Thursday Things I Love: These Days

Theo went off to kindergarten  today.

I spent all of last evening writing his name on his bookbag and lunchbox, making his lunch, and looking at baby pictures. I do NOT recommend the latter to any moms who are struggling with sending their kids off to school. I kept looking at this one photo and just thinking about how he used to be a BABY and now he is NOT and WHY IS LIFE SO UNFAIR?

Good grief. Someone tell me to tighten up already.

We had a great week together. I wanted to finish the summer strong, so I spoiled all three kids. I filled our days with fun activities and special treats, because childhood is fleeting these are the days where you can communicate your love through sugary snacks and trips to the park and I wanna soak it ALLLLL UP.

Take a look at what I loved from this week:

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Thursday Things I Love: Splash Pads, Paddle Boats, and Fresh Herbs

This week was full of essential summer activities and I’ve loved it. It’s been hot. We’ve been near the water a ton. I took an awesome yoga class. I’ve made and eaten a ton of great food. We’ve spent some great time together as a family. And I even cleaned my house. Wait. That’s a lie. My house is a totally disaster. But the rest of the things are true! Who needs a clean house when you have a summer bucket list of actives that you are scrambling to accomplish before everyone goes back to school? Not this girl. Cleaning can wait. Take a look at some of the things I loved from the week: Continue reading “Thursday Things I Love: Splash Pads, Paddle Boats, and Fresh Herbs”

Thursday Things I Love: New Opportunities, Refrigerator Pickles, and Little Shop Helpers

It’s been a funky week. Do you guys ever find yourself in a funk? That weird place where your emotions don’t quite know where to land? My husband and I had a wonderful time celebrating our eleventh anniversary this week, and bunch of really great things happened this week. And yet…blah. The funk. Why does that happen?

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But speaking of Gilmore Girls….I just can’t event wait for the reboot. Can’t. Even. Wait.

But back to this week. it’s been a great week. I think I’m just feeling the impending pressure of still more change to come. It’s all good. Take a look at the things I love right now: Continue reading “Thursday Things I Love: New Opportunities, Refrigerator Pickles, and Little Shop Helpers”

Thursday Things I Love: New Hats, Summer Eats, and Theo’s First Slumber Party

Whew! We’ve been busy around here soaking up summer as much as we can. I try to not think about how fleeting these warm days are in Ohio. Must. Not. Think. About. Winter.

We’ve played hard, worked hard, and eaten a ton of great garden fresh food. Take a look! Continue reading “Thursday Things I Love: New Hats, Summer Eats, and Theo’s First Slumber Party”

Thursday Things I Love: My Sister-In-Law, Garden Goodness, and New Friends

It’s Thursday. Someone high five me.

This week was, well, it was a lot of things. I was talking to someone the other night about the incredibly stupid naive belief I held as a newlywed that, if I just thought long and hard, I could make really good decisions that led to a relatively problem free life. Ahahahaha. Don’t you want to just sit that girl down, put your arm around her and be like, “Oh honey. Oh….HONEY.”

There is no path free from struggle, heartache, and pain, and we all need to remember from time to time that just because things are hard, it doesn’t mean we’ve messed up or made the wrong choice. Sometimes, things are just tough. Like this week!

But of course, there are always, always highlights, and sometimes, the dark days make the bright moments shine even brighter.

Take a look at a few things I loved this week: Continue reading “Thursday Things I Love: My Sister-In-Law, Garden Goodness, and New Friends”

Thursday Things I Love: Vintage Clothes, Handmade Gifts, and New Coffee Shops

It’s been a good week around here. The weather is gloriously hot, Mike and I have been busy working on fun projects, and we’ve settled into a good little groove after being away for the weekend. The kids are completely out of control but hey, I got both my bathrooms cleaned this week so I’ll call that a victory. (You take what you can get, right mommas?) Here are some things I’ve loved this week: Continue reading “Thursday Things I Love: Vintage Clothes, Handmade Gifts, and New Coffee Shops”

Thursday Things I Love: Babies On A Boat, Summer Eats, And A Toad Named Judy

Hey friends.

How is your summer going? I have to tell you, I’ve just been eating it up. Mike has been working from home. The boys have been playing outside every day. And I’ve been enjoying as much yoga/time in the sun/summer veggies/garden goodness as I can.

Here are a few things I’ve been loving lately: Continue reading “Thursday Things I Love: Babies On A Boat, Summer Eats, And A Toad Named Judy”

Thursday Things I Love: SUP Yoga, Celebrating Life, and Family

This week has been difficult for my family, as we unexpectedly lost my grandmother. I apologize for failing to post yesterday, but my heart wasn’t in it.

All things considered, yesterday was a good day. We gathered together to mourn a loss, but to also remind each other that we are not moving forward alone; we have each other.

Throughout this past week, I’ve had so many thoughts. So. Many. Thoughts.

So today, my Thursday Things I Love will look just slightly different because, well, I’m slightly different. I hope you enjoy. Continue reading “Thursday Things I Love: SUP Yoga, Celebrating Life, and Family”

Thursday Things I Love: Fields of Clover, Little Gardeners, and Food

Well. Summer was off to a great start here in Ohio, but now Summer seems to be going through some sort of identity crisis and thinks it’s Spring because it’s been cold and rainy around here lately.

Come on Summer! Tighten up!

It’s been a good week around here. Theo is fully recovered from his surgery, Mike and I are getting into a good summer schedule groove, and I’ve been doing yoga every day which has been like the best thing ever. Here are a few things I’m loving lately: Continue reading “Thursday Things I Love: Fields of Clover, Little Gardeners, and Food”