Thursday, June 27, 2013

Currently. . . June 2013 edition

Haven't done one of these in a while. . . so, here ya go!

Loving: Clara's curly hair! Y'all, I absolutely love it but it is out of control. Now that the top is getting longer I have no idea how to help the poor girl out. How do I make 1 year old crazy hair look cute, and not like she just rolled out of bed?

Reading: The Circle Maker. I just started the book a few days ago and it is really making me think about the power of prayer, and how to pray in a new way. The book "draws insight from the true legend of Honi the circle maker, a first century Jewish sage whose bold prayer ended a drought and saved a generation." The idea is God honors bold prayers and bold prayers honor God. Really good food for thought here.

Watching: Honestly, not watching too much of anything these days. September 26 cannot come soon enough because then I get a weekly date with Parenthood. Why doesn't this show just run all year long? Does anyone want to have a Parenthood premiere party with me? :)

Listening to: A mix of stuff these days. I am in desperate need of new music on my I Tunes. Please pass on some recommendations. My playlists are getting a little old.

Thinking about: Starting a part time job in a few weeks!! More to come on this, but it is pretty much the ideal situation. A part time (19 hr a week), work from home (maybe 1 day a week in office, but not all day), position working in the field I love. . . adoption! I'm very excited that this opportunity presented itself, and will allow me to keep my social work foot in the door, while also working from home in order to spend time with Clara and keep up with all of her appointments.

Looking forward to: GIRLS WEEKEND. This Friday - Sunday I will be away with six college girlfriends. Cannot. Wait. I love my little family, obviously, but it will be so nice to get away for three days of uninterrupted girl time, sans any type of childcare responsibilities! Brandon has lots of fun planned with Clara, so I highly doubt they will even miss me!

Making me happy: Spending lots of time outside, swimming, with my girl. Houston is HOT and therefore we probably go swimming at least every other day. If not for the pool we would probably stay locked up inside the house the entire summer.

Repeat pic, but I haven't taken any new ones lately.

Have a great day! Almost the weekend!!!!!


  1. her curly hair!! I've always had straight hair and I fear if I have a child with curly hair, it will always be a hot mess cause I have no idea what kind of products to use or what to do with it...

  2. The curly hair?!?! Too much! I so wish that I join you for the Parenthood premiere come September...but distance *may* get in the way. So excited to hear about your new job opportunity--sounds like a fantastic fit for you and your family!

  3. Good news- the Backstreet Boys are coming out with a new album at the end of July :) But if you need current recommendations, Phil Wickham never gets old to me (also, fun fact- he shares a birthday with C&C)!

    Hooray about the job and the girls' weekend!

  4. Why must Parenthood be on so sporadically?! I wish it aired on a more regular schedule. And I'm a little jealous of your potential part-time job! I tried it right after Davis was born and it was a mess, but I think it would be much more doable now that he is older. Hope it works out!

  5. It sounds counter-intuitive, but I've found that curly hair on the longer side is a little easier to manage. I use Johnson & Johnson detangler (spray or gel) each morning to "style" Max's hair - kind of like scrunching with mousse for adults. :) That gives the curls a little more definition and makes it less frizzy...until after naptime, anyway!
    Have so much fun on your girls' weekend!!!!

  6. Your part-time job sounds like a dream! It's so hard to find something that perfect for a me, I'm always on the hunt. :)

    And Pantene is the only way I can control my hair, and my 8-year-old's too!

  7. So cleat I'm at work and catching up on blogs... I LOVE parenthood! Can't wait for the new season a premier party would be so fun!


© A Joy Renewed. Made with love by The Dutch Lady Designs.