linking up my weekly phone pics with jeannett again!
its no secret. i don’t like to clean. ever. but when you have no more counter space and the sink is full, its time to clean. last week the dishes lead to a full on kitchen scrub down, from counters, to sinks, to cabinets, to appliances.
and this is the result of 4+ hours of my life spent cleaning. and i must say, it is nice! and doing such a thorough cleaning has really inspired us to keep it clean (at least its stayed this clean for a whole week!).
my little cleaning kick continued on to my junk drawers. yes, drawers, as in plural, more than one. and the baskets beneath are also filled with mostly junk (yikes!).
i love product updates! so many pretty polka dots!
i am not one of those super organized moms that meal plans and does freezer meals. i wish i were. but i’m not.
but the one meal i do well is chili. i’m hoping to piece together the recipe soon, even though its different every time!
i made a giant batch and have about 8 meals from it. they freeze well and are so yummy!
i love my lisa leonard arm party!
silas said its good to eat cuties for their “vitamin seeds”.
sunday we had a beautiful, restful day at the beach. by restful i mean i took a nap while sean played and explored with the kids. sounds good to me!
every time i drive past this viewpoint i am still in awe of God’s creation. its like i’m seeing it the first time every time. i even make the kids look like its their first time!
speaking of first times, gracie took ballet for the first time since she was a toddler – so sweet! for christmas, the kids all opted for “experience” gifts rather than toys and clothes. thank you family!
i updated my photo shelves after about 6 years. why didn’t i do this sooner?!
gracie has been taking riding lessons for awhile and the horse she’s been riding was pregnant and just had the cutest little baby!
we gave sean the weekend off and i took the kids to lake arrowhead to meet up with all of my in-laws. i had to stop and soak up the beautiful views… then get back in the car because it was freezing!
see that pretty house? thats the one we were renting for the weekend. i was the first one there and this was my view for about 45 minutes. i got stuck. so annoying. i had to get a tow truck to come help me. again, so annoying. but, praise the Lord because my kids were troopers and were happy to lay on the cold concrete and wrapped up in blankets eating all the gogo squeezes i had stashed in my car for the weekend.
later that night gracie told me they all prayed together while we were getting the car out. gracie added, “we mostly were praying for you”. um, wow. yep, she’s a keeper. such an amazing little girl who has my whole heart.
so how was your week? did you go on a cleaning frenzy? did you make a vat of chili? did you get stuck in mud and snow? ;)