Currently: July

Can y’all believe it’s July?! I can’t. And you know what else I can’t believe? That my littlest baby turns two at the end of this month! He got his first big boy haircut last week, and I’m still doing a double take.

This month’s Currently link up is hosted by Anne in Residence and Stephanie from Wife, Mommy, Me. Thanks ladies, for having us! If you don’t usually do the Currently link party, you should join us! Here’s what I’m up to currently…img_0358

Documenting || a summer of lots of traveling. I’m trying to take lots of pictures of places we go and places we take the kids, since it seems we’re doing more traveling than we usually do. We went down to Charlotte for our anniversary, we’ve been to the lake twice already, we went to see my parents in Georgia, we went up to the mountains for the 4th, and we’ve got more travel plans ahead. I can’t believe we’ve survived it all, but I suppose we’re all just used to it now! We’ve even got our packing down to an art! I saw this meme on Facebook last week and it seemed to sum up my life right now.

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Accomplishing || a lot of garden-tending. We’ve had so many cucumbers that we’ve pickled about half so far, and given quite a few away. The rain has come in huge onslaughts, and then stayed away for days at a time, so some of them have been shaped strangely, but they’ve tasted fine! Two of our tomato plants look like they’re about the bite the dust, but I’m hoping the other plants give us enough to satisfy our tomato sandwich cravings. Hubby’s eating all the eggplant, and I’m getting ready to bake some zucchini into some muffins. We pretty much love it.

Enjoying || Our newly-spruced up indoor garden! When we came to this house to look at it the very first time, I was so impressed that the detail was there, just to the side of the front door. It’s a beautiful little spot – or it has the potential to be, when you’re taking care of it, which we don’t always do. But right now, it’s got some begonias, elephant ears, and something else that the hubs picked out (I’m not a plants person, as in knowing a lot about them).

Reading || All the books. Literally, it feels like. I recently finished Silas House’s A Parchment of Leaves, and Rick Yancey’s Fifth Wave series. I’ve been reading The Worship Pastor (Zac Hicks) with my worship team at church – we’re going through it fairly slowly – and Half the Church (Carolyn Custis James) which is about empowering women in the church. It’s REALLY heavy and so I feel like I can’t read much of it at one time. I’m now almost done with The River King by Alice Hoffman (of Practical Magic) and I’m about to begin Annie F. Downs’s Let’s All Be Brave. I’ve been loving her podcast!

Spending || a little extra time one-on-one with my husband. I don’t often get to pay extra special attention to him, because, ya know, jobs and kids and stuff. But I’ve been trying to steal away for date nights or to just sit and have a glass of wine and talk at home, when the kids aren’t awake (aka trying to interrupt) and we can just chat. Next on the docket for a mini-date: actually watching an entire movie! We haven’t gotten through a whole movie in one sitting in… years?

Well, I’d love to know what you’re up to currently! Leave a comment or link up and join us! Have a wonderful JULY!

6 thoughts on “Currently: July”

  1. Ugh. Packing. It’s a terrible chore but I don’t really trust anyone enough to do it for me. Even with pre-written checklists.
    We need to get back to mini-dates. Last night at 10, we found ourselves in the kitchen both hungry (pool party suppers are never filling because who wants to eat when they could swim!!). We made toast and ate it together at the table, just the two of us. It was the most time we’ve intentionally spent together that didn’t involve cleaning or buying cars. It sounds weird, but it was really fun!

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