Weekends in January (so far) look like:
Flipping pancakes for a Saturday breakfast. I love making nearly all baked and breakfast goods from scratch, except gluten-free pancakes. So, this Cup4Cup pancake mix is a big win for us. They taste like real pancakes.
Watching hair tutorial videos for how to curl your hair with a straightener. This one helped me (finally) curl my hair with a straightener! I've watched other videos and just ended up with frustration and straight hair. Finding a reasonable method to curl my own hair in less than an hour is something I've wanted to accomplish for like, 10 years. So yay!
Listening to Andrew Belle. Foggy, gloomy days are perfect for his music. And also, it reminds me of my college barista days and my favorite Greyhouse people
Flipping through my newest favorite Scandinavian book and baking the braided cardamom bread from it. The best.
Going to the post office to mail packages to people I love. This is my favorite errand, for some reason. Packaging items up is a bit stressful to me, but then addressing each parcel it to the recipients, driving to the post office, waiting in line, and sending it off with love is enjoyable. Gosh, I'm sappy, but the experience is kinda fun, ya know?
Wearing grey-on-grey-on-grey. Not quite a sweatsuit, but comfy in a (hopefully less) dumpy way. Right?
Simmering crockpot chicken tacos all day
Winding down this evening with Netflix and Nicholas and knitting
Starting sometime in the fall, I made a point to be a bit more creative and find new to us trails to hike on and explore. Since then, we have found several new favorites for when we are in the mood for a hike, regardless of the season.
2022: A year in review
Welcome to my annual post of our life in the last year – a review of all the big and little events, travels, habits, heartbreaks, and joys. These posts require a lot of time and energy, in part due to sifting through all the posts I wrote in the last year, but also because these posts spur me to reflect and sit with the previous year for a moment, before stepping into the next one.
2021: A year in review
Every January, I assemble a blog post of sorts that catalogs our year. Largely organized in list-form, I touch on the big and little things, events and thoughts and experiences that shaped our life over the last year. I do find this incredibly helpful as a sort of reflection, a glance back on the Lord's faithfulness, to show me, time and time again, that He is a good God. And with that mindset, I feel less encumbered as we continue on into the new year, more ready to face a full year of new, fresh days, with the heart attitude that regardless of what the days will hold, mundane or exciting, difficult or good, I can walk into the future with hope and trust in Him. Plus, I do enjoy looking back on a lot of the little details of our life, the ones that make me smile or think, Oh, yes! We loved that! What a little joy in our life.