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Crazy Hair Day, Waffles, and a Movie Date

Welcome to my weekly Slow Day post, inspired by Monica from The Homespun Heart. My Word for 2018 is Slow and, in the spirit of that word, I’m taking one day each week (Wednesday) off — I’ll be unplugged and offline and plan to move at a slower pace, take time to do things that refresh me, and just really focus on being present and savoring the moment.

Each week, I’ll be sharing a photographic peek into my Slow Day. Enjoy a little peek into our lives!

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Kaitlynn and Silas had Crazy Hair Day on Wednesday at school.

Kaitlynn wore a wig… and Silas decided he wanted to keep it simple and just spike his hair up. 🙂

I went with the kids to Morning Assembly a school and had to laugh at all of the fun hairdos that showed up! 🙂

After Morning Assembly, I went to church for Discipleship Group.

And then Jesse picked me up for a movie date. We love middle-of-the-day dates! This movie was the sequel to Unbroken and very worth seeing, if you loved the book.

Jesse has been having some health issues recently and we’re in the middle of waiting to get more specific answers and direction… it reminds me to cherish the moments we have together.

Jesse dropped me off back at home and went to pick up the kids from school, so I listened to this audiobook and did some baking. (Note: I was disappointed in this audiobook — more on that in my book post on Monday.)

I was so happy with how this Pumpkin Waffle recipe turned out!

It feels like it’s been ages since I’ve cooked and taken pictures and posted a recipe on the blog… so it felt so fulfilling to do so. I’m inspired to make this more of a regular thing around here on the blog again!

After the waffles and photos were done, I made some tea and worked on some projects.

The waffles were a hit!

Jesse and I closed out the night by watching the first episode of the newest season of This is Us (sooo good!). It was a good day!

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  • Lindsey Swinborne says:

    I love your Slow Day posts. I’m glad you’re taking some restful time in your week to recharge. After listening to your first podcast, I was sooooo shocked at how different Jesse sounded. In 12 years of reading your posts and seeing his pictures, I had mentally pictured and “heard” him as sounding totally different. He had a deeper, more “Marine” tough-guy voice than I had expected, and a totally different personality than I had expected too, which came across in your conversation about how you first met. Health scares are awful, so I pray that God gives his doctors wisdom and you all peace in this time of uncertainty.

    • His full personality didn’t come out in the episode because he was kind of nervous about doing it, since he’d never done anything like that before. Our good friend, Brian, was there in the room when we recorded and he wanted us to redo the entire segment since he felt like we were both not relaxed and that Jesse wasn’t himself. But we decided to leave it because we decided it might be even more awkward to try to do it over. He was more relaxed in our next episode (which is episode #5) and I think that the more we do, the more comfortable and ourselves we’ll both become! 🙂

  • Prayers to Jesse, you and your family.

    God will see you through this and will never forsake you.

  • Leona says:

    For my quiet day this week, I hope to be able to listen to your podcast.

    Prayers to you and your family.

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