Mother’s Birthday & a SC Weekend


Hi there and completely happy Monday; I hope your espresso is powerful this morning! It’s been an exquisite few days and I’m nonetheless attempting to get my mindset proper to leap right into a Monday. Possibly it might be simpler if I had a language arts curriculum I used to be loving for Kaitlyn, however I’ll maintain simply bouncing round between First Language Classes and All About Studying till I get the time and braveness to dig into the Fairy Tales IEW unit. We simply can’t appear to ever get into TGATB. I can’t consider it’s nearly April!

However my scattered mind is a put up for one more day. In the present day I would like so share with you all we’ve been as much as the previous few days. All of it kicked up after co-op on Wednesday when Mother arrived. I really like when my mother comes to go to; at this stage of life we’re advanced previous the mother/baby relationship right into a finest friendship. I’m so grateful for our closeness and pray to have the identical with my youngsters once they’re grown.

Thursday was her birthday and we had deliberate a full ladies day trip! We each are notoriously poor consumers; we tire simply, discover one factor that matches and purchase it in each colour, and often have extra enjoyable procuring the aisles of Complete Meals than Nordstrom. However on Thursday we had been decided to spruce up our closets!

We took off after breakfast to Southpark Mall. We kicked issues off at Nordstrom and the birthday angels should have been looking for us as a result of instantly we began having luck discovering issues we wanted and the pattern continued all day lengthy. We solely took a single break to get lunch at RH Rooftop close by, a pure light-filled beautiful spot to rejoice the birthday woman with espresso and a smorgasbord of small plates, since we each favor to nibble on a whole lot of various things when given the chance.

I lastly dragged Mother out of the mall at 5:00, one thing I’ve by no means needed to say in my life. We had been each giddy with our success and got here dwelling to a really jealous Kaitlyn, the one one who truly enjoys procuring within the household. The ladies had baked Nana a cookie cake, I made salmon, and we toasted the birthday woman and all performed a spherical of Trekking the Nationwide Parks. It was an ideal day.

Friday was extra low key. We stuffed it up with Synthesis for Hailey, grocery procuring, a Madeline Strikes exercise that mother joined us for, watching Hailey play soccer (she bought a aim!), and dinner out at Langtree the place we devoured some Vietnamese meals at Hi there Me.

Kaitlyn’s Saturday morning soccer was cancelled, so after breakfast we headed south to spend the day in Traveler’s Relaxation, SC, a little bit over 2 hours from dwelling. We stopped on the best way to have a look at extra fifth wheels. We’re actually enthusiastic about the potential for getting one and the household adventures we might have with it. Proper now the entrance runner is the Grand Design Reflection with the mid-bunkhouse.

We stopped for lunch at what’s changing into considered one of our favourite spots, Chicora Alley in TR. They’ve a patio and are very canine pleasant. Plus, the meals is incredible! We ordered the salsa platter and fried okra for the desk and descended upon it like a plague of locusts. I had the brisket taco and a Cali fish taco which had been glorious. All of us left with full and completely happy bellies.

We spent the afternoon at a close-by property, visiting their chickens, strolling alongside the river, and absorbing essentially the most lovely sunshiny day. Mother took off for dwelling late afternoon and Mema and Grandpa got here to satisfy us for dinner. We ate at The Whistle Cease in TR earlier than giving hugs and heading again dwelling.

David labored Sunday so I took the children to church then got here dwelling for the standard laundry, cleansing the home, admin duties, going by the children’ closets with them, and different odds and ends that stuffed the day. When David bought dwelling we knocked out leg day then I took to the kitchen with Kaitlyn.

She had determined final week that she needed to plan, store, and implement a dinner all on her personal. I received’t lie, it took a whole lot of psychological vitality to be engaged and be sous chef for the night, however she lit up attending to be in cost. We videoed the step-by-step course of so she might share dinner on IG “similar to mother does.” I feel it’s so candy how a lot she enjoys being within the kitchen and her Gus Gus’ Mac ‘n Cheeseburger from her Princess Cookbook turned out nice.

Now, again to Monday! Some issues I hope to perform this week embrace making it to the backyard heart for soil and cucumber vegetation, catching up on emails, and instructing Hailey to make household albums, a process that she is worked up to tackle and I’m excited to go alongside. I hope your week begins on a contented word; thanks a lot for stopping by right this moment! <3


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