Week in Review: May 4-10

I’m going to be honest and admit that this week has been kind of a blur.  We went camping the first part of the week and the remainder was mostly cleaning up from that trip and cramming extra work in to make up for what we missed.

We didn’t do any extra projects or anything, mostly just hit the workbooks this week, so nothing too exciting to report.

It was beauuuuutiful out the first part of the week, which was lucky for us, because we’ve pretty much been flooded with rain since we came home.

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This was Madeline not four minutes into our two-hour bike exploration.  She called for a break and belly-flopped onto the grass like we’d pushed her for miles.  (Insert eye roll.)  Despite her theatrics she had a killer time and consistently voted to keep going (unlike her sister).

Oh…and she insists on referring to her bike as Sea Star.  Please don’t disrespect it by calling it by its common name (bike). camping 1 camping 5 1002695_789628877721459_731209308866686045_n

Being a long-time hater of s’mores I decided to try something new around the campfire.  Honestly, they were good, but kind of tricky. We kept burning the bottom in spite of the foil.


And apparently we wouldn’t hack it in the wild very well, because about halfway through the first day we realized we didn’t get near enough ice so had to go in search of some.  While out, we spotted something else we “needed.”

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I’m not much of a camper these days, but we all had a really good time.  Jerm’s been so busy lately that it was nice to just have a few days together.  We biked (a lot), splashed/swam, read (ahem), ate, got eaten alive by chiggers, had a giant devil-raccoon actually try to claw his way inside the tent to get to the food…you know, general campy stuff.

We spent the rest of the week huddled inside avoiding the deluge and working on school.


The sun is back out again and I adore these wild flowers this time of year.  Mad always makes sure to pick them for me wherever we go (generally by ripping them up from the roots, so I imagine there will be a greatly reduced population next year). flower 3ed

My mother-in-law and I unsuccessfully tried to sell our wedding dresses in a local consignment shop and having failed to find buyers are trying to figure out what to do with them.

I didn’t love my dress n the first place and have no sentimental feelings towards it (although I’d love my thousand bucks back), so I’m leaning towards cutting it up for the fabric.  Any ideas? Here’s Susannah modeling her grandmas (lovely) dress.

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How on earth is she that big already?  She also wants to report that her tooth is getting looser.  My stomach is lurching at the mere thought of the gaping hole that’s to come.  (Maybe Mad gets her dramatics from me after all.)


Currently reading: A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art you were Made to Live by Emily Freeman 81vDBtEJRCL._SL1500_

I know my streak can’t last forever, but I’ve been loving every book I pick up lately.  So far this is a great book, can’t wait to finish it up.


I’ve had a few sewing disasters/failures lately while trying to make some stuff for myself.  Why is it so much harder to make clothing for me than for the girls?  Perhaps because I’m so much more…round.  😉 I have a ton of projects I’m itching to get to, so hopefully I’ll have more to share next week.


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and want to wish a happy Mother’s Day to all of you wonderful moms out there, especially to my own mom, who is the best woman I know.  Like every year, I wish I could see her in person on this particular day, but I’ll settle for a few weeks from now. 🙂





2 thoughts on “Week in Review: May 4-10”

  1. I really did enjoy this weeks weekly update. You did well with the photos. I can tell you got your phone back. I love you and hope you enjoyed mother’s day.

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