Loving Lately

We are having some very LONG days of summer lately- its so hot we can barely go outside unless we are in a pool.  Its safe to say we are all looking forward to school starting in a few short weeks, though I know I’ll miss theses kids when they’re gone all day!

I know I haven’t blogged much at all this summer, but I thought I’d pop in and share a quick post about a few things I’ve been loving lately.  I like to do that every once in a while (you can see my previous posts here).

Christy Nockels has a new podcast that’s really been inspiring. She interviews guests, but my favorite part is the beginning when she just share some of what’s been going on in her life and what God’s been teaching her either currently or in the past.  Its been good for my soul and I’m so enjoying it.

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My daughter and I went to see Wicked, along with several of the women in our family and it was SO GOOD.  She and I both loved it so much and have since downloaded all the music and she even bought her own cd so she could listen to it in her room.  If you’ve never seen it or don’t have the music, you can download it on Amazon music for free if you have Prime!

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I visited Magnolia Market a few weeks ago (which I will eventually blog about and share more pictures) but my favorite purchase by far was this new summer candle.  It has been burning so much in our house lately and I’m sad to say its almost gone.  The scent is amazing and really fills the house which is hard to do with our high ceilings.

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Do you like to drink wine?  An old friend of mine from college has the cutest blog and she’s doing a series on wine- learning about different varieties (is that even the right word, haha??) and pairing.  I like a nice glass every once in a while but I don’t know much about it, obviously.  I love the way Amy writes and I’m looking forward to her posts!

The beach.  We went for just a few days this summer and even though it was such a short trip, it reaffirmed my love for the sand and the shore.  I will never tire of it.  The sights, the sounds, the smell.  Its my happy place.  (And it also reminded me of this great book that I am now rereading.)

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Lastly, the Olympics!!  Are you watching?  We are big fans over here, but we are also pretty exhausted every night and barely making it the end.  I’m not a big sports person, but I just love learning all the back stories and seeing all their hard work come to fruition on a world stage.  It feels so monumental. And Team Refugee this year?  Just amazing.

So what’s going on with you this summer? I’d love to hear what you’ve been enjoying, reading, watching, or doing!  I do have plans for the blog this fall when I have a little more time to devote to it, so though I’ve taken a break, know I’m not completely gone. 🙂  Hope to hear from you!

 

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