I have a lot crammed into one post today!
First, HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!
If you’re looking for last minute Valentine’s recipes, click right HERE. Seriously, from drinks to pink hot cocoas, desserts, breakfast ideas, what you should make for dinner tonight and everything else, I have it HERE.
Okay, random thoughts to start:
#1: Thank you so much for your love and support with the podcast yesterday. Erika and I know it’s a work in progress, so we appreciate the kindness even though it was a bit of a mess. I don’t quite understand how it works, but it records us separately (through our own individual mics and earbuds) and then plays us simultaneously except our problem was that we were “off”. We were suuuuper off when we began the post-editing and then got it better, but Erika and I were cringing as we listened yesterday because it still sounded like I was talking over her and then that it took her an extra 15 seconds to answer everything (weird delays). If you know anything about Zencastr and want to email me some tips, we’d appreciate it. We were speeding each recording up and then slowing each one down while putting it together (after it was recorded), but it was so weird how it was so off. Anyway, we’re a work in progress, but THANK YOU!! Hopefully, next time, you’ll hear our voices in real time and not weird time.
#2: Since Andrew has been gone this week, I decided to watch some Oscar-related movies at night after the kids went to bed. So far, I have finished Judy 🙂 . Have you seen it? I really liked it! I thought it was really interesting and put together really well. It made me very, very sympathetic to Judy Garland. Okay, what should I watch next???? I don’t think I’ve seen any of them, so you tell me.
Andrew and Smith are gone this weekend snowboarding with my dad…well, at least my dad and Smith are snowboarding…it was really poor timing for Andrew to hurt himself before he finished snowboarding season. #sigh I’m home with my girls have a cozy Valentine’s night and excited about that too! In the meantime, today, I’m sharing another “day in the life” post but this time, it’s our SUNDAY!
I have done so many of these posts over the years, but I don’t think I’ve ever chronicled our typical Sunday before. Now, of course, this one ended up not being typical, but I do think you’ll get the main idea. Our Sundays have a rhyme and routine each week, so this is kind of “day in the life” and “routine” squished together.
A day in the life of us from Sunday, February 9th…
My alarm went off at 5:30 AM, and I immediately headed to…
…coffee and my quiet time 🙂 .
After that, I went into my office…
…for a little Sunday work.
I worked and watched one of my very favorite movies until it was time to get the kids up…
…Andrew left early on this morning with about 15 other guys from our Sunday school class for a guys ski weekend, soooo…he’s not pictured. Boo.
Because he was going to be gone, we let the kiddos sleep in our room the night before for fun. Here they all are piled in our room.
Breakfast was two pieces of gluten-free toast (from Trader Joe’s!) with peanut butter and homemade jam!
I got my peeps all up and fed before church.
I always make breakfast for my Sunday school class each week, but this was the second Sunday of the month when all of the ladies in our class volunteer in other places throughout the church and then all of the men were skiing, so I didn’t make breakfast this particular week.
Everyone was ready to go at 8:45.
Every other week, I teach with these ladies right here! Andrea and I have been teaching a three year old class for like 14 years now!
Erika was home with Britty who wasn’t feeling well, so I told her that I would drop her big kids off after church and lunch. When I asked them what they wanted to eat, they said “BBQ” 😉 .
On Sundays, Smith’s sweet, sweet, sweet violin teacher comes over. We ADORE her!! While they were practicing the violin, I…
…did my grocery pick up for the week! I typically do this on Tuesdays, but decided to do it early this week. Gosh, how I love grocery pick up!!
I came home, unloaded the groceries and got my act together for the week. I always make sure my office is nice and tidy and then write out my to do list for the next day. I do this at the end of every work day so that when I roll in there the next morning, I’m organized and ready to hit the ground running.
I did some laundry and then…
…it was pouring outside, so we turned on Crazy Rich Asians (again, I know!) and made more Salty & Sweet Heart Mix!
We had this to do too 😉 .
Kensington helped me make our treat, enjoy our movie and…
…watch it pour outside!!
These cuties were in there too!!
Next, it was time for dinner! We made my Simple Sausage, Peppers and Onions because it’s easy and the kids all love it.
…I dropped her off at a 5th grade girls social for church. When did she get so big?!?!
The rest of us came home, showered and then I read while these three watched Free Willy for the first time. True story, I remember seeing this in the theater when I was little and my dad may or may not have teared up at the end and my brother may or may not have teased him mercilessly for like a year. No one cried during this viewing 😉 .
After I tuck the kiddos into bed each night, I carry down the little girls’ clothes for the next day. This way, they’re already picked out and downstairs so that I can help them get dressed/fix their hair.
I finished off my night in bed reading my book.
That’s (sort of!) a typical Sunday in the life of the Shulls!
A few other things, we always “reset” on Sunday nights. Anyone else? I like to go to sleep on Sunday night knowing the dishwasher is empty, the laundry is put away, lunches are packed and ready to go for Monday, my desk is tidy, the toys are cleaned up…all of that stuff. You too? I always feel flustered on Monday mornings when I didn’t “reset” Sunday night. Do you have a Sunday night routine??? What do you do??? Sundays really are our most “chill” day. If the weather is not pouring rain (like this one), we are typically outside most of the afternoon and even eat dinner most Sunday nights on the patio. I also love to squeeze in a Hallmark movie on Sunday afternoons too when I can.
I’m off to my kiddos’ Valentine’s Day parties at school and then tonight, we’re making homemade pizzas and watching rom-coms. We miss our boys, but we’re going to have a great night too! I hope you guys have a great weekend and a wonderful Valentine’s Day!! xo