The past couple weeks have been very fun in our family lately. My husband and I celebrated

years of marriage and I got a whole year older! Wahoo! August is always a fun filled month for us, remembering our wedding day and how far we have come since then.

Not only have we been married for three years, but we have lived in two different states together already and now we have one little baby on the way. I can't wait until he looks at our child with as much adoration and love as he does for his niece. I am truly blessed by this man and how much he loves me.

For my birthday I made shawarma. If you don't know what that is, you need to. It's like a gyro, but packed with many different flavors. When my Mom and I went to Romania last year my Uncle introduced us to this delicacy. I've been hooked ever since then. When I talk to my Uncle on the phone he always mentions it to me and I just start drooling over the flavors from then. Being pregnant does NOT help this situation at all. I finally convinced him to tell me the flavors and I made my own version. Needless to say, it was SO good. My husband even enjoyed it. When you hear pita bread, pickles, garlic mayo, ketchup, fries, spicy chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and onions all on the pita bread make a delicious dinner, you would think I was crazy. Try it, I dare you. I've got my husband hooked and he hates onions, tomatoes and pickles. But somehow all those flavors work really well together.

This is shawarma. Deliciousness.

It's funny how God works in your heart and just tells you to let go of what you are envious of and trust in Him. He has such an awesome plan for us, yet I always feel the need to do it myself, without His help. It always fails. Or sometimes it works, but it never turns out as good as I wanted it to. There's His funny sense of humor again.
He will make our plans succeed, but I have to trust in His timing for us, not by my own doing. His timing is perfect, I just need to let go.

Birthday mani/pedi this year consisted of fall colors. I'm ready for summers high's of 90's and 100's to disperse and bring way to cooler temps. Monday I will be traveling to Seattle where it's already in the 60's there. I. Am. Psyched. So excited for warm drinks, scarves, hats, gloves and trees shedding. It's going to be so pretty and crisp. I can feel it.

Until next time,


Gone campin'.

Our campsite
We went camping this past weekend. Got away from the heat of Boise. It's been a HOT summer in this state. We were hoping for relief of heat from the Nevada summers, we got about a 10 degree relief, which when it's over 100 degrees doesn't count for much. But, we did enjoy camping by a lake.
It was a nice little weekend getaway back to mountains. Once baby comes along we won't get to do this nearly as often, even though we will definitely try.

My sweet CLEAN Casper changed colors on the way up to the lake. The smiling front was fine...the back, not so much. 

We enjoyed being next to the lake so much. We aren't fisherman people, but I do kind of wish we would have brought a fishing rode. Seemed like the perfect place to read a book and wait for fish to bite. 

 No fishes for us, but definitely some BAD mosquito bites. Even with both of us constantly spraying ourselves. Josh got it worse than me, good thing we had some hydrocortizone cream in the first aid kit. That helped keep the itches away and the swelling down. 

Despite the mosquito bites and dirty dirty car, we enjoy bringing our ENO hammocks with us everywhere! Even on plane rides, "just in case" we find a place to hang our hammocks. Josh enjoyed a nap in his with the pup and I enjoyed finishing a good book. 
All while we had this view of the lake from our hanging lunch spot. Bliss. 

God has been so good to us lately. We've dealt with unexpected expenses from moving, our bills getting messed up in every which way, still not finding a church home, no friends and a new city. But despite all that, we still lean on Christ and His ultimate plan for our lives on why we are here. We have a baby on the way and new changes coming our way very soon. I can't wait to see what this new season brings us.