Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A Day in the Life

It has been quite a while since I’ve shared one of these type posts but with the end of preschool coming near, I know our schedule will be changing soon, which is always so bittersweet. We’ve gotten into a nice little routine throughout the last several months and I’ve really enjoyed the rhythm of our days. 

6:15 My alarm goes off and I snooze for fifteen minutes. When I worked away from home I always got up at five but I have struggled so hard with this since I left my previous job!

6:30 I’m up and making the bed and getting dressed before Madeline gets up. These are the two things that just have to get done before she’s awake for us to have a productive day.

7:00 Madeline is awake. We head downstairs for milk (for her), coffee (for me), and a little Peppa Pig. I take care of Riley, answer emails, check social media, and spend a few quiet minutes with my girl.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Coffee + Conversation

Happy Monday! I am coming off a fun little bachelorette weekend in Asheville for one of my best friends from college.

I headed out at naptime on Friday and left Madeline for a fun  little Daddy-daughter weekend with Corey. When we arrived, we spent some time catching up and then headed to dinner at Asheville pizza and brew. Since everyone is so spread out now geographically we were all asked to bring a craft beer from our home town for a beer tasting back at our house afterwards. The bride now lives in Colorado and is a huge fan of craft beer so this was a fun low key way to spend our first night.

On Saturday we had breakfast at the house and then headed out for a hike. 

We got back just before lunch and everyone took a shower and dressed for the day. Then we headed into town for lunch and to make our way through some of Asheville’s many breweries. The theme of the weekend was “Brews before I Do’s.”

We ended the day with a late dinner at Laughing Seed Cafe before heading back to the house. Then, yesterday morning we had one last meal together - a delicious brunch at Blackbird. I had the Huevos Rancheros - my favorite brunch staple. Then, everyone headed home. 

I made it back before Madeline woke up from her nap. It was another rainy day in Charlotte so we spent the afternoon watching it from our screened in porch while Madeline played and colored. 

I sure did miss my little family. It’s so hard to travel on the weekends since Corey is gone all week but it was good for the soul to catch up with friends and have a little girl time. 

This week is the last week of preschool so I’m using it to get as many things accomplished at home as I can! It’s supposed to be yet another rainy week in Charlotte so I’m certainly hoping the forecast turns around at some point! 

Have a great Monday, friends! 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

I'm eating my words.

I will never be one of those parents. You know the one that bribes her child with a cake pop so she can sip that coffee at Target. Or whose kid is playing with the iPad at a restaurant.

Yes, I really did make those statements to myself once upon a time. But I’m here to tell you that I am eating my words. 

Probably one of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned about parenthood over the last two years is to set high standards for yourself (and your child) but for the love of Jesus, have flexibility, too.

Sometimes we all just have to do what is best for the sanity of all. It is for the greater good. One instance of this was at Target a couple months ago. I don’t like Madeline to have regular sweets but the terrible twos seemed to be overtaking every cell of her sweet little twenty-six pound body all at once. And it picked my weekly Target run to spew its ugly head.