Hello hello, my friends! I took a few days off from blogging last week, really without any planning or intention. In all honesty, I have been feeling slightly burnt out of the social media world lately. Despite my best efforts, it can often feel like a rat race, and I have gotten caught up in it. While I love this space and the opportunities that it has allowed me, I never want to deviate from being true to myself and remembering why I started blogging in the first place; because I love to write, and because I love having family memories to cherish and look back upon. Family and real life always come first, and in the dangerous world of social media it can be easy to slip into a gray area where your priorities may not be quite as they should be. At the end of the day, I love blogging, but if I need to take a week off because life is hectic, I’m not going to beat myself up over it. I am learning to say no to things I do not truly believe in or feel passionate about. I don’t know if I would call what I am doing ‘taking a step back’, but I want to get back to focusing on my family, what we have going on, and the things in my life that are truly most important. And with that, onto our weekend!
On Friday, I got a last minute call over the lunch hour to go see the wedding dress that my future sister-in-law was in love with. My calendar was wide open (does anyone actually have meetings on Friday afternoons?) so I took the rest of the day off to go enjoy watching her try on dresses! The one she went back for didn’t end up giving her all of the feels like it did before, BUT..she found her dress! She looked so beautiful, and the more time I spend with her the more it because so obvious that her and my brother are a perfect match. While I would love to share photos..it’s bad luck to see the bride before the wedding 😉
Once I got home on Friday, we made dinner and fed the boys, and I got Lincoln put to bed. And then I got ready to head out for some appetizers with my sister-in-law and our high school friend. I drove over to meet them, and the second I walked in the door, I checked Jessie’s left hand (she has been dating Jer for 7 years) and THERE IT WAS! He finally popped the question! Poor Jessie got tackled by me, but I didn’t care 🙂 I am so thrilled for one of my oldest childhood friends-it was a total highlight to start the weekend! I rocked my fun new top that I plan to share with you all soon, and it felt so nice to wear something that wasn’t covered in slobber and baby boogers 😉
On Saturday, Mike offered to smoke some pork for my nephew’s confirmation, so our whole day was pretty busy between all of the meat preparations, going on a walk with the boys, and getting ready for our first church attempt in nearly six months. And you guys..we lasted half an hour. We really tried. We did. But our kids made it R.O.U.G.H. They were so squirmy, and the only thing that would quiet them at all was snacks. So, when both of us had left for the entryway because each child was being so unruly, we decided to call it a day. I must say, it didn’t leave us particularly encouraged to go again, but I suppose we will keep trying. Or bring books. WHY IN THE WORLD DIDN’T I THINK TO BRING BOOKS OR CRAYONS. Next time!
The rest of the night was spent having dinner at my sister-in-laws to celebrate my nephew. We stayed out late (for the boys) and didn’t get home until around 8pm 😉
Sunday was the ultimate lazy day. I went to the grocery store, Jackson never got out of his jammies, and I actually managed to prep dinner. All of the boys took naps, and we watched The Office, which is just our all time favorite.
Did any of you do anything fun this weekend? Here’s to a great Monday and a smooth work week!
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