hello, i’m new here!

I am linking up with Kelly for my first “official” seven quick takes! I wrote one awhile ago but did not understand the whole link up process…rookie (thanks for explaining it to me, Tamara 😀 ).

1. I recently received my first semester class list for law school! I was so excited and immediately was taken back to being a fourth grader driving my purple bike to the elementary school to find out who my teacher was for the new year. I would peddle like crazy and then call my friends when I got home to whoop it up. I may or may not have excitedly texted my entire family. I can’t wait to get back to school!!

2. Last week I deleted my Facebook account in preparation for my new year. My hope is that I can spend more intentional time with my husband and little babe. I have started to notice that instead of using this free time more effectively for my soul I have fallen into just wasting this time in other ways….So here is to a new week to begin again and strive for holiness!

3. This post I wrote is still very true all week and this morning. Lord have mercy on us.

4. On some lighter notes… I have become e-pals with a college friend! I love writing letters but tapping it out is much faster. I am excited to keep up with her. My mom emails her 5 sisters every week and I remember perching behind her while she read them.

5. My parents are coming to visit this weekend and I can’t wait!! Last year, as FOCUS missionaries we were placed in Gainesville, FL (which is quite the leap from my home state of South Dakota!) We now reside in Kansas…still a trek for my SD living parents (almost to the ND line) but much closer.

6. Do you have any nail polish brand recommendations? I am a terrible nail biter and notice that I don’t bite them as much when they are painted. I am looking for a nice brand that will last more than three days! 🙂

7. Gosh it’s hard to think of seven things… Do you ever stop being embarrassed when your babe toots in public places? My son, James, just turned one and I still get red!!!

Thanks for bearing with me 🙂

 

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9 thoughts on “hello, i’m new here!

  1. Welcome to the party!
    Isn’t it so eye opening to notice how you use your time? I typically give up all extraneous tech use during naptime for Lent every year. Every year I re-remember how easy it is to fall into other time wasting habits. I do make progress with every round so it’s not all for naught!

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  2. Welcome to the Quick Takes! Congratulations on starting Law School!

    Little ones tooting in public – yes, you get over it, but unfortunately not until they start doing things that are much worse. Once my then-4 year old asked, nice and loudly in a grocery store, “Mom, why is that lady so FAT?” I just about melted on the spot.

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  3. Found you through the Quick Takes and so glad I did! I’m so impressed that you’re starting law school after having a baby! Sometimes, I feel like I’m denying a vocation to teaching but I feel so conflicted about staying at home with my children or not. Maybe you’ve posted on this before, but I would love to hear the process of how you came to that decision.

    I turned my facebook account off for a few months and felt like I could breathe more freely without feeling the need to constantly check it, so I’m thinking I might consider that again.

    Also, I was a lifelong nail biter until I chipped one of my teeth from it! It was so minor that I didn’t realize what had happened and then I was reading a blog a few weeks later and the blogger had done the exact same thing except it was a major tooth chip. That has pretty much made me given up nail biting completely.

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    1. Thank you for reading! I too feel like I can breathe now without Facebook. I have been planning on writing the post about going back to school so hopefully this week sometime it will be up. I will re-comment on this with the link when it is up and running 🙂 It helps so much to talk with other mothers with similar situations and passions. I can’t believe about the chipped tooth- that’s crazy!! I think that would get me to stop as well!

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      1. Perfect! I’m headed over to read it now! And yes to having mom friends with similar situations and passions! That’s makes all the difference. Sometimes I want to give up social media completely, but I’ve made so many connections here with like-minded and encouraging women ❤

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  4. Thanks for linking up! Good luck with law school! And I’m totally in awe of your mom; I only have one sister and I’m lucky if we get in one text based chat a week!

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