Monday, October 3, 2022

DITL | Fall 2022

I realized I haven't done a Day In The Life post since Spring, so here it is... {per usual, I started off strong, and it faded fast, lol!}


6:15a | Adam was actually up before me since he had a 7:30a meeting in Des Moines {this is v. rare!}


6:45a | Showered, dressed, and can't decide which tennis shoes to wear.  I wake the kids up {& make Jordyn pick my shoes out}.  No Lola today since we're leaving town this weekend {my parents took her home Monday night}


7:00a | Makeup and teeth.  Cullyn is showered, dressed, and ready for school, so he starts folding laundry for me.  Jordyn is still getting ready.


7:15a | We're all ready.  Tuttle has been fed.  The kids eat a quick breakfast {Cider donuts} Jordyn folds her laundry.  


7:30a | We pick up friends and I drop everyone off at school {but not before Jordyn realizes she got into the car without shoes on!  So we run home quick for shoes!}  We do spelling words, sign planners/reading logs/band sheets, and review after school plans on the way into town.


7:50a | The kids are dropped off and I have 10 minutes before work starts, so I run by the local coffee shop for an energy drink.



8a-4p | I work.  Lunch at my desk. {v. boring}


5:15p | Home.  At 3:45p Jordyn arrived at my office {the bus drops her off}  At 4p we made a fast trip south to  LuRoo & Co. to pickup an order and were back in town to grab Cullyn from the after school church program at 5:15 to drop Cullyn off and do package pickup.


5:30p | PAC {our PTA/PTO} committee meeting at the school.


6:15p | Still at the school, but moved down to another room for the Little League committee meeting. 


7:15p | HOME!  A friend of ours was switching a part on our Ranger, so Adam was over there hanging with them.  We eat leftovers for dinner.  We're heading out of town tomorrow night, so we're cleaning out the fridge.


7:45p | The kids do homework/reading/piano-J/flute-J and Cullyn unloads the dishwasher for me.  I reload it, get snacks/drinks ready , and apply for a Wisconsin trail license for the weekend.


8:45p | I finish packing the kids and I for Wisconsin while listening to my audiobook and tuck the kids in.  Cullyn requests I lay with him and chat for a while, so I do that for about 15 minutes.


9:15p | I go to my room with the intention of working for a bit before bed, but ended up scrolling Instagram before calling it a night at 10. :/


Previous DITLs
July 2013 | Maternity Leave
March 2014 | Friday
January 2015 | Friday
May 2015 | Workday {Monday}
July 2015 | Workday {Wednesday}
November 2015 | Working from home
May 2016 | Hour by hour
February 2018 | Monday 
January 2020 | Sick Kid
September 2020 | Saturday 
November 2020 | Quarantine Edition
January 2021 | Typical Tuesday
February 2021 | Wednesday
April 2021 | Thursday
May 2021 | Friday
Fall 2021 | Monday
Spring 2022 | Thursday

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

What's Up Wednesday | September 2022






1: WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK:
Thursday  Yolanda's Mexican
Friday  Homemade Pizza
Saturday  Simon's
Sunday  L-Quiche D-Potato Soup
Monday  Lasagna
Tuesday  Chicken Enchiladas
Wednesday  Leftovers



2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT:

A super fun family weekend.  We did all the fall stuff last weekend.

We started at the Farmer's Market {& had the best weather & food + it wasn't crowded!}, then went to Rose Farm for a cute photo op {+ pumpkins & goodies from their shop}, followed it up with lunch and a visit to an apple orchard/pumpkin patch with friends.  Jordyn and I hit Target & got a carwash before grabbing the boys and heading to dinner with another set of friends.  I left feeling so happy & thankful!


3: WHAT I’M LOVING:
Helping my sister with social for her business
Watching Cullyn's love of fishing develop
{and yes, Iowa has had alll the seasons this month!}
Having the windows open!!



4: WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

Homecoming
Booking vacations!!
A fun weekend with friends
Enjoying the last of summer + decorating for fall!
Sports Practices + Volleyball & Flag Football Games for our kids



5: WHAT I’M DREADING:
Cold weather & shorter days.

6: WHAT I’M WORKING ON:
Booking vacations!!
Selling Jordyn's bed so I can decorate her room for her 11th birthday!
Going through closets {I swear I'm always doing this!} & trying to find a new comforter for our bed.


7: WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT:
Watching Jordyn try a new sport! 
I am AMAZED at the difference between week 1 and week 2.  SO fun!  

8: WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING:

9: WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:
Just finished the new Taylor Jenkin Reid book.  It's like a mix of Open and King Richard

10: WHAT I’M WEARING:
Matching Iowa sweatshirts with J, a Hawkeyes bracelet stacker {made by Jordyn}, and my favorite jeans.  The
 bike shorts & sandals have been retired for the year.  Top left tee & top right top.  Top tennis shoes {old, these are the ones}, and bottom.  New watch band {I LOVE!!! + it's on sale}



11: WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:
We're headed to Wisconsin!  We're going trailing with friends for the weekend.



12: WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
Honestly, just laying low.  Normal day to day stuff.
Practices, games, family time, a weekend with my sister's family, a fun morning with my mom and sister, some festive food, etc.



WHAT ELSE IS NEW:
Just praying like crazy for Florida.  We were lucky enough to spend time there 3 times this year {in January with the kids {when our Mexico trip was cancelled}, in March with the kids & friends for spring break, and in June on our way to Naples with Adam's siblings} so we recognize these places in the photos/videos and it's just sickening!

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