Today I… Couldn’t help but share some photos from a hike we did up in SF this past weekend. So gorgeous!! The trail we went on was called Lands Ends in the presidio area. At first it was a little foggy, but then.. It was as if the heavens opened up and a beam of sunshine pointed down on us and we all sang, “Aahhhhh!!” Just kidding, but it really became the perfect weather.
Today I… Thought I’d share little tidbits of our weekend happenings in the lovely city of SF. First of all.. So much fun and chill… All we did was hang out with our cool and aca-awesome friend Ryan! 😉 (We made him watch Pitch Perfect too. Hehe)
Today I… Wanted to reflect about an amazing weekend I had serving/volunteering at our church retreat. It’s been soooo long since I’ve had the pleasure of volunteering to do anything. I used to be all about it! Anyway this past weekend my sister and I were able to do just that. Our church had one of their many confirmation retreats for the youth (high school age) and I was able to serve with her as a chaperone. It basically consisted of me setting up chairs for certain activities, passing out baby wipes when the teens made masks, and simply being present to witness the transformation of young people discovering God for the first time.
It was really refreshing to be able to witness some of the youth completely moved by some of the talks and skits. It honestly made me reflect about my own personal journey and where I was when I first found God.
The theme for the weekend was “The Lost are Found.” The highlight, for me, was being able to serve with my sister and see her in her element. She is an amazing singer and she sang with the band during the pinnacle part of the weekend, Eucharistic Adoration. Every time she sings, I cry.
It is honestly inspiring to serve with her and all of these amazing young adults who sacrifice an entire weekend of their time to do this. I struggled and I even got to go home at night! A lot of them have full time jobs and have exhausting weeks at work and then still have the energy to do retreats.. Without using any technology! Boggles my mind! Anywho.. Great weekend. I thank God for the opportunity and for an amazing husband who watched our daughter while I was gone. Woo!
source I couldn’t have said it better myself.
1) sick babe It’s been so sad to see her like this. She caught a running nose last week and has been trying to fight it. Good news is she finally got all of her shots at the dr’s last week. Oh! And she weighs 19lbs! (That was for you Jen and Tina)
I’ve been full force doing bridesmaid stuff for my BFF’s upcoming Italian nuptials. (So excited! We purchased our tickets already!) Of course the bride chose ‘sparkles’ as her theme, bright and bubbly, just like her! Super f
5) dry hands galore…
Weather changes are so awful for my skin. I was doing the dishes the other day and since my hands get so so dry.. They just cracked in 3 different spots. At least it made a cool pattern.
Can’t wait until her 1st Birthday!!!
What she can do at 10 months:
-say “mama,” “dada,” “bye bye,” “bah bah”
-stand without holding anything for 5 seconds
-can almost walk
-drink from a sippy cup on her own
-pick up foods with two fingers
-doesn’t sleep through the night (wah!)
-play independently for over 30 minutes (woohoo!)
-laugh, smile, wine, cry