10 Things

10 Things

July 17, 2015


Hey friends! How’s your summer going? Can you believe we’re halfway through July already? I guess I have to say that I’m glad. I’m in no way ready to rush the summer by after the epic winter we just had in upstate NY, but I am absolutely ready to get settled again here in Germany. We’ve been in the hotel for two weeks now, and- God willing- we have another three and half weeks to go before we move into a house. But the good news is we’re making progress. We have our cell phones up and running again, we’ve passed our driving tests and have our German licenses, and we have a house being reserved for us in the neighborhood we like most. And oh! We even found what seems like an amazing new church! So praise God for those things. We’re still working on buying new vehicles, getting the boys registered for a little pre-school style care on post, getting Finn’s in-country passport, looking into German kindergartens for Asher, and a thousand other little things like that. But we’re so thankful to the Lord that things are falling into place, one step at a time.

With life being all-over-the-place I feel like I’m behind on everything. Especially the blog. But there’s always time to surf the internet, right? Hahaha. I’ve been wanting to share a few great sites I’ve stumbled on for a while now {plus some other stuff that’s just for fun}, so here goes;

1. Ruth, at Gracelaced, has a beautiful blog, creates beautiful scripture art, and is a mom of six boys! She has such a great perspective on God’s sovereignty in her life- including her all-boy family- and I love this post about it.

2. Another quick and very encouraging post for mothers from Jen, who writes one of my all time favorite blogs.

3. This purse. If I could decide which color I liked best, I might actually buy it!

4. Have you guys heard of Illustrated Faith? Beautiful! It’s so inspiring to see women of God who are passionate and expressive in their love for the bible.

5. Orla Kiely has the funnest prints. It’s taken every ounce of self control I have to not spend $40 on these muslin swaddle blankets.

6. Seeing the before and after of fully renovated homes is one of my favorite ways to waste time (hahaha). But seriously, I really admire people who have the vision to transform something old an and unloved into something extraordinary, like this home in upstate NY. And what do you know, it’s for sale!

7. This Graco Ready2Go Click Connect double stroller has made this trip overseas so much easier. It was a life saver at the airport, and it makes getting around Germany on foot so much easier {until we get a car, we have to walk everywhere!}. We bought it two days before leaving the states and are so glad we did.

8. She Reads Truth is still in the middle of their current “Women in the Word” series, and it’s great.

9. So I don’t get too many chances to pamper my kids, being an all-boy mom. But I do love using this Shea Moisture Raw Shea Chamomile and Argon Oil baby wash for their baths. They smell so, so good afterwards.

10. For those of you who are local to Grafenwoehr, THIS church! I already linked to it above, but just wanted to mention it one more time. We’ve only been once so far, but our first impression was great and I honestly can’t wait to go back again.

Have a great weekend, friends!

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