Whewwwww this has been a WEEK. Final week of school for Ethan: The end of the school year has arrived for Ethan (Asher still goes until Tuesday; their school does this special thing where the graduating 8th graders get out a few days early), and it felt like a major whirlwind! Last Tuesday was Ethan's… Continue reading 8th grade graduation… on to high school!
A fairly “un-enthusiastic Easter” weekend recap
I've mentioned every year that I've had this blog how I really don't care for Easter. I won't blab on about it yet again, but the long and the short of it is: I just don't really like Easter. Besides enjoying the religious significance of it (for me), I just don't get whipped up over… Continue reading A fairly “un-enthusiastic Easter” weekend recap
Friday 3/17: Santa Elena Reserve, Monteverde Brewery and a Night Tour!
Friday, 3/17: Day 7 in Costa Rica Friday morning I was excited to get up and actually see what our place looked like. It was pretty dark by the time we got there the night before. I again woke up early, before the rest of my family. It was nice at this place to have… Continue reading Friday 3/17: Santa Elena Reserve, Monteverde Brewery and a Night Tour!
Sunday 3/12 afternoon- hot springs + rainforest walk (and SLOTHS!)
Sunday, 3/12: Part 2 (afternoon) Okay, so in last post I shared the volcano pics and ziplining adventure! Picking up there. Hot springs/pool time: After ziplining we drove back to the resort (it was maybe 12:30 or so). My mom had stayed back just relaxing on her own (ziplining is not her thing). The plan… Continue reading Sunday 3/12 afternoon- hot springs + rainforest walk (and SLOTHS!)
January 2023- Highlight Reel
I know I already shared a little recap of how my goals went in January (see that here). But today I spent a few minutes filling out my January Review section in my Wonderland 222 planner. In the past ~6 months or so, I've been using this space to just jot down any highlights or… Continue reading January 2023- Highlight Reel
I was thinking yesterday how our weekends are so inconsistent. They really never look the same. Overall, this is fine with me; it's mostly just an observation. We've actually never really had consistent weekends, for as long as I can remember. From 2006- 2016 I worked every other weekend. (!!!) That's a lot of weekend… Continue reading Weekend inconsistency
+1 vote to continue the weekend
Ahhh, a 3-day weekend. What a lovely thing. It really was so very nice. ESPECIALLY because it was a 3-day weekend minus visitors, holiday prep, stress, etc. We had a very chill, low key weekend (for our standards), though we still did plenty. I was really wishing this morning that the weekend could just keep… Continue reading +1 vote to continue the weekend
Advent calendar season + St. Nick
It's Advent calendar season. As you probably are too, I am seeing a lot of things about advent calendars and advent season around right now. It's a lovely tradition. I especially love the idea of doing something special every day leading up to Christmas, not just the "open a door and get a candy" variety.… Continue reading Advent calendar season + St. Nick
Officially a teenage household
Well, it's happened. We are officially a household of "teenagers", and only teenagers. Asher turned 13 today!!! I've been referring to the boys as "teens" for a while now, since Ethan is in fact 14 at this point. But since Asher was only 12 until today, I would often say things like, "Yeah, I have… Continue reading Officially a teenage household
T-Day 2022 Recap
Thanksgiving is over! Now two of the four main holidays of the year (for us) are done- Halloween, Thanksgiving.... just Christmas and New Years are left now. New Years is not technically a big deal in our family, but the whole "fresh year" thing still brings some excitement and is a fun time. I always… Continue reading T-Day 2022 Recap