What I Learned in April

Hi y’all!

I’m still here. We finally have the construction from termite damage done at the condo and we’re working on a few projects and getting everything put back together. While we get those wrapped up, I wanted to share what I’ve learned in the last month.

ONE. It’s possible to love someone you haven’t seen in person. 

I HAVE A NEPHEW!! He was born on Tuesday, April 28 and he is absolutely perfect. We’re traveling to meet him soon and I CANNOT wait!


TWO. Tiling a backsplash isn’t as hard as I thought it would be. 

Don’t get me wrong, it was still hard and Matt really did what I think are the hardest parts, but it only took a few hours!




THREE. Shauna Niequist can always put into words the ideas that I’ve had swirling around in my head. 

I had been realizing lately that the last couple of years I think I have been increasingly focused on what I want my life to look like and who I want to be. I want to be ok leaving the non-essential things behind. Shauna Niequist a post On Narrowing that I absolutely loved –

“There’s a narrowing that takes place as you grow up, I think—you leave more and more behind: things other people want you to be, things you thought you might want to be, ways of living that never did actually fit, like shoes that are a little too tight.”


FOUR. Trixie’s joy is contagious. 

I mean, just look at this picture.


FIVE. You have to ask.  

I help teach kids’ Sunday School at church and it’s easy for me to feel like I need to be there every week. This month, though, I asked for subs so that we could go to the beach with friends and go meet my nephew in a few weeks. Others were glad to pitch in and help and it was a good reminder that I need to be willing to ask for help and to remember that I’m not irreplaceable.

I hope that you all have a wonderful week!


I’m linking up with Emily at Chatting at the SkyYou can see my other Friday and What I Learned posts here.