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 mommy 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 normally attempt to expand birthday enjoyable throughout a week or two — it permits us to truly appreciate each activity and suggests 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 young boy and it’s the sweetest.

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

Weekends are for baseball!

My mommy and sibling were driving through on Saturday on their method house from South Carolina and dropped in 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 specifically delighted in the present store!

Jesse and I went on a late night motion picture 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 pleasure that our sweet D gives our house is caught a bit in this image!

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 mommy. I like our long talks, your interest for life, and the difficult (however so great!) concerns you are frequently asking.

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

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

I’ve so delighted in seeing you be tactical and deliberate in growing your YouTube channel this year. Your entrepreneurial spirit, attention to information, and how you research study and find out and try out brand-new things is something many individuals 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 best 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 offered you lots of 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 young boy. I like you a lot and am so grateful to have you as my child!

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 task.

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 organized induction date and I wish to assist the time pass faster!)

Reading Goals


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