Honestly, the past couple of weeks have been really good. There’s been a LOT of good things happening… Let’s dive in, shall we?
I’ve heard it said that God is in the interruptions and one day last week that was the case for sure! We were sitting on the couch talking and Mom heard a slow-moving car and/or truck moving down the road. Upon further investigation, she also discovered that Jasper had managed to ESCAPE through the fence in the backyard! He was now in the front yard of the neighbor’s house and we live on a very busy road! JoJo made a run for the front door and I grab his leash and the dog treats on her heals…Thankfully he wasn’t harmed and has a really good recall. He came right to JoJo when she called him! However, as soon as Dad got home he mended the back gate so that *hopefully,* this won’t happen again…
Another new (and delicious) recipe
I love trying new recipes and recently I was able to try two! My friend Ashley from Sweet Pea Lifestyle created a cookbook full of super easy and tasty meals for busy weeknights. I tried the Buffalo Ranch Chicken Thighs and the Crispy Ranch Brussels Sprouts. Combined both meals used only 6–yes that SIX ingredients and took maybe 10 minutes tops to prepare! It was super easy and quite tasty! If you’d like to get your own copy of her cookbook full of recipes just like this and a few extra fun things like conversation starters you can do so right here!
Family/ Family Time/Laughter
The other day it was dark and dreary and we were all feeling a bit down. So we decided to light some candles and play ONE Christmas CD. (Under normal circumstances I would usually frown upon this but it is 2020 and this whole year has been interesting, to say the least..) Here’s the funny thing though, within a couple of hours we were all feeling much better! Over the course of this week, we’ve spent a lot of time talking and planning. We’ve also spent a lot of time laughing hysterically over somewhat silly things.
I know that the quarantine wasn’t good for everyone and that a lot of you probably had a difficult time with being stuck at home and with your family that long. But I’m so thankful I didn’t. I’m thankful that aside from the constant news updates life was “normal”. We didn’t necessarily do anything different or special because we were stuck at home. We just spent time doing what we’ve always done or wanted to do together, with a lot less running and stress. I am thankful that I have a very supportive, faith-filled family to share life with.
Until next time,