It's official- school is out for both kids now. Today was Asher's last day of 7th grade. Here are his obligatory comparison shots, 1st day on the left, last day on the right! They had a fun "Field Day" event with outdoor games and activities for most of the afternoon. I have volunteered at this… Continue reading Summer is HERE!
Sprint to the finish
I feel like this week is that final push, up the hill toward the FINISH banner in a race. When I sat down Friday to check over the family Google Calendar and plan out the week a bit, it... took me a while. Ha. That whole idea of fitting pieces together like a game of… Continue reading Sprint to the finish
Looking ahead: summer, changes, etc.
It's officially May, which means we have entered Ethan's official last month of middle school. This also means this is the LAST month of the boys attending the same school. (Possibly forever, because there's a very real possibility they may actually attend different high schools.) This makes me a bit sad! I am so used… Continue reading Looking ahead: summer, changes, etc.
Summer 2022 Recap
This is it- the last day of August. whoa. Not sure how we ended up here, but here we are. To me, this = the "last day of summer", because the boys start SCHOOL tomorrow!! And, in my mind, September is a fall month, anyway. This summer was....something. ha. It was good! But also, a… Continue reading Summer 2022 Recap
Weekend/ Pre-vacation mood
I feel mildly discombobulated right now. A) It's Monday.B) It's a rainy day.C) 24 hours from now, we'll be on the way to the airport.D) I'm kind of packed, but not really.E) I have two meetings today, one right at the end of the day.F) I want to get a spray tan tonight before we… Continue reading Weekend/ Pre-vacation mood
A week with only 1 kid and old vans
Our 1-child week marches on.... again, it's been an oddly nice little break having Asher away! haha. I feel bad saying that - I miss him, too. I really do. He's often my more "snuggly" kid who will randomly come and hug me, or that sort of thing. But time with just the 14-year-old this… Continue reading A week with only 1 kid and old vans
This past weekend was pretty great. I've talked, ad nauseam, about how busy we've been lately. We finally weren't busy this weekend!!! Asher left Friday morning to go up north with a few friends, to celebrate his friend's birthday at their lake house. So, we had a wide open weekend with just Ethan home. This… Continue reading Life lately
A little breathing room…Summer phase 2?
Swim is officially over!! I didn't get the greatest shots of Asher swimming this time. Just wasn't really sitting in the right spot, I guess. But here is one of him getting situated on the blocks. And now, swim is over until September 6th. His coach told him to mostly stay out of the pool,… Continue reading A little breathing room…Summer phase 2?
OMG, OMG, OMG- I have been dying to write this post to share this. I HAD THE MOST FUN NIGHT EVER ON FRIDAY NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, I feel like I'm still riding a little emotional high two days later. I went to see the Backstreet Boys in concert at Summerfest in Milwaukee!! Summerfest front gates Summerfest… Continue reading Backstreet’s Back!
(lack of) meal planning + longest day
It's another beautiful morning, so I'm coming at you from my deck. On my mind.... Meal planning (or lack thereof) Oof, my meal planning game has been WEAK lately. I am not notoriously strong in this area, anyway, but it's been extra bad. One of my goals for the year was to figure out and… Continue reading (lack of) meal planning + longest day