Wednesday, October 26, 2016

What's Up Wednesday

 October was a crazy busy, all over the place kind of month.  We had a lot of fun, but I can honestly say that I am not sad to see it go.

Since today is the last Wednesday of the month, I'm linking up with Shay, Mel & Sheaffer to share what we've been up to in October.

What we're eating this week

 Chicken Teriyaki Stir fry,
Beef Stew...
And I have no idea what else.  I'm going to have to just wing it the rest of the week.

What I'm reminiscing about

I guess I'm reminiscing about Decembers.  I'm sooo ready to turn on Christmas movies, wrap presents, bake goodies, listen to Christmas songs, and just hang out at home with my family.   I'm ready, but I'll be holding back until after Thanksgiving.   If I can't have hot summer days, I want cozy days at home.  Anyone else with me on this?

What I'm loving

 I'm loving that I got some sweet time to hang out with my youngest niece.  Every Auntie needs time to bond with her niece's and nephews. 

Emma loves babies just as much as her Mama.  :)

What we've been up to

Running kids here and there... it's been a little bit nuts.  I can say that I survived my first season with having a kid in High School sports.  Nothing like having games hours away on school nights and not getting home until midnight to get you initiated.  ;)

Earlier in month, I got to go down to New Orleans with my Mom & my sister Lindy.  Here we are celebrating my 34th birthday, and wishing my other 2 siblings were there as well.

We visited a plantation.
We went out on the swamp to visit the alligators...
We even got daring and tried alligator meat.
You can read more about our trip here & here.  We had so much fun.

What I'm dreading

In my mind I'm dreading the cold weather... but I'm going to try really hard not to complain about being cold this year.  I'm going to play the "glad game."

What I'm working on

 Planning Jesse's birthday and making plans for Thanksgiving.  I don't care for Halloween at all... so I'm waiting anxiously for Thanksgiving to kick off the Holiday season.

What I'm excited about

 Our Thanksgiving plans will be a bit different this year, and my crew is all very excited.  :)
We usually go up to Kalispell each year on Thanksgiving to visit family.  This year Dan's parent's are going to be down in Palm Springs, so... we've booked our tickets and will spend Thanksgiving down in sunny California.  We won't be able to take a Spring break this school year, so this will be a nice time to get to do something fun with the kids.

What I'm watching/reading

I haven't even tried to start watching anything new yet.  I really need to figure out how to talk Dan into getting Netflix.  I think I'd rather watch a series on there, than have to wait to watch my show each week... I don't claim to be that patient.  ;)

Right now I'm in the middle of this book.
So far, so good. 

What I'm listening to

As I type this, my house is quiet except for the sounds of my laundry running in the other room, and the typing on my keyboard.  So peaceful.

What I'm wearing

 Layers upon layers, upon layers.  It's been rainy and in the 40's & 50's here.

What I'm doing this weekend

I don't remember the last time we had a weekend at home.  Dan and I both have a list of things we'd like to check off of our "to do list" and then we'll go to Church on Sunday... but otherwise our weekend looks to be wide open.  I would love to have time to watch a movie with the kids or play a game of cards.  I'm going to do my best to just enjoy it, and not over plan.  Don't be surprised if you stop over and I'm in my comfy clothes.  It's just that kind of a weekend.

What I'm looking forward to next month

I'm doing my happy dance that I don't have a lot planned for next month.  We'll have a few things here and there, but hopefully things won't be too crazy.  Is it sad that, that's what I'm really looking forward to?!

What else is new

Nothing much.  Which is exactly the way I want it right now.  :)

What's new with you guys?



  1. I'm jealous that you have peace & quiet right now! I actually got my post up today! Woo hoo! :) That stir fry looks healthy and delicious. Your daughter looks so cute holding the wee baby. And yay for Thanksgiving in CA! How nice!!!

  2. I am adding your book to my list, it looks good! Warm and cozy and layers upon layers are my jam too! Love all of it and I wing meals a lot ;)!!! Have a great day! xoxo ERIN

  3. Thanksgiving in Cali will be so different and fun! I wish I could say I have no plans next month but I feel like I have plans every day through the rest of the year. A lot of those days include packing, haha!

  4. A California thanksgiving!! How fun!! Netflix is a life changer :). You're scaring me with the high school sports

  5. Yes, a Thanksgiving trip sounds great to me. I so well remember those days of running to and fro. I promise you that it will be over before you know it and it will just be a fond memory. Happy week!