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Slow Day: Week 13

Welcome to my weekly Slow Day post, inspired by Monica from The Homespun Heart. My Word for 2018 is Slow and, in the spirit of that word, I’m taking one day each week (Wednesday) off — I’ll be unplugged and offline and plan to move at a slower pace, take time to do things that refresh me, and just really focus on being present and savoring the moment.

Each Saturday, I’ll be sharing a photographic peek into my Slow Day — and I’ll let the pictures almost 100% speak for themselves, instead of giving many explanations. Enjoy a little peek into our lives!

We don’t have our room set up yet (it’s on the LONG list of house to-do’s!), but at least the bed is made! 😉

Making dinner in the Crock-Pot.

This book has been fantastic so far!

The girls were on Spring Break this past week so we all went to Dave & Buster’s as a family for half price games Wednesday and we had a fierce guys versus girls competition. Sadly, the guys won! 🙁

Not pictured: Dinner with my Discipleship small group girls and tea at Frothy Monkey with a friend. I forgot to get a picture of both!

Slow Day: Week 12

Welcome to my weekly Slow Day post, inspired by Monica from The Homespun Heart. My Word for 2018 is Slow and, in the spirit of that word, I’m taking one day each week (Wednesday) off — I’ll be unplugged and offline and plan to move at a slower pace, take time to do things that refresh me, and just really focus on being present and savoring the moment.

Each Saturday, I’ll be sharing a photographic peek into my Slow Day — and I’ll let the pictures almost 100% speak for themselves, instead of giving many explanations. Enjoy a little peek into our lives!

Homemade Pancakes in the car on the way to school… because some mornings, you just do the best you can do, eh? 🙂

I was supposed to teach on parenting at Discipleship Group this morning but because of Jesse being in Peru and then coming back super sick and me spending most of afternoon and evening before at Urgent Care with him, I didn’t have a chance to work much on my talk until Wednesday morning.

I jotted down some of my notes for my talk in the parking lot after dropping Kaitlynn and Silas off at school and while waiting to take Kathrynne to school (she had a later start than usual because they were going on a field trip).

I had some notes for the talk already on my computer, so I used my notebook for the first part of the talk and my computer for my second part of the talk. I had planned to print my notes, but when I went home to quickly finish doing my hair and makeup and make sure Jesse had everything he needed (since he was still sick), I couldn’t get the printer to work.

So I literally just used my computer and notebook when I gave the talk. Yet again, sometimes you just do what you have to do!

I shared some from my talk here and here. And here’s the book (Mom Set Free) I highly recommended that people read.

I met a friend for a quick lunch after Discipleship Group and then went home to check on Jesse. He was doing a lot better (thank you, Jesus, for medicine!) and I convinced him to ride in the car to school pick-ups.

I took his picture (mostly because I was so excited he was up and feeling better!) and he was pretending he didn’t want me to take his photo so he covered up his face with his phone. 😉

After school pick-ups, I dropped the girls off and then took Silas to his flag football practice. It was cold outside, so I stayed in the car and read my Bible and answered texts.

After football, I took Kathrynne to youth group at church and met a friend for tea until it was time to pick Kathrynne up. And I can’t even remember if I did anything else or went straight to bed.

I guess you could say I spent most of my Slow Day in the car! 😉

Slow Day: Week 11

Welcome to my weekly Slow Day post, inspired by Monica from The Homespun Heart. My Word for 2018 is Slow and, in the spirit of that word, I’m taking one day each week (Wednesday) off — I’ll be unplugged and offline and plan to move at a slower pace, take time to do things that refresh me, and just really focus on being present and savoring the moment.

Each Saturday, I’ll be sharing a photographic peek into my Slow Day — and I’ll let the pictures almost 100% speak for themselves, instead of giving many explanations. Enjoy a little peek into our lives!

Kaitlynn has had extra school work recently because of the end of quarter. She’s been SO diligent and focused and we’re just so proud of her! She got up at 5:45 a.m. to finish a project!

Have you read my post on how I drink a gallon of water every day?

After dropping Kaitlynn off at school, Kathrynne and I sat in the car at Starbucks and talked and I caught up on my Bible reading. I headed to drop off Kathrynne, get ready, and go to Discipleship Group & Discipleship Leader’s Luncheon.

Since Silas was on Spring Break this week, I told him he could pick a special date for us to go on. He chose to go to Dave & Buster’s and he & I had a blast there. Best of all, there are half-price games on Wednesday.

You can read more about our experience here.

And she came home & worked on more school work. Also, I want to be able to braid like her when I grow up!

Kathrynne and I worked on unboxing some of our Amazon orders together — and we finally have new towels, something we’ve needed to order for a long time!

I left to take Kathrynne to youth group and I met with some new friends at Panera while she was there.

I came home to find Jesse helping her with a few projects.

Slow Day: Week 10

Welcome to my weekly Slow Day post, inspired by Monica from The Homespun Heart. My Word for 2018 is Slow and, in the spirit of that word, I’m taking one day each week (Wednesday) off — I’ll be unplugged and offline and plan to move at a slower pace, take time to do things that refresh me, and just really focus on being present and savoring the moment.

Each Saturday, I’ll be sharing a photographic peek into my Slow Day — and I’ll let the pictures almost 100% speak for themselves, instead of giving many explanations. Enjoy a little peek into our lives!

We got the treadmill moved into the room that will eventually be finished out to be our workout room! So my day usually starts here.

And then we all hop in the car to drive to school drop offs together. (Now that our house is not so close to all of their schools, we’ve started all driving together and we’ve quickly fallen in love with starting our day out by all being together and just checking, chatting, and send the kids off with encouragement for their respective days.)

I grabbed a sweater to cover up with since it was a little cold! And I got some of my Bible reading in on the drive back from school drop-off.

Then, it was time to get showered and dressed for the day and head to my Discipleship Group. I just love these women that I’ve been journeying with so much and we continue to grow closer and closer as the year progresses. It is so amazing to see the heart changes happening and how God is using this material to transform lives.

After Discipleship Group, I met up with Jesse and another couple for lunch at Frothy Monkey.

After school, I hung out with the kids and helped them work on some projects for their new rooms and then Kathrynne and I watched a show together.

Silas has been collecting various photos to display in his room and was excited to find a frame that was perfect for this photo.

Jesse had made some chicken in the Crockpot and I made rice in the Instant Pot. We love using these for the majority of our dinners these days!

Earlier in the day, I had spontaneously invited my Discipleship Group over to hang out after dinner. So I spent a few hours in the evening with those ladies. (Read more about that in this post here.)

Slow Day: Week 9

Welcome to my weekly Slow Day post, inspired by Monica from The Homespun Heart. My Word for 2018 is Slow and, in the spirit of that word, I’m taking one day each week (Wednesday) off — I’ll be unplugged and offline and plan to move at a slower pace, take time to do things that refresh me, and just really focus on being present and savoring the moment.

I’m posting this on Sunday instead of Saturday because I was at a Ladies’ Discipleship Retreat all this weekend (more details on that in my Peek in Our Week post which will go up tomorrow!)…

On our way to school drop-offs…

Kathrynne tied for 3rd place in the Science Fair so we got to sneak in the ceremony where they announced the winners and surprise her!

I was supposed to bring snacks to Discipleship Group. I had all these ambitions to bake something, but alas, reality sunk in and I just picked up stuff at Kroger!

We’ve been talking about Identity in our Discipleship Group right now. This week’s lesson really impacted me. You can read more of how here.

After Discipleship Group, I met a friend for lunch. Then, I came back home to take a quick nap — and then it was back to pick up kids from school and to take Silas to testing (he’s likely switching to Kaitlynn’s school next year and they needed to do admissions testing for him).

When I came home, Stephanie from Cheapskate Cook brought us a yummy dinner (how kind was that??) It meant so much to us — and I was thrilled to have some homemade bread since I haven’t made any because of the move.

Then it was off to tackle piles and piles of laundry and moving stuff.

After dinner, I met one friend at a coffee shop for dinner and then another friend for a quick hour after that (since we haven’t seen each other for a few weeks and were desperate to catch up. Sometimes, you just have to squeeze in friend time when it works! This cute coffee tree was at Starbucks!

Slow Day: Week 8

Welcome to my weekly Slow Day post, inspired by Monica from The Homespun Heart. My Word for 2018 is Slow and, in the spirit of that word, I’m taking one day each week (Wednesday) off — I’ll be unplugged and offline and plan to move at a slower pace, take time to do things that refresh me, and just really focus on being present and savoring the moment.

Each Saturday, I’ll be sharing a photographic peek into my Slow Day — and I’ll let the pictures almost 100% speak for themselves, instead of giving many explanations. Enjoy a little peek into our lives!

My morning started on the treadmill — like usual!

These girls… always being crazy together! They have so many inside jokes and I just love it!

After Discipleship Group, I worked on moving projects and listened to this episode of the The Chalene Show.

Then, I went and picked Silas up from school and we went on a little Starbucks date.

Next, I picked the girls up and we headed over to the new house to unload and unpack some things.

And then Kaitlynn and I made charcoal facial masks while we watched the Olympics!