Five things I’m currently loving

one :: call the midwife. I think I’ve said this before. But I am totally loving it. This season has been so good. My friend is watching it too, and so it is fun to talk about it with her. Our texts are basically, “did you watch last nights episode?” “Yes I did I sobbed at such and such moment and such and such moment” “me too!” Sunday night I made myself some popcorn and a decaf latte and covered myself in a cozy, soft blanket. Jerry came in and said, “well you’ve got quite the set up there!”

two :: Ethan. All three boys have gotten a fever this week. Ethan came in bed with us Sunday night. Then yesterday he got up early from nap before he was ready. So he sat with me on the couch and fell back asleep. It was really sweet until William woke up 20 minutes later and I had to get up. When he’s not sick, he’s got two pretty polar opposite attitudes. Sometimes, he’s really sweet, and gives you lots of hugs and kisses, and tells you that he loves you in earnest. Other times,  he gets feisty, charges at you with a growling face and is ready to fight. I’m not really sure what brings each of these out other tan to say #thisistwo. I love both Ethan’s equally. The one makes my mama heart swoon, and the other usually gives my tired and weary mama heart a good laugh.

three :: Mccormick’s montreal seasoning. It’s grilling season! I put this on basically any meat (even in our burgers) and serve it alongside some veggies and a carb.

four :: podcasts. Particularly one called Serial. But also that you can listen to them at time and a half. Friends just told me about this not too long ago and… mind blow.

five :: I’ve added arm and shoulder dumbbell and an abs routine to my workout routine. I’m not one to enjoy working out, or sticking with it other than running (except when I’m pregnant), but since Jerry has gotten some weights, I find it easier to stick with.


five things i’m currently loving.


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it’s been awhile since i’ve done one of these.

one. when ethan starts singing jesus son of god. he usually does it in the most random moments and in the funnies voice, like he’s trying to ask a question. like the other day, as i was getting, william was lying on the floor and ethan crawled up next to him and said, “you laid down yo poorfect liyef? you are da sacwafice?!”

two. this is us. it’s so good. have you watched it? i love watching it with jerry. the story line is so good. and jack?! it’s so good to see such a good father figure in tv. i haven’t watched last night’s episode yet though so no spoilers!

three. my new coffee mug from target. currently sipping some chai tea in it. it microwaves well, which is a must for a busy mom of three boys.

four. this face wash i’ve been using for a couple months. i really struggle with dry skin and this has been a miracle this winter.

five. this sparkling water. i’m really trying to not drink as much soda (calories, hfc…) but i like having something besides plain water every once and awhile and this has been good. and it’s got a better price tag than spindrift.

five things i’m currently loving


one. this kid. he’s always moving so i can’t even get a clear picture of him. should make getting a family photo for our christmas card interesting. he also climbed out of his crib five times this morning before the alarm even went off. he’s talking in full sentences now, and oftens responds with a snarky “what” whenever we call his name. which i know is largely attributed to the fact that i respond with a snarky “what”, after i’ve been asked the hundredth thing for the day. he’s our flight risk, too, trying to get outside whenever he can. this boy. i tell yeah. he sure does give us a run for our money in ways that micah never did, but i can’t stop loving him to death. i think my favorite part about him is his talking.

two. coffee. i don’t think i’ve ever been so tired (for so long) before in my life. except for maybe when i had mono in college. life is busy and full these days, and william is usually waking up to nurse when the boys go down for their naps/rests, so i haven’t had the ability to take a nap. i think i could go to bed at nine every night for a month and still not feel caught up.

three. this sea salt spray for my hair. most days i might get 10 minutes of quiet to get ready in the morning, so if i want to take a shower, that means by the time i’m done and dressed, i’m holding william or separating micah and ethan from a fight. which means, i don’t have much time, or free hands to spend on my hair. this is taming the frizz and curls quite nicely, and i can put some more in the second day and it still looks great.

four. the little women soundtrack. it’s like dipping your toes in the christmas music pool, without quite diving in before we even celebrate thanksgiving. but you better believe come black friday, i’ll be downloading my christmas playlist onto my phone.

five. hot cider with rum. warm up some cider on the stove, throw in some spices, let it simmer and then add some rum. so warm and comforting and yummy. i’d imagine it’s what stovetop potpourri tastes like. it’s like fall in your mouth.

and for your viewing pleasure, i leave you with this:

Micah dancing from Kimberly Wagner on Vimeo.