i'm easing back into reality today.
today is the first day i've set an alarm in 2 weeks.
it's been blissful.
i do feel recharged and ready to face this new year.
so thankful for times of rest and relaxation to keep us going.
we all needed it.
our schedule is flooding back in this week.
i am trying to be very intentional about what i say yes to and put on my plate.
last semester was too much and i don't want to do that to myself again.
last week we celebrated our avery's 10th birthday.
he asked for a fedora.
he's an old soul like his mama.
we also enjoyed the last of our sweet lazy days with AJ home.
we went bowling and had the best family time.
have i said that i love this little family of mine? i do.
then it snowed.
so thankful it happened while AJ was home so he could play out there with them and make it really fun.
he pulled them all over this yard on the sleds.
the sleds i've been saving for a year and a half, waiting for a snow.
the boys were so. excited.
we had a very mild winter last year with no snow so the boys have been dreaming of snow.
avery stayed out there most of the day and was even out in the yard in the dark.
even though i would be just as happy as a clam to always have mild winters, i was super happy for avery.
ruby stayed inside cozy warm with her mama. :)
we enjoyed the last of the glow of the christmas tree and then put it all away.
it's always a little sad to put away the decorations.
but it's also nice to feel a little less cluttery for the new year.
i'm sure you all feel that way too.
almost all of us have been sick with one thing or another since christmas.
for a few days i had a cold and a stomach bug at the same time.
not awesome but also not the worst i've ever had.
i do have amazing family who took great care of me.
so thankful for them.
finley loved on me so much and kept bringing me sweet pictures. :)
this weekend aj and i got to go to kansas city by ourselves!
oh my word, it was wonderful.
we were celebrating aj's mom's birthday so we met up with his siblings and parents.
we ate lots of yummy food and had so much time for adult conversation.
we haven't had that much talking time in years.
it was so great.
on the three and half hour drive home, aj and i pretty much talked non-stop.
it was so fun and much needed.
we need to make that kind of time more often.
before we left yesterday, we hit the first friday event in the west bottoms.
it's a thrifters paradise.
building after building full of vintage and handmade.
it was heavenly.
and so fun to walk around with my man.
we talked about booth ideas and house ideas and even picked up a sweet vintage quilt for ruby.
wish we had something like that around here.
i do feel super inspired for my booth and our new house....wherever that may be......
happy monday, y'all! let's make it a great week!