Kids, Summer

The summer planning blues

Ha, please ignore my dramatic title. 😆 But seriously, it's that time of year....SUMMER PLANNING TIME. Wait, what? There's snow on the ground. It's January 28. My brain is so far from summer I might as well have left it in Mexico. Nevertheless, apparently in camp-world it is summertime. Registration opens for the traditional weeklong… Continue reading The summer planning blues

travel

Isla Mujeres, Mexico- Trip Recap Day 3 (kayaking, tacos, pool, The Joint)

Day 3, Saturday January 15: After our late night, neither of us moved too fast Saturday morning. I think I still woke up by around 7:30, but just moved to the patio with some tea. Around 8:30, breakfast magically appeared again... 🙂 We knew our hotel had kayaks available to use (for free), but a… Continue reading Isla Mujeres, Mexico- Trip Recap Day 3 (kayaking, tacos, pool, The Joint)

travel

Isla Mujeres, Mexico- Trip Recap Day 2 (Punta Sur, Beach, Centro Nightlife)

Picking back up where I left off! Onto Day 2, Friday January 14th. (*I know this is a long post, but this was an AMAZING day for us and covered some great major highlights of the island, so even if you don't read it all, skim through the pictures at least!!) Morning/ Breakfast with a… Continue reading Isla Mujeres, Mexico- Trip Recap Day 2 (Punta Sur, Beach, Centro Nightlife)

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… Continue reading Weekend misc. + final bedroom reveal

Gratitude, Life, Misc.

A peaceful walk destination & Gratitude Challenge Days 8 and 9

Friday night there was a high school swim meet being held at our local high school, so Asher's club team had to go practice in another city ~20 minutes away to find pool time. I drove him out there for 5 pm practice, and since it was farther from home, I had to just stay… Continue reading A peaceful walk destination & Gratitude Challenge Days 8 and 9

Friday 5

Friday 5 (editing- Friday 3)

1- January 6th is Dia de los Reyes Magos in Mexico, or Three Kings Day. Aka, the Epiphany. There are a bunch of traditions that go along with this. Sadly, we (or Ivan, since this one is his domain, really) haven't really practiced these much over the years. In Mexico, the "three wise men" deliver… Continue reading Friday 5 (editing- Friday 3)

Kids, Life, Parenting

A High/ Low & Challenge Day 6

High of this week so far: TV. Did anyone else happen to notice that the This is Us Season 6 premiere came out on Tuesday night???? 😃😃 We watched Seasons 1-5 this past year and loved it, so I was very excited for this. This is probably the first time I have excitedly awaited a… Continue reading A High/ Low & Challenge Day 6