HELLO THERE FOLKS,
Maybe you've met us in person, maybe you know us through instagram, maybe you just stumbled across this and have no clue about us. If you didn't already know, we are sisters. We've been best friends for as long as we can remember. We are very random. We laugh a lot. We love Jesus most.
We thought it would be fun to do a "Get to Know Us" post periodically. Last night we asked each other seperate random questions. We didn't know what the other was going to ask. Here's what we came up with...
1. Tell us something random that you always have in your purse besides the obvious...
Three random things I almost always carry nowadays are a pacifier (we've left home without them before and suffered), my pile of pens, and certain coupons because you never know when a deal will strike.
2. What is God teaching you right now and how is it drawing you closer to His heart?
Right now God is teaching me to be content in Him... no matter the circumstance, no matter my location or my feelings, but in everything to find my joy and peace in Him alone. It can get lonely, quiet, and really tough when something in life fails you - so it is really pulling me closer to Him because He is teaching me that He is all I need.
3. How would you describe yourself in only 5 words?
Random, joyful, feisty, optimistic and grounded
4. In what ways has being a mother to Aria changed you personally? What is your favorite thing about motherhood?
Being a mother has made me more motherly and caring. It has given me a passion for children (which I'd love to talk about in depth at another time). It also brings about a discipline I've never known because unless you rise to it, you will not get anything done lol. One of my favorite things is that my husband and I get to show her the world, we get to introduce her to love, and we get to define it for her right now. So, we are putting our marriage first and we are loving her so big and tight!
5. Describe your perfect day from beginning to end.
My perfect day would include waking up around 5:00 am and chasing the sunrise with the husb. We would grab an iced coffee from Chic-fil-a, then head to a new city for the day. Our first stop would be a local favorite coffee shop, we'd get breakfast and lattes, and talk about what God is teaching us. We'd read for a little bit then head to walk around the historic downtown area of that city where we'd look at shops and cute restaurants. A perfect day would also include Target so at some point we'd maneuver our way there. In my dream scenario, there would be crazy sales so I'd buy the place out with my millions of dollars (I wish). I just love exploring and adventuring to new places! It takes my mind out of my normal and broadens my horizon. The further I get from my day to day routine, the more peace and clarity I have when I get back to it.
1. Tell us about one of your most special God-Moments:
One of my most special God-Moments happened when I first moved to Florida. All God told me was to move here in faith. I had no idea what I was going to do but I knew I was walking in obedience. I remember feeling overwhelmed one day so I went to the beach. When my toes hit the sand and I saw the water I was almost rendered to my knees as the Holy Spirit revealed that I was right there, right in the center of God's will for me. It was so beautiful and overwhelming and I got a glimmer of what a proud Dad He was. I will never forget that moment. It helped me through A LOT of hardship in the months following.
2. I know you LOVE to layer, so how many layers of clothing have you worn at one time?!
Oh goodness, the most was probably during winter time in Maryland but I'm not sure the total. Also, I can remember a time where I was about to fly and my suitcase was too packed so I wore: 3 tank tops, a short dress, a kimono wrap, a long thin sweater, a thicker sweater, a light scarf, leggings, long socks, boots, and a hat. I was so hot!!!
3. What is your favorite room in your apartment, and what was is your favorite part about it?
That's so hard. I love every part and how it flows together. If I had to choose, I would say my room. It was the last room to come together and there are still a few things to add but I love that it is so peaceful and represents me so well. There's fringe on the wall. A coat rack that I made. There's some pictures that I love. Plus, sweet gifts from friends. I also love my prayer/vision closet. I turned my walk-in closet to be half for my clothes and accessories and the other half to hang out with Jesus. I love it. (If you want to see pictures of my place visit #peekintomyhomeFL on instagram.)
4. If you could be any crayon which would you be and why:
If I were a crayon I would be golden yellow because it's my favorite color. It's just such a cheery shade and reminds me of sunshine.
5. What is one piece of wisdom God has shown you in your current season?
"You are blessed because you believed that what the Lord said to you would really happen" - Luke 1:45
...I have been clinging to this verse in my season. Trusting God for the unseen and believing Him at His Word is so hard. But, I know my God is true and I believe Him. What He promised me will come to pass.
Have a beautiful weekend guys and remember to always LOOK UP.
Beth Ann & Becky
Photography by Katie Ward