Family Time

No Commitments Stay-cation

No Commitments Stay-cation!

Starting on Monday, Daniel, Abram and I will be commencing our No Commitments Stay-cation week. It couldn’t come any sooner! Monday also happens to be Memorial Day, which means we can go to the beach and Daniel still gets paid! Hallelujah. We both still have to work next week, because we cannot afford take off. But outside of job requirements, we are free for 7 days!

No Commitments Stay-cation has rules:

1. We are not allowed to make any kind of commitments or plans, no matter how small during those 7 days (even if it is for the future)

2. Every single night will be family night (accept for a night set aside for some kind of date)

3. Relaxing is required

We don’t have money to take an out of town vacation, so we decided that if we had to take one at home, we would treat it as if we were going out of town. Our lives are often so busy, that family time doesn’t always get to happen. Before the crazy summer starts with youth camp, a trip to Miami, weddings, a new etsy collection, Guatemala fundraising and more responsibility at work, we wanted to have one solid week for just us three. It’s so important.

So with that being said, I will still be posting every day. I’ve been working extra hard this week to get blog posts done in advance. If you need to reach me just to talk and catch up, then don’t hesitate.

HOWEVER, if you need to ask me something that requires me making any kind of commitment or plan for the weeks following, sorry. You’ll have to wait until the 4th of June. I love you guys, but I need some fam time!

cilantro and pepper plants

Weekend Review: A Summer Saturday

I had such a summery Saturday that I just felt I needed to share it with you through pictures. It started out with orange cranberry muffins, involved the farmers market, planting herbs and veggies, and ended with a great 3-year-old birthday party at the park. It involved copious amounts of family time, a shark movie, and watermelon. How much more summer can you get? I’m finding that as an adult, some of the warmest, most satisfying moments are the ones that are nostalgic and simple.

How was your weekend? What was your favorite part about it?