We’re halfway through December and this is the first TWM I’ve had time to put together! I feel like we’re still recovering from Thanksgiving travel. Speaking of Thanksgiving…
We had a lovely time with family in Florida.
We snuggled our friends’ babies.
And we even went to the beach….because Florida.
Then we drove for two days to get back to TX. Why is the trip home always a million times longer than the trip there?
We only had a few days to catch our breath because Friday we were on the road again to Dallas to do a speaking engagement at a beautiful Advent moms retreat.
And this beautiful lady put us up! If you don’t read Rebecca Frech, you should. She’s the best and my kids are now obsessed with her kids.
The past few days have been settling back into life at the farm and trying to keep Advent simple.
We picked out a tree from the farm and it’s lanky and way too big for our apartment and perfect. The kids had a blast choosing one.
I’ve mostly been wearing this outfit every day because COMFORT, people. Welcome to my winter momiform.
And Daniel and I recently reinstated weekly date night. Even though we’re spending way more time with each other on the farm than we got to in FL, because we live in community, there’s other people around. That’s usually great because we like the other interns and staff, but we realized we hadn’t had much time JUST the two of us. So fixing that. We can’t afford to go out every week but we’re going to do date night in 3 nights a month and date night out monthly. (If you don’t know, date night in is when you put the kids to sleep early and pretend they’re not there while you cook a fancy dinner together and hang out.)
Lately at Carrots:
The podcast is back, folks! Our goal is to have new episodes every other week. You can listen to our recent interview with Emily Stimpson and stay tuned for our discussion of Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry.
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Wishing you all a wonderful week!
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