Whew. What a week. The summer, as expected, has started out in a whirlwind of activity.
Miah and I traveled to San Antonio last weekend to pick up Maliah for the summer. We went down a day early and enjoyed some much needed time together before we came back to tackle the next several weeks.
One of our favorite things to do when traveling through big cities is to visit places that have been featured on the T.V. show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. We found ourselves in Dallas around lunchtime so we did a quick search online, watched a few episodes of DD&D on YouTube, and decided on Cane Rosso. It's a Neapolitan style pizza place with awesome atmosphere…
But frankly, I would have been happy to sit in a cardboard box and eat this pizza.
It was insanely good. We had the Zoli and the Delia (bacon jam on a pizza. what?). I was sold when I read "house made cheese". Make your own cheese and I will love you. We will definitely be stopping here again in the future.
The rest of our trip was short, but good. I can never quite get over how big the sky is in Texas.
We came back and I had a package in the mail from Do South Magazine, copies of the June issue in which The Cheerleader was published. It's really nice to have a copy of this article that has changed so many lives (mine included) that I can hold in my hands. And I adore this magazine and am thrilled that I will be contributing to it more in the future!
Speaking of April, yesterday we had the opportunity to meet with some precious friends of ours for lunch. It was so wonderful to talk about Jesus and everything He is doing in our lives. Please continue to lift the Smith family in your prayers. I can't even begin to tell you the incredible work God is doing in and around them. Just wait though, you'll see.
Some other things that have struck my fancy this week:
- I started reading Nevertheless, I Live by Mona Adkisson. Mona was kind enough to send April and me both copies of her book after reading about April's story. It is a beautiful testimony of faith and hope in the face of loss.
- Added this lovely book to my Amazon wish list: Preserving by the Pint: Quick Seasonal Canning for Small Spaces from the author of Food in Jars. It looks pretty awesome.
- Been collaborating with Reed Silk Studio to bring you something exciting in the following weeks. Check back for an opportunity to win a lovely play silk for your little one.
- Came across this AMAZING deal on Lodge cast iron cookware and will definitely be writing about it's merits soon: Lodge 5-Piece Cast Iron Cookware Set, Black
- This thought provoking piece about the idolatry of modesty in the church. What do you think?
- My friend gifted April and me beautiful bracelets she had made by Kimber's Kreations. I absolutely love mine, as well as the rest of her work. Check her out.
- I am on a major Chia kick. This recipe from Refinery 29 is happening in my house soon.
- Homemade almond milk is also on the to-do list this week. Because I have a 3 lb bag of almonds and a milk-sensitive toddler. So, you know. Logic and all.
- Discovered Noosa Yoghurt this week. Just do it. You can thank me later.
And lastly, just a bit of a glimpse into the last several days of our life. For all the fun and sweetness that I can't share in words.
From my family to yours, have a beautiful week.