SOCIAL MEDIA

Monday, May 23, 2016

Life Lately

Wow! We made it to the end of school the school year and today marks the first weekday of summer break! We are so excited for warmer days, later nights, and lots of downtime together! I don't think our weekly calendar has ever looked so light and I couldn't be happier about it. I was just telling a friend that I will be having the "summer talk" with my kids today. You know...NO whining, setting expectations for behaviors, reminding them that grocery shopping is still a thing even in the summer, reminding them about chipping in around the house without being asked, reading gets done in the morning, it's not my job to entertain you every minute of every day, etc, etc. We can't and won't do all the fun stuff unless we are meeting expectations around here - total mean mom and I'm okay with that!! Ha!

I thought I would post a snippet of what we've been up to lately...it always seems people like to see into other people's lives, and I'm okay with that too... :)  Warning...photo overload!

We counted down the days in May until school let out on our chalk wall. We are out so early here in Kansas (no snow days)! Our summer bucket list will be going up this week and I will share it when it's done!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

String Lights on the Front Porch

I'm currently blogging on the back patio on a gorgeous afternoon! In between rain storms, it's been warm and sunny. Baseball is in full force around here, kids are out of school in 10 days, and it's really starting to feel like summer is just around the corner. I love it!

I've been working on sprucing up our landscaping, potting plants, moving perennials around, and getting our porch ready for summer. I'll post daylight pics of the porch soon, but for now I wanted to talk about adding string lights to our covered porch.