I hope you had a great weekend. It was very needed around here as last week felt a little rough for me in the motherhood department. Nothing majorly bad, just a couple hard days in a row that seemed tougher than usual. I'm learning that the key to my sanity is planning out my days better, having things to look forward to and real activities to do with Eleanor. Also, if we could just figure out how to get her to sleep past 6:30 am again then that would be awesome. I'm losing hope fast though. But, the point off this post is to focus on all the really great things that did happen last week because I want to remember the good.
The highlights of last week were...
-Hosting playgroup at our house. It was mayhem with the kiddos but I sure do love talking to those awesome moms.
-Rediscovering the magic of dry shampoo.
-A last minute, late night movie night to see Cinderella with Jessica. We both needed a break and a girls night out was the ticket. It was exactly what I needed to recharge and turn the week around. Also, the movie was fantastic.
-A family bike ride on Friday afternoon with the most perfect weather.
-Eleanor discovering where her belly button is. Best trick to date.
-Facetiming with family. This is turning into a daily occurrence.
-Estate sale shopping with Jess in a classy home with the best wallpaper. We both came away with the classic Spode Christmas Tree plates.
-Reading my scriptures every day. Yay for improvement and consistency!
-Cutting back on unhealthy foods.
-Teaching Eleanor to walk towards me to give me a hug. Makes it all worth it.
-Taking cupcakes to someone. Seriously, why do I always forget that serving others makes me so much happier? Note to self: do this more.
-Getting flowers from Aaron after what he knew was a very long day.
-Saturday morning rain! So so good for Fresno.
-Deleting Instagram from my phone. This may not be a forever thing but it feels good to take a break.
-Attending a sweet baby shower for Taylor Veater Winters. Can't wait to meet her baby girl.
-Finding out that this post helped Brooke Veater find her prom dress! She got dress #10 and looked so so beautiful in it.
-Family Date Night that turned into a true date night when Eleanor fell asleep in the car (she had refused napping and was exhausted). We just took our time driving through neighborhoods and chatting about life.
So there really was so much good in last week when I look for it. In fact, looking through these highlights makes it seem crazy that I would say last week was hard at all. But it was in many ways while also being wonderful in many other ways. Isn't that life though?
I'm looking forward to the upcoming week and all it has to offer. Happy Monday :)