family life

Friday feels.


Well friends we made it to Friday. Z was out of town so this week seemed to crawl and fly by all in the same. And it’s officially the last day of summer! I’ve been waiting months for this day (let’s be serious, I’ve been looking forward to it since school let out). But now that it’s here, I kind of have mixed emotions.

P had a meltdown the other night at dance class and again yesterday when we went to meet her teachers. Since I was away and Z left the day after, I feel like maybe she’s struggling with some sense of confusion. Like maybe she’s not sure who is leaving and how long they’ll be gone? So she’s being super clingy. These are the types of things that suck about military life or break my heart but I know that she’ll be just fine. Kids are resilient and we do whatever we can to make each of these hardships as smooth as possible.


We spent some time this week finger painting, impromptu splash pad trips, mining for crystals, lots of time at Starbucks (for mommy), and we had our first showing for our house! You can say it was pretty busy! Oh and I finally grabbed the August issue of the magazine I write for! Remember me with a preggo belly?! So bizarre to see and think about!

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So since it’s the last weekday of the summer, today is going to be a blowout celebration! I’m going to take the kids to their favorite lunch spot, top it off with ice cream, and then a trip to the planetarium. Z will be home around dinner time too so I know they’ll be excited to spend the night with dad. It’s going to take a little while to get them on a schedule and back into a routine so I’m prepping myself and asking God to give me extra patience over the next few weeks 🙂


Is it still possible that I haven’t caught up on sleep from my trip yet? Because I’ve been a total mombie and feel like I’m so out of it. Or it could just be mombiness in general. (Mom zombie= mombie in case you didn’t catch that.) But I’ve really been trying to be more present with my kids. Working from home means working when I can (especially during the summer) but I’ve been trying to put my phone down when I can.

I’ll be honest, I’m slightly addicted to it. I wish I was one of those people who could leave their phone off for hours or leave it in another room and not be checking it. But I’m not. I check it every few minutes because that’s just the nature of the biz. But I’m trying to make more of an effort to leave it alone for a little longer each day and spend as much time as I can with them.

And with that, I’m off to spend the day with my kiddos! Happy FriYAY babes… have a great weekend and see you Monday! xo










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