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Rejoicing About: the quarter ended on friday. the most perfect weekend in... what seems like forever. gorgeous weather. first hot dog of the season. cuddles with babies. girl scout cookies. long jogs. long walks. mid-afternoon naps in the sun. home study done. (!!!)
baby isaiah.

Excited About: costa rica. in 4 days?!? how did that happen?
Also, how perfect is the timing of this trip?!
Overwhelmed By: costa rica. in 4 days.

Nervous About: wearing a bathing suit in front of students. weird. super weird.

Also Overwhelmed By: the musical. in a month.

Wishing: i could better withstand the bag of mini cadbury eggs in my desk drawer. in my defense, my small group girls got them for me. i did not purchase them myself! (also overwhelmed by? the idea of being in a bathing suit in front of my students. weird.)

Reading: somehow in the past week, i finished the hunger game series. i'm not sure how it happened. despite the sometimes annoying narration, i enjoyed it overall. i'm pumped for the movie, but a little nervous that it won't live up to the hype... next on the list is julie & romeo for our neighborhood book club!

Listening To: i keep hitting repeat on "before the throne" by shane & shane when i'm in the car. beautiful lyrics. when satan tempts me to despair and tells me of the guilt within, upward i look and see Him there who made an end of all my sin. because the sinless Savior died, my sinful soul is counted free. for God the just is satisfied to look on Him and pardon me.

Cooking: please, it's musical season. spaghetti is about as good as it gets right now. sorry, doug.

Slacking on: taking real pictures! ever since i got my new phone, i've been terrible about taking pictures. another reason i'm looking forward to costa rica - it will force me to use my camera!

Well, that's good for now.
What's new with you, readers/Mom?


  1. Record timing to comment on a blog post award goes to...me.

    Have so much fun in Costa Rica! Can't wait to hear all about it. We decided to skip our trip next year as we will hopefully be saving for...other things.

    Yay for Hunger Games movie! I just finished a book called "Matched" -- if you liked HG, you'll like this series as well. As for book club, I'll have a new book for you when you come back.

    Can I come see your musical? Pretty please?

    Still grinning that you offered to cook me dinner when you found out I was sick. You are an awesome neighbor.

    1. - I'm sad you guys canceled your CR trip, but pumped for the "other things". ;)

      - When do I need to return Julie & Romeo to you?

      - Yes, you can come see the musical. Set your expectations low, haha!

      - It's the least I could do for all the sugar I've stolen from you guys! :)

    2. You can return it whenever. The kit isn't due back until May 9! Do you want the next book before you leave for your trip?

  2. ah, i was just thinking about how i only take pictures with my phone now! too easy. too, too easy.

    1. Iiiii know! And editing?! Please.

  3. Wishing: That you would come to my musical instead of enjoying 80 degree weather without me! J

    1. Move the musical to costa rica!

  4. Hey there! I just came across your blog this morning! :)
    I think it is so cute!
    It is always fun when bloggers do a post about what they are up to "currently" or "lately"!
    Thanks for sharing!!
    much love, colie.