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Quotes of the week (QOTW) this week:
“Easy lemon test.”
Luke, in response to my “easy peasy, lemon squeezy” comment. Kids hear the funniest things.
Forgive me for just remembering one. It was a real barn burner of a week around here. Will got strep on Monday, John Paul had a major breathing incident and Luke got the horrid “fever of unknown origin.” Throw in a birthday party, a reno project and a non-sleeping baby and I’m all BEER ME.
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We may have a new photographer in the house. Will took this photo, and I love it so. I wish I could say why I love it so much, but there’s just too many reasons. Well done, Will. Well done. The weather on Monday and Tuesday in Austin was just picture perfect. 70s and sunny with no wind. It was like heaven. For all my readers who experience real winters? I don’t know how y’all do it. I am a southern girl at heart. Give me temps in the 90s any day!
A certain someone had a birthday this week. I wrote him a love letter and I think watching him read it may have been even more fun than writing it.
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Speaking of birthdays, we partied it up right. John Paul chose a gaming theme to celebrate the big 1-1. Here’s your sneak peek. Details coming next week!
Feeling humbled. My sweet friend Bonnie hosts the “Sheenazing Awards” every year to give a virtual high-five to (primarily) Catholic bloggers in lots of categories. Some sweet people in cyberspace thought I was “best looking,” “best vlogger” (HA!) and “best lifestyle.” There’s a whole host of great blogs and if you’re so inclined, here’s the link to vote. Voting ends today! I know a fair amount of you aren’t Catholic that read my blog, and many more aren’t bloggers. It’s always been my hope to share our life – and all that comes with it. Sometimes you get DIY and organizing, other times I vent about motherhood and prematurity and on a few occasions I gush about my Texas Aggies. Throughout it all, I just share what’s on my heart and often you hear about my faith. Growing up, I had close friends from ten different religions and churches. We all got along because there was mutual respect. I hope that’s how y’all feel here in this space. I’ll certainly speak my mind, but always with southern hospitality.
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Raise your hand if you love a good reno project. If you follow me over on the ‘gram, then you know I’ve got my hands elbow-deep in an office/homework spot. Over the holidays, we did some massive moving of rooms. We joked that it felt like the book, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” Let’s see, if we move this couch, then there goes that bookcase, then that bed, then that desk, then that shelf….AAAAH. But, the light really is at the end of the tunnel. We are #soclose. I’m guessing that the first week in February, you’ll finally get to lay your eyes on our new space. All I know is that the changes have already made such a positive impact. Hooray for change!
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My best read this week? The in-between months by Lauren. So much of what she said spoke to my heart, particularly the bit about investing our time in the things that matter. Go give it read. You’ll be glad you did.
Thanks for hosting, Kelly!