Made a measuring stick! This also signifies my first time driving outside of our neighborhood. A friend needed help transporting some wood from the store so I drove her there and picked up some wood for myself. I haven’t driven far by myself yet as I need another pair of eyes on the road (or pedestrians). Fun fact: it’s my 4th driver’s license in the 4 years I’ve been driving. 2 states, 2 countries other than the US.
I have a lot more photos of places we went while my family was here, but I’ll be posting them in separate posts because it’s a lot of pictures!
favorite recipes// fig tartlets // pumpkin chocolate chip coconut flour muffins (or quick bread) // maple glazed kabocha squash // couscous stuffed tomatoes // Japanese curry from scratch // soaked baked oatmeal (so good with steel cut oats) // spinach artichoke chicken // spinach artichoke egg casserole
reading of late// not much. It’s been kind of crazy with settling in and family visiting!
thinking about// what church is and if or how it’s different when you’re only somewhere for a year // El Faro, Psalm 107, Eternal Father Strong to Save, and many prayers for everyone we know on the water. // “The heart is as impossible to satisfy as the grave – until Jesus enters it, and then it is an overflowing cup.” – Charles Spurgeon
what brings joy// S’s laughter and cuddles // being all together // Studio Ghibli movies // exploring // Japanese food // quiet evenings with craft projects, tea or cocoa, and Doctor Who // finishing IBCD level 1 and passing the exam!
Miss Munchkin// walks everywhere. She likes to strut around the house playing with her belly fat or patting her chest. I’m thankful we’re over jet lag but teething is hitting us pretty hard right now.
writing// I posted another part of Javi’s Cafe, but writing has been on break right now due to everything else that’s going on, but I’m actually enjoying it.