I decided it was a good time to check in and share all the
newsworthy life things that have been going on lately.
Let’s just jump in, with no rhyme or reason.
The new (old) job
The new (old) job has been going well.
Working close to home has been unbelievably nice. I can come home for lunch, I have no traffic, no commute, and get to sleep longer since the drive is so short!
I’m not gonna lie, I miss the every other Fridays off. However, I love having a shorter work day. The days would drag on at my old job, which made everything but that one Friday off feel like an eternity. Something can definitely be said about having a regular work schedule and getting home at a decent time. That’s important too.
As mentioned before, I also have the best boss ever who genuinely cares, which makes a huge difference.
We travelled to the DC area for work last week so I could meet the team I’m working with and get a rundown on everything I’m taking on.
So yeah, that’s the work update!
Speaking of traveling
We kicked off June in crazy fashion!
Aside from football season, our lives are pretty uneventful from week to week.
So to have two major events jam packed into a single weekend was darn near overload for the B-Love house. Haha
June began with a wedding in Tulsa Saturday night.
We got up early that day and headed up for lunch at Los Cabos. It’s a delicious casual Mexican restaurant in the Tulsa area.
Afterward, it was off to a furniture store to look at a piece we’ve wanted to buy but wasn’t in stock in OKC.
We bought the piece and headed to the hotel where all Will’s family was staying.
It was so very nice to see that side of the family! We don’t see his dad’s side nearly as often as we see his mom’s side. It was so good to catch up and see everyone. We really ought to do it more often!
We got ready and watched Will’s cousin get hitched. It was beautiful.
We stayed at the reception about an hour but left before they even cut the cake (trust me, it wasn’t my choice).
We changed clothes and got on the road as soon as possible. We opted for a late (and healthy) dinner of McDonald’s drive through food.
Along with half of Oklahoma.
30 minutes later, and we were back on the highway.
We got home about midnight, unloaded the car, and went to sleep!
We were back at it just a wink later. This time we were headed to the complete opposite end of the state to celebrate a 90th birthday party for Will’s grandpa!
Before the party, a large group of us ate lunch together at his grandparent’s house. Will’s parents had an equally late night in Tulsa, so we were all a little tired. Nonetheless, it was nice to see that side of the family too.
Basically two family reunions in a single weekend!
The birthday party was so much fun! I love Will’s family so much and am so thankful I married into such a good one.
And yes, I made a point to have cake at this celebration since I didn’t the night before.
So yeah, two major events across opposite ends of the state in a single weekend. It was a busy one.
As for other travels, I mentioned my DC trip earlier.
When I was out of town, poor Lucy missed me so much!
Which is surprising, considering Will is her absolute favorite.
Anyway, we’re one or those families that let our dog sleep with us.
However, the whole time I was gone, Lucy wouldn’t sleep in the bed! Will would try, but she’d act funny and just end up on he floor all night. Sad!
Since we’re talking dog stuff...
We’ve been taking the pups for walks outside.
I know this probably isn’t mind blowing to you, but trust me, it is.
Aside from running around in the back yard every now and then, our Littles haven’t spent much time outside.
They’re very pampered pups and still have puppy soft paws. 🙈
Yep. Those dog people.
Anyway, these old dogs are like total puppies when we go! It’s adorable and so funny. They do such a good job on their leashes and are quite popular with the neighborhood.
So you might have noticed my Flickr feed is gone.
I received a creepy message from someone about my pictures and thought it was probably time to make everything on my account private!
The problem, though, is that it means nothing comes up in my Flickr feed.
And all my 3 friends who read this won’t be able to see all the
exciting pictures of my dogs, things I eat, and OU football games.
I figure I’ll do photo dumps from time to time here, but I figured I should address the lack of pictures on the right hand side of the old blog!
One of the perks of my new job is that I no longer have to get up at 4:00 to get in a weekday workout.
It was so hard to do it before, and I drastically changed my workout schedule because of it, dropping down to only two weekday workouts. Of course, I’d save my long workouts for the weekend, but I definitely hated only working out twice during the week. Sleep is just as important, though, so I made it work and adjusted my diet.
With the new job, I eventually plan on increasing my weekday workouts to three. I’ve been doing a variety of at-home workouts during the week. Every time is different.
Right now I’m loving YouTube’s Millionaire Hoy workouts. He’s got a series called “BOOM” right now and it’s so much darn fun- and quick. Perfect for weekdays.
Other things I feel you have to know
Will and I have been watching Full House on Nick at Night like they’re going out of style.
Not gonna lie, while I loved it growing up, it’s kind of lost its luster for me.
I’ve watched them all way too many times.
Kinda like Saved By the Bell.
Anyway, Will cracks me up because he’s way more into it than I am. It’s kind of cute.
So, at my previous job I worked downtown where you had access to everything you needed.
We had a Friday tradition of walking somewhere to get breakfast first thing in the morning. It was such a fun treat! I’ve decided to keep the tradition alive by getting coffee every Friday on my way to work.
Not exactly as fun as breakfast with friends, but still a treat nonetheless.
I told Will I want to become a Friday regular where I go. “Like- I want them to know my name and what I get.”
We had quite possibly the most disastrous/hilarious Mother’s Day ever, but unfortunately I don’t think Will is going to let me share it with you guys.
Still too fresh.
Maybe next year?
Speaking of holidays, we watched a fireworks show with my parents and Layla last weekend and it was so nice! We brought the Bigs, and they were very well behaved. Poor guys, they get scared by the noise, but they did well having us nearby.
I’m doing Priscilla Shirer’s Armor of
God study this summer with a group online and is is so so good.
When I was younger, I used to pray on the armor every single day.
Then one day I stopped. I let my guard down and became so very vulnerable to satan’s schemes. I was easy fodder.
As the Lord drew me back to Him, I’ve diligently prayed on the armor every single day for the past few years. I need to be clothed in it and ready for spiritual warfare every single day.
This study is such a good wake up call and reminder that we face a very real adversary who wants to destroy our Christian walk. We can’t make it easy for him!
I would highly recommend you buy the book and go through the study.
My stars, I’ve talked your ear off! I think that’s a pretty good comprehensive list of everything (I’d certainly hope so!).
I hope you’re doing well. What do I need to know about you!?