Holding tight to sweet memories

Today was a much more pleasant day than the last few days have been. I have noticed on days that are especially crummy, I am much more inclined to write a post that is not about my day at all, but rather about something fun and distracting to write about like tall women’s clothing or our backyard landscape plans or budget spreadsheets. Not that I shouldn’t write about things like that, I’ve just noticed that I’m more inclined to pick topics like those on the days that I don’t so much want to talk about my day.  Continue reading

Our last day in Virginia

Today was our last day here in Virginia. It was a quick trip, only three days, but I think we did a pretty good job of getting as much cousin partying in as we could between all of the kids. We could tell that they were all just a little grumpy today, probably tired and over stimulated from two straight days of playing hard. Continue reading

Even bad days are filled with blessings

I wrote yesterday’s post with the .01% of gas left in my tank before we went to bed. I clicked the “publish” button, and within a minute or two we were working on falling asleep. As I laid there in bed I was scrolling through the day again in my head, and as physically and emotionally exhausting as the day was, as I was laying there falling asleep, what stuck in my mind were all of the little blessings I could still see even in the midst of such a difficult and draining day.  Continue reading

Terrible travel day

We had two connecting flights today, that both got delayed (with us already boarded), for over an hour and a half each. Baggage took forever, rental car place was a mess, the kids were so fried by the end of the night everyone was crying (me included) by the time we got in the rental car. It’s one in the morning here in VA and we’re finally going to bed.