Sunday, October 28, 2018

Things I love about this weekend besides my new planner

My new planner is here!  My new planner is here!  I'm SOMEBODY now!! (Insert dancing emoji).

It came this week and I'm already sufficiently obsessed with it.  It's probably my favorite one ever.  I know I've said that before, but well, just look at how adorable...



And I had to splurge on the optional sticker pack because, just... 


yep.

Call me old school (go ahead say it, punk!)  (just kidding).  But I have to have a paper planner.  I've tried the electronic calendar on my phone and ipad, but I found it more complicated and takes more time and energy than just pulling out my planner, whipping it open and writing it down like a human.  It's worth carrying around in my purse.



Schedules, goals, to-do lists, notes and pockets for stuff...it's not just a planner, 
it's a way of life, people.  


I filled in the goal page during my coffee shop therapy time yesterday and now I feel inspired.
How often do we really write down things like this?  We think them, but there is something about writing things out on paper and looking at it often that increases my focus and gets me motivated to make it happen.

I could have kept going with the list, but these are what came out of me spontaneously yesterday, which I find is the best way to write goals.  Listen to your heart, whatever comes spilling out first without overthinking it.

Other things I love about this weekend:

Rainy days and cuddles on the couch
Steaks on the grill by the dubs
A husband who does the laundry every weekend
Fresh baked cookies (even if it is frozen fundraiser cookie dough, still good)
Coffee dates with my girl, and my sis-in-law
Conversations with my boy who was actually home for much of the weekend
Sunday afternoon naps :)
Lazy dogs


Sunday, September 30, 2018

Puppy pillows and birthday boys

Saturday morning we left our sleeping teenagers at home in their beds and went to our favorite local breakfast place because we're sneaky like that sometimes :)


And this guy is a goof...




We had a special birthday boy to celebrate today!  Jaden turned 9, which is so hard to believe.  Time really does go by fast.  The saying "the days are long but the years are short" is really true, with children and grandchildren too.









I think they need a larger bonfire area.  It was a cool day and sitting by a fire looked so inviting, but everytime we went by the chairs other people were sitting in them.  So not fair.









We enjoyed some yummy treats...mini apple and cherry strudels...and some special memories :)


Well, hello there!















Sunday was filled with church, warm blankets, and naps.  It is so sweet how much she loves Kyle's basketball pillow...or is it Nick's?  I can't remember :)  


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Icecream, coffee, 80's music and black lights

What do all these things have in common?  A fun weekend!

It was a beautiful Saturday, our teenagers were both working, so it was the perfect recipe for a date day!  Vince and I had lunch at Acoustic (of which I took no pictures - gah!).  After that we were in the mood for some coffee and icecream, so we decided to take a little road trip.  Rushford is a cute little town with big character.  It sits in a bowl, a valley surrounded by bluffs, so there is beautiful scenery wherever you look.

You can't see it in the picture, but on the side of the hill it says Rushford spelled out in white rock...just like we have in Rollingstone.


I had heard great things about the icecream here over the years, so we decided to give it a try.  They did NOT disappoint!








All the rumors are true...their icecream is delish!


We both want to come back sometime and try their pizza because I've heard good things about that too.  


They said nothing about unattended husbands?!

Downtown Rushford is also home to one of my favorite local coffee shops... 


I've been here a couple times before, but this was Vince's first time.  It's worth the drive :)






Sunday!!  
Vince, Trevor, Hope and I went to MOA!  It was great having Trev with us, those days don't happen very often anymore with our busy schedules.  


We started the day off at my favorite MOA restaurant...Johnny Rockets!




Trevor's big idea was the hit of the afternoon...black light minigolf!




I think I was the most excited of all of us about the black light effect :)  
I kept saying "I love my shoes!! and kept making everyone look at them.



80's music + 80's theme'd artwork + this girl = SO MUCH FUN!