{7QTs} i'm so fancy

Friday, August 11, 2017

1. We have survived the first week of school! Woo hoo 😊

We celebrated the first day with our framily at our annual ice cream date spot. It was fun hearing about their days. Aiden LOVES middle school. He is so excited to go to school and so excited when he comes home. I cannot tell you how happy this makes me! Asher loves 5th grade. Being the big kid in the building is right up his alley. We are all back in the swing of things as if summer never happened. It's so weird how that works. I'm up early again doing my devotionals and making breakfast and lunches and then during the day Milly and I chill. So far it's been great.

2. I had a few goals this year with the kids starting school. One was to get back into my morning Bible and journaling time. I pretty much completely slacked off this summer. Once the kids were awake, finding a moment to myself was near impossible. Another one is getting dressed in REAL clothes to take the kids to school. I know you are real jealous of how cool I am. Last year I took the kids to school almost everyday in my pj's. There were more then one occasion that I was on the verge of having to chose between walking my kids into school in my cat pj bottoms or just letting them miss the day 😂😂😂 It became a problem! So ridiculous yet so true. Soooooo this year I'm going to take an extra 5 minutes to put on something decent. So far so good. I'm also working out again which my thighs today are not too happy about. 
I'm doing the barre 3 online workouts that I did last year. I love them for so many reasons but the main is how easy and convenient they are. Check it will thank me...your thighs and butt will hate me ✌

3. I haven't updated my reading progress but man I have been flying through some books
Our Own Country: LOVED LOVED! If you are a fan of historical fiction this is a good one.
The Snapper: Not great, VERY VERY Irish which at points almost made it difficult to read. I finished on the way to Denver and left on the plane for someone else.
Love the Home You Have: I enjoyed this book for the most part. Her writing is super easy to read and there were a few tips I really enjoyed. I think it's more for the person who really needs organization in their home...for that I recommend it.
At Home in the World: I LOVED this book! Even though my family and I are not traveling the world, I could really relate to her feelings on traveling with kids. The writing is so easy to follow and it really felt like a conversation. So far might be my favorite book I've read all year!
And I am currently reading {will finish today} Reasons to Believe. I'm enjoying it however it almost feels like I'm back in school reading a book for a test. I know there are many people who love Scott Hahn's writing but for me it's harder to read because it comes from such a converts point of view. I'm going to try a couple of his other books so no worries...I'm not giving up on him yet! After this one I'm moving on to The Glass Castle. I'm really looking forward to this one!

4. Yesterday Cameron surprised me by taking the fam out for dinner for our anniversary. We celebrated last weekend so I was kind of surprised we were celebrating again! Not sure why though, Cam always ALWAYS takes time to celebrate us and show me how special I am to him. We went to a local Mexican food restaurant that's by the river that runs through town. After dinner we went out and skipped rocks and enjoyed the nice evening.

It was great...much better then I could imagine for a Thursday evening.

5. I really need to get my behind in gear for planning our ski trip in December. We've decided to go to Angel Fire, NM and we also decided to drive after seeing how insanely expensive flights were. This will be our first big family road trip and I'm NERVOUS! I've checked out some places to stay and my goal is to have a place booked this weekend. It's so hard booking something site unseen but I've done it before so I just need to do it again. I am looking forward to seeing fireworks over the mountain on NYE again! 

6. Along the lines of planning, September is a month of birthdays in this house. We've never done a big party for Milly {well except for her 1st} and this year she is all about a party. I remember when the boys turned 5 we did something big for them so she is having her first friend birthday party. Her and I started planning it this morning and we are both super excited. Here's a hint...
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Cam's birthday is the 13th and we usually just go out to dinner but this year I want to surprise him with something a little more fun so along with a 5th birthday party I'm working on a 38th 😉 

7. I've started listening to Podcasts again on my long commute to the kids school everyday. I am fairly new to podcasts as in I just started listening to them in the winter/spring {can't remember exactly} but I love them. My 2 favorite shows right now are Fountains of Carrots and The Simple Show. Fountains of Carrots is my absolute FAV! I listen to every single one of their shows. I just love how smart, witty and Catholic they are. I'm new to The Simple Show but have listened to a few and so far love! If you have a podcast you like let me know!

Linking up with Kelly!


  1. You look so pretty and happy in your anniversary pic! :)

    1. Thank you! I was a great evening and the prickley pair margarita I had any dinner helped 😉


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