Last week the girls and I took our very first spring break! It may have been a couple of weeks later than we expected it, but it definitely turned out for the best. If we hadn’t waited our break would have been cold, rainy, and gross. Instead we had sunshine, warm weather and best of all, it finally felt like spring. Before our break began the girls and I sat down together and I let them create a Spring Break Fun List and today I am happy to report that we were super close to crossing everything off!
Let’s take a look!
Monday morning was spent just chilling out. After our very busy girl weekend, we were more than ready for some chill time at home. After lunch we ran to Target. We spent the next hour shopping around, sadly not finding much that we had to have (what is wrong with me). As we walked out the door Anna sent me a text saying that they were receiving visitors so we spent the next couple of hours at their house hanging out. We picked up Russ at 3:20 and went out to our land. A spot for the house was recently “leveled” and cleared so we needed to check that out. Honestly, it was a bit overwhelming. Things looked like more of a mess than ever. I know it is a process, but good grief. The girls and I searched for some animal track. I knew we were likely to find some since it has been raining so much. We found deer, turkey, and coyote tracks. We headed home for a quick dinner and spent the rest of the at home.
We started day 2 with homemade banana pancakes. We had a really lazy morning with lots of coffee for mama, some TV time for the girls, and an art project that was inspired by Whitney. After lunch the girls played outside most of the afternoon. I joined them for an outside nap on the grass and quickly remembered just how much that makes my back hurt #oldpeopleproblems 😆 . For an afternoon snack the girls made Nutella crescents. Such a simple treat, but SO good. Later we grilled our dinner and went to the skating rink. The girls hadn’t gone skating in 2 months so they were super excited to make that a part of our week.
Wednesday started the way all really great days do… with donuts & friends. The rest of the morning we ran around like complete lunatics. We took photos of Emily for a sponsored IG post, purchased some ferns for our front porch, made a trip to Walmart for more storage totes (only to find out they don’t have any), and stopped by JCP so I could grab some new sandals with my $10 off coupon. Our afternoon was spent relaxing, watching TV, and getting the girls ready for Awana. While they were at Awana Russ and I met a lady at the property to have the soil tested for a septic system, exciting I know.
Thursday is when things started to getting boring around here. I spent Thursday morning working on new and old house stuff and I started purging the school room. I hated to make this a part of our spring break but since we weren’t using the space, it seemed like the perfect time to get the work done. A package from ON arrived in the mail but the tall dress I ordered didn’t turn out to be so tall and most of the other stuff was a bust too 😕 . We made a trip in the afternoon to Hobby Lobby for some supplies to change-up our gallery wall and I finally got that project finished. Our evening plans were grilling out with our home group. It was nice to be together after a few weeks of being apart.
Friday morning we left the house early to take Marissa to play practice for co-op. While she was there Emily and I spent most of the morning running errands and looking for a plain red shirt for Marissa, which seems to be impossible. I was hoping to find her something cute that she would wear through the summer instead of a plain red t-shirt, but red just isn’t “in” right now apparently. We picked Marissa up from practice and ran to Sams before heading home. The rest of the day was spent finishing the schoolroom, playing outside, dreading Monday, and being egg-cited about Easter. See what I did there 😆 !
Our spring break wasn’t the most exciting fun-filled week ever, but it was exactly what we needed and perfectly balanced. We had down time & friend time, we played & we worked, we went & we stayed home. As I type this up, on our first morning back to school, I am so thankful we took a break from our work to just be. Now we can head back to school and finish these last 3 weeks with smiles on our faces. Okay, maybe not smiles, but we do feel refreshed.
How many days of school do you have left?
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