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Monday, January 22, 2018

Last Week with the Funk's

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Welcome to my (new) weekly post of what we did for the week!  I'll share things I'm loving, things I'm working on and everything in between. Some weeks will be exciting, but some will probably be boring #keepingitreal  
If the week before taught me anything, it's that slowing down and taking a break is okay.  My husband was off work on Monday for the holiday, so we basically just hung around the house.  We had plans to go honey-bell picking (something we've been trying to do for weeks now), but it was really cold out again and I wasn't feeling great, so that didn't happen.  I even had plans to meet a friend for lunch and had to cancel that too.

I started a new Bible study session last week and it felt so good to be back since before Christmas.  The study we are working on is called The Quest and it's going to be a good one.  I can't wait to share more with you as the weeks go on.  We had a play date in the afternoon and the girls had a blast, as always.  

We even had our first MOPs meeting for the year and it's always so much fun to have all the wonderful women and moms I've met over the last year or so all in one room.  We talked about the importance of YOU and ended with yoga that was both entertaining and relaxing!

There is a nearby library that hosts a music and free play class on Thursdays and we decided to meet up with some friends, run off some energy and have a lunch date at Chik-fil-a.  Did you happen to read my last blog post and the only blog post I managed to write last week?  I promise we don't go to Chik-fil-a as much as it sounds. 

My husband and I even started a Bible study together last week, called Love and Respect, that is going to be pretty amazing too.  I'm excited to see where it takes us in our marriage and how it helps us grow as a couple.  My in-laws kept our girls that night, so we got to go on a date after our class and decided chips and queso at Tijuana Flats was the right way to do that.

I got a much needed morning with a good friend Friday morning since my girls were still with their grandparents and got to enjoy my coffee hot!

Since this weekly post is about real life and how our week went, I have to admit that we spent most of our Friday evening cleaning and making sure none of us had lice after a text from a friend who's kids had it.  Thankfully we came out in the clear, but I know with Emma starting school soon, this is only the beginning of notes like that and even though it's a pain, it's not a big deal.

We did have an amazing weekend.  The weather was perfect both Saturday and Sunday.  We went shopping, put together and bounced on the girls new trampoline, had friends over and a movie night, grilled out and watched the football games!

Actually, even though this week seemed slow, it was eventful.  I'm excited to share some big things that are happening in the Funk house soon!

How was your week?

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

To the guy who cut me off at Chik-fil-A...

Thank you.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to teach my oldest daughter who is almost 4 years old a life lesson. 

Thank you for cutting me off after we had just attended Bible study and not another time of the day where I might not have been as pleasant.  Because of this, I was able to teach my daughter the appropriate way to respond in a situation like this.  A situation where you were not so patient or polite.

Your impatience meant that I could teach my daughter how to be patient and how to wait our turn.  Thank you for giving me the chance to teach her that sometimes having patience means waiting a little longer than we want and that some things are worth waiting the delicious milkshake we enjoyed afterward.

It's is because of you that I was able to teach my daughter respect and how to be kind to others.  That it is okay to get frustrated, but it not okay to act on that frustration.  That sometimes in life, you just have to take a deep breath and be thankful for where we are, thankful that the other car (you) didn't hit our car in the process and thankful for the extra bonding time and conversations we got to have in the car together.

Now, this all may sound silly to you, but to an almost 4 year old who had already been waiting for 10 cars ahead of us, it isn't silly.  If you were a mom, during lunch on a weekday at Chik-fil-a, you would understand and know what I'm talking about and if you had just waited, then you would have known our order of one small chocolate milkshake literally only took less than 30 seconds to order and pay for. 

So again, thank you.  Thank you for giving me more time with my daughter and the chance to teach to her in the moment.

Monday, January 15, 2018

A Peek Into Our Lives Last Week

This past week was a week of learning that not everything goes as planned. That motherhood is staying on your toes and being able to adapt quickly.

We started our week on a good note and attended the Pygmy Hippo Name Reveal Party at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo.  The weather was perfect and we had such a great day.

Of course, that quickly changed when a few hours after we got home, my youngest got sick and threw up.  What was supposed to be a night off for my husband and I turned into another routine night with our girls.  They were going to stay the night at my in-laws, but thought it was best we try another night since Charlotte had gotten sick.

They did take the girls on Tuesday, so I was able to run some errands and enjoy my coffee while hot.  They had such a good day, that they ended up staying the night this week after all!

I attended our MOPs (Mother's of Preschoolers) leadership meeting and it was nice to see all of the moms I love.  Most of us hadn't seen each other since Christmas.  We caught up and planned our upcoming meetings and mom's nights, which we all know we need!

My father-in-law celebrated a birthday and Emma even got to help make the cake!  We got home from my in-laws and a day of fun, to a night of sickness.  Em woke me up around 11pm saying that she didn't feel well.  As soon as she got comfortable in our bed, she threw up all over me.

This continued until 430am and we decided to miss the Lowry Park Zoo and a first look at their new baby orangutan that we were invited to attend.  We were all sad to miss, but sometimes you just need to slow down.  We cuddled and watch movies all day and I prayed that Charlotte wouldn't get sick again.

January 11, 2018
{Motherhood is being flexible and sometimes not being able to do the things you planned (like getting a first look at the new baby orangutan at @lowryparkzoo this morning)

It sometimes means getting woken up in the middle of the night with a little one who has a upset tummy and then getting thrown up on 🤢#thathappened

Motherhood sometimes means staying up to hold your baby and lack of sleep in order for them to feel better. 

I may not always know the curve balls that motherhood is going to throw at me, but what I do know is motherhood is ALWAYS worth it. 

Thank you @ashleysolbergblog for taking this photo and reminding me how much I love being a mom. That the little hand holding, the adventure down a "secret" hallway to see our favorite superheroes, the extra cuddles I'm getting in and the "thanks for taking care of me, Mommy" makes the late night and long day we are having so #worthit ❤️}

Thankfully, a couple of days of rest was just what we all needed because we are back to feeling better for the weekend! We celebrated another birthday of the sweetest two year old and Michael and I decided not to brave the cold, skipped Monster Jam and had a date night out instead!

We ended with a trip to Shark Days at the Florida Aquarium and I got to meet up with some of my favorite blogger friends

I'd love to hear how you week was! Leave a comment below :)