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Motherhood is…Internal Joy

These little boys always fill my heart with joy. It doesn’t matter what’s going on in my life, the good or the bad, the stressful or the chaotic, being their mom puts joy in my heart. If life is especially stressful or hard I just look at my boys and I feel happy. So happy to have them in my life. Being their mom is my most precious gift and my greatest joy.

Spring Break 2018

Spring Break. A week of slow mornings, quiet afternoons and lots of quality time with my boys. On summer break I try to put us on a schedule and make sure we have fun things and productive things going on each week. Spring break is different as it’s one week to just relax and recharge. I didn’t shower until almost 11am each day and I don’t feel bad about it. The weather wasn’t awesome, lots of rain, and we spent a lot of time indoors. More reason to slow down. Joshua played lots and lots of LEGOS and I was able to finish rearranging our rooms. Here’s a little look at what we did.

We started our first day of break with a dentist appointment for Joshua. Grady sat on my lap and watched because next time it will be his first turn with the dentist.

One day we were cooped up from the weather so we headed to the inside Aquatic Center and we had so much fun! The boys are total water babies and they loved it!

One day Grady looked at daddy’s Bass Pro Shops magazine all morning just admiring the tackle and fishing reels. Finally I told him we could go look at the fishing stuff! So we headed to Sportsman’s Warehouse!

Then we headed to Spot On Yogurt because it’s never too rainy for frozen yogurt!

Friday afternoon the sun FINALLY came out so we headed straight to the water for some bass fishing, just me and my boys.

Saturday we headed to the first bass weigh-in of the year. Nathan was fishing a bass tournament with Clearwater Bass Anglers on Dworshak Reservoir. The boys love dressing alike and we’re excited to pick out matching outfits. They were also excited because they got to spend their last night of spring break with Grandma and Grandpa at the cabin. I was headed to the Brett Eldredge concert in Pullman with my very good friend Brittnie and we had a blast!!

If you ever get a chance to see Brett Eldredge in concert DO IT!!! He was amazing and I absolutely loved his concert. Before I liked him, now I’m a huge fan!!

And that’s a wrap to our spring break! I tried to bring the boys some fun with lots of down time in between.

Weekend Recap: Easter

Friday after school was the beginning of our Spring Break! Joshua and I are so excited to spend a week at home with Grady just relaxing and hanging out. We don’t have any plans and I’m pretty excited about that. We grabbed a Papa Murphy’s pizza for Friday night to kick things off.

Saturday morning was a slow morning. The boys watched cartoons with chocolate milk while I had my coffee. I was able to get my workout in and then we headed to Walmart to get all of our grocery shopping done for Easter and make sure the house is filled for spring break. After we got all that done we headed to the river with our fishing poles!

Joshua caught this one and a half pounder on his first cast! He thought he was hung up on a rock at first. This fish tore him up on his light fishing rod and I was so excited for him! Tina caught a couple of good ones and I was able to catch a couple as well. I wanted Grady to hook a bass so bad but he just doesn’t quite cast far enough yet. He’ll get there.

While the girls and kids were fishing the river bank, Nathan and Ryan were pre-fishing for a bass tournament on Dworshak. It is still pretty winter-like up there and the fishing was tough. The water is COLD and the bass are still pretty lethargic. They were able to get a couple good ones though.

Sunday morning of course we woke up to Easter morning. Nathan and I had hid the eggs the night before in the backyard and we set their Easter present on the fireplace. Of course Joshua was up at 6am ready to discover all that the bunny had brought. After opening their t-ball set they headed outside to pick up eggs.

Then I made breakfast. I love making my family a good breakfast on slow weekend mornings. Acts of service is one of my love languages (I think I’ve mentioned this lots before) and it’s how I love on my people. So I loved making my boys bacon!

Little hints of Easter were all over the house as I cleaned the house. I wanted the house to be nice and clean as we start out our week at home so I spent most of the day cleaning.

We also colored Easter eggs.

My mom had brought over Easter goodies for the boys. They cuddled up on the couch with their stuffed animals from Grammy and watched an afternoon movie.

Nathan’s parents came over for Easter dinner. I cooked a ham, scallop potatoes, pea salad, green salad and green beans. We had a good dinner and a great Easter together as family.