Life has been AMAZING lately, and I honestly think that it’s because God has really been changing my heart about life. There has been so much more contentment and peace and single focus in my heart about the future, about day to day relationships, about things like marriage, my body, the podcast, and even food. Food is still a work in progress, but there has been some pretty incredible moments of freedom for me in the past week that I will definitely share later in the post. But life has been so full lately; I haven’t been emphasizing blog posts as much, and that’s ok. However, I do love the blog, so I wanted to share with you the baking, the cookies, and even the wedding I was privileged to be a part of this past week.
(I’m linking up with Amanda to think out loud about life lately!)
This is just one of the goodies I’ve dabbled in making these past few weeks. They are Sarah’s Oatmeal Peppermint Raisin Cookies, but I didn’t use the peppermint extract. I also used something different from raisins. 😉
A few other goodies I’ve made:
We also love doing a Christmas day of baking wherein we usually bake: Buckeyes, Sugar Cookies with Icing, Toffee (sometimes), and other goodies.
What I’ve Been Eating Lately:
WEDDING CAKE!!!! Mark 10:7-9, ‘For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; 8And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. 9What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.’
Creamy yogurt bowls with Pepita Butter and Fruit and CHOCOLATE!!!
And this is unpictured, but I’ve been loving popcorn lately. I ordered some of Square Organics Protein popcorn when they had a sale (Our family usually pops our own popcorn, but I thought it would be fun to get), and it was amazing mixed with General Mills Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheerios and more chocolate!
What I’m Doing Lately:
Meditating on: One of my friends posted this, and I think this is what I’ve been soaking in so much; God’s amazing grace towards someone who was a vile sinner like me. It’s just incredible; I can not even comprehend the depths of His love.
Cuddling My Puppy and Watching My Sisters love on our dogs: It is so amazing to cuddle huskies. They are literally some of the softest dogs in the world. And my dog loves to be cuddled if he’s in the right mood.
My Job Lately:
I’m a reporter, so I’ve been doing a few interesting interviews (which remind me of my sweet reporter friend, Rachael, who definitely inspires me.)
Happy Moments Lately:
Getting All Dressed Up For A Wedding: I have a little secret, so I guess it’s not a secret any more if I tell you. I don’t wear make-up, and I wore a little bit for the wedding. But I loved, most of all, wearing the flowy bridesmaid dress that we found.
It reminded me of what a gift it is to embrace your new size. It’s amazing to be OK with getting a medium or a large and thinking, ‘I’m healthy!!!’
Watching Instagram Stories with so much encouragement from girls like my sister in Christ, Janie.
Cold Walks in the Woods with the dogs – Picking up sticks and putting the dogs in their pulling harnesses is um… a good exercise in patience and it makes for such a fun afternoon activity.
When was the last time you went to a wedding?
Who else likes going on chilly walks in the woods?
Do you like wedding cake or ice cream better?