submarine

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?

Really Random + 2 Updates

This post is just straight up randomness. Sorry, I’m not sorry.

IMG_4598See my stomach? That, my friend, is a FOOD BABY. In fact, it’s a Chinese buffet food baby. Possibly the best kind of food baby.

IMG_4599A rock with a smiley face on it in Jimmy’s cup holder? That came from a friend at church. We have too much fun doing weird things. You probably don’t want to know that I sent a video of the rock “dancing” to music to that same friend. I need a life.

sciencecenterJimmy and I visited the Carnegie Science Center this weekend because it was the annual train weekend. Jimmy is really into trains, and I’m really into Jimmy. If he likes trains, I’ll make an effort to enjoy his hobby too 🙂. We also walked aboard a submarine, which was super cool!

IMG_4625My dad is awesome. He went away on a business trip to New York and brought me back two very awesome gifts: maple syrup and blueberry pancake mix. Maybe he wants me to make pancakes for dinner soon? Maybe he just knows how much I love pancakes and maple syrup. Either way, he made my day.

Two Updates:

1. I still don’t have my truck back since the accident. It’s in the repair shop, so hopefully I will get it back this week.

Obligatory photo of my truck in its "golden days" lolz.

Obligatory photo of my truck in its “golden days” lolz.

2. This is hard to admit, but I have been having some tummy troubles again since my stomach infection this summer. The symptoms aren’t as severe as they were before, but I called my doctor and I’m going to get re-tested for the bacteria. I’m praying I don’t have the infection again because that was rough!

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That is all of my randomness and updates for now.

Bible verse of the day: Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.” John 10:7