So remember how I was doing #sugarlessspring? Oh I was all in… and then three days later I ate an entire batch of cookies 😳… I guess if you’re gonna cheat, you better make it count! After that the motivation just died… I’m not proud of myself. I’m recommitting cause I literally cannot be owned by sugar anymore. But here’s what I’ve learned — life happens, man! And sometimes you just need to eat the batch of cookies. And sometimes instead of working out you just need to watch an entire season of Survivor on Netflix. And sometimes, you just need to let your kids eat Wendy’s or cereal for dinner… four nights in a row.
Every Mother’s Day my kids make their annual macaroni craft to give me and we pass out little treats or cards to those women who have just gone the extra mile to influence our family. It’s usually on Mother’s Day that we get around to it because I’m seriously not that put together you guys, but this year the stars just aligned! So I thought I’d share our easy Mother’s Day gift idea for neighbors and friends, it really was a lot of fun to do with the kids and you can pick most everything up at the grocery store #win.
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The last couple days, really weeks, have been a whirlwind! My husband got a new job in Utah so we sold our home that we’d worked tirelessly on, our car, packed everything up, said goodbye to all our dear friends and made the trip home. I flew with the kids and Brian will be following shortly in the van. I was a little surprised at how emotional I got! I loved our home. I loved my neighbors. And for the first time in a long time I had finally started feeling… settled. I don’t know how to explain it. I feel like the last two years were spent being pregnant with the twins, building our home and trying to get everything unpacked and functional in it, and then having twins and being a zombie for the next year. After I have a baby – let alone two – it takes me a minute to recover. And by minute I mean a good year haha! To feel like I can be a normal person and have normal relationships with real people outside of my house! And now that the babies are a little bit older, I finally started making an effort here in Ohio.