Happy Friday! I probably shouldn’t be quite so eager since we only had 3 days of work and school this week but, y’all, I’m feeling all 3 of them!
First of all, a HUGE thanks to all of you who popped in and took the time to fill out the reader survey last week. I am soaking up all of your answers and really hoping to make 2018 a quality content year in this space!
Here are my top 5 this week!
We celebrated this kid turning 16 on Monday! I’m sure he would have loved to have celebrated on a boat or out in a duck blind somewhere but settled for staying in his pj’s playing x-box all day long.
After Holly posted this precious picture of the boys on Dillon’s birthday, we had to recreate to show how much they have changed! I’m thinking they were 4 1/2 in the first picture and both just turned 16. They are handsome as ever but despite all the change I still see them as these precious little boys!
I signed up for a wellness challenge through my gym and got rolling on Monday. While giving up some of my comfort foods isn’t my favorite, the way I feel when I fuel my body appropriately is. I’ve definitely let myself slide to a point I haven’t seen since having Carly Jo and it was time to say enough. Honestly I love eating healthy but I also have trigger foods like chips and salsa that can really derail me. All things are good in moderation but when I let myself slide for too long I develop an unhealthy relationship with my food….so….having a little reset challenge will be good for me and my body. The very hardest is giving up caffeine for the first 21 days. Goodness I didn’t quite realize how much my black coffee meant to me!
Seriously you guys, I saw this on Instagram this week and almost died laughing! This is so true of my mom. She hauled station wagon loads of kids around with no seatbelts, on the highway no less, and now she panics over my kids being in another room.
Since April we have hired someone to paint every room (walls, ceiling and woodwork) in every room but our master bedroom, changed wallpaper in our entry, added a new couch and some finishes to the living space and I am 80% done with updating the kids bedrooms. I cannot wait to have these spaces finished so I can show them to you! Dillon’s room has come together quite nicely and the canvases are my fave! We are still searching for bedding for little Miss so if you have any teenish girl bedding ideas send them my way. I want to do a plank wall in our master but Keith is not buying it yet. I’m so ready to complete our home so I can just live here. I know everyone says there is always something to do and while I do believe their is some truth to that, I just need to be able to feel somewhat peaceful when I come home and I think we are headed that direction.
On the blog this week…..
Tonight Carly and I are heading with girlfriends to see our local high school theatre perform High School Musical and hopefully tomorrow we will make our way back to Ikea one more time to pick up the headboard for her bed. The weather is going to be back in the 70’s here so it should be a great weekend!
Wishing you all a cozy weekend.