Hello again! We have officially survived our third week of social distancing and our first full week of a shelter in place for North Carolina. I am actively trying daily to not get stuck in my head worrying about things I can't control and trying to find small glimmers of joy in this awful situation. I know so many people are suffering in so many ways right now that I have to stop and count my blessings that my family is happy, healthy and together. It's a work in progress but I'm doing my best.
I do have to admit I felt very defeated early on in the week when the Hubs and I had to come to terms with canceling our annual post-tax season trip. We were going to go to Watercolor, Florida which is near Destin. We also had to cancel our adult-only trip to Eleuthera Bahamas in May. I had spent countless hours planning the trips, which we work so hard for, and am still pretty upset. I'm trying to think of them as just postponed for a short bit instead of canceled which is helping. I know everyone has all sorts of big canceled plans right now... so my heart goes out to you if you are feeling the same way.
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With that said we actually had a pretty nice week and once again I'm grateful we can stay home and stay healthy. I am trying my hardest to keep it all in perspective and find gratitude where I can. I think that's the only choice we have these days!
Luckily the weather this weekend was so nice that we went on lots of walks.
In fact, for most of the weekend, it actually felt like summer! I even broke out summer clothes for myself and the boys.
We treated the twins to these new adorable outside toys. I was a little bummed that they were actually already too tall for them. They are SO TALL for their age. The twins didn't seem to know the difference though because we got big smiles all around.
The weekend was so lovely we spent long hours outside in the afternoon.
Now if I can just keep these cuties out of my flowers... I'll be good. 🙂
Both boys love to run around and play t-ball.
We also just have this random bucket of kid's toys from parties we've had over the years and they think it's the most exciting thing ever.
I've never been so grateful to live in a place with lots of space for the boys to run around and play. I've said it a couple of weeks in a row but it's a blessing that my kiddos are so young and don't know what is happening. They keep me so busy that I don't have much time to think about it either.
We had such a lovely time outside it was easy to forget everything happening in the world.
Saturday night was even so warm we grilled out and enjoyed a nice dinner on the deck.
It was as nice as anything out and made me wish it was actually summer instead of a freakishly warm March day.
After the gorgeous weekend, we had a cooler and rainy week which meant more time indoors. I've been trying to find creative ways to entertain them and turns out solo cups are a hit! They played with them independently for at least 30 minutes and I got clean out a couple of cabinets that had been bothering me.
That's about it! I'm looking forward to more warm weather this weekend and getting takeout tonight.
Let me know how you are coping with all these changes in the comments. I'd love to catch up.
Your blog about food and especially your boys make my day. I'm sorry about your trips being postponed. The frittata looks yummy. I make a crustless quiche a few times a week with tater tots, mushrooms, onions, eggs and yes bacon.
Having ups and downs here emotionally trying not to worry too. A month from today will be my 84th birthday and I'm probably still going to be in quarantine. I'm thinking of an online birthday celebration. Not sure how to pull it off but it might be fun trying.
Thank you for sharing your adorable boys with us. They are so sweet and such a delight to watch. Do they ever fight? They look like they get along pretty well.
Hope you all have a good, safe, happy week ahead.
Thank you for saying that! You made my day! Happy early birthday. I hope you can figure out something to make it special.
Thank you so much for reading. It means the world to me!
Ann Gardner says
Julie I understand because I had to cancel a trip to Michigan. I laughed when j saw the purple. Cups. As I have said before we can buy all kinds of toys but give them a box cups spoons pans will keep them entertain for hours. I use to clean out one cupboard lower that I would keep those things in and they would take everything out and climb in the cupboard. One thing I learned tho was to take off the cupboard door because of course they wanted to close it and got fingers pinched several times . Blessings to you all.
Lisa Ballantyne says
What a joy to see the smiles on the faces of Hunter and Jackson in spite of everything that is happening! Doesn't it make one long for the days of simple, worry-free childhood innocence? Thank you so much for sharing their pictures; I think the joy on their sweet little faces is the very thing that we need to see right now.
So sorry that your getaway plans had to be put on hold. But it will at least give you something to look forward to when all of this mess is over with and just a distant memory.
Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real says
I'm sorry your trips had to be cancelled. I've seen a lot of that recently and I hope people realize their feelings are valid! It's okay to be upset about something you were looking forward to being cancelled, even if it's not the worst thing that could be taking place right now.
This week was pretty good, just plugging along at work. I'm hoping the sun we've had the past two days sticks around this weekend though