Friday, November 8, 2013
Well, it's finally Friday and in mom world it doesn't mean much, but it does mean that my poor hard working husband has some time off; a full weekend, in fact! He has been working 90 hour work weeks lately and it has been brutal on all of us. I am going to keep this post short and sweet with a fun little link up I found today. So, here's five randoms coming at ya!
1.) I am way too excited about the new Seahawks scarf I am getting today. It is, after all, blue friday! And in this house we take that seriously. ;) We are die hard Seahawks fans..... no kidding, even the littles.
2.) I just blew through my new book for book club in two days! It isn't a book I would ordinarily gravitate toward but I could not put it down. It was a tear jerker, though. If you are looking for a good book I recommend Sarah's Key. I also just read Wild by Cheryl Strayed and that was really good too!
3.) I am down 13 pounds in the last 50 days! I have recommitted to working out and being healthy. This is not a diet for me, this is about being healthy and making better choices and setting a good example for my kids. Simply by being more active and more aware of what and how much I am consuming I have lost this weight. My goal is three more pounds by Thanksgiving and then another five by Christmas. It is a little slow going, but I know it is better this way.
4.) Can we talk Grey's Anatomy for a minute? While I love this show and always have, I am a bit frustrated with the story lines this season. Not so much with what is happening, but how there never seems to be a resolution with them. It's just on to some other big drama from week to week without resolving some of the other plot lines.... don't leave a girl hanging and can't we get a little more screen time for Jackson Avery?! I mean, come on, he sure is fun to drool over, I mean look, at!
5.) I am almost done with Christmas shopping already. Yes, you read that right. I usually procrastinate till the last few weeks but I wanted to really enjoy the season and take some pressure off. So, after next week we should be all finished up. ;)
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Now, that we are firmly in the midst of Fall, heading toward Winter, I felt it was time to (finally) catch up on our Summer.
Aside from our trip to Vegas there was so much fun going on this Summer. I feel like it was non stop.
*be prepared for LOTS of photos
|There were LOTS of park trips|
|DIY chalkboard from an old door|
|One family hike|
|Hot cocoa and firepits and roasted marshmallows|
|Our first trip to the state fair and yes, that is Kendra all.by.herself. She insisted. What a surprise. I was freaking out a little|
|A trip to a specialty cupcake shop! So many choices.|
|Beach trips to search for crabs|
|Bubbles and food coloring in the water table|
|This little sassafrass turned 3!|
|Special pony rides|
|Reunions with best friends and kiddos|
|blackberry picking to be made into cobbler (by the hubby)|
|A trip to the zoo!|
|More pony rides|
|Lots of fresh veggies in our garden|
|Ten year high school reunion|
|Brandon's first 5k with the kiddos|
|Carnival came to town|
|DIY chalkboard table. We are obsessed with chalkboards around here. ;)|
We had such a full summer and were very blessed with lots of amazing weather. It's hard to believe that it came and was gone in the blink of an eye.