Things I want to remember

Giving a devotional on the book of Esther at my church. I loved it! I’m so glad my mom could come, too. She had to do some unexpected traveling that day for a family emergency, but made sure she saw me speak first. Thanks, mom! If anyone wants me to post about the actual devotional, I would love to.


How hard working and talented my husband is.ย Kitchen renovations have been happening in the Zottola household!


How wonderfully challenging it is to write and edit a book.


How much I adore animals. Everything about them makes me so happy. I would love to have another dog. Andย a cat or two. I just need to convince Jimmy๐Ÿ˜‰.

Pet sitting

How lovely freshly baked bread and cookies smell and taste.


That I can’t trust Lola as much as I’d like to. The little miss has been quite the escape artist lately! I was mowing the lawn on Saturday and she snuck out our back door (while Jimmy was working on our kitchen renovations) and blew past me. I ran after her and thankfully caught her. Jimmy carried her home and she looked so guilty. It was actually really cute, haha. It’s comforting to know she still has lots of spunk, even though she’s almost 10-years-old.


And just for fun, one thing I’d like to forget is the feeling of accidentally dropping our oven on my foot while Jimmy and I were moving it. I thought about posting a picture buuuuutย I don’t think anyone really wants to see it๐Ÿ˜‰.

What is one thing you want to remember?

What is one thing you want to forget?

5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Five things I’m thankful for today:

1. Sunshine
2. Coffee
3. God’s love
4. A bed to sleep in
5. Passion

Four random pictures from my life lately:


1. Spent time with one the best dogs in the whole wide world.


2. Spring has sprung!



3. & 4. Baked challah with my sister-in-law

Three things I want to do right now:
1. Garden
2. Travel
3. Give Lola a sibling

Two Bible verses I’m currently loving:

1. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)

2. Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. Luke 18:1 (NIV)

One book I’m currently reading:

1. The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife’s Memoir by Patricia Harmon

What are you thankful for today?

What are you currently reading?