I made Cristina’s Creamy Beef and Rice Casserole two times over because next week I’m going to be taking little Nathan and I on a road trip! One of these will feed my husband and dad while I’m away the other will feed me and maybe my 4 year son, depending on his mood. The recipe from the and was created by Cristina from @thecastawaykitchen
🍑🍑🍑 Peach season! 🍑🍑🍑Can’t get enough
Someone woke up with me this morning just before 6:30 so I took everybody with me on my walk. We saw baby rabbits, a belted kingfisher, lots of squirrels, what looked like a pretty young raccoon, and the caterpillar in the second picture. It’s a different experience when I walk with the little guy. I don’t usually walk as long time wise or distance wise but I still moved this morning which will always go down as a win in my book
I seriously could not be more excited about the arrival of @thebibleproject coffee table book of all the artwork and notes is already fascinated. So far we’ve read Genesis and Exodus! Such a beautifully and thoughtfully made resource. 😁
Good morning world! I’m feeling energized and ready for the day despite waking up at 4:30. 😴 I’ve got bone broth in the instapot. I’ve done two loads of laundry. Went on an hour long walk when it was a chilly 55 degrees outside and now it’s time for a shower
We will see how I did looks good from here though
Found some of this @bobsredmill on Clearance @biglots I’m using it to make some Paleo Banana Bread for my boys. ❤️I’ll let you know how it turns out
Caught the last little bit of daylight yesterday on a walk by myself
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Forgive me. This is a photo of a photo. It’s just one of my favorites from our wedding day. When the picture was taken we had been together for a year and a half and had been friends for even longer. Our getting together as a couple anniversary was around the 4th of July of 2008. I was pretty confident early on that our relationship would go the distance and a lot of my confidence sprang from the way Nathan is looking at me in this photo. He has looked at me this way from before we were together. He loved me before I loved myself. He doesn’t express his love in flowery words and deeds but in doing what needs done and being there for me through it all. When he is really peaceful just being around me I’m reminded of why we are so good together. We are neither of us perfect but we live the beauty of grace that love. He has loved me at every size. He has loved me through miscarriage and the diagnosis of chronic disease. He has loved me through loosing my mom and the mess I was during my first healthy full-term pregnancy. I don’t have words to express my gratitude. I just can’t wait to keep doing life together. 😘 I wouldn’t be where I am now without your constant steadfast love which I makes to daily and forever grateful. Love you, Nathan Friedly! @nfriedly
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You know what? I hate talking about some of the things I do for my own mental and physical health on social media because everybody has an opinion and ain’t nobody got time for that. – That being said, I’m putting this out there because I’ve been on a journey for a while now to take better care of myself. Starting in February I began using the calm app to practice mindfulness meditation for at least 10 minutes daily. Having seen some really positive benefits for myself I’m doing the research to see if I can help my little guy practice some mindfulness meditation as well and these are the resources I’m looking into. – Maybe you are curious about mindfulness meditation yourself or trying to teach your kids about it either way I’m learning a lot from this books so I though I would share. – If you are curious, some of the benefits I’ve seen in my own life are things like having better control over my temper, being less reactive, being more present in my own body, being able to handle stress better, and being able to look at my thoughts and reactions to certain situations more objectively. I’m still a work in progress but mindfulness meditation and the occasional loving kindness meditation have been incredibly helpful tools to have in my toolbox.
Hey friends! I recommended @bobgoff most recent book Everyone Always and I would recommend his First Book Love Does as well as this one by his wife @sweetmariagoff! The kicker for one more day the audiobook of Sweet Maria’s Love Lives Here is FREE on Christianaudio.com! I found this book an encouraging read especially as a wife and mom. Go get it @sweetmariagoff with @get_repost ・・・ How fun is this? I just found out that ChristianAudio.com has my book as a free download for one more day!
Things I’m thankful for today: That my workout is already done. These real food fudgsicles I made last weekend which are delicious! Air Conditioning Fans Water
Gyro bowls inspired by @realeverythingblog and @dianesanfilippo
When I’m really happy and not posing I often don’t show my teeth. Big Nathan is leaving on a work trip tomorrow so it will be just and me until Friday. He asked to take these photos this morning. I’m loving 4. He’s becoming more himself and yet he still asks to cuddle for comfort