Week in the Life - 15

April 23, 2018

I don't know what happened with my life on Monday...what did I do?  I went to MOPS and had a housekeeper come for the first time ever so I was probably in some sort of happiness coma.

Tuesday Jonathan worked late and we went on a lot of walks.  Milam has been waking up at about 6:30 every morning when his normal wake up time is about 7 or 7:30 and he's been napping less than two hours when his normal nap is 3 hours.  He's just as happy as can be but he's eating a TON so hoping that in a few days he'll been in the sleep a lot phase of a growth spurt.
Tried to snag a selfie with my boy
Don't know how much longer I can last until I fix his haircut
Wednesday was donuts with dad.  Yay.  I also went to have some X-Rays done.  I've been having a lot of tailbone pain.  It's bad but turns out it isn't broken so I'm not sure what my next step is.  Chiropractor maybe?
Thursday was G's school musical.  Obviously I was really into how cute she looked before school that morning.
Milam spent a lot of time outside.
We wore #pearlsforBarbara
Someone was really loud cheering sister on.  He was so tickled to see her on stage.  He was so excited for her.  It was really cute.
On friday we had a bit of a rough day.  He wanted a nap.  He fell down and busted up his face.  He wanted to be held a lot.
Then, did some lounging...and FYI he doesn't know how to use the iPad.  He just pushes the home button over and over again.
And I wore this bloody shirt until about 3pm because why not?!
Oh my goodness y'all!  We did movie night and were watching Benji!  Within minutes Georgia was crying and cried off and on the entire movie.  It was so bad.  Parenting fail!
Saturday I didn't take any pictures.  Jonathan had to work and Georgia had a gym meet. We worked on the yard, ran errands, and had dinner with my mom and step dad.

Then, on Sunday I had to work.  I had the two cutest little twin clients.  Adorable little guys!  The grandma sent me this pull back shot.
 While I was working (which I rarely do on Sundays) Jonathan was in charge of the kids for church.  This was their sunday morning picture and I think it's just the cutest.
I came home, G had a friend over, M got up from his nap and we played outside.
Then we hit up Whole Foods for dinner and came home to clean up and go to bed.  I also spent some time trying to take non awkward Stitch Fix pictures.  Look for those tomorrow.  Not promising greatness but I did FINALLY love my box.  Yay!
Happy Monday!

Emily's Goals {Quarter One-ish}

April 20, 2018

I have felt so good about my goals and resolutions in 2018.

Because of things beyond our control (weather, I'm looking at you!) some things have been changed and moved around but it mainly stayed in the same quarter for the monthly goals.

In terms of daily I've done really well with Bible study and prayers monday - friday.  I've read one book a month.  I've done better about eating healthy.  Not great, but better.  I've been chugging water (and peeing all the time) and keeping up my monday - friday workouts and daily walks.  It's not hard but it's progress.  I've also been trying to be on the internet less.  I have no way to really judge a lot of these but it's small choices I'm making daily and it feels like a win.
My big thing this year is that if I have a bad few days then I just try to do better.  Small changes work way better for me then huge ones.

I've hit all my financial goals and all of my business goals mostly ahead of schedule.  Some of our house goals we are behind on (because those are budgeted in cash and we've been sick a lot this season and medical tests cost a lot of money!) but if we had the kids gone for a weekend we could get them knocked out.

Hoping for more interesting progress in quarter two!

Week in the Life - 14

April 16, 2018

As a rule I do not like Mondays.  I don't like getting into a routine again (although it's a good thing) and I don't like Jonathan going back to work.  On Mondays I just like to stay home and do nothing and recoup from the weekend.  This one was just that although Jonathan had to work late so I was on my own for dinner, bath, and bed.

Milam cruised on his little truck and picked flowers.
 We ate ice cream outside so we wouldn't miss Jonathan too too bad.
Georgia helped me with bed time.  Actually, she was just reading and Milam climbed up in her lap.  Heart exploded.  (Narwhal Unicorn of the Sea is Georgia's favorite little series right now!  The third one, Peanut Butter and Jelly just came out and it's a huge hit at our house.)
 On Tuesday we tackled a lot of my to do list.  And apparently ate a lot.
Later in the week Milam and I ran errands and I became obsessed with our shrubs.
On Friday I took Georgia to a rainy pool party
The weekend was gorgeous though!  My photo clients cancelled on me so I hung out with the fam.  We went to the park and out to eat.
Sunday was western day at church! Yee-haw!
That was our week, y'all!

Favorite Things - Winter

April 10, 2018

Some things made a huge impact on The Powell House this winter.  Some just with me and some with the entire house.  Here's the list.

Gap Jeans
I needed new jeans so badly so I ran to The Gap real fast hoping I would find something good.  I lived in all three pairs pretty much the entire winter.  I got two pairs of "Gap true skinny" and one"Gap true skinny distressed".  On the tag it said something about worth the wiggle and a little note about how they can be hard to get on but once they're on they are comfortable.  And, it is so true.  I've worked out in them at home a few times because I already had them on and I've chased the kids in them every day that I've worn them.  Here I am in the distressed pair before the rodeo.
Cottage Cheese
Oh my gosh.  We eat A LOT of sour cream at our house and A LOT of cheese.  A small move towards the healthy camp has been switching out some of that to cottage cheese.  It's so good!

Google Docs / Google Sheets
I've changed computers so many times and I can never keep my Microsoft Suit up.  That's when I finally used Google Docs/Sheets that my husband has been telling me about for years.  All the same stuff as Microsoft but it's all free and online.  They also have an app so when you save your files you can see/edit them on your phone.  Super simple and I've used them countless times since finding them.

I wear THESE brown leather slip on Keds nearly every day.  They looks so gross at this point.  I really need to clean them.  They are so comfy and go with almost everything.  Super good buy.  Pictured is my go to winter outfit.  Bell sleeves.  Gap jeans.  Keds.
Yogurt Flips (or "Tilts" at Aldi)
Specifically this flavor as well.  I literally cannot get enough.  I eat at least one a day if not two.


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