Sweet ’16

A blank page. So hard to fill. It has been far too long since I’ve written. I’ve almost forgotten how this goes.

Last we spoke, I was taking a social media break. In a sense, I still am. However, this blog was much too fun. I’ve had countless people ask me when I’m going to start blogging again. It’s pretty neat that you guys actually read my little heart ramblings and odes to green tea.

So let’s catch up.

Breaking away from social media has been so refreshing. I was in the terrible habit of constantly checking the news feed and not lifting my head up enough.  Since the “cleanse”, I have cultivated some new habits. I’ve read more. I’ve gotten lots of pictures printed instead of “posted.”(Check out Artifact Uprising. I will never print pictures any other way now.) And I no longer feel addicted to it. Facebook and Instagram are still not on my phone, and I don’t plan on downloading the apps. I will, however, post on the Young Wife Facebook page to inform you of new blog posts.

In early September, Billy and I went to Savannah, Georgia. It was a lovely trip. I fell in love with that place. Especially the HOMES. Oh my. I’ll share some pics below.

Then between September and November, it feels as though nothing happened. Because I got so sick. After a month and a half of not knowing why I was barely able to stand in the shower, I found out I had salmonella. Lovely. It was quite trial at the time. Especially before I knew what was wrong with me. However, it definitely enhanced my prayer life and my empathy for people who are going through medical trials. While, I’m not 100% to this day, I’m praying for complete healing and answers. I know God’s got this, and I’m thankful He pulled me through it! (Shoutout to Billy for taking such good care of me, to my family for praying for me and taking me to appointments, and all the love and support from my friends and co workers!)

December, my darling sister wed the love of her life. It was festive, magical, spiritual, and oh so very special! Here are some pics off of my iPhone from that lovely day!


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And this was me when I got home from the wedding… 🙂

2016, you were pretty sweet. I celebrated my one year anniversary with my hubby, met New York City and Savannah, Billy got a new job and launched his career, I got salmonella and launched my prayer life haha, and my sister got a husband which gave me a brother. I have an amazing God. I’ve really been starting to grasp His LOVE. Like, wow. It’s huge, guys. And I have such a wonderful family. I’m so thankful for the people around me and the Holy Spirit within me.

So now that we’re all caught up, I look forward to writing new blog posts for you all! I’m hoping to bring some fresh new content in the coming weeks.

Now I’m off to drink some green tea and watch Gilmore Girls! (I may have taken a blogging hiatus, but not much has changed. 😉)

Author: Julia

My name is Julia and my name means "youthful." I believe in imagination. I believe in spontaneous adventures, even if they are small. Here at The Youthful Home, we love a big cup of green tea, a white sundress, home cooking, and a whole lot of Jesus. We invite likeminded friends to visit and stay awhile. Welcome to The Youthful Home.

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