Hi Friends & Family, Happy Monday!
We just came off of a beautiful weekend here in the Midwest, little to-no humidity and now this morning I woke up to rain…but it’s clearing up, yay!
Before I start this post, I feel like I would be remiss not to let you in on two things…
1. Jer has a “day-job” now and I feel like I need to tell you all because that has been a major factor to why I’ve been more absent around here and for the frazzly-ness that has overcome me! To make all this work, my responsibilities on the dairy have increased immensely, on top of having the kids home during summer. Having the kids home for the summer makes it hard because most of this, if not all, would be happening while they are at school. We also have to be home by 12 to push our cows in off of the pasture, which makes my window of time to get things done pretty small. Jer milks the morning shift before work, I milk the afternoon shift with the help of my Dad and as a team we get it all done.
2. I started using my Erin Condren notebook as a bullet journal for planning & daily tasks and it is helping so-so-so much!!! It is sort of like a brain-dump for me. It offers me the ability to get it all out on paper, however I want or as it flows and I don’t have to keep replaying it over and over so I won’t forget. I think the lack of structure is freeing, now my penmanship & drawings can use some help, haha! If you are curious what “bullet-journaling” is, Google image it and you’ll see an array of beautiful spreads.
Now that I let you in on two major factors that have changes the course of my day, lets get on with my post!
This was our sunset on the night of summer solstice!
And this is what the sky looked like on the other side.
Also note that both pictures were snapped after 9 p.m.!
Over summer I still keep to my 3 day-a-week gym schedule and I bring the kids along too!
Bryce usually accompanies me until one of his buddies shows up with his Mom and the Girls go to the daycare there.
On Tuesday & Thursday, my off days from working out, I’ve been taking the kids to open swim at the Y.M.C.A.
Sometimes they have friends to swim with, other times they jumping contests!
This past week I tried the Sam’s Club grocery pick-up feature where you place your order online and then they have it waiting for you in the front!
It was so nice not having to go down all the aisles with the kids but I wish they brought they groceries to the car for you…
(Sam’s Club, if you are out there, you should really add that feature…)
The kids were hungry from swimming and Sam’s Club pizza never disappoints!
This has been my morning breakfast lately!
My Sister & Aunt gifted Maddie with a “quiet-time” backpack and she loves it. I’m going to do a post all about it, stay-tuned!
Saturday the girls came with me to a rare mall appearance and I treated them with Starbucks cake-pops and milk!
Birthday Cake cake-pops to be exact!
Then as a treat for being so good while Momma’s been milking, they got to pick out a little toy from Toys R Us.
Puppy in my Pocket & Splashlings for the win!
My Mom snapped this picture of Maddie holding her kitty and I just love it.
Jarret & Bryce picked up a round bale feeder on Saturday and I think he thought he was a hampster, ha!
There she be!
Jer replacing the blades on the mower!
Sunday was filled with weed pulling and Bryce was helping me with the weed-eating!
Naomi was my little gardening helper!
Mittens was sleeping in the barbecue…
Maddie thought it was so funny…
I painted the girls’ nails pink with glitter, we called them “Princess-Nails”!!!
Well I hope you all stay tuned and thank you for your patience while I’m adjusting to my new normal, it’s nothing I can’t handle!
Talk to you all soon,