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4.28.2014

weekend update.



RECAPS
-- thursday night, my core group and i got together for dinner and to pick out all of abbey's wedding music. there were tears. happy tears. (alex and i are the criers in our group and the smallest things can make our eyes water. i just feel things deeply, okay? ;)) it was so fun making decisions on what music abbey will walk down the isle to, and what music will be playing for their first dance... we are 13 days out from her wedding day and so so excited!

-- i signed up for my first box from Julep...it was free! seriously. you can get your first box free as well. give it a shot!  use the code: FREEBOX

-- on friday night,i watched the book thief all by myself and cried my eyes out. i just finished reading the book on Easter and had to give myself a few days to recover before diving back into watching the movie adaptation. whew. it was such an interesting take on war and life and love. i definitely recommend it...the movie AND the book.

-- i threw on some sunscreen, grabbed my water bottle, my favorite sunnies, and spent my saturday afternoon reading on the back porch. i started Bittersweet by shauna niequist and am a few pages shy of finishing it. her words quickly drew me in, and i was hooked by her honesty and vulnerability. i sort of felt like she was sitting on the porch with me telling me her life story.

-- the weather this weekend was, for lack of a better word, delicious. the high was in the 80s, but it was a cool 80s. the steady breeze kept it from ever feeling hot.  between the gorgeous weather and shauna's book, i stayed outside for quite a while, and y'all, no amount of sunscreen will save my fair skin from the lovely rays of the sun. it's a burden i must bear. hence, parts of me are a brilliant shade of red. think sebastian from the little mermaid...

-- i am still finishing up my lent journal from naptime diaries (i was late in ordering it + super late in starting it) but i am also joining in on She Reads Truth's  current plan, The Risen Christ. do you ever read scripture out loud when you are having your quiet times, and if you do, does it ever make you cry? *raises hand* there's something about reading scripture out loud by myself. i hear it better (no pun intended) than reading it silently. it speaks louder to my heart, and i tend to remember it longer. all of that to say, i am loving this plan She Reads Truth is doing. it's a beautiful way to celebrate post-Easter and to be reminded what our lives should look like as we follow a Risen Savior.

OTHER FINDS
-- well hello there, summer sorbet.
-- i love this DIY painted canvas idea!
-- orange smoothie, get in my belly. can you tell i'm craving summery drinks these days?
-- love this list of facts+favorites from oh simple thoughts.
-- i haven't bought anything from thredup yet, but this review makes me hopeful that it could be a good experience!
-- have y'all seen the "how it should have ended" videos? the ones for frozen and harry potter are my favorites. :)

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RANDOM FACTS ABOUT YOURS TRULY
-- i played basketball in middle school and couldn't make the shot from the foul line throwing regularly, but you better believe i could sink that shot granny style.
-- otters are some of my favorite animals in the world. they hold hands while they sleep so they won't drift away from each other. i can't even handle the cuteness.
-- when i find music i like, i play it over and over and over until everyone else is sick of it except for me. #igetobsessedwiththings ;)

how was your weekend??

22 comments:

Robyn Black said...

granny style for the win! :)

Chantel Klassen said...

I LOVE all of Shauna Niequist's books! When I started writing a book a few years ago I was writing it in the same fashion as her books (but obviously not to the same level as her), and every time I read one of her books again it always makes me want to write. :)

Elizabeth Than said...

Otters EEEP! I get imaginary nose bleed each time I see videos of them holding hands!

Amy said...

i need to get back on the she reads truth plan...something about it just draws me in.
I've heard a lot of good things about bittersweet; and the book thief is on my "to read" list...i need to just buckle down and read some of these books i know will emotionally wreck me lol.
yay for sunshine time - negative for that sunburn! i did yardwork yesterday and used 15spf and was a-ok (i don't burn easily) and snap i didn't know the first box of julep was free?!?!?
i also get obsessed with things...so another check for twin status. haha

Kristina said...

a) I was debating about starting to read the book thief this morning but wasn't sure about it...now I'll definitely read it. b) I love that you are following the she reads truh reading plans. The current one is one of my favorites...but I already told you that on insta ;-) c) Absolutely adore the Harry Potter video!!! d) I also get obsessed w/ music...still listening to your suggestions from last week.

e) Wishing you an awesome week!

Rachel Cox said...

Love that you "feel things deeply" I am so the same way...which happens to mean I am very prone to crying, but I just love emotion. It is how I most accurately express myself! :)

Madison said...

I'm reading Bread and Wine by Shauna right now. It's so beautiful! I definitely need to start a She Reads Truth devotional, they sound wonderful!

Katie Cook said...

Love this!! How sweet your friend had you help pick out music:)

Samantha@Elah Tree said...

I always use a Bible app on our ipod and I listen while I read. It's my favorite and it helps me focub better too! I love otters too! I always get so excited when I see them and I told Tyler they are the dogs of the ocean, they're basically amazing!

Jenna Secrist said...

Bittersweet sounds like such a good book. I love the types of books where it feels like you honestly connect to the people who wrote them/stories/characters. So glad you had a good weekend!

Megan McIlvaine said...

haha you know it!

Megan McIlvaine said...

fun! i absolutely love the way she writes...like she's talking right to you. :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

they are SO cute!!

Megan McIlvaine said...

it's sooooo good, friend. you should definitely check this plan out!
hahah yes...sometimes you just have to read emotional books. prepare yourself. it really is a good book.
i sunburn SO easily. it doesn't help that i'm scottish directly on both sides of the family. i never had any hope of skin that wasn't super fair. ;)
and yes! it's free...you pay like $3 for shipping, but that's it!
hahaha twin status for the win!!

Megan McIlvaine said...

yay! you totally should!
haha yes...but you can always say it again because it's so good! i'm a day behind, but am loving this series so much!
i laughed so hard in the harry potter one! snape is the best.
hope you are having a wonderful tuesday!

Megan McIlvaine said...

exactly! you understand me :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

Bread & Wine is currently on my amazon wishlist :)
and yes! i totally recommend the current plan...it's a good one!

Megan McIlvaine said...

i know!! it was definitely a special time :) i'm not in the wedding, and it's been so sweet to still be able to be a part of a lot of the planning.

Megan McIlvaine said...

oh nice! love that.
gosh, otters are so cute. dogs of the ocean!! that is so great!

Megan McIlvaine said...

yes ma'am! i definitely recommend it! i think it has content that everyone at different stages in life will be able to connect with and be encouraged. :)

Beka Johnson said...

What a fun recap of your week! I had no idea otters held hands but I love that!

Megan McIlvaine said...

i know! isn't it the cutest??