Sunday, October 4, 2015

Madison's Apple Farm field trip

This was her very first preschool field trip! My mom and stepdad made the trip to be with her! 

Waiting on the hay ride

The best thing ever! She bounced forever!

 Excited about the 'hay' ride

Friday, October 2, 2015

In October, I will... on time management with the girls. More one on one time with each plus interacting with them more. 

..time management for myself! Figuring out a good time to clean, work out and take quiet time. Is it during preschool? Is it at night after the girls are asleep?  Is it in the morning before they get up? Also, my Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings are full of Bible Study, meetings and appointments. Every week. I need to find balance and make sure I'm prioritizing what I need to do after those things and know when to skip something if I'm feeling overwhelmed. on the girl's photobooks. I am horrible at working on this.

..continue working out. Doing at least 1 boot camp per week, as schedule allows.

..continue working on cleaning up Pinterest by printing recipes and actually trying them. 3 times, not including this one. 

..have coffee with Alan after preschool drop off 2 times.

Looking forward to...
-dinner with friends in Charlotte
-celebrating our Godson's 9th birthday! When in the world did he turn NINE!?
-pumpkin patch field trip with Madison's class at preschool.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

In September, I did....

.. celebrate Madison's 4th birthday! read here

.. be married to the most amazing man for 9 years! read here out at least 3 days a week.. baby steps. I've actually started using our church facility to walk on the treadmill. I also did 3 boot camps the past 2 weeks in September. I feel great though I struggle getting through them.

..get up earlier than the girls to have some me time at least 3 times a out, drink hot coffee, eat non soggy bagels/cereal and maybe watch a tv show. I have been getting up 30 minutes to an hour earlier. Sometimes I just lay there and scroll through Facebook and sometimes I get up and shower and get ready. It depends on if I'm going to the gym or not. Our house is so open, I'm afraid if I start rattling around in the kitchen, the girls will start getting up super early.

.. have a crazy calendar that's already packed with things to do. We survived! Now, October is looking crazy! :)

.. go on Madison's very first school field trip to the apple farm! And I just realized I didn't blog about it...

.. print out Pinterest recipes and update my recipe binders. OCD much? I've actually worked a good bit on this. I've been rearranging boards, deleting boards/pins and printing recipes. It's an ongoing project!

.. blog at least 3 times.  read here here and here

.. work on printing out pictures, updating baby books/picture albums, pictures around the house, putting videos on a disk.. etc. I printed some pictures, wrote on the backs and replaced/added some around the house. I have a flash drive with pictures on it to take to Costco and put on a disk.. Slowly but surely!

So I'm really proud of myself! I did pretty darn good on my goals!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday Madness

 This is a mishmash of what is going on in our world. Ramblings, if you will.

-Alan's knee is getting much better! Still going to therapy and working on the range of motion. Pain is coming and going. But this happened yesterday, 4.5 weeks after meniscus surgery..

-Almost a month back into preschool and I am back into the swing of things. I have added a Bible Study, a book club(For the Love by Jen Hatmaker) and a mother's morning with coffee and devotions. I've also been walking daily which is helping me feel better too.

-Tv shows we watch here lately are Arrested Development, The Mindy Project, Teen Mom 2 (I know, I know.. can.not.stop), and Jimmy Fallon.

-We've dropped cable and only have Roku, which includes Sling TV, Hulu and Netflix. Hello, tv for under $50!

-the girls are loving school! Riley is thriving so much! Madison is just walking right in and not having any issue. She has learned to write most uppercase letters and numbers. Riley's walking and speech have just blown through the roof. It's insane! She's becoming this little toddler instead of a baby... I'm loving this stage where she's able to tell me what she wants and don't want. Oh it makes life so much easier!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Mine and Alan's 9th wedding anniversary


Our 9th anniversary was last week. We started off the day by having breakfast after I dropped the girls off at preschool.  Later that evening, we headed out of town to one of the best local restaurants.  It was the perfect day with the perfect man. I am so blessed to call him mine. I am so very thankful for him every day. I love you so much!

Honeymoon in Barbados

So cool to see a space shuttle launch when we flew over Florida.


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Madison's 4th Birthday

We had her party at a local indoor inflatable playground on September 5. She had a great time with her friends and family!

How she feels about her picture being taken(and not being bribed)

Her birthday is on September 6, so after church we ate lunch at a local Mexican place. After we ate, they came out and sang to her! 

She had a fantastic time and we can't thank everyone enough! I will post more pictures when I get them from my photographer! :)

Friday, September 4, 2015

Madison's 4th birthday- school party

We brought some goodies to Madison's school snack time to celebrate her birthday weekend!

Tomorrow is her party at an inflatable place and Sunday is her birthday. She's so excited!