May 7, 2016

This week’s learned, links, and thankfulness…

I’ve had this nasty cold/cough for a few weeks now and haven’t been feeling much like myself. I’ve been sleeping in (my body has been needing it), but I miss my 5am wake up and quiet time (my soul sorely misses it).

Oh … Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel reuniting to sing “For Good” is really sooooooo good. Puts me in the mood to put on my Wicked musical soundtrack.

Well, hello there peanut butter cheesecake!

I’m thinking of baking myself oatmeal pecan pie for Mother’s Day. I’m kind of craving it.

We are all doing a happy dance that standardized testing is done. Woot! Woot!

I love the new stripe tees and shoes on Everlane.

Such a cool vintage wall hanging!

All sorts of yes and amen and seeing my need for Jesus in this article, “Parenting is First About My Sin.”

It’s playoff season in the NBA and we are enjoying cheering our Spurs on. #gospursgo

Any Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming friends here? We will be driving through on our road trip and would love any suggestions for things we must stop and see.

Hope you have a chill weekend friends!

7 comments on “huzzah!”

  • Holly says:

    I’m from Nebraska! You must see a Nebraska sunrise or sunset outside of city limits! A Nebraska country sunset/sunrise is beautiful… And so beautiful over fields of corn (but if your road trip is soon you won’t see the corn just yet). The Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo is quite fantastic and is one of the top zoos in the US! A must see. Omaha also has an awesome children’s museum and the Old Market has some cool shops and a lovely ice cream shop (Ted and Wally’s).

    I will also add that I do not live in Omaha and I’m from rural Nebraska so I hope that if you do any of these activities you aren’t disappointed in them. Nebraska is an amazing state full of it’s own kind of beauty and some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. However, it’s not quite as cool as California! Omaha is where my husband and I travel for a mini road trip and to experience “city life”.

    Lastly, I’ve read your blog for years and never comment. Thanks for sharing your life in this space. I love reading about motherhood. I have a 2 year old daughter and baby #2 due early October. Your love and godliness mothering really encourages me. Happy Mother’s Day!

  • Amanda says:

    That cough/cold would worry me. A run of the mill cold bug doesn’t generally last for weeks in a healthy adult. I hope all is well!

  • kathy says:

    i agree with holly, above, about the zoo and old town in omaha. and for more in nebraska will add:

    have a picnic along the platte river.

    find a summer-time fair like the swedish festival in stromsburg (couple hours west of omaha) … rides, arcade games, food, …

    for great food and service, eat at “chances ‘r” in york (half-hour south of stromsburg).

    if you are driving east/west along i-80 through iowa:

    just a bit south and east of des moines is pella, a small dutch community with some sweet shops and dutch pastries (you’ve missed their beautiful tulip festival).

    stop at the amana colonies (seven quaint little historic villages) near iowa city for a great general store and yummy baked goods.

    and do not speed along i-80, especially in nebraska!!!

    i am in des moines and have other ideas, if you want.

    happy, safe travels!


    • Holly says:


      I’ve never eaten at Chances R but I have heard great things about that place. Maybe that should be on my summer bucket list! 🙂

      Also… Yelp always helps us find cool places in Omaha to eat.

  • Kerri says:

    I second the Omaha zoo! A restaurant I think you would like would be Modern Love (Omaha, NE). It’s pretty tiny so be sure to make reservations.

  • Kristen says:

    My parents have been to the Nebraska fossil beds and find it amazing, and not crowded

    In Wyoming I’d recommend Lander. A great interesting small town with amazing geological features at It’s not yellowstone by any means but really beautiful and uncrowded and would offer some swimming wading options. let me know if you want more info.

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