Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Winter Fun List

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

Well, this year's Winter Fun List is about too look a WHOLE lot different than any year before!  I have been scouring the internet looking for fun 'wintery' things to do in Florida.  Not as much to pull from as Iowa, but we're going to do our best to make it festive! :)

A couple tips for the people that ask how we do all of this in December.
1. Pair the list down to what you actually WANT to you.  Like truly want to do/see, not what you think you should do/think others think you should do.  I typically come up with a list of activities I wouldn't mind doing and then I ask Adam and the kids which of those they would also enjoy {this year 3 big events were crossed off because the kids weren't interested, it was too far away, or it didn't work in the schedule}.  Maybe next year! :)

2. PUT IT ON THE CALENDAR!  I literally make 'appointments' on my calendar for anything I want to happen.  I know what day/night we're going to each event.  For us, the best mix is a 'bigger' {planned & ticketed usually} event and then a smaller {movie, cocoa, s'mores, cookies, etc} event each week. Of course the Christmas novel and puzzle is just mixed in whenever we get the chance. 

Let's all pray for snow in Iowa the week of Christmas, okay? :)

Friday, November 3, 2023

Friday Favorites

It's going to be the quietest weekend ever! No sports!  Literally the only thing on the calendar is church on Sunday.  That paired with an extra hour of sleep has me EXCITED!! 

The front door needed a little refresh before trick-or-treating this week, so I spray painted the cushions with this paint and they look as good as new!  The entire thing took less than 5 minutes!

It was a good book week.  I liked both of these!
This one was better, but I liked this one too.
Also a bunch of books are on sale for $5 right now!

Cullyn played Friday night Flag Football game for the season &
Jordyn had her final volleyball tournament for mini season.
It was a super fun tournament.  They encouraged costumes and had the placed decorated super cute!

Cullyn started wrestling this week and Jordyn will continue with volleyball through the winter season.

We had the most fun Halloween to date!
Our new neighborhood goes all out!  I'm sure the amazing
weather had something to do with it too!

I can't believe I forgot to take a final photo, but I LOVED this Halloween puzzle.  Amazing quality and a super fun print!
This is the next one on my wishlist!

Happy Friday everyone!!

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

What's Up Wednesday | October 2023

{cooking}  nothing.  I'm so over coming up with meal ideas right now!  I cannot wait for a week of NO COOKING when we go on our cruise next week!

{dreaming}  if I'm being totally honest, I feel like I'm living in a dream right now.  I love SO MUCH about Florida living!  Now if we could just convince our friends and family to join us! :)

{drinking}  nothing very exciting.  Water, Mtn. Dew, and these.

{enjoying}  the amazing temperatures!!  I LOVE having the doors/windows open!

{listening}  elevation worship on Pandora

{looking} at Christmas decor trying to remember what I already have!  And gorgeous sunsets!

{loving}  working for myself! 
& celebrating Jordyn's birthday with a girls shopping day, the Foxi Shakes at the Fox Mercantile, and of course a week with my parents!

{making}  the kids amuse me by going to the pumpkin patch

{needing}  another week with my mama!

{praying}  has paid off when it comes to the kids finding great friends in Florida and for us to fall in love with a 'home' church.  Answers to prayers for sure!  

{planning}  a trip to Disney World over the kids Thanksgiving break!

{reading}  Summerland, None of This is True, Wrong Pace Wrong Time, The Layover, Remarkably Bright Creatures.

{remembering}  Halloween in Florida.  Man, I don't love Halloween, but after experiencing Halloween in Florida, I think I might actually like it.

{smelling}  my cinnamon brooms from Trader Joes!

{thinking}  about the cruise Adam and I are about to go on! 

{waiting}  for the next neighborhood wine night.  These events are always so FUN & festive!

{wanting}  to sneak to the beach again soon! Maybe Friday since the kids don't have school :)

{watching}  Cullyn play flag football and Jordyn play Volleyball

{wearing}  layers are the name of the game right now.  These leggings, with fun t-shirts, and oversized sweatshirts.

{wishing}  I hadn't waited so long to freshen up these cushions!

{wondering}  how tall Jordyn is going to get.

{working}  on so many vacations {Thank you, Jesus!} and puzzles! :)

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