Since Waring is now in grad school and testing season is about to kick off, our weekend family days are sacred. Here are just a few things that we have been up to so far for the first two months of 2018:
- January Beach Trip #1
2. February Beach Trip #2
3. Girl’s Spa Night
4. Valentine’s Family “Fancy” Dinner
Addie says “Family Days” are the best, and I have to agree!
I would like to personally thank our three Georgia Snow Days for:
- allowing a few more non-busy mommy-Addie days.
- the opportunity to play in the snow.
- a chance to see what it feels like to actually live in a location with four distinct season…even for just a few days.
- a chance to stay inside, light a fire, and cuddle.
- time to finally declutter, organize, and thoroughly clean after the holidays.
- naps in the middle of the day.
- a forced break form busy-ness outside of the home.
This is certainly the year for inclement weather days! While I am thankful for the extra few days, I am also grateful to be going to a workplace that I love and a work family that make coming to work feel like home. I can’t wait to see everyone tomorrow!
With only 940 Saturdays between birth to 18 I want to make sure I savor each and every one in Addie’s life whether we are adventuring around the world or our hometown, I want to hold on to these precious moments. Some weekends we celebrate the mundane….but the last two weekends have been extra-special.
Elijah Clark State Park Weekend Adventure
We camped, we ate Mexican AND Italian (who says Lake Life can’t have some global flare), we tie dyed, and we swam and played!
Day Trip to Downtown Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach
We came, we played, we ate, we left!
Today was tough! It was one of those days that you just have to hunker down and brace yourself for all that comes your way. Satan was certainly at work today, but I am so thankful that my God is bigger, stronger, and never surprised or intimidated by the obstacles and challenges that seem to come my way!
With the cool weather and the coming of Fall I just want to hold spend time with family, draw near to good friends, and take each day as it comes. With all that being said, I am so EXCITED to get to spend a much needed weekend-cation away in Blue Ridge, Georgia with some of the sweetest friends I know.
So, even though it is only Wednesday and this is just a “wish I were there” moment, I am excited that this wish will come true in just a few short days!
I can’t wait for a weekend filled with apple-picking, campfire making, s’more roasting, chili cooking, small-town boutique shopping, Appalachian trail walking, and relaxing with friends!
Although I feel like this year has been one of the host hectic times in my life, I feel like I have been surrounded and loved by my friends. I am so thankful for each of you. (You know who you are!)