Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Over Coffee

This post is inspired by other bloggers who have regular "over coffee" type posts.  My drink of choice is usually just a warm decaf coffee with a splash of cream.  But now that the weather's getting warmer, maybe an iced decaf americano with a splash of cream.  And vanilla flavoring if I'm feeling indulgent.  What's your drink?  My treat ... 

Life has been moving along quite nicely for us.  Josh is settling in well at his new job and really enjoys the autonomy that comes with being a certified professional and not a student still under the microscope.  And I don't blame him.

Micah's been good.  He's such a little character and we love him more each day.  He is very, very excited about a new baby sister that he can help with.  As much as possible, I try to talk with him about what it will be like to have an infant in the house.  I made some burp cloths for Joci a few weeks ago and Micah was totally weirded out by their purpose.  I told him that sometimes babies spit up, which is sort of like throwing up just a bit of the milk they drank.  He said, "That's weawwy gwoss mom."  Haha, I guess so.  What a guy.

Joci and I are growing nicely.  Only one more trimester!  I'm really looking forward to having two kids at home to kiss and love every day.  Always wishing there were three, but thankful for the two I have with me.

In other news, I am going to be an aunt for the first time in just a few months!  My brother-in-law and sister-in-law are expecting their first, a sweet baby boy, in mid-September.  I really can't wait to meet the little guy and watch two people I love very much grow into the parenting role.  Such a blessing.  Some free time recently has been going to planning his baby shower, so that's been fun too.  I love me an event to plan!  Especially something so wonderful like a baby shower.  

I'm also working on some things for Joci.  She and Micah will have to share a room so there's not a ton of redecorating going on, but some!  I'm currently working on a fabric mobile idea that I can't wait to post about.  My husband was watching me work on it and said it started out looking like trash but now it doesn't look as bad.  Ummm ... thanks?  

My heart?  My heart has been satisfied lately.  The Lord has really been impressing on me just to be very thankful for all the many blessings happening to us and those we love.  Did I mention my baby sister locked down a fifth grade teaching position with our public school system for the 2014/2015 school year?  Yeah, big amazing stuff is happening.  

I've also been praising the Lord for sparing us from sickness.  For the last two years our little family has been unaffected by the flu, stomach bug, or anything more than just a cold that left us feeling a little extra lazy for a couple of days.  Nothing.  That is amazing to me and something I am very grateful to the Lord for.  He even fights microscopic battles for me :) 

Also ... we got a new camera!  Well, new to us anyway.  And from what I've read, it's a pretty great one so I'm very thankful and excited to share pics from it.  If things start to look nicer on here, you know why ... 

Well anyway, that's me.  But I feel like I've been talking on and on.  Please tell me, how is life going for you?  


  1. Micah being grossed out about the barf...reminded me of Kenna telling a random cashier that our baby's poop was going to be yellow. Sometimes I think I'm preparing them to handle life so perfectly well, and then they completely spoil that impression;-) Kids are funny. So glad things are going so well for you guys!!

    1. Oh my goodness, that's too funny! And yes, thank you ... things are feeling good right now :)

  2. So fun. I love hearing your updates. (And I'll take a caramel latte, since u offered :)

    Life is fun. Our house is currently under contract. Praise the Lord. Can't wait to make a big student loan payment with the profits, and house hunt again as well. Ju and Brooks are wild. They leave a lovely trail of toys amd cereal everywhere they go so house showings have been interesting.:)
    Dave is working hard of ofcourse. My siblings are coming to spend Easter in GA.
    That's my update. Love u, friend.:)

    1. Caramel latte it is!

      So excited about the house! Can't wait to see pics of the new one ... you have such a knack (nack?) for decorating. So funny about the cereal. You should put a disclaimer on your house ... cereal not included ;)

      I hope you have a good weekend with the fam. Love you Jus <3

  3. Personally I'm a vanilla latte girl :)

    I'm loving this life update. It makes my heart so glad to see that things are going so well for your family.

    Heck yeah for new cameras! What did you get??

    1. Mmmm ... I'm a vanilla fan too!

      Thanks ... it feels good after a dry season.

      New camera ... Canon Rebel 3i-something? ... so far it's been really great and I'm so surprised how easy it is to take good pictures!

  4. mmm... caramel latte! or chai latte! or coffee in general nowadays (decaf of course)! --quite a treat!

    <3 So glad your heart is feeling satisfied! This season is certainly a good, and exciting, one!

    1. Yummm ... and preferrably in pj pants, am I right?!

      So excited for this season ... for us and for you <3

  5. Ohhhh yesssss! PJ pants all. the. way!

  6. Would love to get coffee in real life :)
    And what a sweet picture of Micah. Goodness.