This photo does not describe our weekend very well. Sunday afternoon we took a walk around our property and took some photos. A more honest photo would have been the two of us lounged out on the couch after the kids were in bed watching the Season 7 of “The Walking Dead” on Netflix. Hence the title of this post. This was the first weekend we have not had something on the calendar in a VERY long time. Jordan and I have been two passing ships lately always busy or with kids so taking advantage of the evenings this weekend to just spend some time relaxing together was needed.
Being a short week, this week flew by. I cannot believe we are nearing the middle of October! Thanksgiving is now in the past and we are now looking forward to the next holiday! Have you picked up your Halloween costumes yet? I picked up the kids’ last month because there is nothing worse than going on the hunt for a certain size a day before Halloween. We are also gearing up for Mr Simon’s birthday. He turns 2 towards the end of the month and we have some major fun planned for him and his bestie who also just turned 2. Lots to look forward to and celebrate ahead; I just love this time of year. Now on with this week’s happy!
Wow, what a busy weekend! It came and went very quickly but I thoroughly enjoyed it. This year my parents were preparing for a trip and Jordan and I were both so busy that my Mom decided we would celebrate the US Thanksgiving in November as an extended family so I just prepared for our family.
Happy Thanksgiving Monday! Today I am so thankful for all of you who have come to my blog now for over a year and read my ramblings of life here at the Hopkin’s House! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend with family and friends. We made the most of our weekend but were VERY busy between work schedules and meetings. Right now I am headed to bed after working all night after a slice of pumpkin pie of course! I am taking today off from blogging but will be back to tell you all about our weekend on Wednesday! See you then!
It is Turkey Weekend!!! We are a bit busy this weekend between work schedules and meetings so I am making a very simple turkey dinner for just our family. We are busy ALL day Saturday so I plan to put a turkey leg and stuffing in the slow cooker and come home and whip up the sides to go with. Monday will be pj day here we are going to be taking it pretty easy. looking forward to it. Now on to the happy from this week:
This school year I am reading Happier at Home a chapter per month and blogging about each chapter when I am finished. For the month of September I read Chapter One on Possessions. I will admit I was a little afraid of this first chapter I pictured Gretchen Rubin telling me to simplify my life by getting rid of everything I didn’t need. It seems like every book on the shelf lately is telling us less is more. Spoiler alert: she did not say that!
Am I wrong in saying September flew by? I am super excited for Miss Charlie’s first long weekend. She also has two days off towards the end of October which I have made sure I am not working for. It is only a half days that she goes for but I miss my girl! I can already feel this school year is going to go by fast. I have heard it a million times from parents of older children but experiencing it for myself is another thing. Being a Mom is really truly special it is like have permanent front row seats to your favourite play or musical(in Miss Charlie’s case).
At the end of last week my bestie from PEI took vacation from work and came to visit us! I must have said to her thirty times “are you SURE you want to use your vacation days on us!?” She assured me she did even though Jordan would be working so we would not get as much one on one time together. She was incredible! Patient and so very kind to both of the kids. She even sang Miss Charlie to sleep each night. It was pretty much like having Mary Poppins come to visit.
On Friday’s around here I usually do my “5 Things that make me Happy” post but today we are doing things a little bit differently. I received my Fabfitfun Box and could not wait til Monday to post about it. So I am posting about it today and sharing my 5 favourite items from the box. I received my first box one year ago! Guys, I love this box subscription before taking the plunge to join I drooled over boxes every season. Now it is like Christmas morning when it arrives. The box was filled with almost $400(us) of stuff! Here are my top 5 picks:
This picture not so flattering but best describes #momlife to me. Being a Mom is messy! One minute you are the best most loved person on the entire planet and the next minute they are mad at you. Mad because you put broccoli on their plate, sang to loud in the van, or told them to get dressed. As a Mom you never really know what you are going to do wrong or right next. I am pretty sure the only thing that keeps me sane during the most important job I will ever have is my sense of humour. There is a lot of “funny” in this Mom job!