What we’ve been up to lately

I’ll keep this super quick, as it’s Sunday morning pre-7:00 AM and the before Mass rush tends to get crazy in just a little while…

So…. lately…

Just life really.


First things first, happy Advent. The season of waiting and preparing for Christmas. We’re officially in the 2nd week now and all we’ve managed to do is set up a Christmas tree… so umm… on top of over things here!

In the past, I’ve liked the tradition of setting up the tree a little later (my birthday on the 17th, generally seems to be a good marker, and often times falls on or around Gaudete Sunday), but this year, I dunno, it seemed right.

Other than that we don’t even have the advent wreath up, although, I am really honest and truly going to get it out of the attic today. New candles or no. πŸ˜‰ {hold me to it blog world}

We’ve read exactly one Jesse Tree story and done no ornaments. I guess all those could feel like Advent fails, but I’ll be completely honest this year it’s not even bothering me. Like, 100% it’s not even a little rubbing me the wrong way.

Going forward, I literally just read a post where she mentions doing Advent School (as opposed to normal homeschool subjects), and I’m going to be doing that for the rest of the season. We need a break anyway. We’ve got crafting to do and books to read. 😊

Baby life

I’m convinced that if you have a baby anytime after, say September 1st, all your holiday obligations for the rest of the year are given a pass (see our non-Adventing skills mentioned above).

Anyway, Baby Saber is doing well. Growing huge. A weigh in at his 2-month check up nearly two weeks ago had him at 14lbs 11oz. Kid eats All. The. Time. But then he’ll sleep for hours. Like last night, from 10:30 to 6:30! Yay!!!

Kids all absolutely love him. And he’s recently started smiling and even “talking” to us. Which makes all those first crazy weeks ever so much sweeter and more worth it.

Johny yesterday said “mom, Baby Saber has such cute smiles”

Other stuff

We had our first snow yesterday. Tried to build a snowman… no judging ok. I’ve never built one. They were happy (and just a tiny bit sick, again, hence the red noses)

Me? Well, I’m trying to do too much. And by too much, I mean specifically trying to read too many books at once and do too many personal crafting projects at once (probably due to Christmas approaching)….

I had a lovely but of encouragement in the department last month when my sister was doing a “30 thankful days” thing. She mentioned me and said how inspired she was that I take time for myself in the midst of all the other (mostly good) chaos around here. So I try to remember that when I feel like I have no time for myself. Which honestly, I don’t have huge chunks of time, but I’m *trying* to be ok with the bits and pieces that come up through the day. (I’ve tried taking “me time” in the evenings but 9 times out of 10 I fall asleep in my chair, so that’s basically out πŸ˜‚).


So there you have it. My 15 minutes are up and passed. If the formatting is a little wonky, I’m sorry. I decided to download the WP app and try to blog on my phone, just because I almost never get time to go on my computer. And let’s be honest (some more), most of my pictures are on the phone anyway.

I’ve been hanging out on Instagram it’s no-login required to look at. Not sure if you can comment and like, but I believe you can look (speaking to all my grandmas who don’t have it, I love you all and think about you specifically when I don’t post pictures to the blog 😊).

Here’s to checking in more often ❀

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