Kids, travel, Weekends

Weekend snapshots + shoes for Costa Rica

Tuesday already! These past few days were a blur. The weekend was highly dominated by Asher's swim meet both Saturday and Sunday. But first, on Friday night we still squeezed in our date night: Switched it up from nachos and got a big quesadilla to share instead! Neither macro friendly nor low carb, but, delicious.… Continue reading Weekend snapshots + shoes for Costa Rica

Holidays, Life

Almost ready + 2022 Christmas card!

2 days until Christmas Eve! I'm just about ready. I actually glanced back through my journal from last year on this day, and I can see I was way behind on wrapping gifts last year, to the point that I apparently spent much of Christmas Eve frantically wrapping stuff. Thankfully, that is not the case… Continue reading Almost ready + 2022 Christmas card!

Family Fun, Life

Just what I needed (and, didn’t)

Okay, feeling more human today. I think just being over the middle of the week hump helps some, and knowing that today (Thursday) I don't have any big meetings or appointments on my calendar feels really refreshing. Having a generally "open" day has become one of my favorite things. haha. I can just focus on… Continue reading Just what I needed (and, didn’t)

Family Fun, Weekends

A 4-part busy Saturday; now ready for a quiet day!

This past week has been FUN! And, I'm tired now. Hahaha. Yesterday was our last "action" day of this Thanksgiving week, which as you know by now, has been full of theater performances, shopping, cooking, lots of amazing family time, Thanksgiving, decorating, work and more. My parents were slated to leave yesterday (Saturday), after being… Continue reading A 4-part busy Saturday; now ready for a quiet day!

Family Fun, Holidays

2022 Family Theater Outing: Come From Away

I'm glad we opted out of the Sunday swim meet session and got home Saturday. Leading into Thanksgiving week, I needed Sunday morning to regroup a little bit. Ethan had to work at 7, so I ran him over there at 6:45. Ivan and Asher were up pretty early too because the World Cup was… Continue reading 2022 Family Theater Outing: Come From Away

Family Fun, Holidays, Life

Holiday planning/ holiday stress + something I’d never done before

Hello, Monday. Wish you were still another day away, but, here you are. The weekend was good! Looking at the calendar, this is the last weekend for a LONG time that I don't have some sort of "bigger" event or other going on. Therefore, I really tried to take advantage of it and get some… Continue reading Holiday planning/ holiday stress + something I’d never done before

Family Fun, travel

Mini-fall getaway recap: Wisconsin Dells

I wanted to write a recap of our mini fall getaway last weekend to Wisconsin Dells! We stayed overnight just one night, but spent most of 2 days there. October 15th, Saturday: We had gone to that UW Badgers hockey game Friday night, so we were a little slow moving on Saturday. The idea was… Continue reading Mini-fall getaway recap: Wisconsin Dells