A very wordly way of saying it is, "Slow the crap down, woman." That's if you have a sense of humor, but in all seriousness I am learning to rest in Him, not to be caught up in work or doing & going, but to be close to Jesus and enjoy the people around me. With all of that and a date night with my husband last night, I didn't get around to posting as I had planned, so here it is now.
It's been far to long since I've hanged out with my mom or since the three of us really went anywhere as having a nice yard (unlike last year) really keeps us close to home. Yesterday I decided to take my mom and son to a place called Hot Cakes in Ballard, WA. Boy am I happy that we went! That place has the best Creme Brûlée that I have tried yet. It's got this yummy thick crunchy and sugary top with a real big vanilla taste on the inside and a side of rhubarb compote. Tin tried his first milkshake and a few hours later when we got home his daddy finished it. Later we went to visit the Ballard Locks and enjoyed a nice stroll in the botanical gardens.
It was just an awesome day yesterday. It's been so long since we did this that it was really a treat to cherish. Slowly I am coming around to just resting in Him and doing things through Him without the running around to get this and that done as it was completely draining me. I still have a lot to learn in how to be still so I can hear His voice, but that comes with practice.
Have you found moments to just be still? At one point it felt like I was doing something so wrong, felt like I was lost without the doing. Have you ever felt like that?!
Warning, this post is very pink and filled with many peony pictures as my house is currently full of them.
I've been working on an editorial this week so aside from work there's been nothing much going on here. In these moments I am truly thankful for a backyard where Tin can run around, play and be outdoors. Now that I finished with all my work I'm excited to see what the rest of this week holds for us. Our warm days in the 80's have gone away and we are now left with 60 degree weather for the next 10 days. Wow, I'm talking about weather like I would with a stranger.
There has been something that I've been thinking about. Like this article about Instagram Envy Effect. It talks about how comments in conversation come up like, “I gave up Facebook for Lent, and I realized I’m a lot happier without it.” Or like this, “Pinterest makes me hate my house.” Or like this: “I stopped following a friend on Instagram, and now that I don’t see nonstop snapshots of her perfect life, I like her better.” I agree with the article, but at the same time I don't. I show a lot of pretty on my instagram feeds, blogs and Facebook, I know that other people's lives 'look' perfect, but are NOT. When it comes to me, I surround myself in beauty as the world is filled with too much ugly and if someone has issues with the beauty I surround myself in, well that's sad. I might be missing the point here, but Envy Effect has come up more than once. I want to see people's pretty, the good side of life as there is so much bad news everywhere else. Are people really okay with all the bad we hear nowadays?! Does my dirty bedroom really inspire people? Nope, therefore I'll show something that does. Again, I might be missing the point here, but I love to see other people's beautiful lives. I agree with the article where she say's lets connect and not compare though. I've also been doing a lot of self searching and where my heart is in all of this, do I post to show off, do I post to inspire or do I post to share. I had to answer some tough questions as I want my heart to be right when I post.
Please enjoy these 'pretty' pictures and my 'pretty & clean' house, oh and my 'perfectly' adorable son.