Friday, April 30, 2021

The Highlights

Happy Friday!  I hope you've had a great week.  It's been a good one here.

We celebrated Kevin getting Promoted and Tenured!

We kicked off Gardening Season

and the weather was lovely most of the week!  

It feels like Spring has really arrived in the Midwest.  The kids got to add something normal back into their routines - church.  Vacation Bible School started last weekend and I knew it was the perfect time to go back.  They got to go without masks and had so much fun.  They talked about it all week.  They couldn't believe how good it felt to go back and sing and learn about Jesus.  I was so happy for them.

The highlights of the week were...

1. Kevin's promotion and tenure.

I know I already mentioned it, but it's going to be the highlight of the year for our family!  It's such a big milestone for all of us.

2. New Outdoor Table

This has been on my wish list for years.  I've always wanted a bigger table to eat meals at on our deck.  We finally pulled the trigger this year and we are loving it.  Kevin spent 3 hours building it for us and we already enjoyed one dinner on the deck this week.

3. Jordan Bakery Box

I'm really enjoying everything about this little biz.  It's been so fun to bake cookies, bread and build charcuterie boxes for local friends and families.  I am working hard to figure out packaging, branding and advertising details which have been a good challenge for me.  I'm offering individual charcuterie boxes for Teacher Appreciation Week as well as gourmet I love you BERRY much! Mother's Day boxes for local pick up.  Head over to my facebook page to order if you need a last minute gift.  All ordering ends May 1st.

4. Movie Night

We made Candy Corn (microwave popcorn topped with candy) and watched Yes Day!  Have you seen it??  It's a cute Netflix movie about having a Yes Day with your kids - saying yes to their requests within reason.  My kids are already talking about earning their own Yes Day.

5. Surprise Flowers

My surprise flowers are still going strong thanks to changing their water every day and removing any wilty flowers.  I love these 6 cup Ball jars as vases.  My mom gave me the blue one and then I picked up the clear one secondhand this week for $5.  Yay!

6. Greek Yogurt Bowl

I've been enjoying this delicious snack all week - Vanilla Greek Yogurt, berries, bananas, granola, nuts, flax seed and chia seeds.  It's so pretty and filling and delicious.

7. Basketball Girl

Olive wrapped up her first basketball season this week.  She really enjoyed it, learned a lot and was happy she tried something new.  Next year she can play with all girls and I think she will like that even better.

8. Similar Lunches

I'm still over here saving my sanity and packing similar lunches for each of the kids.  It saves me time and energy to pack them very similar things - grapes vs raisins, olives vs pickles and two different kinds of sandwiches.  Otherwise everything else is the same.

9. The Little Things

After the craziness of this past year, I'm finding myself feeling so thankful for normal things like strolling around the grocery store with Leo while the big kids are at school.  I'll never take our regular routine for granted now.

10. Meow

Both cats think bags are for them.  We got a library book delivery this week and they jumped right in.  All three cats want my full attention when all three kids head to bed.

Cheers to a fun weekend!  We're participating in our neighborhood garage sale tomorrow - yay for clearing out the clutter and the kids are going to Vacation Bible School on Sunday.  We went back to church for the first time last week and it was great for them.  I stayed home with Leo so he could nap.  We'll slowly, but surely, figure out our church routine again.

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  1. Maybe got back on here.Love reading your blog and keeping up with all you do.

  2. I'm so glad that things are finally getting back to normal for you! Loving all the fun things you got to celebrate this month, especially Kevin's promotion and tenure. I do wish I could be one of your JBB customers, though! :) Love your new patio table - that looks perfect for lots of outdoor dining and fun!!

  3. Congrats again to Kevin! Lots of fun lately!

  4. Great updates! I LOVE your new deck table!!! That's on my someday list for sure-- for now we need to update our indoor one, we've outgrown the 4 chairs! ;) Also love your yogurt snack, I need to try that. I have that blue Ball jar vase and love it too-- although it's a little tough to clean if I leave flowers in it too long. Yay for church and VBS! I just got an email for a free backyard VBS program I might host with a couple friends from my moms group. Have a great weekend!!

  5. You have such a nice view. It's still pretty chilly here in New Hampshire. I'm looking forward to eating out on the deck. Your cats are adorable.

  6. I grew up in Minnesota and you cannot beat spring in the Midwest—love your table. Looking at your bakery boxes I sure wished you shipped to Waco! You are so creative !

  7. I love your Bakery box packaging! Have a good weekend!


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