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
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
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
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!
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
Every morning in my little "highlight journal", I jot down a positive quote. (In between my daily summary paragraph (top part) and my bullet journal style recap (bottom half) which tracks my workouts, meals, accomplishments, gratitude, etc.) I thought I'd share a few I've written down lately: "Don't base your decisions on the advice of… Continue reading Positive quotes
I mentioned this weekend was supposed to be gloriously "wide open", with no plans. (Well, I actually did have plans- they included yard work, catching up on a few work tasks (since I took Thursday afternoon off), and cleaning out my closet.) Saturday was a very productive day for all of us- lots of yard… Continue reading Change of plans!
Swim camp: On Thursday I dropped Asher and friend off at swim camp. The camp is being held at UW-Stevens Point, and the kids all stay in the college dorm rooms. Both boys were really excited about it all! They went to camp last year, but this is the first time they are staying in… Continue reading Asher to camp/ free weekend