the friday post – vol. 6

My spring break with Charlie went by far too fast. Between naps, feedings, garden projects and the hunt for a new couch I feel like it just slipped right through my fingers. Now Monday is staring me in the face by the distance of just a couple days. I feel like mike worked extra long and hard this week so I’m at least looking forward to a sweet weekend with my favorite man.

The week marked the first of spring although it’s felt like spring all winter here. Spring to us in Florida just means that the unbearably hot, “must be at the beach or in a/c, eating watermelon and burgers every day while swatting mosquitos” kind of weather is almost upon us. Last summer, while growing bigger by the day in pregnancy, I spent lots of daytime hours on the couch in the air conditioning. I think that having Charlie around will get us outdoors to the park, to the beach and to our yard way more. I’m on the hunt for some new breezy outfits to get me through the summer months.

I just started listening to The Shack on audiobook this week. It feels like an appropriate listen as lent comes to an end. It’s about a man whose young daughter was abducted and years later he spends a weekend at a shack with God. I’m only in the first parts so far but it’s making me think a lot.

Mike’s parents are set to arrive next week for their spring break so I’m in a flurry of cleanup this weekend. Dusting, mopping, sweeping, sheet washing, weeding, cookie baking, etc. It’s such a refreshing feeling when it’s all done. My garden project turned out beautifully this week. Making the front look so nice makes the rest of the yard look like it’s needs a good once over now too. Never ending projects!

What are you up to this weekend? Anything fun? Happy Friday all! Enjoy your weekends!!

an herb garden

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Charlie and I dug out the little garden bed in front of our house yesterday as one of my spring break projects. Today I’m heading to the garden store to pick up some topsoil and herbs to plant. We used to have these leafy little plants out there that just didn’t look great, but let’s be real, having nothing out there looks even worse. I’m loving the idea of having some functional but still attractive plants in front. Fresh herbs can’t be beat. They should do well in the space too. They’ll be in part shade most of the day. I’ve tried gardening here in the past, but just can’t quite get the hang of the seasons in Florida (mildly hot to extremely deathly hot). I may even let Mike plant a pineapple, which is probably the only thing he has ever requested to plant at our house. I’ll share photos once it’s all done! Right now it just looks…dirty. 🙂 High of 90 here today! Charlie and I are headed out for a walk, a nap, and then off to the garden store. Spring Break Day 2 commence!!

the friday post – vol. 5

c5113b95-942c-427b-b933-8a54cea82d86Oh me, oh my! It’s Friday! Hooray! It’s a very special Friday for me because it’s the Friday that officially begins SPRING BREAK! We’ve had a whirlwind of a few weeks with an unexpected trip to Pittsburgh for a funeral (Mike’s grandpa), the stomach flu for Charlie, and I don’t even know what else. So I’m playing a little bit of catch up here on this little old spot on the inter webs .

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Our weather has been absolutely divine the last few weeks. The air is crisp in the morning and in the evenings, but still warm enough to hit the beach during the day. We have been loving it. Spending as much time outside as we can. The trip up to Pittsburgh (brr) made us a little more thankful for our weather, so we’ve been taking serious advantage. Not to mention daylight savings! That extra bit of sun just really makes a difference for walks after dinner and back porch hangs.

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Charlie’s going to be 5 months old next week which is hard to believe. He has such a fun little smiley personality. We lucked out. He’s started solids now (loves avocado, isn’t sure about sweet potato) which is such a fun adventure. Still going strong on nursing too! I’m making all our baby food which I LOVE. Totally my kind of thing.

March madness has started so I’m sure I’ll be doing lots of reading the next few weeks. I’ve started getting ebooks on my phone which has really upped my book intake! I can read a book on my phone while nursing, pumping, holding Charlie much easier than a real book. I’ll always prefer the print version, but these days it’s just nice to be able to read one way or another.

We don’t have any concrete plans for spring break! I’m taking a test for my teacher certification on Wednesday, planning on deep cleaning a few rooms in the house, a couple beach trips, getting a passport for Charlie, and a whole lot of happy hours. Perfection. Why go anywhere when we live in a spring break destination anyway? Happy Friday all! Enjoy your weekends!