!
Anyways, its now on netflix (all 8 seasons….i may hate that we started this in a few weeks) and so we’ve been watching a few episodes every evening with the kids before bed. It’s hilarious and slightly politically incorrect (spanking episode? Hello!) but that only makes me love it even more. Well, that and the way my boys giggle every time Arnold says, “What’choo talkin’ ’bout, Willis?!”
Rend Collective Experiment
Please watch that video, you guys! Nothing will make you want to dance like this song. And if it doesn’t? Well, I don’t even know what to do with you…
We’re working at cutting down our Starbucks bill as it gets a little pricey when all 5 of us go! So it’s at home iced americano’s for me. I particularly like them made in a mason jar and chilled, ready in the fridge for me whenever I want them. Just add ice and a splash of cream and you are good. to. go!
Currently obsessed with:
Currently living in:
These seven. And I’m suprisingly happy with that. If you missed why – see here!
Nothin’. It’s summer, man. Lay. Off!
Currently meditating on:
Jesus. Just him and me and loooooong times of prayer. Deepening relationship by spending much needed time. It’s so good.
Currently praying for:
The pilots of KLM flight 6198. Bring my boy home safe, please!
Currently dreaming of:
Decorating for Christmas. I know, totally weird. But I just realized the other day that we have a HUGE pine tree on the edge of our new yard. Well, okay, technically I’m uncertain if it’s the edge of our yard or the neighbours but we’re new here and I’m totally collecting pine cones and cutting some branches off of that baby to decorate up the house in December. I’ll only get one chance to plead ignorance on this and I’m taking it!
We’ve also never had a proper mantel or good stockings. This year we have TWO mantels and I want to make stockings! Actually, the truth is I want to hire someone to make stockings for me cause I’ll never get around to it but I know exactly what I want and it starts with Bur and ends with Lap.
I believe that good things need time to dwell on so while I’m lying on the beach I’m planning what Christmas might look like in this house. I’m opting to say no to trinkets and stuff and yes to natural textures and signs of the season. (think real pine boughs, real holly, twinkling white lights and natural textured fabrics) Oh, and of course our favourites from years past – our nativities and advent calendar and – oh my goodness, I just realized we can have a real tree! Like a BIG real tree, as opposed to our normal shrimpy potted deal! I may have just fainted for a second.
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