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I am really loving doing these InstaLife posts but y’all, I gotta be honest: sometimes I think my life is waaaaaaaaay too boring to devote entire posts to it. We have a routine that we loosely follow and then fill in the gaps with various activities and fun things, but on weeks like this last one that were SUPER cold and SUPER rainy? Yeah…we kind of define boring during our days. Is it too early to wish for spring…?
Anyway, this week I’ve been working hard on trying to get OUT of that comfort zone and getting INto an adventurous state of mind. I know it’s a ‘practice makes perfect’ kind of thing, but it’s hard to be adventurous when you just want to snuggle by a fire with coffee in hand all day! But per my word of the year, I’m making it happen little by little. One thing that keeps propelling me forward in that is Wes – the kid is all boy, always wanting to go off path and discover new things. He likes danger and loves chances to show he’s strong and brave. And he is just SO strong and brave. I love that I can look up to him in those areas!
Speaking of adventurous I finally figured out a few ways to wear my new Minnetonka Moccasins and I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE them. They are incredibly comfortable and really cute, and I feel like they really do bring an entire outfit together. I would love to be one of those girls who accessorizes her way to cute outfits, but I have zero time for that these days. Cute boots it is!
Last Saturday we went on a family date to a favorite burger joint in town and had a blast. We really enjoy the food and drinks at Big Orange, and this was no exception! Plus they had Nate’s favorite beer, which is SUPER hard to find, and it was so great to see him really enjoy it there. I had the Maytag Bleu burger and now I can’t stop thinking about bleu cheese everything – sad day for me because Nate hates it!
Sunday I got my first white cup of the new year at Starbucks and got all giddy inside. As much as I love the red cups that come with the holidays, the white ones are always a good reminder that for me simple is best. I appreciate the white cups so much for that simple little reminder!
After we got home from church and put Wes down for his nap Sunday I decided to try and beat the eminent snow storm (that, by the way, did not happen where we live) and go on a walk. That quickly turned into a jog which then turned into a 3K run. My legs were frozen and dead, but I felt so incredible after I got back! I should probably do that more often… Anyway, that night we had a fire in the fireplace and a little wine while watching the Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon which was amazing and hilarious. Perfect Sunday night if you ask me!
This past week we celebrated our 7th anniversary of marriage. I seriously can’t even think about it without crying tears of joy. This man, my husband, Wes’ dad – he’s the absolute best. The end.
Candles have been a nonstop thing around here lately. Not just because the weather totally calls for it, but also because I can’t stop burning the Tommy Bahama candles I got for Christmas this year. I ask for them literally every year and I don’t see that stopping anytime soon – they are truly the best smelling candles out there! If we had a store here I would probably just go sit in a corner and breathe it all in. Or maybe get a job there so I could do the same thing but be a little less creepy. Or not. Either way, they are the best candles EVER. LOVE. THE END. (sorry to shout…)
How was YOUR week?!