Hey, hey, hey! It’s LET’S LOOK!
Once a month, Erika and I do a little link up where we “look” at different aspects of our lives (and then if you blog, you share and link up too!).
Here’s what we’ve been “looking” at so far this year…
In January, we looked at our bedside tables.
In February, we looked at our winter wardrobe.
In March, we looked at what’s inside our bags.
In April, we looked at how we typically celebrate Easter.
And today, we’re looking at our weekend!
Except I didn’t remember that our topic this month was “our weekend” and therefore, didn’t do a great job documenting it.
The thing is, this time of year, we typically do nothing but run back and forth between sports. We’re up early, we’re at the ballfields, we’re hustling to the volleyball tournament, we’re eating lunch on the run, dinner super late, we’re up early on Sunday heading to church where we volunteer, go to Sunday school, worship and then run from that back to sports and then holy cow, we do it all over again.
I have a feeling it sounds like your typical weekends too.
Buuuuut right now, we have nothing. Notta. Zero. And we’re kind of loving it. I’m always looking for the silver lining in things and as a family, I think we’ve decided that our weekends during this time, have become one. Though we miss our family, friends and sports SO MUCH, we have really enjoyed the downtime. In my entire life, almost 39 years, I’ve had the SAME Sunday routine…and now, all of a sudden, that’s out the window too. I miss my church family, I miss seeing the three year old class I teach, but I have loved having “church” at home too. Andrew and I never would have done this if we weren’t being forced to…but now that we’re doing it, we’ve really appreciated some of this downtime. On Sunday, our family watched a great sermon (you can see it HERE) where he talked about looking for positive things during this time, so at lunch that day, we named some of the positives that have come from being at home together, and it was so sweet to hear their little answers.
Anyway, all of that to say, this is not at all what I thought this post would be about today when I wrote the prompt back in December, but it’s a little silver lining in our current situation.
Here are the pics I had on my phone from this last weekend…
I have zero pics from Friday, but on Saturday morning, I took this one as I sat on my stoop and watched the world (or at least some neighbors) go by. I have always loved walking as a form of exercise/meditation/relaxation/a way to get out and get fresh air, but lately, I seem to be doing it every day. I like to listen to Today’s Top Worship on Pandora while I walk.
This cutie came down to my office and said she was ready to swim. Side note, if you’re looking for a hair tie, Ashby has it on her arm 😉 .
We spent all day Saturday (and Sunday for that matter!) out in the yard and by the pool.
I love going inside after a full day of swimming and hanging out by the pool with my kids!
Andrew snapped this pic for me since Mother’s Day was the very next day!
I enjoyed a book by the pool while the kids swam a bit. While I was sitting here, I started thinking…what if I started a Summer Book Club? Would you girls be interested???
The whole family loves pool life 🙂 .
For dinner on Saturday night, we had Mexican food from one of our favorite places. I took this pic so that I could show you these amazing Yeti drink insulators. They are FANTASTIC and keep your drink cold and keep it from sweating everywhere.
After dinner, we headed to our fire pit to roast s’mores!!!
Who doesn’t love a s’more?!
I prefer mine with a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Once you do it that way, you just can’t go back.
Bahaha! I took two pics of this thing…clearly, I wanted to remind myself to share it with you. I’m in love!
Did you even eat a s’more if it’s not all over your face and in your hair?
On Sunday morning, Mother’s Day, we all woke up and went to “church”. Madeley looks like she partied too hard on Saturday night. Why the sunglasses indoors, Mades?!
My kiddos gave me the sweetest Mother’s Day gifts this year! They painted this for me using their fingers. Each kiddo’s finger was a different color on my canvas.
And then I got these things too! I told my family at the end of the day, it was the weirdest/least normal Mother’s Day I’ve ever had, but it was by FAR my favorite.
I went out for one more walk before lunch. My tights are long sold out, but you can find my shoes HERE.
And then Kensington snapped this pic of Madeley trying to do a headstand with me. Hahaha! I mean…that kid.
The rest of the day, we spent outside together and then Andrew grilled us steaks for our Mother’s Day dinner.
That was my weekend!
Next month, let’s look at…our carry on bags!
In the meantime, have the best day!