This past weekend was shortened for me. I worked all day Saturday, which left just Sunday free for rest/activities. And yet, it was one of those magical days that even though every bit was enjoyable, it seemed to stretch on and on.
We had church in the morning and then shortly after, I met a friend for coffee, where we had the hardest and best kind of talks about the good and the hard, the broken and the redeemed. Where we talked about spiritual realities and God at work in our lives and hearts (because He is always, always working).
Later that afternoon, Nicholas and I headed downtown because he had a haircut appointment. While he visited the barber, I read and wrote at the coffee shop a block away. We had an impromptu date with tacos (as one does on date night), a quick trip home to change, and then (at his suggestion), we went to the park to toss a frisbee and go for a walk.
It was the kind of day that was the perfect blend of rest and activity. A full day, yes, but my heart was even fuller and more thankful:
in the M O R N I N G
for feeling wide awake and ready to start the day without snoozing the alarm
for aeropress coffee
for a sermon that was convicting and encouraging
for hugs at church
in the A F T E R N O O N
for roasted & seasoned potatoes at lunchtime
for traffic that gave us a few more minutes to talk
for (ever more) pictures of coffee and knitting
in the E V E N I N G
for chips and queso and for lemon in my water
for a conversation about how sunglasses fit our heads differently
for blue skies and warn air and cool breezes
for sharing a water bottle with him
for hand holding
for freshly-washed chacos, set on the porch to dry
for a husband who is so much fun
for this season of life, even when I struggle with contentment
for days like these, where contentment is my first response
I'm thankful that these days are the days of now.
P.S.—You may have noticed that things look a little different around here! Nicholas has recently been updating and refreshing the blog with several changes. Content will be the same, but navigation should be a bit more straightforward :)
I'm a little late in sharing this, but we had a belated anniversary date planned and I wanted to share a bit about our celebration.
Looking back at my recent posts, I realized it has been a long time since I wrote a little post about "life lately." I've written about things in our life, yes, like Cooper turning four, a visit to our friends in Bloomington, a visit from my family, a trip to the beach and the one year anniversary of my mother-in-law's passing, recent knitting and other creative projects, and some updates about our garden this year. But I haven't written a post with the little mish-mash bits of life since early June. So here I am now, playing a little bit of catch up.
It's been awhile since a "life lately" post where I write about all the little bits and pieces of our life. This spring has been a rather cold one, but just this past weekend, we are seeing much warmer temperatures and the weather seems to be catching up with the date on the calendar. As someone who enjoys the colder months, I will say that spring and summer feel a bit magical with kids, and logistically, lots of things just feel easier as the temperatures are more mild.