Thursday nights always bring "Girl's Night" in the Russ House. Johnny bowls these nights each week and Roz and I always make plans to do something special. This typically ends up being the same type of night as usual with a few shows, baths and dinner but it's exciting anyways! Memphis asked this morning if he could "be a girl" so he could be invited, too - of course!
In reality though - the kids fought over the same chair, argued over the movie we would watch and then when bedtime came I put Memphis to bed a minimum of six times. It's ok though, I wouldn't change it.
Here's your Thursday night/Friday Eve quote: Me: "Buddy, you have to get some sleep so you can grow up big!"
Memphis: "Ok. Leave my door open, k?"
Me: "You got it, dude."
Quiet for five minutes.
Memphis comes peeking around the corner.
Memphis:"But mom, I don't WANT to get big!" Cue alligator tears. "I want to stay small!"
Is it just me or does every post on this blog start with: "So, it's been a while." The end of 2016 had me in complete shock that life has had its foot on the accelerator and our babies are nearly three and five years old.
I worked through Lara Casey's Power Sheets and uncovered goals I knew I needed to start chipping away at this year. One of them being to get back into blogging. I had been researching new platforms and ultimately decided my track record of checking in every few months may not immediately warrant me paying for a more professional blog at the moment. Perhaps a polished and more professional look is in my future, but for now I'm back at square one!
I'm not certain where or how often I'll check in, I'm just hopeful that at the end of 2017 I can say I recorded more of our year.
February has brought surprisingly warm temps, with expectations of 73 degrees tomorrow! This weekend we were able to spend the majority of it outdoors, M…
As I was driving home tonight, exhausted from an already busy week, my eyes were caught by square bales (you never see square ones anymore!) in a field and it took me back to my childhood spending so many summer days with my grandparents on the farm. I remember seeing round hay bales for the first time and being amazed there was something besides those small square ones! Both Johnny and I grew up in rural Monticello (although not meeting until high school - oh, Catholic school boys!) on our grandparents farms.
There's just something so quintessential and special about small town, Iowa life. Some of you might know we nearly moved to the big city of Cedar Rapids/Marion area based on a new job Johnny accepted. At the eleventh hour (after searching homes online that afternoon) he decided it wasn't the best move for us and bless their heart, Spahn and Rose wanted to keep him (who wouldn't, right?). So, after imagining big school life for our kids we now are staying put in Monti…