Weekly Mantra //

April 18, 2016 in #MomLife,busy mom,family,life,mantra,weekend

This week I’ll be doing lots and lots of laundry and Spring cleaning! We bought a new washer and dryer and chest freezer Friday night — which was the best and most exciting date night ever! Seriously. I am the happiest girl in the world with a new washer and dryer! Our washer broke about 2 weeks before Remy was born and we’ve since been lugging all of our clothes to the laundromat once a week to wash, and then lugging them all back home to dry. It’s been a pain, but it’s been manageable. However, as soon as we picked out our new washer and dryer my eyes lit up.

On Saturday Chad looked at me and said “You’re really excited about the new washer aren’t you…” (not really a question, more of an adorable accusation). And I just beamed, “YES! I really, really am!” Ha! And I’m honestly equally excited about the chest freezer. We had a huge freezer for years, but shortly after Ari was born it broke (and I had to say goodbye to hundreds of ounces of frozen breastmilk!). Well, we happened to find a really good deal on a smaller chest freezer and couldn’t pass it up. It’s awesome considering my current breastmilk has literally taken over our kitchen freezer (and my family is none to happy about it – ha!).

I’m grateful to live in a home with heat, electricity, and a washer and dryer. ♥ These are honestly things that I do not take for granted. ♥

I’m content. Period.

I wish for Remy to feel better. Girlfriend is a DISASTER. She will be totally fine and then freak out from pain from her teeth.

Happiness is the weekend I just had. I am seriously beaming from ear to ear! We’ve had a rough go since Remy Bea was born. Scratch that — we’ve had a rough go at life since I got pregnant with Remy Bea last year! But this past weekend was glorious! YES, I enjoyed our date night at H.H.Gregg on Friday (even though Remy + Ari were with us!); YES, I even enjoyed the Chick-Fil-A we got at the drive thru Friday night before heading home. HECK – I even enjoyed doing nothing but watching Penguins of Madagascar 4 times before noon on Saturday — and then heading to Sams Club to wander the aisles and snack on samples! We met new neighbors (with kids Ari’s age!!!!). We went out for Chinese. We played in the park. We did a lot of Spring cleaning. It was perfection! It felt like the first real time we’ve been truly connected as a family in a long time.

Mantra of the week:

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

tammigirl April 18, 2016 at 10:01 am

I am so happy to read all of this. (Well, with the exception of the little dolly still feeling the teething pain- darn it!)

I think getting pregnant with #2 can be scarier than with #1. There are so many “How will this work?” situations you just have to get through to understand – then you realize how you will do it and *Boom!* – life falls into place again. It sounds like you made it. Congratulations! You’ve got this!


Kate April 20, 2016 at 2:51 pm

Our washer has been broken for two weeks, & it just got fixed today (thanks, landlord), so I AM THRILLED. Like, nothing makes you feel like a boring old adult more than enthusiasm at household stuff, haha.


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