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Insta{good}Friday!

Happy Good Friday! I hope you spend a little time today reflecting on the sacrifice that Jesus made so we could live in freedom.

This week was actually pretty good as a whole. I’ve been trying to be more present in the now and not get so overwhelmed by what is to come. Baby steps!

Here is my week via iPhone pics, Hope you enjoy them!

Friday night we headed out to Greenville, IL to visit some good friends of ours. I got to ride back with Payt. She was excited.
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She got to play with her friend Sullivan. She wasn’t sure what to do with him at first. ha.

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Sleeping in the car.

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Payton loves tractors!

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She loves the sunglasses Aunt Caren got her, she even wore them on our late night run for ice cream!

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The ice cream place had sidewalk chalk for the kids to play with and Payt was more interested in that than the ice cream… silly girl…

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Speaking of ice cream…

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My choice was vanilla frozen yogurt with cookie dough and SPRINKLES!

Monday morning 6am… It’s workout time! I’ve been doing New Rules of Lifting for Women and have been loving it so far!
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My new superfood of choice…
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I made my own sparkly sports headband, and totally love it! I’m going to make many many more.

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Lunch with hubs and baby girl at Qdoba. Organic Peach Tea and Grilled Veggie Naked Burrito… YUM!

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Another 6am workout on Wednesday!

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I love this girl!

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uhh… no… we don’t like salsa…

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Can I just tell you I LOVE homemade pasta salad. Tons of veggies, some lite italian dressing and a some bowtie pasta. I had this several times this week.

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I spent some time this week reading Payton the Easter story in her Toddler bible. She is so hungry for knowledge right now and always has questions. While repeated questions of a 2 year old can be annoying, I really do love that she is so open to learning.

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Thursday night “Good Friday” Easter experience at church. So thought provoking. And we were also looking good.

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I’m linking up at Life Rearranged.
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What have you been up to this week?

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Life Lessons

Noise

There are so many random thoughts buzzing around in my head. I’ve been quite introspective lately. I love writing because it gives me a way to try to articulate the mess of thoughts, and to be honest, my thoughts usually make more sense to me after I write them down. Sometimes when I just sit and try to think and sort through my thoughts they just sound like noise. I crave those days when I used to just go sit at a coffee shop, listen to music and write about what is really on my heart. In those moments, when i am able to disconnect from the mundane everyday for just a few moments the cluster of activity in my brain isn’t just noise… It becomes a beautiful melody. I am working on making those occurrences more frequent. Along with that comes some new dreams and ideas for the future. When I take the time to dream it makes me so excited about life. It also helps show me what I am passionate about, which helps me decide what I need to make a priority in my life and what I can cut out. I’m still working on that one.

I’m working on making life happen for me instead of letting life happen to me. It’s been a whole new season of life since I started working basically full time from home a few months ago. There is a new normal and I don’t know that I’ve actually become accustomed to it yet. I figure just when I do something will change. It’s just been another crazy adventure here in norman-land. I have several other updates to share but I’m going to leave you with random iPhone pictures instead (mostly of Payton because shes too cute to keep to myself) … Ciao!

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