Catching Up on a Monday

Hey buddies! How are you? I hope a lot of you on the market are having fun with an extended weekend in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I’ve a smile on my face this morning as a result of our household is again collectively once more. Ryan, Chase and Ryder arrived residence yesterday night from Colorado the place they spent the tip of the week snowboarding!

Final yr, Chase, Ryan and my brother-in-law, Ross, went out to Breckenridge on a boys’ ski weekend on the finish of ski season and had a blast. Chase talked in regards to the journey at size and was thrilled when Ryan requested if he wished to go once more this yr. Ryder was all about it, too, and couldn’t wait to be included this yr. My brother-in-law met them on the airport in Charlotte on Wednesday throughout his layover from Jacksonville after which they headed onto Breckenridge the place they spent the subsequent few days snowboarding… and battling altitude illness. Womp, womp.

After a implausible first day for Chase, he was sick for a lot of the second day with altitude illness which majorly bummed him out. Chase was so amped up and actually talked a mile a minute about his first day once we FaceTimed the primary night so I’m simply grateful he was higher by the third day and was capable of get in two strong days of snowboarding. As for Ryder, he was extra excited in regards to the outside scorching tub than something after I talked to him on the cellphone. Haha!

Whereas the boys have been off in Colorado, I had a full home again right here in North Carolina. My mother, sister and nieces joined me, Rhett, Pepper and Fortunate for a ladies’ + Rhett weekend! My sister is 33 weeks pregnant (with a child boy this time!) and it was so fantastic to have the ability to have a while collectively earlier than her child is born and the chaos that happens throughout our household visits kicks up one more notch. We’re actually past thrilled for his or her gang and I’m actually hoping to make my approach to Jacksonville in early March to fulfill my very first nephew and their extremely cherished little rainbow child.

We crammed our days with entertaining the children via tales, walks, crafts, aquarium visits, snacks and loads of around-the-house playtime.

My mother’s cousin Jennie additionally got here on the town on Friday so it was fantastic to have time together with her as effectively. There was not a single night time once we have been in mattress earlier than midnight as a result of we took benefit of the kid-free night hours to only hang around and discuss which was, undoubtedly, one of many highlights of their go to.

On the home entrance, our home continues to be occupied by numerous individuals aside from household who’re tying up free ends round right here. On Wednesday and Thursday wallpaper was put in in a number of totally different rooms and I’m thrilled with the way it all turned out. Listed below are a number of of the areas I snapped photos of to ship to Ryan whereas he was away:

Powder rest room:

powder bathroom

Chase and Ryder’s rest room:

boy bathroom

Would room-by-room posts/excursions/break downs of the rooms in our residence be of curiosity? Home excursions and weblog posts with suggestions, hyperlinks and the “whys” behind sure selections have been invaluable to me (particularly professionals/cons/what they like or would do otherwise type of content material) and if it may be useful, I’m comfortable to share extra right here as effectively… ya know, as soon as I get my act collectively.

My mother, sister and nieces left within the late morning on Sunday and by the night our home was full once more with the massive children and Ryan. It was a full weekend however a very good one.

The boys are all out of college in the present day so we’ll be hanging out near residence and I’m certain we’ll head out on an journey or two as effectively. The remainder of our week appears to be like comparatively regular with faculty and actions again in full-swing. I hope you all have an exquisite week and thanks for stopping by the weblog in the present day!