Vacation Musings

Hello from the Outer Banks! We’re spending time with family at my parents’ beach house here in North Carolina and it has been such a fun trip thus far!

Mom and dad holding toddler girls's hands at the beach in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

I thought I would share some thoughts and pictures while things are fresh in my mind. It’s always interesting to me how being on vacation feels like a totally different lifestyle and gives you a fresh perspective on things, you know?


A Day in The Life: August 2021

It has been quite some time since I wrote a day in the life post! The last one I wrote was in January, and the one before that was about a year ago, in August 2020.

It always surprises me how much my day changes over the course of a year or even a few months, so these posts are always fun for me to write and look back on!

Tuesday August 24th, 2021

6:10 am I wake up just as I hear Jimmy leaving for work. I usually like to wake up with him sometime between 5:00 and 5:30 but I never set an alarm and just wake up when my body (or the pets or Sadie) wakes me.

I pour a cup of coffee, grab my Bible and devotion book, and sit on the couch. Aaaand get back up just a few minutes later. I kick myself for not waking up earlier 😂

6:17 am Sadie is awake. It’s too early for her to be up but she’s crying so I go into her room and get her. We hug for a minute and then head out to the kitchen to make breakfast. While I cook pancakes (for myself) and eggs (for Sadie), we play with her stamp set.

Sadie doesn’t eat her breakfast, so Niva gets a gourmet snack of scrambled eggs! I clean up the kitchen after breakfast by putting away clean dishes from dishwasher, changing out kitchen towels, and wiping down and sanitizing the counters.

7:00 am It’s baking time! I have a few orders for my Etsy shop today: two loaves of challah and six bags of granola. Sadie somehow drags her kitchen set out from her bedroom to the kitchen (aka across the whole house!) so she can bake right along with me.

Toddler making a mess in kitchen with husky

The kitchen floor quickly becomes a disaster zone, but I feel like Sadie is happiest when her toys are just strewn about so I let her do her thing.