It’s been a pretty busy week around here. Luckily I’ve knocked a lot of things off my to do list, but the craziness hasn’t leant itself to much playing around in the kitchen, so I apologize for the lack of food-related content. David has been gone from before I wake up to when it’s past time to go to bed, so it’s been long days for everyone.
Well, I guess I did whip these Cheesy Whole Wheat Ranch Crackers up and am sharing them on WCCB Charlotte News Rising this morning!
These weeks happen and I don’t find it too difficult to power through because I know things ebb and flow. I just focus on taking care of business around the house and keeping Hailey and myself busy with friends.
Yesterday we met my friend, Alison, and her daughter, Grace, for a hike at Lake Norman State Park. We took a new (to me) trail with a lot of water front. Not only was Koda the happiest pup alive, but the views were gorgeous!
The girls did great in their Keltys and allowed us to hike and chat for a solid hour. The fresh air and good conversation brightened my day and I’m grateful to Alison for letting me talk her ear off. Grace clearly didn’t find my blabbering all that entertaining…
Does it get any cuter?
After nap we had our weekly date with our play group.
PS- I’m in LOVE Leah’s new playroom!!
I met this group of girls at Gymboree when all our babies were truly babies and we decided we didn’t want to pay the Gymboree fee. We started our own group and they’ve become great friends that Hailey and I look forward to hanging out with weekly. I had hoped to grab another group photo yesterday since our last one was ALMOST A YEAR AGO, but two girls weren’t feeling well, so it was just three of us.
The kiddos still had a great time. It’s hard to imagine a time when we all sat in a circle holding our babies and chatting. Now we are masters at holding broken conversations over diaper changes and snack stealing.
I’m so grateful to have these (and other fantastic) friends in my life. It’s easy for me to get wrapped up in my own little world and having friends (both real life and online) to chat with makes long weeks a little easier
Now to keep on truckin’… it’s almost Friday!
What helps keep you centered during a crazy week?