Thank you all so much for your sweet comments on Monday’s post. Seems like most of us ladies are on the same page with how we think women should be treated and how we want to raise our children.
Since I completed my #graceeveryday series last year, I haven’t shared many, or any, life updates. So I thought it was about time. Honestly, our lives are pretty boring. Very busy, but rather boring. But it’s a life I love.
The biggest thing that has happened lately is Little A got baptized! A lot has happened in our lives over the last 3 years, so we were a bit delayed in her baptism. She was so excited to get baptized (or bathtized in her words) and that made me so glad that we finally made the decision to do it. Sam and Michael are her God parents. Sam is her nanny and loves Little A so very much. I couldn’t ask for better people to guide her in this new life with God.
The other big thing that changed is Little A now goes to gymnastics on her own! She’s been in a parent/child class since she was 6 months old and a few weeks ago she transitioned to a big kids class. She was so nervous and had a few tears in the car before we went in, but once she was in the class there was no looking back. She’s really enjoying her new teacher and having some independent time on her own.
Lots of attitude still happening. No surprise there.
And lots of baking. She has been asking to bake more and more lately. And how can you say no to that sweet face.
Now that I’m in trial mode for all my muffin recipes we’re doing some hard core baking. She is such a good helper. “How can I help Mama? What’s next Mama?” Soooo sweet! And those cheeks! I could kiss those cheeks all day every day.
I’ve also been writing in my 5 Minute Journal every day. Huebie’s BFF got us both these journals and I love it. Focusing on the positive, and committing to write every morning and evening, about 5 minutes a day total, has really been great for me. If you don’t have one I highly recommend it!
The weather has been unseasonably warm here in Seattle. Actually, in all of Washington state it’s been warm. Since we can’t ski we’ve been going on more runs. And Little A has been practicing her wink.
We’ve also been getting some hiking in with the warm winter. We did a 4 mile hike on Sunday and Little A made it about 3 miles on her own. She’s definitely her father’s daughter with her love for hiking (I love it too, but Huebie is hard core). Maybe he’ll take her on an overnight hike some time. Because Lord knows I’ll never do it.
After Little A’s baptism a few weeks ago we went to breakfast with her God parents and Huebie ordered a blood Mary. And this behemoth came out. For $7.95 this was the best bloody Mary I’d ever seen. And really good too! Everything is better with bacon after all.
Little A has also been enjoying helping daddy out. She really enjoys washing the cars. Mostly because she gets to play in the bubbles, but she actually does a pretty good job washing. Better her than me!
We also found the best chocolate EVER. Actually Huebie found it for me and it’s a-mazing. Mo’s Dark Bar is awesome (I mean hello bacon!), but the Black Salt Caramel is ridiculous. I love salted caramel and this is just so good. Ugh, my mouth is watering just typing this. Do yourself a favor and don’t give up chocolate for lent. Then go get yourself a bar.
Recently, most of my time has been spent on my Young Living business and sharing the awesome benefits of essential oils and other essential oil based products. I’m hosting a class this weekend so getting prepared for that takes some time. But I love it!
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I always want to make sure you all know how much I appreciate my readers. I’ve been so busy with my corporate career, growing my Young Living business, taking care of Little A and our sled business (let alone trying to keep the house up), that I’ve definitely been neglecting this space and the blogging world in general. So thank you all so much for continuing to read and love on A Touch of Grace. Hopefully things will slow down once winter is over and I’ll be able to get back to my usual blogging self.
Happy hump day love bugs!