I’m still all over the place.  I can’t nail down one solid thought…not for the life of me.  All the randomness floating around in this wild brain of mine.  The littles and I just got home from lunch at the park with Josh Kelley.  I might have positioned our quilt, not once, but twice, near a red ant homestead.  And a picnic with our littlest can be quite the challenge when she wants to touch everything and stick her finger in everything and dump everything out and drink all the drinks.  And I stepped in gum and a wasp hit me in the forehead.  For most of the lunch I cursed in my head.  True story.

Want to know what I have decided is zero fun?  Picking out and then actually purchasing appliances.  Pretty confident appliances are the very last thing on the planet I want to spend money on…especially when you have a bathtub which does not hold water.  The bathroom and I will forever be at odds…I hold grudges.  And even when you go super cheap on your choice of appliances it still costs an arm and a leg.  Why, oh why.  I will say, the appliance guys kind of made it all worth it though.  They were two older gentlemen and they were the kindest in all the land.  Amon and our littlest loved them.  And one of them even said, “I see you got an undercut.  Looks good.”  Well that right there made my day.  I wanted to hug his neck and give him a bag of cookies…only I ate all the cookies yesterday from all the angst of picking out appliances alone with a 3-year-old and 18-month-old.  Sigh.

Have you seen the new Noonday Collection fall line???  Well stop right now and take a peek.  It’s amazing.  I could easily buy a small fortune in their new stuff.  So much to love.  I love supporting companies which think outside of their selves and stretch those hands out far and wide.  It’s just a good good thing.  Make your purchases doubly count and choose Ashley Mills as your ambassador at check out.  I feel like hosting a party is in my near future 🙂

I have 2 Bible journaling classes this weekend…and not in our home.  Remember, it’s me, the extrovert trapped in an introvert’s body, so I might be a tad on the anxious/nervous side about it all.  And yet very excited.  I even have to use my computer during one of the classes to show my examples via some sort of projector media.  Oh the nervousness.  Technology makes me all sweaty.  And there are still plenty of spots, and by plenty I mean all of them 🙂 for September’s Bible journaling class.  You can check out the details HERE.

I read this passage yesterday in Colossians and cried my eyeballs out.  This is from The Message:

Colossians 1:18-20 “He was supreme in the beginning and—leading the resurrection parade—he is supreme in the end. From beginning to end he’s there, towering far above everything, everyone. So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding. Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms—get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the cross.”

Boo-hooed you guys.  I was a goner.  What kills me, what really gets at my heart…everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding…oh my.  No one is an outsider because there is no outside in Jesus.  We are His and He is ours.  We are welcomed, cherished, loved, adored, created in His image.  The worth we have in Christ absolutely slays me…plenty of room for every last one of us.

And Alissa and I did two new HIIT runs this week.  Crazy good ones.  THIS ONE and THIS ONE are awesome if you want to get a major sweat on.  I’m at a place in my head now where I love feeling strong VS thin. And these two runs made me feel strong.

That’s about it.  We’ve got car rider line in a mere hour and then it’s off the Sonic happy hour because it’s what we do on Fridays.  Oh happy day!

Enjoy your weekend!!!

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