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… Continue reading Weekend misc. + final bedroom reveal
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… Continue reading Favorite Holiday Moments 2021
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… Continue reading The halls are decked, etc.
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… Continue reading Christmas prep day
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.… Continue reading Things We Don’t Do & the Elf on the Shelf
I haven't done a monthly goals post in a while. Mostly because I sort of gave up on really "setting goals" as this year progressed. I mean, I've been doing stuff/ accomplishing stuff, but in terms of meeting specific GOALS each month- not really. Then I got very annoyed with myself for writing things down… Continue reading DECEMBER goals
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.… Continue reading O Christmas Tree 2021
(exhale/ big sigh of relief.....) I feel like I'm actually in a really good place with my big "Christmas To Do" list!! And it is such a relief, because it's only November 29th. (Which is also my Dad's birthday!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD! Love you.) I have to say a word of gratitude though, for help… Continue reading In a good place
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… Continue reading Fall, out. Christmas, in. And a book rec.
Fave Christmas Eve pic of the boys + hamsters! Ok, Christmas is really over now! My parents left a bit ago, the presents are mostly put away and the festivities have ended. I'm so happy with what a wonderful Christmas we had! It was quiet and maybe could be considered uneventful for more excitable folks,… Continue reading Christmas 2020!