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I’m in a meal rut. Like, I never know what to cook, I don’t even want to cook, really. But I want to eat. Which poses a real problem. Is it because it’s summer? I have no idea. I do know that I went to the grocery store last week without planning a single meal (always a bad idea) and came back with a bunch of fruit. And avocados. I don’t know if you know this, but it’s not super easy to make meals with fruit and avocados. Finding something in the house for dinner every night was challenging. By the end of the week Corey took things into his own hands and made an entire dinner ;). Which brings me to my next point…Corey wants to try Whole30 to revamp our diet. Have you heard of this? I’m a little intimidated. Mostly because it’s pretty meat-heavy and I’m not a big meat eater. The goal is to eliminate all grains, dairy, legumes, and sugar for 30 days. I think it’s a little drastic, but people who have tried it say it makes them feel better. There doesn’t seem to be much research to back up the claims that dairy and grains are all that terrible for you (something the Whole30 creators maintain), so I’m not sure I’m ready to give up my daily yogurt or whole grain toast. Or oatmeal for that matter. Has anyone tried this and had a positive experience? Let me know, I’d love to hear!

Earlier this month Corey and I went to a bed and breakfast in the Outer Banks to celebrate our anniversary. I’m going to do a post on the trip, but it was so much fun. I’ve never stayed in a b&b before, and now I feel like it’s the only way to go! This one in particular was so nice. The owners were so hospitable and accomodating to whatever we needed. It was such a relaxing and refreshing time away. We seriously have already started talking about when we can go back.

In other news, the progress on our adoption seems to have stopped completely. Without going in to much detail, things don’t look good right now and it seems like everything could fall apart. We’re worried, but trying to be hopeful. And praying a lot. Will you pray with us? Right now we just just need all our paperwork to be submitted to the court (not something we do), if you could pray that this happens within the next couple of weeks, we would so appreciate it. I’ll update as soon as we have more conclusive information.

Until next time….



Just a Small Update

Man, I got this new blog all set up and then proceeded to go silent. I know I say this several times a year, but sometimes I just feel like my life is not interesting enough to write about. Definitely not on a daily basis, usually not on a weekly one either. So I just don’t post anything at all. Which is a shame, because I think looking back, it will be interesting to read about the every day, mundane stuff, not necessarily the big events (ahem, adoption). We generally don’t have trouble recalling the exciting things, but real life happens in the monotony of every day stuff, and when you don’t really keep a record of it, the small things can be hard to remember.

I’ve been feeling  perpetually behind on things. Cleaning, organizing, even running errands to get stuff done. I have a to-do list every week that I’m usually pretty good about completing, but lately things have been left on there for weeks, and it’s driving me crazy. Not really something I want to blog about every week. And have you ever noticed that the more behind you get, the less you feel like actually doing something about it? Is that just me? I’m losing motivation quickly here. The beautiful weather isn’t helping either. What I really want to be doing is gallivanting around outside doing fun things.

Our adoption is moving along slooooooooowly. It feels like we’re at a snail’s pace here. But that’s only because there is nothing for us to do but wait. And wait. It’s looking more and more like we won’t travel this summer. Hopefully we’ll get there in the fall. We’ll see. We appreciate your prayers.

So, that’s my update on life. Hopefully it’s not too much of a bummer. I promise to be back soon with something a little more uplifting ;).



New Year, New Post

Oh my goodness. 2015 is upon us. Where on earth did time go? I think I left off sometime around Thanksgiving, and honestly, that seems like just yesterday. The holidays just absolutely flew by. We had so much fun soaking up everything festive and Christmas-y, though. My mom’s advice to us right after Thanksgiving was, “just enjoy December!” I feel like we did a good job of that. I had a lot of fun decorating our house and we got lots of movie-watching, snack-eating, snuggle-with-a-certain-puppy time in :). We got to spend a good amount of time with both of our families. Mine for Thanksgiving, and Corey’s for Christmas. We are so blessed to have awesome families to go home to for the holidays. It was so much fun sitting around saying, “next year we’ll have a little girl here to dote on!”

I have some new plans this year for posts and series of posts. There are also a couple loose ends from last year that I want to tie up. Remember this post? I haven’t followed up on it yet. Sadly, that’s because I haven’t done anything! So, I’m going to work on pulling something together. I have a couple small things, but nothing ground-breaking. It’s going to be a process, and I wasn’t stirred to action like I thought I would be from putting the issue out there on the interwebs ;).

One of the things I want to post on this year is our adoption. We get a lot of questions in real life about it, and we LOVE talking to people about adoption, so I thought I would do a series of posts on adoption in general and our adoption specifically. I think maybe I’ll prepare a new post every Monday (or let’s be honest, most Mondays) on adoption. I know there’s a lot of curiosity about adoption and a lot of questions, and I’m happy to share our experience if it helps people seriously consider adoption.

I think that’s all for now. I’m excited for 2015. A brand new year with a new start!