Friday, February 3, 2023

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, Friends!  And Happy February!  January was a slow month so I'm excited for a fresh start in February.  We had a good week despite very few things happening as planned.  We got a surprise ice storm in Southern Indiana and life shut down for a few days.  All of our regular routines were cancelled, but we still managed to squeeze in a birthday party, date night, playing outside, got lots of snuggles and movies and work!

Did you catch my blog posts this week?

Tips for Doing Family Pictures with a Large Group

Sneaky Ways to Save Money

Take Care of the Quick Fixes

Now on to my favorite moments of the week:

1  // Work Date

Kevin has had a REALLY big, important week at work this week and he needed some extra help.  My parents hung out with the kids while we got all the things done at his office.  I did some organizing, decorating, admin stuff and helped him prepare.  We grabbed a quick dinner at our favorite local pizza spot - Turonis afterwards.  They were doing the weekly basketball show so it was fun to see the coach and team there.  Then we hurried home just as the ice started!

2 // Ice Skating

Olive got invited to an ice skating birthday party for one of her good friends from school.  I was proud of her for trying something new and really enjoying it!  Kevin went with her and sent me several pictures.  He's good at ice skating so she was happy to have him teach her.

3 // Sour Patch Hearts

Have you tried these yet!?!  They are my favorite!  I love the flavors and the texture.  I already ate one bag that I bought the kids for Valentine's Day so I had to buy them another one.

4 // Winter Sunsets!

The sky lit up one evening and we looked out the door to see this beautiful sight!  It was freezing, but the kids wanted their picture with the sunset.  What a view!

5 // New Favorite Phrases

Leo spends his day doing dangerous things and saying Watch this, Mom! or Wook at me!  He got this little pogo stick toy for Christmas and is eager to show off his tricks.

6 // Jordan Bakery Box

I got a fun order for birthday cookies for a dinosaur party this week!  They turned out so cute!  Then I finished the week with Valentine's Day orders.

7 // Movies!

We are watching Lego Masters, The Rise of Gru, the new Matlida and Hook.  We love piling on our giant couch upstairs and watching shows together in the evenings.  Bonus if it includes Candy Corn (candy topped popcorn!) or homemade milkshakes.

8 // Kitty Love

The cats got lots of extra attention all week long with the kids home extra.

9 // Hold My Hand

As the sweetest baby of the family, Leo does his share of waiting in pick up lines.  He's been asking to for me to hold his hand while we wait and it's my favorite.

10 // Ice Storm!

I really had no idea we were supposed to get any winter weather this week so when it started to ice Monday night I took notice.  Thankfully, I try hard to always keep our fridge/pantry stocked so we were just fine.  Look at this ice rink that we woke up to the next day!  The kids had the best time skating, sledding on ice, ice mining and playing on the ice.  We're still hoping for a big snow or two before winter is done, but this ice was nice.  Kevin's campus was closed, the kids were off of school and we had nowhere we had to be.  I know that weather and cancellations are a big pain a lot of times, but we enjoyed the extra time together.

11 // SLOW

We had to slow down the pace of our week and enjoy just being home.  There were perks for sure!  I missed plans with friends and plans at church, but tried hard to focus on the positives of slow mornings together at home.

12 // Virtual Learning

Kevin posted his recorded lectures, zoomed into meetings and had phone calls.

The kids had work to do on their own timeline.

I had to try to contain Leo so that everyone else could get their work done.

It was chaotic, but we made it work.

Weeks like this make me extra thankful for their wonderful teachers, school and jobs.  We had fun learning at home, but we all thrive when we're learning in person at school.

Penny LOVES Fletcher.  She is his shadow when he's at home so she loved having him home all day.

How was your week?  Did you get any ice?  I hope you had a good one!

I will see you back here on Monday.

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  1. Wow, that ice is incredible! Did it melt the next day? We've had two solid weeks of cold in Houston, but fortunately haven't dropped before 35*, or I would have to cover all the plants, bring them inside, etc. Ok, so that pizza looks so good - yay for date nights! I hope your husband's busy week went ok and how great to have your help getting ready for it. Have a great weekend!

  2. Nope, no ice (thankfully!) but it is nice and freezing cold today! LOL. Your work date sounds wonderful and I bet your husband was thankful for all the help.

  3. What a great work! I love a work date!


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