Friday, June 14, 2013

Quick Takes 12

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Yes, I know that I have been doing mostly Quick Takes lately but I promise I will write something more substantial soon. It has been pretty adventurous around here so I have not been able to sit and write for a long period of time.

So...... we got the house that I was talking about last week! We picked up the lease yesterday and will drop it off signed with the deposit today and we will get the keys on the 22nd and hopefully move in by July 1st. I am so excited! I can't wait to paint the kitchen. I will post before and after pics as well as show you my favorite part of the house, the fireplace. I was telling JJ I am so excited to spend Christmas there in front of the fireplace. I have always wanted a fireplace and to live in a house, I grew up in apartments and duplexes all my life so I am ready to take on the challenge of a house. We get to have a dog here so we will be looking into getting a dog probably after we come back from Alabama. I would not want to leave a dog alone for a whole week! We will need to find a washer and dryer for the house which will be costly but we are also going to look into a hand me down from people we know or craigs.list. We are thinking of getting just a washer first and trying a clothes line for a little bit or just going to the launder mat for the first couple months. 
I have been on a smoothie kick for the last couple months, I have one pretty much daily. Our freezer has been stocked with frozen fruit. I am hoping to go tot the farmer's market soon to pick up an abundance of blueberries to freeze them. My favorite combination has been blueberries, cherries, mango, spinach, a splash of pomegranate juice/water and a splash of coconut milk. I have tried to put a protein powder in there but I can't get past the graininess. I also tried putting sunflower seed butter and that wasn't too bad.

JJ is still not back to work. He went in for a couple days last week and then they had him sitting at home again. So he went in yesterday to ask for his lay off papers so that he could go back to the union hiring hall and get work through another company. We are hoping his number is called soon and that he starts working steady again! It feels kind of crazy to be moving into a house w/ JJ not working but we are surprisingly at peace about it all. Prayers would be appreciated for work to happen soon.


The IF support group has been going great! At our meeting last night we talked about Saints that are related to IF. Everyone brought some great info. and put  a lot of effort into it. It is so nice to have a group that we can go to on a regular basis, share with one another and pray for one another. The couples that we have met through this group are such wonderful people.


I have been a bad book club member. I have only read the 1st chapter of the book we are reading this month and I was the one that suggested it! We are reading Jane Austen's Persuasion which I have not read before but I have seen the movie. I really like the story line but I have not been able to get my head in that academic space, I may have bit off more than I can chew this month especially with all the other stuff going on.

Tomorrow a good friend and fellow blogger will be getting ordained to the priesthood! Woohoo! We are so excited for him. He and JJ have been friends for a very long time and had a hip hop group together back in the day. My heart is over joyed for him and the Church for gaining such a wonderful holy man to be a priest. I have to go find water proof mascara for tomorrow because I know I will cry.

I forgot to mention last week that I had the privilege of meeting this lovely blogger! JJ and I got to go to lunch with her after our NaPro Dr. appt. She was in town for work and it all worked out. It was so nice to meet her in person! This was my first ever blogger meet up and I can't wait for more. If any of you want to come to SoCal you are more than welcome!   


  1. Yay for a house! I can't wait to see pictures!

  2. Congrats on the house!

    I have a dryer and I only use it for a couple loads - almost every thing gets hung on the line to dry :).

    I will be praying for JJ's work situation - so frustrating, but so glad you have peace about it all!

  3. Congratulations on the house! There are always deals in Craigslist and Kijiji, I'm sure you'll find what you need for a good price!

  4. Congrats on the house!! Pictures please!! Good luck with the move. Our move date is june 29 so let's keep each other in prayer :) it was sooo good to meet you and jj!

    1. That was from ecce fiat :)

  5. Congrats on the house! Can't wait to see the pictures. So excited for your friend getting ordained!