A Peek Into This Past Week (+ my 4 objectives for today)

Kierstyn’s preferred book today is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? She understands it by heart and likes to “read” it to us!

Champ got to come invest throughout the day with us on Friday while his mother was working.

(I simply recognized he has his hand all up in her hair!)

It was Silas’ birthday recently so we did a great deal of enjoyable things to commemorate. We typically attempt to expand birthday enjoyable throughout a week approximately — it enables us to truly relish each activity and implies that the birthday individual gets more event!

D likes to have time every day where we sit and cuddle together. He is such a mother’s kid and it’s the sweetest.

I got to go to a Mother’s Day Brunch for foster & adoptive mommies at a regional church and it was such a true blessing!

Weekends are for baseball!

My mother and bro were driving through on Saturday on their method house from South Carolina and come by for a couple of hours. They got to go to among Silas’ video games.

We went to Cracker Barrel on Sunday for Mother’s Day and Silas’ birthday. It was our very first time to head out to a dining establishment as a whole household in a very long time!

Kierstyn particularly took pleasure in the present store!

Jesse and I went on a late night film date for Mother’s Day after the youngsters were asleep for the night.

Silas and I went on a date for his birthday that consisted of Krispy Kreme doughnuts and Baskin-Robbins ice cream.

The laughter and laughs and delight that our sweet D gives our house is recorded a bit in this picture!

He’s formally a teen… although, I’ll be sincere, I’ve sort of seemed like he was one for rather some time!

Silas, it’s a present to be your mother. I enjoy our long talks, your interest for life, and the tough (however so great!) concerns you are typically asking.

I’ve seen you be extended a lot this previous year as you’ve handled more obligation in several locations of your life. It hasn’t been simple numerous days and you’ve often felt overloaded and annoyed, however I’ve enjoyed you grow and grow through it.

Your enthusiasm for baseball has actually been so enjoyable to observe — and you are continuously teaching me brand-new aspects of sports that I would never ever understand otherwise!

I’ve so delighted in enjoying you be tactical and deliberate in growing your YouTube channel this year. Your entrepreneurial spirit, attention to information, and how you research study and discover and explore brand-new things is something lots of people don’t naturally have a present for. I can’t wait to see where it takes you in life!

Your care and empathy for your more youthful brother or sisters, how you constantly have your older sibling’s backs, and how you are not scared to stand and do the ideal thing even if others don’t concur with you makes me so happy as a mommy.

My prayer for you is that you will continue to grow in your love for Jesus and others. God has actually provided you numerous presents therefore much drive for life and I hope you constantly utilize those for His splendor.

I’m so grateful that despite the fact that you are 13, you aren’t too old to be a mother’s kid. I enjoy you a lot and am so grateful to have you as my boy!

My 6 Goals for Last Week

Personal/Family Goals

  • Delete 1000 pictures and videos from my phone.
  • Finish clearing out the basement storage closet.
  • Work on a craft job.

Reading Goals

Business/Blogging Goals

  • Finish video on practices for upcoming online conference.
  • Drafts provided for upcoming sponsored project.

My 4 Goals for This Week

Personal/Family Goals

  • Delete 1000 pictures and videos from my phone.
  • Finish clearing out the basement storage closet.
  • Finalize list of 40 things to do prior to child comes (considering that it’s just 40 days till my scheduled induction date and I wish to assist the time pass faster!)

Reading Goals


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