Family Fun, Gratitude, New Year

Happy New Year + a new challenge

Just unboxed my new desk calendar, so it’s official- 2022 is here!! I don’t feel totally ready for the new year, meaning that I don’t have my planner all set up and my goals list is still a work in progress (with question marks, circles, asterisks, cross outs all over the scratch paper I started on). My house is still…

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Family Fun, Life, Weekends

Weekend and tired

Hello hello! Didn’t mean to go MIA for a while there. We were gone all weekend for Asher’s State competition in Milwaukee, which isn’t too far from my parents’ house. Asher swam Saturday and Sunday afternoon, and we ended up staying overnight at my parents’ until Monday morning. (I took a half day off, the boys just got to school…

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Family Fun, Holidays

Things We Don’t Do & the Elf on the Shelf

If you’ve been reading a while, you might remember this post from last year about the night Asher learned the sad truth about Santa Claus. And while that was all very bittersweet, there was a little part of me that was, of course, a little relieved to not have to keep up the act anymore. It’s just easier when all…

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Family Fun, Holidays

O Christmas Tree 2021

As I said yesterday, I’m very happy to have the house “done”. Honestly, I think decorating pre-Thanksgiving might be kind of a genius idea (for me). I know some people disagree with this school of thought, but it seems like it really allows the time from Thanksgiving –> Christmas to be lightened up a bit. Now I feel like I…

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Family Fun, Holidays

Fall, out. Christmas, in. And a book rec.

I made the executive decision yesterday to decorate our house for Christmas, on November 15th. This is maybe the earliest I have ever decorated, and I’m feeling good about it. I have referenced (probably ad nauseum, sorry), that things are BUSY right now. We have like 4 swim meets coming up before Christmas. Asher’s birthday is December 2nd. The garage/…

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