Getting ready to go visit the great lakes of Michigan this coming week has been a highlight of this year.
So yesterday night I finished washing every single piece of clothing except the ones me and the littles were wearing and today we started packing. I love getting ready for trips. Putting together outfits for everyone. Maybe it’s because I traveled so much growing up I just enjoy every bit of the preparation.
Two days ago our Poet turned 11 months. I’m so excited to watch her enjoy the lakes and the beaches for the first time. Last time she had a trip to the Michigan beaches she was two months old.
And I know Zoey is just going to absolutely love it. She is our little “fish”. She is terrified of pools but loves the huge Michigan lakes. She is her father’s daughter for sure.
Getting ready for a vacation like this means bringing almost every article of clothing for the girls. (They go through about three or more outfits a day.) What can I say they enjoy life to the fullest and that includes rolling around in the dirt and food.
My must haves for this trip is.
Bug spray from Burts Bees.
(I hear the mosquitoes are really bad in MI this year.)
Baby spray Sunblock from Banana Boat. (The only kind that Poets sensitive skin doesn’t break out when put on.)
A good playlist for the road. Which includes Frozen soundtrack some awesome artist I’ve “found” and narrated books. )
Sunhat and Shades
And last but definitely not least. My camera.
There’s a lot of more items I could name but these are my essentials.
Well I’m going to head back to packing. See you in July.
Day #1. We didn’t accomplish anything the day our dear man left on his trip to Texas. We enjoyed the gorgeous weather and just relaxed. It was wonderful. And it gave me hope that this week away from my Love won’t be so hard as I imagined.
We accomplished ALOT this day. Reorganized the kitchen. Did all the laundry. Cleared out my bedroom closet. Threw away alot of my stuff that was just sitting in boxes taking up space in the girls closet. It was a busy tiring yet wonderful day. So glad that I’m getting projects done.
Day #3. Good morning! We made strawberry pancakes for breakfast. It was delicious! Today we are going tackle folding and putting away the laundry. Other then that I think a trip to the library is what this rainy day calls for and from there we will just see where the day takes us. (-:
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
One of the biggest blessings at our new place is our yard.
It’s perfect. And our neighbors are just the sweetest people. So thankful for a safe place my kids can run around and have fun.
There’s so many things I’m thankful for.
My husband Joel.
He’s my rock. No matter what comes our way in life he is always calm and steady. He’s so wonderful when crazy things happen I am not one who can always keep a cool head and he’s just does. Sometimes I get frustrated because I think everyone should be as crazy as me. But thank the heavens no one is haha.
He has the greatest sense of humor. Always there to cheer people up.
And he is giving. Gosh this guy knows how to treat a lady. 😉 He gives so much to his family and I’m spoiled and sometimes I just take it for granted. I am one lucky gal!
He is a AMAZING daddy!!! Our girls adore him and after a long day at work he gets home and just plays. It makes my heart so full of happiness to watch them.
And he’s my best friend… always there to love me forever and always.
I am so thankful for him and our life together. What happiness there is in living in the moment of this love.
The past two weeks have been quite full of happy and sad experiences.
So today was a welcome break from some hard days that seemed to be as the norm for us awhile.
My amazing man took us to the Zoo. The Zoo here is really small and quirky but Zoey and Poet just loved it.
It was exactly what the girls needed after a long week of summer colds.
“Sometimes, little things make a big difference…”
How fast my children grow. My oldest has such a big heart and with that a huge personality to match.
In one moment she’s cooing and singing and then the next she’s throwing a fit and running out of the grocery store on her own. I get those comments from people in passing that are either meant for comfort or they just feel really bad for my child. Such as ” we’ve all been there.” or “I remember those days”. which I’m pretty sure means they are relieved that their children are grown and gone.
When they say those things I can only smile and laugh not sure how to respond to them. All I know is that I am thankful that my toddler is letting me hold her hand walking her out screaming instead of lying on the floor screaming.
Now I’m probably making you think that my child is a horrible little human being. But she’s not she is actually the most beautiful thing that has ever happened to us and she has her bad days and good days and believe me some days I feel like crying when I walk out of the mall and sometimes I am in the inside lol. How a awesome it is not to feel any embarrassment at the age of 2 I wish I was 2 years old. I love every stage that my children go through
and I wish for them to go through those stages with a free spirit and peace. I don’t want to be yelling at them because I’m frustrated at what they’re doing because I don’t understand I want to understand I want to have the patience to go through these stages with them with a peaceful heart and mind. But to be realistic my mind sometimes is a bowl of spaghetti.
I’m thankful that at the end of the day no matter how trying or not to trying it was I always look back at the day thinking this was a good day let’s do it again.