My Friday Favorites include a Winter Wonderland, an update on our fostering journey and a finished design project.
Hey friends, hope you all had a great week. I shared how we had a Winter Wonderland last weekend here in Georgia. It was unexpected but a beautiful surprise. The kids got released from school early last Friday and by the time it was evening, there was already a good bit of snow on the ground. It’s been a while since I shared an update so I’m linking up with Momfessionals and sharing my Friday Favorites!
Jimmy and I thought for sure our CPR/First Aid class (required for fostering) would be cancelled the next day. It wasn’t! They said since the instructor had a 4 wheel drive, he would still be coming. Well, that’s convenient for him! What about everyone else? We woke up to a bunch of snow but figured the roads wouldn’t be too bad. We drove our Jimmy’s parents’ car which has 4 wheel drive and I took this photo right before we left for our morning class. Don’t mind the one wreath that fell off the window but check out all the snow!
It was so much more than what we got last year. This pic below is from last year and my children are so happy to make snow angels in 1 cm of snow. This is the sad reality for children from the south. #southernpeopleproblems
I snapped this photo when we were driving to our class that was about 30 minutes away. We felt like we were in Colorado and it was just so beautiful. Thank the Lord we made it safely there and back and we were so happy to get that checked off the list. I prayed Lord, we don’t want to die on the way to our CPR class!!
Jimmy passed his test and saved the baby.
Some of these requirements that we have to fill have felt like minor annoyances and inconveniences but honestly, I’m really glad we took this class. CPR is a very important skill to be familiar with and you just never know when you may need to use it. Our family had to figure out a fire safety plan and purchase a window ladder, fire extinguisher and an extra carbon monoxide detector. These are things that we normally dismiss or don’t think about for our own families and I’m glad that my kids now have those practices set in place. I highly encourage you to draw up a fire safety plan and talk about it with your own kids. It’s never a bad idea to prepare for emergencies. It’s a requirement for us to go over those plans every now and then and place it on our fridge.
I’m happy to say that we finished our final home study last night and all went well. We are pretty much done with stuff on our end which feels amazing because it was a lot. I have a company that reached out to me to partner with me on helping with a room in our home to prepare for the fostering journey so hopefully that will work out. It was a nice surprise and a reminder that God provides and shows grace in ways we didn’t expect.
Did you have a chance to check out my recent client project? I had so much fun with this one and am really happy with the result. If you’re in the Atlanta area and need a little help sprucing up your home, I would love to help you. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jules and I made some hot cocoa in jars last weekend and it’s been fun handing them out to people. I even made marshmallows and gave them out along with the hot cocoa jars. If you want to try making marshmallows, try it! It’s super easy and way more delicious than store bought ones.
Well that’s a wrap! If you missed part 3 for the Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour, please go check that out! And if you need any last minute gift ideas, I shared a gift guide for Her, Him and for kids.
Have a great weekend, friends and thanks for reading!
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14