January 25, 2017

What's Up Wednesday {January}

Now that life (I think) is starting to get back to normal around here, I'm trying to get back to some regular blogging. We had the holidays, Kyla's birthday, our entire family hit hard with the flu, and then Kyla and I took a trip to Florida and just got back on Monday. I'm exhausted, but SO ready to get back into a routine.

Today I'm linking up with ShayMel and Sheaffer for their monthly "What's Up Wednesday"!


1: WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK:
I have been pretty good about meal planning lately, but since I was in Florida until Monday, this week is an "eat whatever we have until I get groceries this weekend" kind of week.  Last night was lasagna and tonight is going to be pork tenderloin in the crockpot. After that, I'm not really sure.

2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT:
Playing on the beach with Kyla and the beautiful sunsets on the beach.





3: WHAT I'M LOVING:
Kenley's sweet voice as she continues to learn new words and really start to express herself.  My favorite thing ever is hearing her say "HI KYLA!" every time Kyla gets in the van after school.  Sweetest. Thing. Ever.

4: WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
I mentioned how life has been pretty crazy, especially with us all getting sick.  In a span of three days all 5 of us were throwing up. It was awful.  But (knock on wood), we're all feeling healthy now!

5: WHAT I’M DREADING:
Waiting four months to see if Kase is accepted into the school district that Kyla goes to. I could do a whole post on this, but I'm just very nervous about it and dreading having to think about it until June.

6: WHAT I’M WORKING ON:
Etsy orders that came in while I was gone, getting some new things listed in our shop, and catching up on house work!

7: WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT:
I splurged and bought myself a few new planner goodies and I can't wait to get them.  I will share more about that later.  In case you didn't know, I'm a planner nerd! :) #noshame

8: WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING:
I literally don't watch any TV, other than a little bit of sports.  I have so many shows on my DVR, some super old now, that may just get deleted.  I haven't even been watching The Bachelor, although I do read the spoilers so I already know what's going to happen.  Any time that I do have to sit down and watch a show is spent working on Etsy stuff.  Then at night after the kids go to bed, I try to clean up the kitchen, get lunches ready for the next day, put laundry away, and then I'm usually too tired for TV.

Same goes for reading.  I used to read a lot before having kids, but I just don't have the time (or make the time) to read for myself.  I recently started chapter books with Kyla where we read a chapter or two each night.  We started with the Junie B. Jones series and she loves them.  It's fun to talk about what we read the night before and work on those comprehension skills.  She also brings two books home each week that she reads to us each night. I could listen to her read all day!  Kase loves Pete the Cat books recently and Kenley just loves books in general.  She likes to back herself up and plop down on my lap and say, "Book? Please?"

9: WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:
I love YouTube and any time I am cleaning, doing dishes, folding laundry, etc. I have it on.  I subscribe to a lot of mom channels, but I also enjoy planning videos and a few daily vloggers.

10: WHAT I’M WEARING:
Leggings and long, comfy shirts.  All day, every day. #momlife

11: WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:
Kase has therapy on Saturday and Kyla has a play date, but other than that I'm looking forward to a low key weekend spent at home.

12: WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
Kyla starts swimming lessons and I'm really anxious to see how she will do.  She has always loved swimming, but has been afraid to put her head under water.  I kept encouraging her to do lessons and she never wanted to, but one day she decided she wanted to do them so she could learn to go under water.  So we're all signed up and she's very excited!

13: WHAT ELSE IS NEW:
School was cancelled today because of a snow storm so it's sure to be a crazy day stuck inside, but I'm actually totally OK with that!

Bonus question this month: Who is your all-time favorite Bachelor?
I love this question because I have been watching the Bachelor FOREVER.  For those of you who don't follow Shay (you should really start) she is Sean Lowe's sister and she actually signed him up for the show. It was so fun following her blog and being able to see a little of the behind the scenes type stuff for his season.

So to answer the question, Sean is of course my favorite bachelor.  And I promise I'm not just saying that.  He really was the best and him and Catherine just seem like such genuine, down to earth people.

I also really liked Ben H. and I hope him and Lauren get married on TV soon.  I will make sure that one doesn't just sit in my DVR like everything else!

Jillian was definitely my favorite bachelorette, but honestly, I liked them all.  Some were a little more boring than others, but I don't think there were any bad bachelorettes.

Alright, that's it for my Wednesday.  What are you up to?

1 comment:

  1. I working on getting Mason into the school that my niece's go to. It's an inter district transfer (we live in the same school district), and I'm crossing my fingers and toes and everything else that he gets accepted! Applications come available on Monday! Eeeekkk!

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