Brother cuddles, smiling dishes, and a big purchase - 5 places I found joy in the chaos this week

Brother cuddles, smiling dishes, and a big purchase - 5 places I found joy in the chaos this week

It was a great week! Spring is starting to show it's beautiful face. Well, actually, it's not so beautiful right now. Right now it's muddy and gritty and very sloppy. But out of the dirty gross leftovers from winter comes beauty with spring and I can't wait! 

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Snow day, letters, and cuddles - 4 places I found joy in the chaos this week

Snow day, letters, and cuddles - 4 places I found joy in the chaos this week

Last week had me all befuddled! We had an unexpected snow day on Monday which left me incredibly confused the rest of the week. I could NOT get a handle on what day it was. Tuesday felt like Monday but then Wednesday wanted to be Thursday so by the time Friday finally rolled around I was so happy to get out of such a confusing stretch of days.

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Building LEGO & memorizing verses - 4 places I found joy in the chaos this week

Building LEGO & memorizing verses - 4 places I found joy in the chaos this week

I should have known I was next in line to get sick! After a week of the flu and colds bouncing around the kids I got hit on Monday. Thankfully it seemed to be mostly in my sinuses and throat and I never got the aches or a fever so I don't think it was the flu. I cuddled on the couch for two days before being mostly functional on Wednesday.

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Goofy boys, LEGO, and sushi - 5 places I found joy in the chaos this week

Goofy boys, LEGO, and sushi - 5 places I found joy in the chaos this week

This week felt like it took forever! It was the first week back to full time schedules. The kids were back to five days of school for the week and Micah was back to a 40+ hour work week (I think it was closer to 50 this week) and I was busy putting the final touches on a presentation I was giving later in the week. We had a couple nice days to start the week and then the temps plummeted and we got hit with a blizzard. We've got all this super fine snow that blows like crazy when the winds pick up making driving super scary. 

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Paper snowflakes, good helpers, and family - places I found joy in the chaos this week

Paper snowflakes, good helpers, and family - places I found joy in the chaos this week

We spent the week prepping for our first Christmas celebration which turned out so great. Simple, quiet, and a really fun weekend. Well, as quiet and simple as it can be with five kids and four adults! I really tried to focus on the kids' reactions to gifts and remember what I thought they would remember this week because this is the only time they will be these exact ages at Christmas!

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