Wednesday, April 29, 2020

What's Up Wednesday (4/29/20)

It's the end of April ya'll! We made it through another month of quarantine! lol
This little family of mine has kept me sane and also driven me insane!  I try to remind myself every day the things that I am grateful for, and having these three and our animals to spend our days with, is definitely one of them!

I missed last month's What's Up Wednesday, but I'm back today and excited to re-join this monthly link-up.  Here's a look at what we've been up to this month!

On the last Wednesday of the month I link-up with Shay and Sheaffer to answer these questions:

1.  What we're eating this week...

Snacks!! Anyone else's kids already ready for their first snack at 9:30am?  Mike made the most amazing eggplant for dinner on Sunday, so we've had that for leftovers.  Last night we had burgers and fries.  I definitely feel like I'm over making all of the meals and snacks through quarantine.  It will be nice to go out to a restaurant sometime soon.  

2.  What I'm reminiscing about...
Getting out of the house, and all of the things!  Life BC (before coronavirus).  It's hard to believe that just before all of this came to be, we casually walked around Disney and took it for granted.   I am missing Disney and I am missing daily life.  

3.  What I'm loving...
All of the random acts of kindness that have spurred from the pandemic.  Neighbors are more kind, strangers are kind, and I have a general sense that people are looking out for each other more.  We have loved surprising our friends and families with little things over the last few weeks.  

One of our favorite deliveries we received were from my brother's family for Easter.  These cookies from a local small-business bakery in Austin were amazing!

4.  What we've been up to...
Staying at home!  Just like the rest of the country, we've spent the last 7 weeks quarantined as a family.  I share a little look at Life Lately on the blog earlier this month.  Here's the link in case you missed it.  

We have been ending our nights with dance parties...

Had a nice Easter at home with our family...

This slide from Amazon has been a life saver and hours of entertainment for the kids on the weekends...

5.  What I'm dreading...
I'm both dreading and looking forward to the last 4-weeks of homeschooling this year.  Florida officially said that students would not be going back to school, which was disappointing, but we knew it was coming.  Luckily, some days I feel like we've gotten into a little routine with the kids.  School is out for the summer, May 29th!

6.  What I'm working on...
Trying to keep everyone happy at home for the time being.  

7.  What I'm excited about...
Getting back into the yoga studio with my students!  I have been practicing at home to make sure I'm ready.  

8.  What I'm watching/reading...
Mike and I have been watching American Idol and someone recommended All American to me as a good binge watching show on Netflix, and I love it so far!

I finished reading a great book, The Death of Mrs. Westaway, by one of my favorite authors, Ruth Ware.  This book was gifted to me by one of my best friends.  She knew I would like it, and she was right!  

I also started reading The 5 Love Languages, and am looking forward to talking with Mike after I finish reading it about what I think his love language is, and curious to see if he knows mine.  

9.  What I'm listening to...
Conference calls!  I am grateful that the work I do is considered essential and that I continue to be employed, when I know so many who have been directly impacted by the pandemic.  

10.  What I'm wearing...
All of the loungewear!  I am so excited about some of my Nordstrom orders that are coming in.  Check out what I've ordered recently.  

How cute is this spiritual gangster t-shirt?

I am so excited for these 1901 t-shirts to arrive, I have heard good things about them!
Here's the link for the Seaside, and the link for the Palm Trees, Ocean Breeze!  Things I have been dreaming about and purchasing in quarantine!

11.  What I'm doing this weekend...
More of the same thing we've been doing for the last two months.  Friday we will hit 50 days of quarantine, and I have a fun little celebration planned, spurred by a conversation with Vincent last week.  I asked him if he knew 

12.  What I'm looking forward to next month...
Freedom?! lol - Seriously though, I am looking forward to seeing people that I have been missing so very much, and celebrating 8 years of marriage with my favorite person!

13.  What else is new...
That's it for now, I hope you all have had hung in there and continue to be safe, healthy and happy!




  1. Replies
    1. It is the best $50 I have spent in quarantine! lol

  2. On the one hand I can't wait for life to go back to "normal" while on the other hand I can't imagine "normal" being the same -- cruises, baseball games, flying, etc. How will that all work???

    1. I totally agree Natasha! I don't know that we will ever truly be able to go back to life the way that it was before the virus. For now, I am finding joy every day in our new "normal" :)

  3. My kids typically eat their first snack before 9:30! But we've been home and homeschooling for almost 8 years now so I am totally used to their odd eating habits (and cooking all the meals!).

    1. Any tips for having the snacks ready? I am also working from home, so they usually want their first snack when I'm about to get on my first conference call for the day. Being home with my kids has shown me that they are literally growing right in front of my eyes!

  4. Love it cuz and miss you guys so much ❤️