Friday was the last day of VBS and Madeline is now ON FIRE for Jesus. She had an awesome week and keeps telling me how much she loves God and how she wants to live within His promises.
She's also taken to carrying her Bible around because "Pastor Don said to read it every day." We got a Bible beater, y'all.
But seriously, I'm loving her heart for God and for others right now. Ever since I carried her around inside of me, I've prayed that this child of mine would love God with all her heart, with all her mind and with all her soul so talking to her about God and His love for us just thrills me to my marrow.
This past weekend went down smooth and easy. Friday night was a "Minute to Win It" party with Joe's cousins. In related news, I will never ever compete on that show because I cannot win it. Not even with 100 minutes. (Playing card in a watermelon? Switching empty and filled cans on top of each other? Impossible in 100 years for this girl.) But if there is a reality show for sitting around with other women and discussing quinoa and braids, I'm totally in and will stomp the other competition.
We woke up early on Saturday morning to attend a homeschool seminar. (That's when I felt like an official adult.) Then we napped. We lazed about. Popcorn was eaten and it was good. (These are the parts when I feel like a kid again.)
Joe took yesterday off too because we celebrated our seventh wedding anniversary.
We spent the day with our beautiful kiddos, not doing much but having a wonderful family day. It's hard to believe it's been seven years since I walked down the aisle without my bouquet, only because I was so fixed on seeing him and promising to be with him forever.
On a whim, Joe decided to make pies. Specifically, two dairy-free pies. I can totally get behind whims like these.
This is the part where I tell you all about my amazing e-book on food photography. I know you all are looking at this photo and are thinking, "OH MY WORD, I have two questions for you, Katie. Number one: How can I make pies as delicious looking as that? Number two: How can I take pictures that are as appetizing, as drool-worthy, as you always take?
Well, here's a free tip: always, ALWAYS take a picture of your food near a used hair tie. This bumps up the appeal factor by about ONE THOUSAND PERCENT. And make sure to place it so close to the food that it is impossible to crop out.
I had to take a picture because when Joe pulled them out of the fridge, they looked so spectacular. Unfortunately, I couldn't translate this through the lens but believe me when I say, they were scrumptious.
And I may or may not have eaten another slice tonight at 11 p.m.