Currently. {Vol. 29}

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Thinking about: VACATION!  Ahhh it’s so close, yet so far away.  This coming Friday, we will be packing up and driving to California.  We will be staying in a family beach house for a little over a week and I am over-the-moon excited about it!  Work has been, well trying, and life has been, well hectic.  So needless to say, a little R&R will do this family/mama some good.  We will even be there for Mother’s Day!  Doesn’t get much better than that.

Reading: This stellar blog! I just recently found Blythe and felt a little mini crush starting.  And then saw this awesome video she filmed for Soul Pancake on the blessings and truth of Catholicism and then the crush escalated to a full on head-over-heals in love!  She has just the sweetest way to being authentic and lovable all while giving a good laugh.  Every day I look forward to what she will post next!  Check her out, you won’t be disappointed!

Listening to: Ahhh sweet silence right now.  It’s been a busy day, and there is still more to be done.  Busting this out during nap time and enjoying the quiet lull of the house.  Soon it will be back to the hustle and bustle but praise the Lord for moments of sweet silence in the midst of it all!

Dying For: This sweet little dress for my eldest.  She is a poofy dress fiend.  And I think this one would be just perfect on her!


Thankful for: Our backyard.  We have been soaking up our luscious grass and newly remodeled pool this week.  It’s 100 degrees here in Arizona today, so having the pool is most definitely a life-saver.  Watching my daughter really master swimming on her own has been such a treat too.  Not to mention the fun dinners just sitting on a blanket in the grass.  Laying down, soaking up the children’s laughter and playful craze afterwards.  I know we won’t be able to bear the outdoors much longer so I’m committed to taking advantage of it all while we can.

Wishing:  Stay positive.  I call my self a realist, but most often, really what I am treading towards is a pessimist.  I can feel the weight of my negative outlook on my soul.  And even on my body when I pull it out of bed for the day.  I’m really hoping our vacation time allows me some time to really allow God to soften my heart.  But until then, this week, for me, it’s gonna be about just stayin’ positive and counting my blessings.

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Mary is the wife to a creative, outdoors-man and mother to 3 precious children. She's got a sensitive, girly 4 year old. A wild, all-boy 2.5 year old. And a calm and patient 1 year old beauty.She loves fashion, wine and chocolate.And when she isn't blogging, she can be found cozy'd up on the couch watching TV.


  1. VACATION!!! We’re going on a weekend vacation this coming weekend, just The Hubs and I (well and all his co-workers). It’s a big company wide vacation, but I mean its the beach. With no kids. And The Hubs. Nice. Hope you guys have such a good time on yours!
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    • What??!! That sounds sooo amazing. Just time for you and the husband… Good for you! Have fun!

    • Thanks for the prayers Jenna! You’re the sweetest!

  2. I’m infinitely jealous that you’re headed for some R&R, Mary!! You deserve it. Enjoy the sun. Soak up the waves. Can I live vicariously through you? kthanks. :)
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    • You know it, Kristen! Stay close to #insta ;)

    • Thanks for your encouragement Katie!

  3. Oh…you are going to have soo much fun at your Beach house vacation!! I haven’t even been back a week and I missing my beach house vacation terribly. We had so much fun!
    I love all of your adorable pics of your kiddos!! They are too cute!!
    …and I LOVE the adorable dress that you want for your daughter!! I would love it for my daughter too!

    • Just saw your beach pictures… Made me wanna time travel to this weekend. Haha And thanks so much for your sweet compliment. :)

  4. Your children are beautiful. I love that dress.
    Praying for you and your pessimism.

    Changing ones outlook is challenging.
    Stay in The Word. It can be done.

    Keep a positives journal. Every day write three things that you are thankful for. Call them Small Successes for the day – whatever it is. Did you get dressed? Everyone fed? Give yourself credit for the little things. Build on them.

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    • Thanks for your kind and encouraging words Emily. You are so right about staying in the Word. That is my goal for vacation, to get in some prayer and study of the Scriptures.

    • Whoohooo for vacation! Hope your guys is sweet.

  5. I’m a bit of a poofy dress fiend myself even at 34 yrs old, so I love that my daughter is too! ; )
    Hope you have so much fun on your Cali beach vacay! The beach is my happy place so I might just live vicariously through any pictures your bring back with you to the blog! : )
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    • I mean, who doesn’t love a poofy dress?? ☺️ and don’t you worry, I’ll be brining back some pictures for sure!

  6. I’m also really enjoying silence right now after a long day at work with 17 needy kiddos. Oh, but I love ‘em. I really like all of your precious photos. The ones of your children are so sweet! They are loving life!
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  7. Lovely post! And love the addition of the rules ;) I haven’t posted in SO long but hope to come back for a currently soon – I always get so excited on Sundays to get it done for Monday and then life always gets crazy.
    Wish I could see you when you’re in California! Miss you. And hope that you have the break and rest that you need.

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