Let’s pretend it hasn’t been a few weeks since I blogged, and let’s pretend everything that kept me from blogging was wonderful and thrilling. 😉
I’ve found myself tempted lately to complain about 2016 and the insanity it brought. When a crazy year ends, we have the tendency to focus on how much went wrong. Our little family had our fair share of obstacles, annoyances, and just plain bad days this year, but I’ve felt convicted this week about focusing on what went wrong instead of thanking the Lord for all that went right! Yes, we’re gonna party when December 31st rolls around and we can wave goodbye to 2016 😉 but I’m slowing myself down this week to cherish all the good memories and blessings that filled this year.
And thus, here’s all that has gone right the last few crazy weeks. 😉
Andrew and I had a little getaway to Dallas in early December, and it was fab.
This pizza fondue from Fireside Pies is probably the thing that has gone most right this month. PLEASE Lord, let a Fireside Pies find its way to Oklahoma.
We had a Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse gift card from Mom and Dad, and we finally got to use it! The steak was great, but I wanted another twelve helpings of the mashed potatoes. 😍
Dallas does Christmas right. ✨
We carbo-loaded at Original Pancake House in preparation for IKEA.
Has anyone ever taken a nap on one of their couches? Did you get kicked out or was it welcomed? Asking for a friend.
It took all my strength to not buy one of each of these giant animals for Henry.
I picked up a cute guy in the cafe. 😉
Dining chair set is complete. Bank account is empty.
There is nothing better than Jesus + Jackers time. 💕 I’m a few chapters away from finishing the whole Bible (embarrassingly for the first time in my life), and Jack has seemed to really enjoy the reading sessions. ☺️
I lied when I told Andrew I wouldn’t post this photo of him having serious struggles with gift wrapping. He is so flippin cute. 😂 (Side note, we’re obsessed with Monk lately.)
The weekend before last was spent at the Indie Trunk show with some of my work besties. 💕
And Gabby, Kate, and I rocked the unintentional matching military jackets.
I started training Henry on photo posing when Andrew and I babysat him a few nights ago.
He’s a pro now. 😉
I love this nugget so much.
My heart. 💙
We finally tried Mahogany Steakhouse with these babes!
This picture may seem worthless, but may I point out that Mahogany graces you with INDIVIDUAL butter tubs for your bread. I’ve never been more impressed.
We got to meet the newest member of our work family last week! Baby Colbi was super excited about our selfie. ❤️
Speaking of work family, allow me a second to brag on these hilarious, precious girls. I love them! We may or may not have made an ice cream run in 40 degree weather.
And I’m pretty sure Michaela and I were separated at birth. She shares my obsession of goldfish and Reese’s, and we even have almost-matching engagement rings! 💍
The thing that’s gone the most right this year? This man. 💙 He is the most supportive husband and the best friend ever.
Jack likes him too.
Hope you all have the most wonderful Christmas week, full of things going right! 😉🎄😘