Hey, Hey Friends!
I took pictures all day long yesterday so I could share what a Monday looks like around here. Hope you enjoy!
I was up at 4:50 a.m. to have some quiet time while sipping my coffee.
Then I got some work done before I got the crazies up for school.
The ONLY reason I'm not eating something fabulous you suggested for breakfast is because I had a grocery pick-up scheduled later in the day. I hadn't been to the store since before that post.
I got everyone up and this is what it typically looks like. A few minutes of cartoons before eating breakfast and then they get ready for school.
Out the door and ready to take on Monday!
I told you the Trolls soundtrack is on REPEAT in our car.
Bowen and I dropped the big kids off at school. I should add there was a car letting lots of kids out, so the carpool line was stopped and waiting. Otherwise, I wouldn't have snapped a picture.
Then this cutie and I were off to the gym.
Bowen went to the childcare to play while I hit up my Monday workout class.
A funny story while we were waiting for class to start- Shay grabbed her phone and asked if we (Narci and I) could take a picture for her "day in the life" post. I cracked up and told them I was documenting my day too. So, be looking for her post tomorrow of what her Monday looked like. Even crazier part is Narci said she'd thought about doing one this week as well. Great minds, right?! ha!
After class I got showered, dressed, and snagged Bowen from childcare.
Bowen and I ran a couple errands...one was the dry cleaner to drop off and pick up.
Then we met my women's group at church at Petra (a taco place in McKinney). We had a great time getting caught up, sharing a bit of our hearts, and enjoying the queso. :)
These two ladies are so sweet. The women's ministry at our church had a sign up over the summer and in the fall we were matched with one or two women for the year. Our church is pretty big and it can be easy to only get to know people your age...our Sunday School class is all one age group. This ministry is awesome because it connects different ages and we get to spend a year together learning from each other. My group has been consistently meeting about every 4-6 weeks.
Usually, I work on blog stuff or travel agency stuff from 1:00-3:00 everyday while Bowen is chilling, playing, or napping. Since I had a longer lunch and a few things to do afterwards, I knew I wouldn't have time yesterday. I made sure to work some on Saturday and Sunday to make up for it.
My favorite way to grocery shop. hahaha!
When I called the number they told me it would be a few minutes. Bowen had fallen asleep, I was drinking some tea, and was all too happy to wait a few minutes. #takeyourtimewalmart
We got home and had about thirty minutes before we needed to pick up the big kids. I unloaded groceries, changed the laundry, and made myself a cup of coffee.
This guy was READY to grab the big kids!
The weather was GORGEOUS here yesterday. We had to skip out on playing at the park because Bowen had a quick appointment right after school.
These two got their homework finished while they waited *patiently*. Check out Nixon's face...patience is shining right off him. Right? ha!
We got home in plenty of time to enjoy the weather. These two made some sort of bug community with leaves.
While I was making this Mexican Meatloaf for dinner...
This was my view outside. :)
Tab got home, but never made it in a picture. We had dinner-it turned out yummy! And then this happened...
A clean kitchen
I know I've mentioned before I have crazy big renovation plans for our kitchen. I've hit that mark where I don't even want to spend money on light bulbs in the current kitchen. You know what I'm talking about? We need a new kitchen table and I'm waiting on that as well. New light fixtures, new counter tops, new backsplash, and the list goes on. Anyway, just yesterday I noticed a big crack in our counter top. I'm hoping that means we're one day closer to the new kitchen! #itllstillbeawhile
Tab had a work phone call, so I took over bath duty...which at this age for our kids simply means making sure they use soap. haha! Then we watched a couple YouTube videos of Dude Perfect.
Have you guys heard of Dude Perfect? It's a group of five best friends who met in college and they do all kinds of silly, crazy sports tricks. All three of my kids love watching. These guys are Christian guys so they're super safe to watch. They also have guest stars helping every once in a while. If you have kiddos ages five-ten, I'm sure they'd love it!
While we watched a couple episodes, I uploaded pictures from my day to get this post written.
We put the kiddos to bed and I watched a little Gossip Girl before drifting to sleep. :)
Hope you enjoyed our Monday! XOXO