Recently a dear friend of mine informed me she was doing a December blog challenge- to blog every single day! She informed me my best version would be blogging once a week. Love real friends.
I am a #sporadicblogger, but maybe someday it will stick?
What’s been up lately? I like recaps best when they’re by photos. Instagram is more my speed and something I can typically keep up with. [Also, does anyone even remotely like facebook anymore or is it just me annoyed with what it has become lately?]
Here’s what I feel lately: grateful. This is a crazy fun season of life. Friends getting engaged, friends getting married, buying houses, having babies. I am so happy for all of the joyful announcements and celebrations all around. God is good and faithful, and He answers our prayers. For a long time, I thought I could settle for less than God’s best and be happy anyway. I don’t think so anymore. Mostly I just thank Him that He has brought me to where I am today. It makes me want to cry how undeserving I am but how loving and gracious He is in spite of my weakness. Enough with the watery eyes, let’s photo bomb!
Fallin in love in the sweet heart of summer.
On a date at the Oregon State Fair. This day was so fun, and Jake Owen put on a great show. It is my personal belief that you cannot go to the fair without ending the night on the ferris wheel. Turns out I found someone who agrees with me.
September brought 1 last boat day and then all of the fun of football season!
On to October.
My childhood bestfriend got married. So happy for her. Fun at the Pumpkin Patch #rainy
Jasons first Beaver game ever. He is a good sport.
Sometimes I think he is so cute I have to sneak a picture of him.
November brought this boy’s birthday!!! We went to the beach with his family for the weekend.
I love #datenight. The best thing about living in different places is how excited we still get for every Friday night!
Another place I have been spending a good amount of time in the last month: the gym. I joined my Mom’s bootcamp class after attending on a whim and a 2 week free trial. I have never felt so sore/strong/hurts so good. If you’ve seen me in the last couple weeks, it’s quite likely I’ve made you feel my bicep. #normal I really am enjoying it though, and the fruits that come with the labor ; )
This might be my new favorite picture of us…except for how classy that dusty mirror is. Oops. This was our pre-Thanksgiving date night. I decided to dress up for fun, and unbeknownst to me, Jason did too. He wanted to keep it a surprise where we were going and Homeboy hit a homerun when he took me to Rudy’s. We had the best time!
My cousin’s sweet baby in the jam jams I got him at Thanksgiving. I love getting together with all of our family. It goes too fast, but is such a sweet day.
December so far ; )
This weekend we went to the Zoolights (thank you, Boeing!) with Jason’s roommates and their girlfriends. It was a cold and rainy night, but we had hot cocoa and an umbrella. Afterward, Jason took me to Portland City Grill for dinner. Such a fun night!
This month is off to a VERY wonderful start, and I cannot wait for all of the great times ahead with family and friends for Christmas!! Christmas, you are my favorite!!!!