How was your week this week? Ours was full, but good. Here are 5 things I’m loving this week:
1. Getting To Go With Kaitlynn to the Symphony
As an early birthday present, we surprised Kaitlynn with tickets to see her beloved Jackie Evancho sing with the Nashville Symphony earlier this week. Kaitlynn was ecstatic and well, truth be told, I was quite giddy to get to see Jackie, too. ?
I may almost like her as much as I like Josh Groban. Not quite, but almost. Considering how much of a Groban Groupie I am, that’s saying a lot.
Also, It felt like it had been eons since I had gone to a symphony performance… And it’s weird to think I used to go to one at least once a month, if not more (my violin teachers both played in the symphony and often had access to multiple free tickets that they’d offer us!)
2. Yummy Food Imported from South Africa
We’re counting down the days until we go back to South Africa to visit. In the mean time, we’re grateful that our local Carnivore Market carries imports like these shown above. I have gotten my entire family hooked on Appletiser, South African chocolates, biltong, and boerewors.
By the way, the kids’ passports came in a few weeks ago and it made me thrilled to think what traveling adventures may be ahead of us. October cannot get here soon enough! I never expected I could be so smitten by another country, but clearly I am!
3. A Breakfast Date with My Man
Our 3 kids were at day camp at our church this week, so we enjoyed some fun things together — including a breakfast date at Merridee’s.
After 12 years of marriage, I’m so thankful that we are still best friends and love hanging out together. Now, trust me, there have certainly been days along the way that we’ve not felt lovey-dovey. But love isn’t always a feeling; it’s an intentional choice.
Years of intentionally choosing love and choosing to believe the best and choosing to sacrifice for each other have resulted in a much stronger bond and deeper love than we knew was possible on our wedding day. 3 kids, 6 moves, 9 jobs, 4 businesses, and 12 years later, we feel like we’re just beginning to scratch the surface on how beautiful and wonderful love and marriage really are.
4. The Brand-New Make Over Your Mornings Weekly Email Newsletter
I’ve been wanting to start a weekly email newsletter for a very long time and I’m so excited to have launched the first Make Over Your Mornings Email Newsletter this week. This is a newsy email from me with helpful links, tips, suggestions, and other fun encouragement to help you live with more organization and intention in your every day lives.
If you purchased the Make Over Your Mornings course before today, you should have received a copy in your inbox. And if you haven’t purchased the course yet, you can do so here and we’ll add you to the weekly list!
5. An Encouraging Say Goodbye to Survival Mode Event in Atlanta Tonight
I was so blessed to get to spend the evening in Atlanta with some of you tonight! Thank you to everyone who came — you were such a blessing to me!
I was so excited I got to bring Kathrynne with me on this quick trip and she was quite smitten with the amazing array of treats and snacks they have set out for us in the “Green Room” (see above).
The church in Atlanta truly rolled out the red carpet for us and made us feel so loved and welcome! We drove there and back today and got back home close to 1 a.m. this morning, so now I’m headed to bed and looking forward to being encouraged at church and a day to celebrate fathers — well, after I get some sleep right now, that is!
See previous 5 Things I’m Loving This Week Posts here.
What about YOU? What 5 things are YOU loving this week? Tell us in the comments.
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