Community + Taco Tuesday

by Bobbi from nhershoes on November 15, 2017 · 0 comments

in Family & Friends

Hello Friends!

Can you believe that we are knee deep into the holiday season? I swear I blinked and before I knew it, we have almost been in Arizona for two holiday seasons! JUST STOP! I am going to soak up my fall mantel for a few more days before the Christmas decorations throw up all over our house.

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We are happily putting some deep roots here in Phoenix, but we  love our weekend road trips to see our beautiful friends and family in California! With new babies being born, adopted and peeps getting married we head to Cali at least once every other month if not every. Even though we love our Cali community, we are really making some stellar friends here in AZ and God has made our home a place of community and rest.

We pretty much live/gather on our patio  these days. Which was one of the biggest reasons we bought the home we did. We knew that 8 out of the 12 months we are here in AZ we will be living outside!

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We started hosting our community group from church every Thursday and it has been such a joy to have our home filled with families, littles and laughter. We are going through Paul Tripps book on marriage called, “What Did You Expect?”…so GOOD! These friends have been a God send!

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We also just started a new monthly TACO TUESDAY tradition that I just have to tell ya’ll about! So I can not take all the credit for this amazing idea I heard it on the Mom Struggling Well Podcast and it blew my mind. I just knew we had to do it. The idea is so simple! We make tacos (that’s it) nothing fancy. Just meat and tortillas and invite anyone and everyone we know to swing by with their favorite topping/side dish and sit at our table to be fed in all the ways! It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors, co-workers,  see friends that you can never get a date on the calendar with and even have your kids invite their friends from school. It’s so important for Hubby and I to invest in the people that God has placed in our lives and we love to do that with food and fellowship:) So the second Tuesday of every month our doors are open and we have a seat for you at our table.

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I have continued to host a women’s IF Table at our house once a month and each time we gather I am beyond refresh by the ladies the Lord brings to the table each month.

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It’s crazy to see God provide friendship with depth and loyalty so quickly in our lives. I was never scared that we wouldn’t find friends in this new place we call home, but I didn’t think it would happen so organically. God is so good. SO GOOD to us. Even through the yuck and the craziness this past year has thrown at us.

But I have to say community and friendship does come at a price. You have to be intentional, vulnerable, and selfless. Sometimes you will get hurt and it won’t always be sunshine and rainbows. But I can tell you one thing is for sure, that it is better to live with imperfect people rather than alone on an island.

So bring on all your imperfections and flaws….cause I have them too, we can be broken and free besties together!

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A Day in the Life of VII

by Bobbi from nhershoes on September 19, 2017 · 1 comment

in A Day In The Life Of

I like to do these post every 6 months or so, because they are so fun to look back on and my hope is to encourage someone by showing that I am so not perfect and we are all in this together. This is my first year of working full time as a teacher and being a wife, mamma, friend, and sister,  I am over trying to perfect in it all and my focus is more on being intentional in all areas.

5:30am// Alarm goes off and I so want to stay in bed, but I crawl out of bed and splash some water on my face to wake myself up! Then head to the kitchen, kiss hubby (he’s been up for hours) and put the kettle (well the pot cause I can’t find my kettle, lost it in the move) and boil some water for my french press coffee.

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5:30-6:00am// Try my hardest to spend time in God’s word and read a few devotionals. A lot of times I am so tired I have to just sit and pray. I am not sure when this will get easier. A few of my favorite devotional apps are SheReadsTruth and the IF Gathering. They are free and wonderful! I also love the apps by Paul Tripp and Jesus Calling.

6:00am//Get my green monster ready in the vitamix, but I don’t make it yet because it’s loud and I don’t want to wake RJ quite yet. Or make two eggs, bacon with some avocado.  Set our lunch boxes out and put our bags next to the door.

6:15am// Put on a podcast while I get ready. Put some make up on. I have fallen in love with a few new products and I will save a whole other post. Throw in some dry shampoo, curl my hair and then get dressed. Any awesome podcasts you love????? 

6:45am// Go wake up RJ and get help her get dressed and ready for the day. Some days I just transfer into the car and let her sleep a little longer on our commute. Girl needs like 15 hours of sleep!

6:50am// Blend my smoothie, grab Rj’s breakfast, load up the car and head out! Hubby is great at helping us get out on time, I am blessed he doesn’t head out earlier than we do.

7:00am// Out the door! RJ and I will listen to a bible story app on the way to school or put some jams on. If she’s asleep I listen to another podcast. Or listen to a Vox from a friend, Voxer is the best! I actually have fallen in love with our morning commute. I know, crazy!

7:45am// Arrive at school. Our drive is only 25 minutes, but TRAFFIC makes it longer.

8:00-3:00pm// School Day with Rylee-Joy and kiddos! P.S. These are her school pics, ummmmm when did she get so big! Hubby said I can’t curl hair ever again…oh is he in for some fun as a dad to a beautiful girl.

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3:15pm// Head to the gym. Some days we get out a little later, but I try and leave as soon as we can so we don’t hit any traffic.

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3:45pm// Get to the gym, drop off RJ at they gym childcare, and change. Sometimes I just do a light workout at home. RJ loves to nap after school and this mamma doesn’t wake up a sleeping child if she doesn’t have to!

4:00-4:45pm// Get my workout on! I have been doing a lot of HIIT workouts and free weights. Somedays I am so tired, I will just walk on the “dreadmill”  and listen to the RevWell podcast.

5pm// Get home and start dinner. RJ will run to her play room and play solo till Daddy get’s home. While she plays and dinner cooks I hop in the shower.

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5:45pm// Dad’s HOME!! We all greet him with lots of hugs:) He changes and then plays with RJ until dinner is ready.

6:15pm// Eat dinner as a family as much as we can. I love making recipes with all kinds of yummy ingredients, but let’s be real we eat a lot of the same healthy dinners. Somedays Matt has school or we have an event but most nights we try and eat together. I love FRIDAYS, because we go out for a family date night,  it’s my favorite part of the week! Can’t wait for it get to nice out so we can start going on evening hikes!

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6:45pm// RJ gets screen time and hubby and I catch up about our day.

7:30pm// Matt gives RJ a bath and starts the bedtime routine. I clean up the kitchen and get lunches ready for the next day while watching Parenthood (yep I am re-watching it and it’s just as good) or listening to another podcast. As you can see I am loving podcasts these days.

8pm// RJ is down! But probably not asleep. Hubby most likely doing homework for his MBA program and I will sit down next to him and scroll through Pinterest, Blogs, and or Social Media.  I would like to say that I read a book, but my mind is going all day that I need to zone out for a bit. I am reading Crazy Love right now and loving it!

9:30pm// Brush my teeth, put on some lavender essential oil and grab a book for a bit before I fall asleep. I am trying to be intentional about not having my phone near my at night, I even bought a REAL alarm clock!

10:00pm// LIGHTS OUT!!! I have been really bad about this and it’s more like at 11pm, but I NEED to stop that. 6 hours of sleep just isn’t enough.

This is ever changing and we are tweaking and perfecting our rhythm daily!

Question: What does your night time routine look like? How do you make sure you are getting some down time? 

Also I would love to hear what kinds of posts you would like to see from me? More fitness, lifestyle, faith, family and/or recipes? 

 

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