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5 on friday.

Number 5
1. our week didn’t quite start as we had planned. kaia had a rough weekend with coughing and wheezing and generally just irritated. on monday mason already had a scheduled appointment for his 5 year check-up (waaaayyy late) so i brought miss kaia along. doctor was not pleased with the amount of air she was/wasn’t moving. lots of wheezing and crackling after breathing treatments and steroids so we were sent to the ER. not fun, long day, lots of crying but we made it and walked away. so thankful we didn’t have to be admitted like many other kids were. medications we increased, antibiotics given for ear infection and the result is a much happier kaia. it has been a rough go with us sickness wise since we have gotten here. trying to hang in there.

2.i bought a “boredom buster” book for the kids last night on this cute little shop on etsy. it’s book of recipes, fun ideas around the house and coloring pages. lots of great ideas for $5. i also think this would be a fun, cheap birthday gift to share. she also has some other great canvases with scripture on it. lots to took at!

3. all the kids have been more and more confident in praying out loud. love their honesty, sincerity and small words of great faith. last night each of them prayed: theia- that there would be no spiders or bugs in her room. mason- that there would be no tornadoes in texas where daddy is (for some reason he is really scared of tornadoes right now) kaia- that God would bless her body. oh, just love them so much.

4. i’m constantly trying to find the optimal system in meal planning. recently i’ve been using google calendars to schedule what’s for dinner. i’ve made separate calendar just for menu planning.  every 2 weeks i sit down and plan 2 weeks worth of meals and plug them into the specific days. then i make my grocery list according to the meals we will be having. i also have a white board on the fridge to jot down any item we run out of so i won’t forget. i pretty much forget everything if i don’t write it down these days.  so far this system has been working the best for me. what do you do?

5. still have not really put anything on the walls yet. just waiting for… time…inspiration…and time. i want to do some sort of collage with mismatched frames of family pics in the living room. i have a bunch of frames, bought spray paint of several colors i like to paint the frames but that is as far as i got. hmmmmmm?  just not sure if this is what i want to do. any ideas or suggestions out there?

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I'm a wife to 1 amazing husband. A mom to 1 little dude and 2 girlie girls. A follower of the ONE who saved me. A daughter to 2 wonderful people. A sister to 1. A friend to many. A runner because that's what I do to keep from not going crazy. And the CEO of this little part of the world we call home.


  1. I usually meal plan for a 1-2 weeks worth of food, but last month I did 4 weeks. I usually assign meals to a week and make sure I have all the ingredients, but I never stick to the days I plan. I just write it on paper and stick it to the fridge and then decide what I want for that night.

    I also love this for grocery lists-
    As soon as we run out of something, we check it off. Then when I’m meal planning I go through and add to the list. It makes shopping a lot quicker because everything is organized by section.

  2. thanks rachel! i’ll check that site out and yeah, i’m the same way…don’t always stick to what i have planned but at least i have something to look at and it’s just not a shot in the dark:)

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