Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Checking In

Hello, friends! How are you? We're doing okay here. Mike is still working everyday and my normal life as a stay at home mom is basically social distancing everyday. So, some things are still business as usual. Of course, I do miss regular trips to the store and going to church. On the other hand, the kids lives are anything but normal! They are out of school until, at least April 9. They are missing their friends, Mady is missing the field hockey season that she has been looking forward too so much, and Felicia will be celebrating her 16th birthday in quarantine without getting her learner's permit that she has been counting down the days for. It's a huge bummer!

As disappointing as all that is, I am trying really hard to focus on the positive. We are healthy, we are spending time together, and things WILL get back to normal! 

What are we doing to pass the time? The kids have had five days of  work from their school, today being the last day. What are the school's plan for future work, as of now we just don't know. We will wait patiently until we do know. I am not stressing out about it. As a family, we have been watching movies, playing cards, baking (and eating too many treats), taking walks, and just hanging out. Thankfully, the girls are able to Facetime friends so they are staying connected during this very strange time. 

I know that we all deal with stressful situations differently and it's okay to be scared. I am trying my best to not beat myself up if I let the kids have unlimited screen time or I don't follow a strict schedule for lessons. I really do believe that the more relaxed I am, the easier it will be for all of us to get through this. Kids are resilient, they will be fine.

We are all in this together. We will get through this! 
Stay well, stay safe, stay home.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Back to School

How is it the end of August already? Tuesday was the first day back to school for the girls and we were NOT ready for it! Summer just seemed to fly right by!
Felicia (10th grade) has been busy with field hockey to start the school year and she loves it! Madelyn (8th grade) is currently a manager for the field hockey team and will be playing in the spring. We are super proud of their commitment to the game! It's a lot of work and they are killing it! Stella (3rd grade) was probably the most excited to head back to school! She loves seeing all her friends and catching up after summer.  

Although we were not quite ready for it to start, we are looking forward to a great school year!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Beachin'

There really is nothing that recharges my batteries like a trip to the beach. From the moment we leave, I am counting down the days until we return again. (Someday, I will live there!)

This year on our trip to Myrtle Beach, not only were we able to spend the week with my parents and my sister, but some friends joined us for a few days as well. It was a great time!
 Being there over Independence Day is always a good time! The kids decorated our golf cart and we enjoyed watching the parade at the resort. We were a little bummed that we had thunderstorms that evening, so we did not go down to the beach for fireworks, but it was still a good day.


 We also spent some time at Broadway at the Beach, visiting Build a Bear and Ripley's Aquarium. There is so much to do and see at Broadway at the Beach!




 
Leaving the beach is always the hardest part. I really just wish we could stay all summer! One week is definitely not long enough so before we left, we booked two weeks for next summer!


Counting down the days...



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