YouTube Live, sleepovers, and Thanksgiving - 5 places I found joy in the chaos this week

YouTube Live, sleepovers, and Thanksgiving - 5 places I found joy in the chaos this week

The kids and Micah had Wednesday-Friday off from work and we really soaked up the vacation time. We rarely changed out of pjs, did a lot of snacking, and played lots of games. Micah's parents arrived Wednesday night and stayed until mid morning on Saturday. We ate sooo much food for Thanksgiving. We did a small amount of Christmas shopping on Black Friday and plan on doing a bit more online for Cyber Monday. (Have you checked out the sales and deals page?)

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Reading, baking, and conferences - 4 places I found joy in the chaos this week

Reading, baking, and conferences - 4 places I found joy in the chaos this week

It was a tough week. For whatever reason the kids were going a little nuts. Whatever impulse control they have was out the window and basic rules that have been in place for years were being ignored. I was going crazy because I felt like I shouldn't have needed to repeat myself so many times or ask for simple things like "please keep your feet off your brother" to happen. You get it. 

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My Monthly Goals {Update on October & Goals for November}

My Monthly Goals {Update on October & Goals for November}

Yeah... notice that we are already halfway through November? I had this post ready but then because of the gratitude challenge and the 15 Days to a Healthier You I put off posting this. Thankfully it's kept my goals at the front of my brain so I'm getting things done at a pretty quick pace :D

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Lost & Found Cat, Baking Day, and a Birthday - 5 places I found joy in the chaos this week

Lost & Found Cat, Baking Day, and a Birthday - 5 places I found joy in the chaos this week

Oh man, what a week! I was so sure we were going to have a nice calm and normal week because we had no plans on the calendar other than a MOPS meeting on Thursday evening. It turned out to be one of our busiest weeks this school year! But the kids were so good, even having to drive around town nearly every single day. They took real naps! And despite the cool temps in the morning the afternoons are still nice so we have gotten to walk to pick the big boys up from school every single day this school year which is a huge sanity saver.

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Sick toddlers, kitchen day, and a new book - six places I found joy this week

Sick toddlers, kitchen day, and a new book - six places I found joy this week

This has been a week filled with sickness! It started with the twins then progressed to Mercedes, Micah and me, and finally hit Jamison. We are kind of holding our breath about Parker. He says he feels great but so did the rest of us until it hit. Prayers for health would be greatly appreciated!

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2017 Clutter Buster Challenge Week 7: Pots, Pans, & Baking Sheets

2017 Clutter Buster Challenge Week 7: Pots, Pans, & Baking Sheets

I really should have named this week baking pans rather than baking sheets because there are all those other types of bakeware that aren't simply sheets. And, to be perfectly honest, I purged several of my baking sheets right after Christmas morning because Micah bought me these glorious cookie sheets that I never want to stop using. And because this challenge hadn't started yet I did not take a picture of the gross cookie sheets I got rid of... like seriously gross.

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