Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Currently 8/23

This week is the last full week before school starts again.  Hate feeling like we need to fit everything in last minute so decided to not do much of that this year.  Hubby has been home last couple days for some eye doctor appointment, Ezra comes home today from PA, normal life stuff.  Thinking I might try to fit in one more fun thing before Open Houses and back to school next week!  

So thankful for....This guy!  This week he is working on my Suburban instead of doing other projects that he would like to be working on.  He's handy and handsome :)  


Snuggles....After church this little guy was waiting his turn in the bathroom and he curled up on the bed with me.  Trying to soak in as many snuggles as I can get!


Looking forward to...A few things.  My oldest baby comes back home today!  Tomorrow I'm meeting with some ladies from town for supper.  I've missed my group of Mom's Bible Study ladies!  Crazy to think in a couple weeks our studies will start back up again.

Overwhelmed...Summertime has taken a toll on my house.  And September is going to be a crazy traveling schedule for me.  Eventually I will have my house back to more of a normal living space again.  Otherwise right now this sign tells the whole story!


Praying you are making memories this week!  

-Rachel

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Currently 8/16

The last few months I have been doing a "Currently" post.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.



County Fair...We survived our County Fair.  Many hours but also so many memories!!!



Family Camp...Highlight of the ending of summer is our church camp.  So many fun activities, amazing messages, and time spent with good friends.




Making Memories...Many days as a mom, I feel like my patience is not enough.  Monday was a long day for everyone, too much to do and accomplished.  At one point my oldest goes, 'Mom, I don't know how you do it.' as we are walking out of Aldi with the youngest having just screamed through 2 stores!  I looked at him and said, 'well, I don't do it well'.  We survived got done what we needed to accomplish, my hair might just be a bit whiter but....I did get some pictures of us together out for lunch which was the best part of the day!


Getting too big...Ezra is heading to Pennsylvania with his Grandpa for a week.  Dropping them off at the airport this week it's hard to believe how fast they are all growing up, especially him!



Hope you have a blessed week.  Gearing up for back to school and a BUSY September!

-Rachel

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

What I Wore 8/10



To keep myself accountable to getting dressed as a stay/work at home mom, I join a blog called The Pleated Poppy.  I enjoy watching for what she wears each day  Since Novembers 'No Pants November' with Christina at Our Wood Home, I've pretty much continued to wear skirts/dresses most days. I quickly came to the realization this was going to be a LOT harder then I thought!

Participiating in Our Wood Home's 'Modest Young Women: August Fashion Challenge'.



August 5 Neutral with a pop

August 6 Bright and Cheery

August 8 Sparkle

August 9 Old Favorite

What a fun challenge....more as the month continues!





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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Currently 8/9

The last few months I have been doing a "Currently" post.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.



Craziness...Week of County Fair!  Let the craziness begin.  


Day1 - Sunday
Baking, Shooting Sports, Pool Time to unwind


Day 2
Chasing Cattle, Judging, more baking projects

Unwinding with an much needed quick date at home!


Let the crazy week continue!!!!!

-Rachel


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

What I Wore 8/3

To keep myself accountable to getting dressed as a stay/work at home mom, I join a blog called The Pleated Poppy.  I enjoy watching for what she wears each day  Since Novembers 'No Pants November' with Christina at Our Wood Home, I've pretty much continued to wear skirts/dresses most days. I quickly came to the realization this was going to be a LOT harder then I thought!

Date Night


Oils Class

Fair Projects & School Shopping




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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Meal Planning 8/2

I've been meal planning for many months now, it saves my family so much money and mommy stress at about 4 o'clock!  

Tonight I'm trying a new recipe on my family.  Guessing there will be a lot of 'noise' when it becomes time to eat.  Not sure why my kids don't like potatoes.  


2 Turkey Italian Sausage
5 Yukon Gold Potatoes
1 Summer Squash
1 Tomato
1 Green Pepper
Handful Sweet Peppers
Placed in crockpot for a few hours

Menu



Monday, August 1, 2016

Currently 8/1

The last few months I have been doing a "Currently" post.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.


Loving...This little girl finished Parent/Child Swimming Lessons this week.  She LOVES the water.


Enjoying...Some Grandma time while the big kids are away.  Over the weekend, the two big kids went with Grandpa.  So the two little ones got to spend a little time with Grandma.  Of course, they got Grandma to share some of her food with them :)


Watching...This fun crew of kids!  My cousins 3, good friends 2 girls, they had so much fun playing in the park and getting wet at the splash pad.


Taking time...For a little 'mom' time.  Treat of ice cream and reading on the iPad.  Rare late night moment.


Here's to another crazy summer week, making memories, getting ready for the fair next week, and normal life!

-Rachel