Monday, July 16, 2018

Photo-a-Day: Week 28

Day 190: Solo Sleeping in Denver

Day 191: Facetiming with This Sweetie
[She was really confused about where I was!]

Day 192: After My Hotel Workout

Day 193: Obsessed with Sunnies

Day 194: Oh Yes, This is True!
[I hosted, and the girls wanted an easy summer read, so I picked Cancel the Wedding.
It was a successful pick, and we had a good chat and consumed a lot of wine and food.
I don't usually pick a book I've read before but thought this perfectly fit what my girls wanted.]

Day 195: Cousins!!

Day 196: Happy Boy with a New Foldable Chair

Friday, July 13, 2018

Goal Check-In

I had 4 goals and a family motto for 2018, and since we're halfway through the year, I thought it would be fun to check in and see how I'm doing!

1. Get outside - I'll be honest, this one isn't going nearly as well as I'd hoped. Some days I'm proud of us and some days I'm not. We spend a lot of time at the pool right now and I take a lot of walks with kids in the wagon with a neighbor, and I'm just going to keep trucking along with this goal in mind.
2. Finish Trent and Drew's baby books - Oops, totally forgot this was a goal! But this is easy to knock out now that I remember about it!
3. Win the book challenge - I really wanted to win this but doubted I could beat Allison. Well, we all know who the victor was on this one - ME!!!
4. Photo-a-Day - Still going strong - I think I've missed 2 or 3 days so far the whole year, yay!

Family Motto:
A clean home is a happy home - I would definitely say I've improved here, but I'm still very inconsistent and have had plenty of days/moments where I was not happy with how things were looking. I'm making my bed 90% of the time and doing a lot better with the living room staying picked up and somewhat better with the kitchen. The summer has been hard having the kids home ALL day with different childcare almost every day, but we just wrote out some rules about what needs to be done EVERY DAY before they can have screen time, and damn it, I'm going to enforce this! They need to have their rooms clean and the playroom clean and then pick-up anything they have out in the living room and kitchen. I am still very passionate about getting a handle on this, so hopefully, I just continue to make progress. Another upside? With 2 kids out of daycare, we are talking about having our cleaning lady start coming every 2 weeks instead of every 4! That would be such a huge help, so I'm really going to work on Brent on this one. {grin}

So not nailing everything but not failing either - I'd say I'm doing pretty darn good with motivation to keep trucking along!