2015 Family Week 13/52

Week 13 in the 52 Week Family Project

Lots of school happenings this week. I went to Gunnar's teacher conferences. Every advisory (homeroom) is assigned a 2 hour block of time, and they follow a schedule so that you can sit down with every one of your kid's teachers. However, it's not your typical school conference. Your child is there, leading the conference and the teacher is asking your child all the questions. I'm never uncomfortable asking questions or responding, but the main focus is that it's your child's opportunity to check in on their status and responsibilities and analyze where they may need more support. That evening we got to attend Sawyer and Greta's Open House at school. It's always a favorite evening of theirs and ours. They are both in chorus this semester and so they performed a few songs and it made me so happy to see them enjoy this new experience together. And to also realize this may be the last time they get to do something together in the same school. Sigh. Final elementary school Open House for Sawyer. Sigh. I got a picture of all three kids with the same teacher they all had in third grade. She's quite sad I have no more children coming down the elementary pipe, and this is her final year with one of my kids. All three are doing fantastic, and we are so proud of all of their hard work and accomplishments. 

Friday Musings

This week was overwhelming at times and then some days I would find myself having fallen asleep on the couch. Ok, twice. And we're talking like 10-15 minutes, but still. I feel like naps are the biggest sign that I'm aging. Naps feel so good and then so terrible. After I wake up I ask myself why in the world would I ever want to take a nap again. It's not a great feeling for me, the whole post nap grogginess. Bleh. And then most days I go back to feeling overwhelmed. The good news is Spring Break is coming! Gunnar is already on Spring Break and Friday is the last day for these two. That picture above cracks me up. They put on a play for Aaron and I and it was based off a school paper Sawyer had written about an owl and his constellation. Best play ever. Especially those owl wings he made out of paper. 

Then there was this. Excuse the rogue foot in the corner. Oh how I miss the guitar sounds every day. My goal is to get them back to lessons pronto. 

Now that I've given you some of the highlights of an overwhelming week, here's some internet highlights for you too...

This story was so heartwarming. And incredible. 

I'm sharing a few honey hair masks this week. 

I love this shared boys' room! Not to mention, there's a cameo from Gunnar's side business, see if you can spot where. 

This is hilarious. 

Ben Stiller and Jimmy Fallon, if you haven't seen this yet, watch. Not only that, Zoolander 2 is coming!

And lastly, I have a very strange and humorous story. This week I was getting my nails painted (we have some very important events on the horizon this coming week, and I only get my nails painted for very important events). The Today Show was playing in the corner and I just happened to glance at the TV and see Kathee Lee and Hoda talking about a woman's Instagram picture. Low and behold I recognize the woman. Last year I received a job offer from her and I actually thought really hard about taking it, Aaron and I discussed it before realizing that the weekly commute to editor meetings in another part of the city would be way too difficult, so I turned it down. This was the woman, she runs a great online site, and is also a published author. It felt kind of like I knew her even though we had only met through emails. Crazy right!? And I loved her Instagram caption!

Hoping you have a fantastic weekend! xo


2015 Family Week 12/52

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Week 12 in the 52 Family Week Project

This week we enjoyed beautiful weather and lots of fun things. The younger kids enjoyed Farmer Day at school, Greta and I saw Cinderella and loved it! Gunnar golfed, get this, 3 times this weekend! It was like all his dreams came true. We had a shabu night, a sushi night, a pizza night, although I never did get that nap in...