Jesse and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary — and celebrated by going out with two other couples to dinner and axe-throwing.
So grateful for the gift of friendships — and all the laughter and life we’ve shared with the couples pictured here.
Also, a throwback to 20 years ago on our wedding! (By the way, I posted this on Instagram and people were very confused about what the blue drink was — those are floating candles in blue water. Also, I wore my mom’s dress, in case you were wondering about that! And yes, Jesse looked like he was 15!!)
Our kids got out photo albums of when they were little to show Kierstyn.
And then we spent a long time all going through them together!
We couldn’t believe how much little Silas looks like Micah does now!
Kierstyn has been doing My Father’s World PreK and loving it. One of the big encouragements in this curriculum this year is to really take time to examine pictures and notice detail. She has been really enjoying it!
Thursdays are Kierstyn’s swimming lesson days — which she also really enjoys!
Micah decided he wanted to learn how to stand up now and he surprised us all by being able to hold a standing position like this for a few minutes!
It snowed one day last week briefly and Kierstyn and David were very excited about it!
We spend a lot of time on the basketball sidelines right now and I love it! Plus, it’s so much easier with three little ones now that we’ve had months of practice and Kierstyn is a little older!
Silas is playing on two different basketball teams right now and I love watching him play his heart out!
Micah’s newest trick is to clap his hands. He wants to show anyone and everyone that he can do it! 🙂
Our church has this huge poster of Goliath up on the wall right now — and our little David is fascinated with it.
As I watched him keep toddling over to the poster on Sunday (see second slide), it was such a visual representation to me of the Biblical David & Goliath story.
God doesn’t need our strength, our stamina, our power, our fortitude, or our ability. All He needs is a willingness for us to show up in obedience. To open up our hands, to acknowledge our need before Him, and to step out in faith.
If God chooses you and you step out in faith and say yes — despite how inadequate, inept, or ill-qualified you may feel — He can equip you to do great and mighty things, far beyond what you could ever dream or imagine!
Here’s my update on my Habits Chart from last week. My goal is to have 5 x’s in each line — I hit that in 7 lines this past week, so still room for improvement, but also lots of room for celebration. And progress over last week when I only hit 5 x’s in 5 lines!
2023 Weekly Goals Update
Every week, I’ll be giving an update on how I’m doing on my goals — since they are weekly goals. I thought it would be fun to do an update with a running total of how many weeks I hit them throughout the year. This week, I hit all of the goals — yay!!
Goal #1: Lose .1% Body Fat Per Week
This goal was pretty easy to hit this week just by hitting my workout goals, making movement a priority, drinking more water, and eating more protein.
Goal #2: Have One Family Dinner Per Week
We ended up having two family dinners with everyone this past week! I think just prioritizing it by putting it on my goals and daily habits list has made SUCH a difference in me getting creative in finding ways to make it happen!
Goal #3: Finish One Book Per Week
Goal #4: Have One Date With One Family Member Per Week
Jesse and I went on a date with two other couples for our 20th anniversaries (yes, we all celebrated 20th anniversaries within a week of each other!). We went out to dinner and axe-throwing (see above!). It was such a fun experience!
Goal #5: Spend 25 Minutes on Organizing/Decluttering Each Week
Goal #6: Delete 300 Photos/Videos From My Phone Each Week
I deleted more than 300 and it felt good!