This week we celebrated a special birthday for a very special boy ♥
This week we celebrated a special birthday for a very special boy ♥
Enjoying sunshine and the smell of fall leaves.
Feeling content. This time of year does that to a person you know?
Planning an evening escape and solo movie date. This lady needs those every now and then!
Craving PUMPKIN anything. Pot roast. Fresh baked bread. Hearty soup. Crisp air causes instant hunger for all that is comfort food.
Holding onto the last few moments with my middle child before he heads of to preschool. Praying the transition will be smooth.
Thinking about fall crafts and winter house projects. I love them but need to figure out how to find the time! This Pumpkin Topiary would be adorable right through Halloween. Thanks Pinterest…once again you have inspired me.
Grateful modern medicine. My mom completed her final round of chemo this week and will be moving onto the next phase. We are all looking forward to that!
Anticipating a chilly morning tomorrow with my family at a local farm for a hay ride and to pick out pumpkins. This will be our third year going and we always enjoy. It is one of my favorite small town activities.
Wishing or more so longing for someone to do all my grocery shopping so I can go and just relax instead of doing it myself. A girl has dreams you know?!
Reading The Boy in the Suitcase Lene Kaaberbol. It is a little slow in parts and a tiny bit confusing but very suspenseful! Honestly, this was a $1.99 find on Barnes and Noble so I just went for it.
Wondering where my next girls trip will take me. There has been a lot of Hawaii talk but one can never tell with these ladies. Any suggestions??
Happy Friday ya’ll!
With any first in this house we make a point to take pictures…LOTS of pictures and I honestly stress about it a little. I am always so worried about missing the important things like capturing a child blowing out their candles or a sweet moment with daddy on Father’s Day. So today when preparing to send my daughter to her first day of Kindergarten a lot of emotions came out. Worry. Worry about the perfect picture to capture her excitement and worry for her first day out in the world without us.
I am definitely a bit of a crier on most accounts so I feared this might be one of those times that I can’t see through my tears to even get a good picture but thankfully when it comes to the “big” stuff I become a bit of a hard-ass. This is not to say I don’t have my moment later on after the fact. Perfect example is the fact that I didn’t shed a single tear all day and then as I sat down to write this and started looking through the pictures I took of my sweet girl it hit me. I got completely choked up and sat here beaming with pride and feeling a little sad too. It finally struck me how momentous this day was in the history of her life and really the history of mine. This is the start of her true growth and ultimate freedom and the end of my sanity as we know it.
Just kidding…I am well aware I have several years until pre-teen to really hit that point!
The boys and I spent the day playing catch up after a wicked and very enjoyable couple of weeks of insanity. One week of insanity was the good kind. The crazy fun you have with a group of girls in a city that is not your home. The kind of fun that only comes with great female bonding, unlimited cocktails and total lack of responsibility. Thank you Las Vegas and thank you girls (you know who you are) for giving me just that!
The other bit of insanity happens to be a DIY my hubby decided to take on that ended up being a full on family affair. We have spent the last several days removing shingles from our crazy (and incredibly old) roof, repairing and putting on new shingles. I can now say that I have purchased “flashing” and shingled two roofs in my lifetime (the other being my sister-in-laws). How many gals can say that!?
So back to the big first day and what the ones left behind were up to.
I knew that it was going to be a little rough so I really didn’t plan anything and just sort of took things where the day went. I took 2 days off of work to allow myself just a little down time after the big transition. This was a good decision for sure! The boys and I caught up on laundry (mostly), we made paint baggies for mess free finger painting thanks to a wonderful blogger The Hippie Housewife and we baked a delicious treat for Ava to enjoy when she got home from her big day, Monkey Muffins. Ree Drummond you are a damn genius!
We ended the day snuggled up on the couch reading books. Pretty sure we will all sleep like rocks tonight…so many things were accomplished in just one short day! Whew!
This past week brought summer and the start of long afternoons at the beach and a whole lotta sand EVERY WHERE! Sand and all it is a good shift in the universe and we welcome the change of pace.
Enjoying the smell of a campfire somewhere nearby. It is amazing how long that warm, cozy smell can linger.
Feeling annoyed that my hubby needed to sleep in this morning granted he did get in late, this mommy could have used a bike ride or a brisk walk with some jamming tunes to start the day. Instead I settled for breakfast on the deck.
Planning an overnight trip to visit a cousin. Just me and my cuz shooting the breeze. Not often can I “shoot the breeze” so it will be a nice reprieve.
Craving delicious grilled veggies and meat. Tis the season right?!
Holding onto my patience by a string. Some days are just like that. I think I can. I think I can.
Thinking about our upcoming annual Father’s Day camping weekend. It will be a ridiculous amount of work but such great memories. Lots of changing this year that is for sure.
Grateful for the sunshine that has taken my brood outdoors this week. Pretty sure I would not have survived otherwise.
Anticipating the news of a new little one for a close friend of mine. Sweet little baby girl will be entering the world at any minute. Pure magic!
Wishing I could muster up the energy to get my office demolition started so that when the time comes we are ready to get to work rebuilding it.
Reading The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. I know I will likely not sleep well while reading this book because it is all sorts of creepy but well written so I will continue on anyway.
Wondering when I should start shopping for my Vegas trip in August….probably should not procrastinate since there is a good chance most swimwear will be long gone by the time I need it! Anyone have great tips for Vegas attire??
Have a beautiful day and even better weekend!
The pics above are from a wonderful evening of dance and giggles (giggles came from the audience and mostly parents of the silly kids up on the stage dancing like fools).
Enjoying the little bit of sunshine we will have this week. It has been all doom and gloom!
Feeling jealous. The hubs left yesterday for Mexico and I feel it should be me. Just speaking the truth.
Planning some weekend activities that do not require being outside. More rain is forecast-ed. Boo.
Craving bbq’s and chocolate milk. Weird I know.
Holding a hot cup of tea while I enjoy my children actually ENJOYING each other. *Sigh*
Thinking about paint colors and bedding options. Time for a change.
Grateful for Dora. She teaches my children the Spanish I don’t know. Thanks Dora.
Anticipating my carrots and zucchini seeds to sprout. Boy do I hope planting them in a pot is successful because there is nothing better than a home-grown carrot!
Wishing none of my household had colds. I have just come down with it and want to blast it away with a germicide…..if that were possible.
Reading nothing. I have literally been on a reading binge and it has kept me up all hours of the night so I am taking a break from reading (this won’t last long I just know it).
Wondering just how long I can get the kids to snuggle with me in bed tomorrow morning before they start complaining about being hungry. I predict not long.
Happy Memorial Day weekend!