I'm feeling awfully productive this morning! My little guy woke up around 5:30 to eat and then quickly fell back to sleep. I'm not sure if it was the Lord prompting/reminding me of my goal to wake up earlier or if I had "enough" sleep - it's amazing the amount of sleep I'm getting by on! - but I decided to get up early and have some quiet time with the Lord.
Now that was refreshing! Just being still and quiet before the Lord... no baby cooing in the background to distract me. What a blessing to soak in the word of God and meditate on Ephesians 2:1-2.
I think I was running on ambition or something because I decided to make some bread. From the smells currently wafting out of my oven, it's going to be delicious! Add to that a shower and some computer time (I'm usually on my iPhone), and I'm feeling rather productive for 8:00 in the morning! I'm sure I'll nap later, but it was worth it to wake up early today. Plus my little dude is still sleeping, so I'm planning on enjoying a nice breakfast date with my honey... right in our own kitchen. :-)
Speaking of the little dude...
... he turned four months on Sunday and got all dressed up for a wedding on Saturday! His first tux. :-)
We've been home for a few weeks now and will be home for about two more before we head out for a month to continue deputation. We had a meeting Sunday night and Monday night (a missions conference) and will have one next weekend in Maryland before we head south to the Carolinas. Nat and I just booked a stay at a bed-and-breakfast in Charleston, SC for the end of this month and we're very excited to spend some time in that city! Plus we're finally using up a b&b gift card that was given to us for our wedding 2.5 years ago. :-) Since we both share the same birthday, we don't do presents for each other but always enjoy doing something special together. On our actual birthdays we'll be in the midst of a mission conference, so we decided to celebrate a few days earlier and I'm sure we'll have a good time.
Now that we've turned the calendar, we are extremely excited that this is the year we plan on being on the field, Lord willing! I'm sure the months will slip by and sometimes I get overwhelmed with the thought of packing up our apartment. We've tried to be "minimalists" since we've gotten married, knowing we were heading to the other side of the world, but we've also had to live now so we've accumulated a few things. :-) In the months ahead, there will be plenty of times to be ruthless in sorting, saving, and throwing away!