Holidays, Kids

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

Gratitude, Holidays

24 Hour Gratitude Challenge 2022

Yesterday I recorded something I was grateful for, every hour, on the hour. Sharing today in honor of Thanksgiving! I'm grateful..... 06:00..... That our main grocery store is open 24 hours/day, allowing me to go during Asher's 5:30 a.m. swim practice and miss the rush later. 07:00.... for Asher's swim coaches, and the strange hours… Continue reading 24 Hour Gratitude Challenge 2022

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, Holidays, Weekends

Holiday weekend/ other happenings

I feel very out of touch with the blogosphere!! I've been scrolling and reading other blogs on my phone, but haven't had time to comment much anywhere. And, I haven't updated here in a few days, either! Anyway, here are a few updates from the long weekend: *Sunday night 7/3- Ivan and I went to… Continue reading Holiday weekend/ other happenings

Holidays

A very “just okay” Easter + some mom guilt

Easter Sunday was very "just okay" for me yesterday. I mean, it was nice and all. But I just came away from it feeling pretty "meh" about it all. Maybe I was just in a bit of a down mood, I don't know. For context, Easter is my least favorite holiday. (Besides the religious aspect,… Continue reading A very “just okay” Easter + some mom guilt