Gratitude, Kids, Weekends

Weekend misc. + final bedroom reveal

We had a good weekend. It felt full, but productive and relaxing at the same time. Saturday: Saturday was the “busy” day. Ethan had a basketball game at 8 am at his school and had to be there by 7:30. So that was a pretty early start. Ethan’s team had a tournament, so the 8 am game was Game #1…

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Holidays

Favorite Holiday Moments 2021

I hope everyone had a great Christmas!!! I did. 🙂 It always goes by so fast!! I do feel a little sense of relief when all the hustle is over, but also a bit of sadness that the excitement and fun is over, too. Instead of a full play by play, I want to share some of my favorite “moments”…

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Holidays

The halls are decked, etc.

Christmas is a-comin’. Ready or not, here she comes!! Our halls are decked, things are (mostly) done….we’re about as ready as we’re gonna be. Despite my vacation/sick days, this home stretch has still felt a little rushed….but such is life, I guess. I may as well just give up on this goofy idea I have every year of “doing everything…

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Holidays, Life

Christmas prep day

I feel like a new person after a couple days off. It definitely was a good call to take a re-do vacay day yesterday. I took a leisurely morning, headed out to finish up some shopping during the day (which was a SUCCESS, yay- it’s always a relief when you find good stuff! Especially 3 days before Christmas 😬 )…

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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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