Toddlers sitting in a box watching TV

Family Lowes Trips, Sickness, and a Sleepover

I’m pretty sure Lowes is our family’s happy place in terms of stores. Jimmy dreads when I drag him into Hobby Lobby and I’d rather not visit the car parts store, but Lowes? We can do Lowes.

Sadie loves the car shopping carts, Niva gets attention from shoppers and treats from cashiers, and Jimmy and I enjoy dreaming of home projects while we wander the aisles.

Dog at Lowes

No car shopping cart this time, but Sadie was still a happy camper and kept saying “Hey!” to people in the aisles.

I am definitely a big fan of the garden area, while Jimmy prefers gazing longingly at the power tools. Niva likes the checkout because of the aforementioned treats 😉 Do you enjoy home improvement stores or are they totally boring to you?

Sadie and I caught a cold over the weekend and the poor gal had fever after fever. We gave her some of this medicine and let her watch more television than we normally do, mostly to keep her resting instead of running all over the place like usual.

We missed church on Sunday morning and my dad texted me this photo.

Cufflink made from ship

It was so sweet that he was checking in on us and I was super happy to see him wearing the cufflinks I bought him for Father’s Day a few years ago. They have a cool story behind them.

My dad served in the U.S. Navy and lived and worked on a nuclear submarine, the USS Bergall. I found cufflinks (in this Etsy shop) made from maple off of the submarine he was on and he was so happy to have a piece of his history to be able to wear.

This post is just full of random tangents, so onto the next one! Sadie, Niva, and I joined my sister, her dog, and daughter for a little sleepover at my parents’ house and it was the best kind of chaos.

Husky on bunk bed with toddlers

Toddlers sitting in a box watching TV

Two toddlers, four adults, and four dogs all in one house is so much fun. Seeing Sadie and Caroline spending time together is precious and it’s also nice that they entertain each other.

I’m was able to sneak in a bit of real estate work (and blogging!) while they played the day away. The fact that our sleepover tired Niva out is just icing on the cake 😉

Husky sleeping on couch

Are there any stores that your whole family enjoys going to?



  1. We did have so much fun!! The girls are besties for sure ❤️
    I do enjoy Lowe’s, but as you know I’m more of a Marshall’s / TJ’s girl 🥳 They just have everything, and I love their decor and wide variety of wardrobe choices.
    Love you!!

  2. So cute!! Hope you and Sadie are healing and feeling better ❤
    I had to really think about any stores we all like going to! Mississippi Market (a natural foods co-op grocery store with excellent local produce!) and TJs for sure, but aside from those? Maybe LL Bean or Eddie Bauer occasionally? My Godmom and I love going to yarn shops (she knits and I crochet), my GodDad isn’t a fan but knows yarn shops are our happy place so he doesn’t mind tagging along sometimes 😉

    1. Thank you, Monique! We are slowly on the mend, haha!

      Mississippi Market sounds like my kind of place! I love stores like that! I always forget about places like LL Bean. Those are always so nice! I am in awe that you know how to crochet! Your GodDad sounds super sweet for going to yard shops with you and your Godmom 🙂

  3. Home Depot & Lowes are family favorites over here too! 🙂

    I’m so sorry you all were sick! Hopefully you are both better by now!

    Also, what an amazing gift for your dad! That’s awesome.

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