Sunday, September 29, 2013

Back to Basics

I've been doing some reflecting and thanks to Tracey and our wonderful talk this past Friday, I've realized I've let others dictate what this blog should be.  I've gotten away from why I started in the first place.  Somehow I've gotten this need to perform and that is far from why I started this almost 6 years ago.  It's all about my adventures as a mom and journaling the little everyday things we do, and especially what they do.  I'm gonna do my best to get back to basics.  I don't have the time I used to but I'm gonna try and put forth a better effort.
This past Thursday we kept our youth minister's son for about an hour.  Him and his wife live in our neighborhood and they wanted to go to the Home Expo that was also held in our neighborhood.  My boys loved playing with Aiden.  He just turned a year old and they still call him Baby Aiden, even though he is walking and is going to be a big brother in the Spring.  I know I could totally rock three kids, but that doesn't mean I'm about to do that anytime soon.
Friday morning we met Tracey and Maggie to walk the trail and play and Perrin Park.   We had the best heart to heart which prompted me to get back on here.  Love this girl!
Maggie and Cameron had on the same shoes, except of course Maggie's were for girls.

I took this picture of Cameron and thought I may have had one of Cooper too.  Found it!

Saturday, Steve and I took the boys back to Perrin Park so they could walk the trail and I could run.  I ran the trail, turned around and met them a little over halfway back.  A great way to get some exercise in and some family fun time.  We also let the boys play some.   We also saw a deer, that's two for two on nature walks and deer.
Saturday afternoon Steve and I got the chance to go the Home Expo.  If you are every in the market for a new house, a home expo home is the way to go.  Everything is top of the line as far as counters, floors, cabinets, fixtures.  Plus they have added extras like built ins, finished basements with bar areas, some have media rooms.  We talked to a builder of one of the homes and had that same exact home been built not part of an expo, then it would be $25-30,000 more. 
I have full week ahead and it's College Go Week at JJ, which means the candy stripe pants are a must.  Have a great week, 5 days till fall break!


ginmommy said...

Can't wait to see the candy stripes!

Jill said...

Yes, definitely back to the basics. I was just telling a friend the other day that I feel like I have neglected those sweet little posts about cute moments or little things they do just do to busyness, crazy schedule, etc. I miss that, too.

Love Perrin Park. . .it's one of our faves.

And I went to the Home Show, too. Dave and I looked up some home plans afterwards from some of the builders. . .not a one looked anything like the Home Show homes!!! Hahaha! Definitely tons of upgrades in those homes! :)

Tracey said...

Love this :) Love you.