Blogging in between

It seems like Thursday is my blog day lately! Probably because I typically have Thursdays off from my regular job. I’m pet sitting two dogs today, so I’m blogging in between visits to the pups.

I just wanted to share some random pictures and thoughts from my life lately, as usual!

Let’s start with books, one of my favorite things to talk about.


I picked up a book from the Christian book store last week and I’m enjoying it. It was the first time I’ve bought a book in months and months, so it was quite a treat. Adopted for Life is about the priority of adoption for Christian families and churches. The author is great at relating adoption with how Christians are adopted into God’s family. It’s a pretty dense book, so I’ve been reading a few pages each day and really pondering the scripture references and the author’s points.

As I’ve mentioned before, adoption is something Jimmy and I talk and pray about a lot. I’ve had it on my heart since I was a young girl (and even mentioned it years ago here on the blog). As much as I want to just know what the future holds in terms of children, I am continually learning to trust that God has it all figured out. Whatever His plan is will be amazing.


Even at 10-years-old, Lola still keeps me on my toes. She hasn’t got into the garbage in months, so I’m sure you can imagine mine and Jimmy’s surprise when we came home from church and a quick pet sitting run at like 9:30 pm to find garbage all over the kitchen floor. Oh Lola, you are a goober!


My sister-in-law and I painted ceramics together this week. It was so nice to talk, laugh at our painting skills, and do something creative. I really needed that relaxation time, and I always enjoy hanging out with my sister-in-law!


I’m trying to start back up a little Sunday tradition that my dad and I had going before I got married. One of us would buy the Pittsburgh Post Gazette each Sunday and then share it with the other after they finished reading through it.

Jimmy and I stopped at a gas station to fill up his truck and I went inside to buy coffee this past Sunday afternoon. When I saw the newspaper near the cash register, I bought it and sent my dad a picture asking if he wanted me to bring it to him when I would see him at Sunday night church. Of course, he said yes. Tradition reinstated! I love my dad.

Alright, I’m off to pet sit and then I’m going to figure out what to bake to bring to an Origami Owl party tomorrow night. I’m so excited! I hope everyone has a great day🙂

From Lola with Love

Hey guys. It’s me, Lola.

I have a confession to make. I’ve ate a ton of cat litter since Malcolm joined our family. I just can’t help myself. I think it tastes so good. I also chewed a cutting board. Sometimes I just don’t know what to do with myself!


Do I look guilty?

I’m adjusting to my new brother. I’d love to snuggle with him, but he just wants to play with me. Malcolm certainly makes life interesting around here!

I enjoy fall and the cooler weather here in Pittsburgh, but I get allergies at this time of year. Ugh. I’ve been biting my paws like crazy and had to go to the vet for an ear infection. My mom gives me medicine hidden inside spoonfuls of peanut butter, so I can’t complain too much. Allergies have their perks.

Guess what I did for the first time last week!


I visited the groomer! She brushed me, gave me a bath, cleaned my ears, trimmed my nails, put a snazzy new bandana around my neck, and even spritzed me with dog perfume. It was the perfect spa day.

Alright, I better get going. My mom is going to leave for work, so I better say goodbye to her and give her a big kiss. Have a great day!

From Lola with love❤