Friday 21 June 2019

Life Lately: Spring Edition

6 workdays left.  5 school days.  Being a teacher, my life revolves more or less around the school calendar.  I feel tired. I need the summer break.  The sun on my face.  Early morning runs, followed by drinking coffee and reading on my deck.  I want to spend days with my children in a slow and laid back sort of way.  No agenda.  No plans.  No on-going hustle and bustle. 

Now don't get me wrong, I love our life and it's a blessing to have a life thats so full of activity, friends, and family.  In fact today's post is actually all about reflecting on all the goodness that has happen in the last month.  Let's take a peak.

Three and a half years ago, I took Halie and Anya, to their first concert, Justin Bieber, read here.  That evening is  one of the memories I treasure the most; not because I cared for Bieber but because my girls were so excited.  Halie was quoted saying after the concert, "mama, I had tears.  They were tears of joy." 

Well on Monday night we had an opportunity to recreate that pure joy for both girls by going to  Shawn Mendes.  They screamed.  They sang.  They danced.  They loved.  They cried tears of joy once again.   My husband and I just sat in awe.   If you follow my IG stories, you know that we had a specail way to surprise them with concert tickets.  They went on an alphabet scavenger hunt, followed by an invitation to unscramble some of the letters, to spell Shawn Mendes.  It was SO MUCH FUN!!!

I also was lucky enough to go to see Carrie Underwood in concert just a few weeks ago.  Absolute blast and I sported a cute outfit with my cowboy boots, check it out here.


Father's Day
We spent a low-key weekend at the lake.  We were able to enjoy a quite morning by the fire with our favorite dad/husband with simple, homemade gifts. 

May brought  us the best gift EVER.  My aunt, Jasminka, made it out to SK. from Seattle for a few days.  Her time with us was much too short.  My aunt is who I want to grow up to be.  She has forever been fun, silly, loving, and she has taken life in stride.  She has raised two amazing men, my cousins, and my children absolutely adore her.

My uncle came for a visit as well and we were lucky to spend a few evenings over some good food and conversation with him as well. 

Friends are family that you choose.  We were able to finally catch up with some of our favorites.   Life is so busy as parents it's hard to make everyone's schedules work, but regardless how long it's been some friends are just easy to reconnect with and make it feel like old times.  Of course I wish it was more frequent but I'll take the times we carve out as a gift.  Love these peeps.

I've been reading more and writing less it seems.  I have fallen out of the habit of having a blogging schedule.  Honestly, I just don't know how to fix it at this time, maybe I'll do some reflecting on it this summer (also if you have advice please share).  That being said, I am reading more.  A month or so ago I read a personal goal a blogger set for herself (can't remember which one, sorry) was  to read one chapter a day.  That really struck with me and I've been making time to read one chapter a day too.  I try to sit on the deck right after work to help me unwind.  It's become a really nice way to end the workday and begin our family time in the evening.

I am almost done with my role as a consultant.  I am packing up my space.  I feel good.  I feel excited for this next chapter!  I feel ready.

Thanks to everyone for the kind words on my fashion posts lately.  You make me soooooo happy and I feel more confident after I read your words of encouragement.  Here is a few things I've been wearing lately but they haven't made it up on the blog.

Your turn!  What are some of the highlights from you spring.


  1. Hi Sweetie! Hang in there because you CAN make it to summer and enjoy some unscheduled down time. Good job on reading goals!! You look fabulous in all your outfits. Most of all I hope you can figure out a fitting schedule to keep blogging. xoxo

    1. Thanks for the encouragement Carrie! This week has been a busy one but I feel things are coming together pretty nicely. :)

  2. It's the best feeling to see our children enjoying things! I love the scavenger hunt idea for the tickets! I try to read a chapter a day also. Your anchor mug is really cute and so are all of your outfits!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

    1. It truly is. I feel so happy that we get to have these amazing little experiences with them sprinkled in with the busy and crazy of life.

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    1. Hahahaha. I feel that way about you too.

  4. Family time is the best time and I can admit this now that I am older and have a kid of my own! It's so nice to see your girls so happy. What a great gift to give them and what a fun way to get them to guess. I love reading too and have a goal of reading one book per month but I am behind one book! I was on a roll earlier this year then found a harder book to read that it took me twice as long to complete. I tried to have a blogging schedule but that went out the door early on so I am sorry I can't help you there! This summer I am excited to just spend time with family and relatives. I have relatives visiting from Philippines and it's always a good idea! Hehe I hope your week is off to a great start and happy Tuesday!

    Maureen |

    1. Maureen, your posts always make me feel like I am not alone. Thank you for that. Your family visiting is so exciting. Do you go home to the Philippines often?

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