Monday, May 26, 2014

MIMM (lots of exclamation points and food and selfies edition)

Hello friends, and happy Memorial Day! (And thank you to all of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country! You all are truly amazing!)

Thanks Katie!

I am so. glad. that we have a day off - I totally need it. This past week was a whirlwind! I know, I know - summer is coming soon, but I am going to be super busy over the summer! In a good way. :)

Friends, so many positive things have been happening in my life over the past few weeks. I feel so incredibly blessed by the Lord - His amazing love, power, and blessings are truly showing their presence in my life at the moment. I am so, so grateful. Before I get all preachy, let me just say: put your total trust in HIM, and HIM alone, and amazing things will happen. Sometimes it's easier said than done, but just trust in The Lord. Just do it. His plan is so much more than you could ever imagine.

Okay I'm done being sappy.

Juuuuuust kidding cuz it's MIMM and I can be as sappy as I want so ha! You know you love it.

Marvelous is.....getting registered for my Chat Tech classes! I went to orientation on Friday, and it's all becoming so real! I'm actually going to be at college in the fall! Crazy.

Marvelous new job!!!!!!!! Yes, I got a job finally!!! I'm going to be working at an ice cream place/bistro that's only 5 minutes away from where I live. I start Wednesday - yikes! Wish me luck.

You bet I get to wear this awesome hat. 

Marvelous is.....nature. Everything is in full bloom, and the humidity is kicking up. Every time I go outside, I see a woodland creature! I saw 3 snakes on my walk the other day (two that I almost stepped on!).

This dude was big!

Marvelous Just food. Any food. My appetite is CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!! #bottomlesspit

Marvelous is.....melon season. I'm currently enjoying a lusciously sweet cantaloupe, and can't wait to get into a watermelon that is twice the size of my head. And of course I took a selfie with it like duuuuh.

Marvelous new nailpolish color. This is Essie "Watermelon" - I may or may not have gotten it just because of the name.

Marvelous is.....this family selfie. Tell me what's wrong with the picture (besides the fact that I look like a ghost)....

Marvelous is....this new coffee flavor! It doesn't taste super artificial like a lot of flavored coffees, and has a nice, sweet, vanilla-y undertone to it. Yumz.

Marvelous is.....Sherlock! So I finished up Season 2 last night. I cried for the last 20 minutes, no joke. And Netflix doesn't have Season 3!!! (Note: I've started Mad Men as a filler until I have the money to buy Season 3 on Amazon Instant Video, and I'm already getting drawn into that show too....oops)

Marvelous is....this combo. Banana, almond butter, and dark chocolate were created to be put together.

Marvelous is....Call the Midwife. I know I've mentioned this book a few times already, but it is so good. I flew through the first one and am now reading the sequel, Shadows of the Workhouse. They are a combination of real, first-hand events (they're memoirs), medicine (midwifery and nursing), and history and culture (Britain in the 1950s). Everything I love and I just can't get enough!

So I've had a pretty marvelous week, right?!?! I'm also excited for our Memorial Day plans (if the weather clears up). We'll see!

Have a maaaaarrrvveelloouuss Monday!


  1. Love the family selfie ;) And congrats on the new job! How exciting, now you can make some cash and spend it on things like nut butter ;) I have never had a real job that I actually go to, but I work as the social media manager for Plant Fusion so I get payed that way by just using social media which I already have to do for the blog!
    If I saw that snake....I would run. There are been an enormous amount of big scary spiders in my room the last few days. I killed one myself (screaming) and got my mom to get the others!
    O, and I am loving all the summer produce! Watermelon? Forget it! I love it so much but it always gives me a stomachache...but I deal :P
    Hope you having a lovely Memorial Day sweetheart!

    1. Awww thank you, love! That is so cool that you get to work through your blog! I'm not sure I could do that!

      Ugh snakes are okay for me but spiders=no bueno. I think it's the hot weather that brings them indoors!!

      Hope you had an amazing Memorial Day too, love!

  2. Yayayayay everything!!! You are giving off a happy vibe and I am catching it :) I agree 100% - if you put your trust in the Lord everything will work out perfectly in the end! CONGRATS on getting a job!! Okay you look STUNNING in the pic of you guys in the car. Is it wrong because Reibz is driving? Or are you driving.. haha! That book sounds so good. I need to go check it out. Happy Memorial Day!!!!!

    1. Aahhhh thanks chica! So so true!

      And yes, Reibs is indeed driving, but that's not really what's wrong - look more in the back of the car. :)

      Happy Memorial Day to you too, dear!

  3. Diggin' the lampshade style. I think he can start a new trend!
    And what the heck with the snakes?! I would scream and cry and run home to curl up into a ball if I saw one that big!! You brave soul.
    Hooray for college prep! So excited for ya, girl :)

    1. I know, right? I always knew my bro was secretly a fashionista.

      For some reason snakes do not freak me out that much! Anything else? Bleh. I just think snakes (well, non-venomous snakes) are pretty harmless so they don't bother me.

      I know! And yay for you too, I am sooo excited for your college adventures coming up!

      Love ya!