Promise I’m still alive! Last week just kinda took off and damn, the next thing I knew, it was time for my weekend at work and then wouldja look at that? it’s Monday again! I know most of you dread Mondays, but after being stuck at the hospital for the last three days, I’m ready to be reunited with my little family. So…since I don’t get to see them until I get a little shut-eye today, I’m gonna use this rare quiet time at work (shhh, our little secret) to reminisce over our first full week of summer break!
Last week was absolutely awesome. I swear I fall more in love with these girls every day. But even so, it always takes me a couple of days to slide into “mommy mode” and get used to the constant go-go-go life without loosing track of a few of my marbles.
Knowing that, I called upon the power of the kitty for strength. 😆
I should’ve known that mine and Jason’s accidentally matching kitty shirts would prove to be a good omen for the week. We picked the girls up on Monday night, enjoyed a nice dinner at Crackel Barrel (am I the only one who says that?), and then made our way back home while the those two little girls proceeded to get cracked out on old-fashioned candy they suckered their dad into buying them.
After a full day of running errands that included stops at TJ Maxx for summer clothes, Olive Garden for ALL THE BREADSTICKS, and Lowe’s for what would’ve been Heather’s herb garden before she got overwhelmed and walked out (read: marbles misplaced), we decided it’d probably be best to relax for the rest of the night…
And relax we did. Hours spent in the backyard lounging in front of the fire pit, listening to music, telling stories and of course…
Making s’mores! I’ve finally come to the conclusion that I enjoy MAKING s’mores much more than eating them (don’t hate), so I am now, happily, the designated S’mores Putter Together-er. 😉
The next morning, I got the chance to sneak away for a little gym time while everyone else slept off their chocolate hangovers. A little cardio, a little weights, and a good cleansing sweat sesh in the sauna and I was back and feeling better than ever!
I can see now that this was the turning point in the week for me because after that, the hustle and bustle felt more like an ebb and flow and the rest of the week just carried me away!
There were big family meals…
Walks around the neighborhood…
Drippy watermelon faces…
And someone had a birthday! 😀
Along with playtime with the cousins, a baseball game played in their uncle’s garage, a night spent giggling while recording ninja moves on slow-mo, and my favorite, a dance party that lasted till 3am, just the four of us!
And then, as if my heart couldn’t get any bigger, the girls surprised me with a call while I was at work Saturday night just to tell me they missed me. This weekend has been TOO long! Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve gotta find a way to get some sleep so I can have an even more MARVELOUS time this week!
I hope you all have a fantastic Monday! Be sure to head over to Healthy Diva Eats, give Katie a little love, and check out all the link ups for the day!
What’s your favorite summer activity?
Can anyone guess how old Jason is?