Currently: November 2019

Happy November, friends! November is the month of thankfulness, although I don’t live in the States and therefore I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. Still, I love the idea of a month of thankfulness. There are so many things to be thankful for!

Some things I’m thankful for this month: time spent with family & friends. Church community. Frosty mornings with beautiful sunrise & clean air. God’s faithfulness. Grace in every moment.

A lot of things have changed around here as last month I got engaged! Suddenly I am in a totally new season, preparing for a wedding and for marriage that is to come.

Currently: November 2019

Picking all things related to the wedding now: venue, catering, wedding dress, decorations, color schemes, and so on. There are a lot of choices to make for sure!

Preparing for the winter season by collecting all the possible soup recipes. And other comfort food recipes, too, like this apple crisp baked oatmeal. What are your favorite soups to make in the wintertime? I tend to make lentil soups often, although last year I got into making chicken noodle soup as well.

Trying to learn more Hungarian these days. Our official wedding will be in Finland but we will also have a party in Hungary. And the people in Hungary? Don’t really speak English. I still have about five months to learn Hungarian so I hopefully will be able to understand maybe a little bit! It will be interesting to not be able to really understand most things. But it will be fun, too! There will also be Hungarian folk dancing so that will be fun!

Feeling a little stretched thin these days between working overtime, investing a lot of time into ministry on top of work, and planning for a wedding. However, these are all good things! So I don’t mind having them in my life. It is just a little overwhelming at times to have so much happen at the same time.

Following these encouraging Instagram accounts lately: @kaitlyn_bouch, @laurenwasher and @lifeofkatielee.

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  1. Congratulations! So many things to pick out leading in to a wedding, but if you can have fun with it, it’s definitely a happy “problem” to have 🙂 And I have on my fall bucket list to bake something with apples – so I’ve got to check out that recipe you mentioned!

  2. Congratulations on your engagement. Planning a wedding is nearly a full time endeavor and you look to have much more than that going on. I hope you enjoy the process as much as I know you will enjoy the end result.

  3. Congratulations on your engagement! Wedding planning is so exciting! I hope you’re able to learn some more Hungarian, but even if not I’m sure the dancing will be lots of fun!