friday. spring. welcome. hoping that mother nature gets her memory back & sends us some spring weather soon. i mean, i’ll take the 40′ temps, but the 30’s can suck it. i want full on spring and sunshine!
are you like me and completely fascinated with this story? i want to go search for the plane myself! where the heck is it? what do you think? part of me thinks it’s at the bottom of the ocean and part of me thinks it’s hidden away somewhere and some big ol’ scary plans are being made. either way, it breaks my heart to think of the passengers and (innocent) crew members and all of their families. not knowing has got to be a nightmare. i just hope for the best.
we have always been eager to explore new neighborhoods and places around milwaukee and wisconsin in general. last weekend while searching for some good, authentic italian food i came across this amazing italian deli/grocer, gloriosos. the four of us had a delicious lunch (meatball sandwhiches & pizza) and some yummy pastries & gelato. i was beyond thrilled to finally find some of my favorite things from italy, here in the states. i’ve been searching 10+ years for some of the stuff! i’m sure this will be one of our go-to places now.
saturday night matt and i spent a wonderful evening out together to celebrate 11 years. we went to one of our favorite places, juniper 61. yum, such great food and it’s right down the street from our house. afterward we did a little driving around the neighborhood scanning for new houses for sale, since they’re popping up left and right and we’re hoping to buy something in the near future. then, we went to the ice cream place. it was a great night. low key, quite, and just good time talking without any interruptions. i’m so thankful to get to do life with this guy! our marriage hasn’t been without it’s ups and downs, but lately we’re up. way, way up!
oh those are ugly numbers, aren’t they? i want so badly to be an early morning person. i love being up early, having the extra time in the day, getting things done, etc. but that actually waking up and dragging myself out of bed? i hate it! i’m sad to say that every day this week i set my alarm for these early times and never once did i roll out of bed until at least 7:05. so next week, i’m forcing myself to also go to bed a good 30-45 minutes earlier, in hopes that it’ll help! what time do you wake up?
some friends of ours made a super quick trip from arkansas to wisconsin this week, for job interviews. i watched their girls for a couple of hours during the interviews and we were so thankful to get that time with them. and, we found out that their dads interview went so well that he got the job! so, they’ll be moving within the next couple of months. we can’t wait to have them close by! it’s so great to see brookelyn build a relationship with emily. i love that!
have you even thought about shopping for summer? brookelyn is taking a trip to california this summer and her clothes have been on my mind. the girl has grown out of nearly everything, it’s crazy! luckily, gap has some super cute, age appropriate pieces that she loves and i approve of! now, we need to go do some shopping.
i’ve been hard at work on the kids’ rooms lately and this week some canvases that we’d ordered came in from when we had our family photos taken with Ticklebugs Photography a while back. how awesome is this shot of Cohen?! robyn is amazing at what she does! i can’t wait to finish up his wall and room so that i can show you all!
and, another canvas i ordered from robyn! we made the tent for her even. i am head over heals in love with this picture of the kids. it is now hanging on our living room wall. in person it is fabulous!! now, i have to finish that wall as well!
a goal of mine this year is to be present. i have to say that i’m doing a great job so far. taking time to just play games and talk with the kids, with no distractions. no tv, no phone, no iPad, etc. i love that time with them and know that i’ll never regret putting down the phone or the crafts to spend quality time with those two.
i hope your week has been wonderful and that you enjoy your weekend!
what do you plan to do? did you post about your week? leave me a link & i’ll come say hi!
linking up with jeannett today. you should too!