So, earlier this week, I made plans to spend today with our dear friend Jules.  We picked this day to celebrate my birthday which was a few weeks ago.  So in honor of that, we got to do some of my absolute favorite things.  The first, was Hot Yoga with Angela.  If you’ve ever had a class with Angela, you know what an absolute joy this is because she is just an incredible instructor.

After yoga, we drove out to Rhumba, which is one of my all time favorite restaurants on Long Island.  We both enjoyed the smothered pulled rib taco and roasted sweet potatoes and they were so tasty.  Then we stopped at Levain Bakery, for their famous chocolate chip cookies (they are literally half the size of a baseball and both crispy and gooey delicious at the same time).

And after enjoying all of that good food, we drove out to Southampton for a Styled and Sold Estate sale.  For the record, this was my third Styled and Sold sale.  Allegra and her team do an absolute amazing job with their sales.  Everyone is friendly and helpful and we’ve always found fun treasures to enjoy.  Today’s included a pair of $128 flowy pants for Ellee (for $7) and this awesome wooden table.  When Jules and I saw it, we thought it was cute and then when we saw the price was only $30 (with an additional 30% off, since it was the second day of the sale) I knew I had to get it.

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The reason I knew it would be useful was to replace this.

This, would be the stand that our newly inherited bird’s cage rests on.

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And to that, yes, we inherited birds.  Okay well not really inherited, but kind of.  It all started when Christian was working for Grammy Joy and she mentioned how much work her birds were.  She had cared for them for the past 8 months or so since her friend was unable to care for them anymore.  They were a lot of work for her and her cat had too much fun terrorizing them, according to Christian.

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Now, admittedly, we are not the best pet people.  We are busy and pets can be a lot of work and money and so we’ve kept it pretty low key over the years, with mostly just our pet gecko, who has been awesome by the way.

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But Christian recently shared that he’s always wanted to have pet birds.  I did not know anything about pet birds and so basically just told him no because of the cost and lack of information.

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Well all of that changed, when Grammy offered to give Christian her birds.  We realized it could be a good opportunity for Christian to learn responsibility in caring for his own pet and so one thing led to another, which led to us now owning birds.

For the record, the birds are delightful.  We’ve all enjoyed spending time with them and Christian has done an amazing job caring for them each day.

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It’s been fun to go to Petco and browse the Bird aisle, looking for fun treats to give them.

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And thanks to the estate sale, they now have a classy stand for their cage to rest on that also conveniently holds all of the things that they need.

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So this post has had many purposes.  Part to remember an especially fun day with a dear friend.  Part to commemorate a fun find at the estate sale and also introduce our new pets.  But I’ll wrap it up with my all time favorite passage, which consequently is actually about birds.

In Matthew 6:26, right after Jesus says “do not worry” he continues with “Consider the birds of the air;  They do not sow or reap or store away in barns and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?”  For me, birds are a constant reminder that God cares for us.  We do not have to worry, and we do not have to fret.  God cares for the birds and God cares for you.  And I know that for me, this is something that I am so very thankful for.

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Happy Weekend Friends!

Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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