Missing: Now that we’re 2 weeks into the school year, we are settling into a routine. But approximately 6.5 hours is a long time for my oldest baby to be away from home and I miss her every single second. Although the number of petty fights and arguments has somewhat decreased…. and I do enjoy more quality time with the other littles. I know its good for her to be at school, and every day we send her off with a prayer and a pep talk, and then I have to put my trust into something much bigger than me. It’s not easy letting go!
Scheduling: I have poured over our new schedules for the school year, literally spend hours and taking extra care to write down what’s important, leave time to play, remind myself to take vitamins, make chores a priority, etc etc. I will share in a few weeks after I mend the kinks. I love having a schedule. These are the years… every minute matters! My job (my family!!!) is the most important thing I will ever do, and I want to do it the best I can!
Watching: Politics. I can’t stop watching politics. The whole reason we finally broke down and got cable tv was so we could watch the the debates, conventions, news, etc. and be up to date for this election year. I wait around all day for my husband to hurry up and get home so we can watch all the political shows together at night, which is really probably why I love watching politics so much 🙂 This was my favorite from this week…
Serving: Our city has dedicated the month of September to service! This is awesome! We had something big planned last Saturday, but ended up being too sick to participate. So instead on Monday, we took the kids around the neighborhood to collect garbage. Does that count? We’ll be thinking of more ways we can serve. What do you do with your kids?
Anticipating: Camping next weekend!!!!!! Eeeeee, I can’t wait to eat this for dinner.
Giggling: This is seriously hilarious. My husband came home from work and asked me if I knew what a “brony” is. Uh-huh. Someone showed him an article about this trend… a brony is a boy who likes ponies, specifically “My Little Pony,” the cartoon show. With over 180,000 facebook fans, and actual conventions all over the country, I am seriously giggling. And in case you’re
worried wondering, my husband in not a brony 🙂
Sipping: It all started when I studied abroad in Paris years ago, and that’s all I could ever find to drink. I’ve loved sparkling water ever since! And let’s be honest, I pretty much love anything that reminds me of France. I found these on sale this week…
Tea Partying: My girls have been talking about it all summer. We’ve been busy planning the food and decorations for a “just because” tea party, which we’re having tonight. I can’t wait to tell you all about it in the next week or two!
Making: Still working on this quilt. I’ll be finishing up the tutorials this month for my September Sew-Along Series 🙂
Announcing: It’s a wrap! This was a fun contest, thanks to all who participated! Check out the winners!
Congratulating: Briana Richardson… who won the Jo Totes giveaway!
Featuring: Some of my favorite things…
You have to check out what’s inside of this camper from Crafting in the Rain.
I planted a zucchini plant this year, and I didn’t get one zucchini out of it. What the heck???
But if I did, I would have made this:
Zucchini Relish from the Wilderness Wife
I’m so ready for fall, and kinda loving this bib necklace from Little Treasures.