Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Austraila :)

Y'all - this is how I've felt for the last week...


.... I always get so pumped up for going back to school and starting last week I literally felt like it was one terrible horrible no good very bad thing after the next.  Was it anything major??? No.... not in the grand scheme of things.  A few viruses knocked me on my butt hardcore, I didn't do all the "house things" that I wanted to over the weekend because I was still recuperating and then having no AC in my classroom the past two days kind of put me over the edge.  I "snapped" at people more than I should, pouted more than I'm proud of and took out some of my frustration on my sweet hubby (sorry, Dave!!!). 

A good cry last night (am I the only one who does that???) before some snuggles with my boys and some serious "let go, let God" quiet time yesterday morning and I was ready to face the day.  And it was a great one. :)

I'm FINALLY feeling better, FINALLY have an appetite after a week of being pretty much anemic and blah, FINALLY have AC in my classroom and FINALLY feel somewhat caught up after missing Friday of work.  I still have mounds of laundry to fold, I haven't cooked dinner since Saturday night and I'm pretty sure that there are at least 50 emails that I haven't responded to since the weekend (SORRY!), but for my own mental health we decided to surprise the kiddos and head to the pool last night for dinner.


We could have stayed home and I could have cleaned up the 1000 piece Scooby Doo puzzle that's all over my kitchen table - but I would have missed this raggedy hair, goggle face :)

And this smile...

And this CRAZY happy little fish! :)

GG LOVES the water, but you have to watch her so carefully (just like Dave - hahaha!) because she wants to put her face in CONSTANTLY!!!


"Hey, everyone! Let mommy take a picture of all of you!!!"


Ummmm.... not so much!


A water gun fight, about 400 jumps off the diving board and a swimming race later - it was dinner time. 
#mamalikey

A girl after my own heart - double fisting the carbs :)

One more attempt at a group pic :) hahaha

  



It hasn't been the perfect week, but last night was perfect!  I am so so so beyond grateful for some sweet time with my little family and am NOT planning on moving to Australia any time soon :)

22 comments:

  1. I almost always feel better after a good cry, and often think that I should have let myself do that way sooner. :)) Glad you are feeling better!

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  2. Next week has to be better, right? It just has to friend. See you tonight...we will for sure have fun tonight :).

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  3. "Double fisting the carbs"...Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!! Love it!!!!

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  4. Ugh, I feel ya! I am totally exhausted just dealing with workshop week. Next week I start teaching and my two boys go back to school. Glad you are feeling better!

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  5. Girl I'm throwing up a fist bump to you (does that even makes sense?)!! I felt the SAME way when we started school. I wasn't sick, but I had aworkshop to attend on our teacher work days so I had ZERO time to do the regular things to get ready before school. We've been in school a week and a half and I finally feel somewhat of a normal person. But last week, I wanted to move to Australia too. I just didn't think I could handle the craziness. I was driving myself crazy. Hahha!! Thankful for refreshing moments with The Lord, and good family days-they are the best!! :-)

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  6. Girl!! You deserved no cooking since Saturday and a fun night at the pool!!

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  7. I love that you are so real, and share the not-so-great moments along with the great ones! Glad you are feeling better, and hope the rest of this week goes smoothly:)

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  8. I am so glad you are feeling better! What a rough week, but it looks like it is picking up!! :) love you!!

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  9. Yay for feeling better! Yay for unexpected fun family nights...yay for no cooking dinner and as for the pile of to do things at home...who cares...because one day you'll be wishing a puzzle was scattered all over your table and piles of dirty laundry were everywhere...I'm that mom that always says the house work can wait...making memories with my family can't. Love it all girl

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  10. Andrea - so glad you are feeling better. What a bummer to be so sick during the first week of school! Family night looks wonderful and I am sure you guys will cherish the time spent. The laundry can wait one more day. FYI - you felt better after your cry because your tears contained cortisol (stress hormone) and crying released it. I get the feeling it was piling up inside. God bless!

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  11. No you are not the only one that comes to end of their frazzled string and has a breakdown. I do it too and I know we all do. You just had a lot of stressful/exciting things come to a head and then for your body to break down was too much for anyone. Glad you are feeling better and you will catch up with the rest of your chores because you are an awesome super mom!

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  12. Sometimes you just need to forget your responsibilities and recharge and have fun. What a perfect night! Love the double fisting carbs haha! :)

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  13. If my boys ever have a stinky day I'll say "it will be better tomorrow, Alexander" and they know just what I mean. Here's hoping you have a GREAT week!!! Glad you are feeling better : )

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  14. So glad you're feeling better!!!! How do you get the leopard head wrap to stay on G's head? I bought one, and it does not fit Adalyn at all! Falls right down- is there a way to make it smaller? It was even a little big on my 3 year old! I might have to go in and sew a stitch or two in it to tighten it up under the bow!

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  15. I'm so glad you are feeling better, and isn't it amazing how some quite time with God and a good cry can make things get better! or at least for me! I love the pictures..such sweetness! and that double fist carbs is totally how I feel at times!!

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  16. I'm glad you're feeling better. What a great way to spend your evening -it looks like you all had fun! And I love your ''group" pictures -that's about how they always go isn't it? :) I hope the rest of this weeks goes much better for you. But oh, do I know the feeling of, "I think I'll move to Australia."

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  17. Love your Blog and love the part where you said let go, let God. I needed to hear that today! thank you for your words, positive lifestyle, and a one happy mommy! I love it!

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  18. Sometimes a good cry is just what we all need! Glad you are feeling better!

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  19. glad you are feeling better and no you are not the only one that sometimes just needs a good cry! and I love that book, I knew exactly what book that was when I open your blog up. One of my favorites that my mom used to read to me.

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  20. I've been feeling the same way lately but am starting to feel a bit better. There's nothing like a good cry.
    G is so adorable. What a wonderful time by the pool; all that stuff back at the house can wait :)

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