If we were having coffee this morning, we'd be sitting at my tiny kitchen table and chatting while Noah practiced learning to eat blueberry oatmeal with a spoon. (Which is proving to be a messy process since Noah HATES bibs.) But, we'd be drinking cinnamon coffee because FALL IS COMING, and I just can't hold off any longer.
If we were having coffee this morning, I'd tell you that I'm dying to go camping. Jason and I went camping about 20 times before I got pregnant, and we haven't been in almost 2 years. Someone recently gave me this cookbook, I now all I want to do is pack up the car and cook over an open fire...
I mean don't you want some Whisky BBQ chicken with Spicy Slaw or Cowboy Hotdogs? We are planning a big trip this fall with friends, but I might just go for it and try something impromptu in the next few weeks.
If we were having coffee this morning, I'd tell you that Noah and I love his new bike carrier. We go on long rides a couple times each week and it has been GLORIOUS!
If we were having coffee with morning, I'd tell you that Noah has slept through the night 3 times in the last week! After over a year of not sleeping, I've gotten a solid 7 hours of sleep 3 times this week. I feel like a new woman. Noah is also finally drinking whole milk, which means that we are down to 2 feedings a day. Hallelujah! I feel really guilty for saying this and I know crunchy moms everywhere will judge me, but I can't wait to be done breastfeeding. It is a really sweet bond with your child, but apart from that I kind of hate it. I hate the smell, I hate leaking, I hate trying to find a place to safely nurse in public... and I made it a year, so I'm ready to get him off the juice.
If we were having coffee this morning, I'd tell you that we celebrated our third anniversary, Noah's first birthday, and Jason's twenty-eighth birthday in the past month. Life can be really hard, but it can also be really good.
If we were having coffee this morning, I'd ask what God is doing in your life, and tell you that he is teaching me a lot about trust. I feel like there are so many situations in my life and in my people's lives where all I can do is pray and believe that God knows what he is doing. Many problems require action, but some just don't have an obvious or easy solution. Some just leave you powerless, unless you trust that there is something happening we can't fully see or understand. Proverbs 3:5-6 has been a bedrock for me lately, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." Circumstances might not always make sense to me, but he is still God.
If we were having coffee this morning, I'd tell you that I'm reading Dinner: A Love Story and I love it! It is a cookbook and a memoir of Jenny's family dinners. An editor in NYC, she's been keeping a journal of every meal her and her husband ate since 1998. I'm especially grateful for the whole section on new parenthood, where the dinners are fast and her and her husband are in survival mode. I can relate just a little... Her blog is super cute too!
If we were having coffee this afternoon, I'd ask you where in the world did this summer go? I'm eager for autumn, but I hope it's less of a blur than the last three months!