Daily Disciplines: Day One Hundred Nine

Writing ‘Thank You’ cards, going over the weekly schedule, doing laundry, and we even managed to slip in an episode of our favorite tv show! Cook Family 3.0 isn’t ALL work and isn’t ALL play, we like to mix it up… Keep life interesting.
[Heres the only decent shot we got from our big April Birthday Party-Pooloza. We probably should have started out with a picture, cause boy were we BEAT! Running around playing arcade games for a few hours will wear you out.]

Daily Disciplines: Day Two Hundred Forty Seven

Planning can be tough on your own, it’s nice to have help. Crafting can be tough on your own, it’s nice to have help.

Eating tons of taco salad can be tough on your own, it’s nice to have help. 

Cleaning up after a bangin craft night with some great girls can be tough on your own, it’s nice to have help. 

Shoutout to my peeps for lots of laughs and so much craft. My heart is so full.

[Adam and I are working in the youth department at church and loving it! Tonight I hosted a girls craft night and it was a hit. We had a taco salad bar and then decorated our initials. I’m hoping we can have more nights like this, owning a home has been a huge help!]

[Note: today was also my spouse’s birthday. Some he had to work and the craft night was today I wanted to make his morning special. I saw something like this on Pinterest awhile ago: get some balloons, and try memories or photos to the ends and surprise them in the morning with the balloons and memories! I decided to try it. 27 balloons and 27 handwritten memories later, we had this:

 It doesn’t seem like it, but Adam is buried under that quilt and very much asleep! I woke him up by singing a good ol happy birthday! It was a cray cray day, but so wonderful.]

Daily Disciplines: Day Two Hundred Seven

I fell asleep before I posted my DD yesterday, but this one is related. I sent out another batch of happy mail on Friday, so it was only proper that I take the time to organize my new card boxes. For several years I’ve been keeping birthday cards, anniversary cards, thank you card, and other kind notes from friends and family in one ugly shoe box. Since I’ve gotten married this box had exploded! To solve this, I bought a box for my cards, Adam’s cards and then a box apiece for our little notes we write each other. It was crazy to look back and find cards from my 13th birthday, THAT WAS 10 YEARS AGO!!! It made my heart happy to see how loved I am.


Daily Disciplines: Day One Hundred Seven

People don’t need what I need, they need that they need. In my everyday interactions I’m doing my best to remember this and extend grace to others and myself. This is hard. Blah.

[I haven’t gushed about my AMAZING birthday present from Adam yet! In a way accepting this gift was a big mental DD step forward: I didn’t feel like I deserved the gift because it “cost too much money”. Having said all that, I’m humbled by how thoughtful this surprise was and I appreciate my seatbelt purse SO much, Adam.]


[This picture doesn’t even come close to doing this bag justice. Check out Harvey’s here.]

Daily Disciplines: Day One Hundred Three

I relaxed! I also painted my toenails, sunbathed, and watched Adam do something that makes him feel alive. Today was a perfect birthday eve.

[Adam grew up with a creek in his backyard and he still LOVES to play in water! It’s not something we do often, but I let Adam redirect water and even play with a leech! I feel so great when I know he’s getting to do something that makes him feel alive.]