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Sentence a Day: September

Hello and Happy Monday! Today, I’m sharing a recap of this past month. It was the first full month of school, we had lots of activities…and then everything came to a halt.

9.1.21

At the beginning of the month, we celebrated Hadley with the You are Special red plate for making her school’s dance team.

9.2.21

On this day, I swung buy the library to pick up some books, we had breakfast for dinner, Hadley had dance, and Hayden had golf.

9.3.21

After a busy day at school, middle school Hadley wanted to go to my school’s football game to see her friends.

9.4.21

We kicked off Labor Day weekend with Hayden’s cross country meet, followed by Hayden’s golf match and Hadley tailgated with friends.

9.5.21

We had a lazy rainy Sunday with IHOP for brunch and soup for dinner.

9.6.21

On Labor Day, I got caught up around the house, the kids went to the pool for a couple of hours, and we grilled out for dinner.

9.7.21

It was back to school, grocery pick up, and a cross country meet for Hayden.

9.8.21

Hadley was excited for her first middle school dance practice, and then we had no other evening activities! Hallelujah!

9.9.21

On this day, more golf for Hayden, and more dance for Hadley.

9.10.21

After school on Friday, I had my monthly facial followed by…

Hayden’s end of the season baseball party (with special guest UK pitcher Alex Degen)

9.11.21

Wow! The 11th marked twenty years since 9/11, a cross country meet for Hayden, and then family fun at the UK/MU game.

9.12.21

On the 12th, Hayden had his last baseball tournament, and Hadley had her final bridging ceremony as a Girl Scout.

9.13.21

On Monday the 13th, we went to Hadley’s friend’s volleyball game!

9.14.21

The kids had an early morning ortho appointment, Homer got his allergy shot, and Hayden had a cross country meet.

9.15.21

This day was rainy, and we had no evening activities; I decided to get a pedicure after school and chose a fall-ish color for my toes.

9.16.21

This was a busy day from start to finish with school, golf for Hayden, the kids attended their school’s football game, we had leftovers for dinner and then the kids had some homework to do before bed.

9.17.21

This was my favorite kind of Friday when I picked up pumpkins at Kroger and my favorite garden center.

9.18.21

On Saturday, Hayden had a cross country meet, a golf match, and I decorated the front porch and then had dinner with Hadley.

9.19.21

On this Sunday, we went to church, I finished a book, and the Chiefs were on Sunday Night Football.

Homer was ready to cheer on the Chiefs.

9.20.21

It was a rainy Monday with lots of driving: errands after school, I picked Hayden up from cross country practice, I took Hadley to dance, and ended the evening just hanging out watching KC Royals on TV.

9.21.21

Another rainy day, and I spent the evening getting my inside fall decorations finished up.

9.22.21

We had more rain, soup for dinner, and my mom came to town.

9.23.21

*This is when life slowed down a bit.

The kids were quarantined due to a Covid exposure, and my new Amazon fall pillows arrived.

9.24.21

I picked up donuts for breakfast, the kids did school from home, and my mom and Gus came to visit.

9.25.21

This was an unexpected lazy day that started with a rainy morning,

a beautiful afternoon with MU football on TV, and UK football on in the evening.

9.26.21

On this day, my mom went home, and the weather was so pretty that I finished up the front porch.

9.27.21

I stayed home with the kids all day, and they continued to do school at home.

9.28.21

I went to school, Hadley was home to check the mail when her new sweatshirt arrived, and I ended up going on an evening walk.

9.29.21

My new mirror arrived!

9.30.21

On Thursday, I went to school, Travis stayed home with the kids, and we had a sweet drop off from friends.

As you can see, the end of the month was kind of a blur and also felt like the movie Ground Hog’s Day all at once. It sort of felt like the wheels fell off the September bus! Thanks for hanging in there with me 🤪 I’m sure October will be better.

Tomorrow, I’m sharing my September Amazon purchases.

See you then,

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May: Sentence a Day

I’ve been trying to do a Sentence a Day post every other month in 2021, and today I’m sharing what I did in May. To be honest, when I look back at the month of May, I feel like we did so much. So many things to celebrate and the busyness of activities sure made for a great month.

5.1.21

Well, the month started off with Derby day; Hadley and I traveled to Gatlinburg for her dance competition where we spent some time seeing all the sights!

5.2.21

On that Sunday, Hadley’s team did amazing at their third, and final, dance competition of the season.

5.3.21

On the evening of the 3rd, Hayden had a baseball game.

5.4.21

After school on May 4th, I made a trip to library to return The Wife Upstairs and pick up Hayden’s books that were available.

5.5.21

On Cinco de Mayo, I made a trip to Kroger to buy all the May cards that I needed: three graduation cards, one Mother’s Day card, and four birthday cards!

5.6.21

At school, I had a full day of watching AP presentations followed by an evening full of baseball!

5.7.21

Hadley had recital photos taken on May 7th.

5.8.21

The weather on Saturday, May 8th was beautiful, so I went for a walk before going to the grocery store and then celebrating our niece’s graduation with family.

5.9.21

May 9th was Mother’s Day, so we went to church, had brunch, and then I took a two hour nap!

5.10.21

Mondays were for baseball games this season, and I also purchased new cushions for our front porch chairs!

5.11.21

Travis and I met after school to buy some flowers for the back patio.

5.12.21

May 12th was cake ordering day: a bundt cake for my mom’s birthday and ice cream cake for 5th grade graduation.

5.13.21

On the 13th, the kids had field day, my mom and Gma arrived, and I attended our sitter’s graduation party!

5.14.21

Friday the 14th was busy as the kids had an equine visit at school (“field trip” that came to them), followed by Hayden’s baseball game, and then we enjoyed the bundt cake for my mom’s birthday.

5.15.21

We enjoyed a Saturday night dinner on the patio at one of our favorite restaurants for my mom’s birthday.

5.16.21

May 16th was baptism Sunday!

5.17.21

On Monday the 17th, the kids had fun at school tie dying shirts and eating pizza while I got fun mail in my school mailbox and helped with graduation practice.

5.18.21

Tuesday, May 18th was the last day of school which meant 5th grade promotion and a grilling out get together with friends.

5.19.21

I had my last day of school, attended my school’s graduation, and then went to Hayden’s baseball game.

5.20.21

The 20th was my first official day of summer; the kids went to the Cincinnati Zoo with friends while I lounged at home and then went for my monthly facial.

5.21.21

The kids enjoyed the beautiful weather while attending the UK softball game with their cousins, and Homer went to the groomer.

5.22.21

This day was a Saturday filled with errands, the grocery store, and I made time to get a pedicure.

5.23.21

We attended the baptism of our friends (twins!) and then took our kids to a nice dinner as one final celebration for the end of elementary school.

5.24.21

On the 24th, I had plenty of summer errands like getting my car washed, popping into school for a bit, and going to the library while the kids cleaned out their backpacks; then, I started a new workout program.

5.25.21

We hung out with cousin Wyatt for most of the day.

5.26.21

The pool opened, and we enjoyed most of the day there!

5.27.21

We spent some time at the pool before attending cousin Layla’s birthday party for a bit before Hadley’s dance class.

5.28.21

The 28th was a rainy day, and we spent much of it at home doing some work and chores around the house.

5.29.21

Hayden’s first summer ball tournament (pool play) was this past weekend and it was cold, windy, rainy, and only 48 degrees!

5.30.31

The baseball tournament weather was much better for day two with the sun out and 55 degrees, but that still didn’t feel like regular Memorial Day weekend weather.

We were able to get together with neighbors that evening. (oops! two sentences for May 30th!)

5.31.21

Of course, the 31st was Memorial Day; Hayden and Travis went to the Cincinnati Reds game with friends while Hadley and I went to the pool and hung out with lots of friends.

So, that’s what the month of May looked like for us! We had so much going on, so it’s nice to start the month of June without much on our (daytime) agenda.

See you back here tomorrow for Friday Favorites.

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January: A Sentence a Day

Hello!

So, I thought I’d try a new blogging idea thanks to Joanne of My Slices of Life Blog. After reading one of her posts a couple of months ago, I thought I’d try to do a “sentence a day” in January as a new blog idea for 2021. She actually shared her January “sentence a day” post earlier this week.

Let me just say that much like my “Day in the Life” posts, this post was harder than it may seem to keep up with on the daily! I ended up setting a daily alarm on my phone 😂 to remind myself to add to this post each day.

And…y’all, I have to give thanks to the compound-complex sentence structure, or this post wouldn’t be possible! #Englishteachernerd

So here we go….

1.1.21

(off to a great start the first day…no picture!) This is when I decided to put an alarm on my phone to remind me to take a photo each day.

We took down the Christmas tree, and I made a Target run; I came home with my new favorite tray for the coffee table.

1.2.21

Hadley wanted to use her gift card for a manicure, and she needed a ride; I got my first manicure in almost a year.

1.3.21

The 3rd was the last day of break (for me), and it was a dreary cozy day where I sat by the fire and enjoyed coffee out of my new mug.

1.4.21

The kids had a “back to school” party and the skating rink with their pod; I showed them that “mama’s still got it!”

1.5.21

We had a faculty meeting Zoom to kick off the semester.

1.6.21

I helped Hadley with her Girl Scout cookie sales pitch to share with family, friends, and Facebook!

1.7.21

The kids headed back to school on the 7th, and it was a pod day.

1.8.21

Hadley went to a birthday party at the movies and said, “Mom! I feel like I haven’t been to the movies in forever!” #shehasnt

1.9.21

Both of the kids were with friends, so Travis and I headed out for an impromptu date night where we sat on the enclosed patio.

(*This was my first time in a restaurant since the summer which had outdoor patio seating.)

1.10.21

Our church is still not back to in person service, so Hadley and I tried another church for the time being and have been enjoying their Sunday service.

1.11.21

I co-hosted the first Not Just a Mom post of 2021 with Adrienne, Dara, Joanne, Lauren, and Sarah.

1.12.21

Hadley got her second set (phase 2) braces on January 12th.

1.13.21

I spent the whole day at school, and it felt good to be productive and get caught up.

1.14.21

We celebrated my birthday with dinner at one of our favorite restaurants followed by cookie cake at home.

1.15.21

I had a hair appointment followed by Hayden’s basketball game. #ragingFridaynight!

1.16.21

I had lunch out with some friends followed by a spa day to celebrate a friend’s birthday.

1.17.21

The Chiefs won the divisional championship against the Cleveland Browns, and we were all excited! #evenHomer

1.18.21

We didn’t have school, so I spent the day relaxing at home; I didn’t even leave the house. (and clearly didn’t take a picture!)

1.19.21

The sun finally came out for the first time in four days and the snow started to melt.

1.20.21

I went to the eye doctor for the first time in two years; I have an astigmatism and she adjusted my prescription slightly.

1.21.21

Thursday, January 21st was a big day; I received my first dose of the vaccine.

1.22.21

While Hayden had baseball and basketball, Hadley requested take out Chinese food for dinner. #anotherragingFridaynight

1.23.21

This Saturday was filled with two basketball games for Hayden.

1.24.21

I felt down for the count post-vaccine, and the Chiefs won the conference championship and are headed to the Super Bowl!

1.25.21

I started a new Beach Body workout program….Muscle Burns Fat.

1.26.21

Hadley earned the You are Special red plate to celebrate straight A’s and earning a spot on the Principal’s List.

1.27.21

Then it was Hayden’s turn for the red plate, and we celebrated a good report card.

1.28.21

On the 28th, we woke up to 3 inches of snow which would have a been a snow day if we weren’t doing online school.

Part Husky Homer loves the snow…
Ready to play!
We made snow ice cream for our afternoon snack.

1.29.21

Again, Hayden had basketball and baseball on Friday night, so Hadley and I tried out a new restaurant!

The grilled salmon was delish!
She loved the lemon pie for dessert.

1.30.21

On the 30th, I picked out my new glasses at Warby Parker, and then we were all excited that our favorite Girl Scout cookies were delivered.

The new Toast-yay! cookie is delish.

1.31.21

I wrapped up the month putting out a few Valentine’s Day decorations including my favorite door hanger.

While posts like these are a lot of work, I do enjoy them because it forces me to focus on both the big and little pleasures of each day.

I know some people feel this way about the month of January…

but overall, it was a good month for me!

See you back here tomorrow for this week’s Friday Favorites post.