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Tuesday, February 19, 2013


I'm back from my blogging hiatus and I promise I have good excuses as to where I've been. Yes, I said in plural.

First, let me show you what I've been up to during the past week.

We celebrated Will's 25th birthday last Tuesday. I had to work and he had classes so it wasn't as good as a weekend birthday, but I'd say it turned out pretty good! We recently were presented an opportunity to work with refugees coming to the Memphis area with our small group. Last Tuesday night we got to go meet the Somalian family that we were assigned to. Everyone sang Happy Birthday to Will--which was pretty cool to have people from all over the world singing to him!-- and when we left we went to dinner. Will's dinner of choice was Carrabba's. We love that restaurant!
He's purposely smiling with chicken in between his teeth. *Palm to forehead*
Will orders something different every time--His birthday choice was some kind of chicken and mushroom pasta
I like to stick with what I know--spaghetti and meatballs. Yum.
These are flowers that my boss sent to each woman in the office on the day before Valentine's.

 On Tuesday I started feeling a little sickly. Wednesday was worse and Thursday was awful. I ended up staying home from work all day on Thursday. I was in bed all day. Once Will got out of class, he came home and we had a Valentine's movie day in bed. It was so pretty outside and I wished I wasn't sick on Valentine's Day, but what are ya gonna do? I managed to work all day on Friday even though I still wasn't feeling too hot. Luckily my boss noticed and let me nap on the couch in my office for a while. I was thankful for that! Friday night was another movie night and I snuggled on the couch with my little family.

Remi loves to have a blanket in his mouth when he's comfy and snoozing. It's so weird and I have no idea why he does it. We think it's hilarious though.

We were supposed to go up to Illinois last weekend to visit Will's family, but since I had been sick we decided it was best that I stay home. Will did end up going and my parents & brothers also went out of town. So I house sat for my parents all weekend and even though I was by myself, it was so nice just to get rested up & recover from being sick. The photo below is at my parents house...everyone was ready for bed! 

So the first reason I haven't blogged is because of being sick. Second, I have been thinking a lot about priorities. Instead of always thinking about what to blog or what blogs I need to catch up on, I need to refocus on thinking about my quiet times and time spent with God each day. I just need to re-prioritize  And that's what I've been trying to do lately. Hopefully I can get everything to balance out as it should be and blogging will be something I do in my spare time...not in place of other things.

Have a great week!
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Sippy Cups and Pearls said...

haha Will smiling like that TOTALLY reminds me of my hubby - he does that ALL the time - I have to ask him PLEASE for a serious smiling photo. ha! By the way, I was sick too and it really put me behind so that is a totally legit excuse! Glad you're better!!

Alyssa said...

Glad you're feeling better!!!! Once you find the balance between life and blogging, it's alllll good from there! Plus, I think blogs are more "real" when the blogger has this balance. (not that yours isn't real but you know what I mean)

You'll have nothing to blog about if you don't get out there and live life!

Amanda Schroeder said...

Well all that food has me your dogs are SOOO cute. Welcome back. I missed ya!!

Melissa Jo said...

I think your dog have the blanket in his mouth is hilarious, like pacifer! ha! Finding the internet/blog vs real life balance can be challenging. I have to time myself and set a 5 minute warning alarm before time is up or I'd be on here all the time!

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

So happy you're feeling better! Happy birthday to the hubby! I love Carrabbas too. Hope to get to "meet" you this Saturday!!

Tara said...

Glad you're feeling better, what an amazing boss for letting you rest and sending pretty flowers for v-day...super sweet! The dogs are cracking me up, although alone, you had a house full :)

Kristin said...

that pasta is making me hungrrrry!

SH said...

Happy birthday to him - that food looks amazing!

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Pamela said...

His pasta looks SO good!

Ashley said...

Love all the fur babies in bed!!

I'm a new follower! Feel free to pop by and say hello!!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I found you via the Memphis Blogger's page and I'm so glad I did!! First of all, our ordering habits are the same! Like your husband, mine always orders something different and like you, I always order my tried and true favorites (spaghetti is ALWAYS my top choice)! Aaand my husband also grew up in Illinois so we visit his family there as much as we can.

Also, I read your about page and I love that you would rescue every pup if you could - I'm the same way! When I had more time I used to volunteer at the Humane Shelter over at Shelby Farms. Now I volunteer with Street Dogs downtown because they can work around my schedule a little easier.

Plus your heart for missions, really reminds me of so many conversations my husband and I have had about that very thing. :) Anyway, sorry this is such a long comment, I just love finding a kindred spirit! I hope you are feeling better and having a great Monday!


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