Mid January Journal

Mid January Journal

It's time for another journal post. This one touches on days from the last 2 weeks. I wish I had more photos, so I'll work on that for next time!

We're back into the school routine now, still working on implementing some improvements to our schedule. Ken is in full-on job & post-doctorate hunt right now. We're looking into a lot of different possible paths. This is exciting and nerve wracking. We want to make a good choice about where to take our family (literally and figuratively) in the next chapter of our lives! That's the general update, and here are some of the details:

A Week in the Life of Us January 2018

January 8th

First day back to school after Christmas holidays: 7:30 am, rise and shine. It snowed A LOT and we were amazed that buses were running. Off the girls went in a flurry of hurry (despite best efforts to be organized). We'll try again tomorrow!

Ken went to the University library for the day, to do some research, so the house was so quiet! I've gotten used to having him home, in the same room with me! Our desks face each other right now, so he's just on the other side of my monitor most days. I got some blog work done, got domestic and made some no-bake cookies for the girls when they got home.

January 2018 Week in the Life of Our Family

January 9th

Ken & I went on a lunch date (that doubled as a blog meeting). Sometimes it helps me to bounce ideas off of him and get everything planned out that way. We went to one of his favourite lunch spots- the Pizza Hut Lunch buffet. I like it for the dessert pizza & cinnamon pull-aparts ;)

January 12th

We went to a friend's house and had dinner and a game night. I love playing Mad Gab & we found out that Talia's pretty good at it too! I think we'll have to play the two of us against Ken & Katrina sometime. haha ;)

January 13th

I drove 6 girls to Vaughan for a birthday party. I wasn't sure how that would go, but it actually went quite well! We were celebrating Talia's 12th birthday (I can't believe she'll be 12 soon!!) at Glama Gal Tween Spa and it was such a great party! Also, super nice to not be the planner of the party this time. I got to take photos and just enjoy watching- my favourite! I'll share the photos on the blog soon.

Tween Glama Gal Spa Birthday Party

January 14th

Church in the morning followed by a visit from my parents to celebrate my dad's birthday. We had a little "chocolate tasting" in the afternoon, followed by dinner. Some friends of ours introduced us to chocolate tasting and it was really fun to have Ken lead us through a tasting with the chocolates we had bought. It's truly amazing the flavours you can pick out from chocolate that's made straight from the bean!

January 17th

It was an Activity Days night, and we threw a Pajama Un-Birthday Party! We held the activity at my co-leader's house and it was a lot of fun, with cake, a movie, games, and a lots of silliness and laughter. :)

Un Birthday Pajama Party for LDS Activity Days

January 19th

It's been a couple of difficult days. I had a blog post scheduled for this day but changed my mind about sharing it. Maybe I will in the future. I have had a lot on my mind and a lot of ideas brewing about what and how much of it to share on the blog.

It was also National Popcorn day, so we whipped up this deliciousness!

Party Mix Popcorn Recipe for National Popcorn Day

January 20th 

The first week included in this post was a really good one. This last week was, overall, a rough one for me, but noting the good parts in this post has been good for me, to recognize all of the blessings and good things that were sprinkled in! I think things are looking up again. Hoping for a much better week ahead!

What kind of a week have you had?

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  1. I love these weekly updates! Sorry you had a hard week, but glad it's looking up.

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you're liking them! Good to know someone does ;) haha & thank you, so far so good for this week ;)

  2. Loved reading about all your fun family activities and hoping this week is going much better for you!

  3. Oh chocolate tasting sounds perfect! Good luck to Ken with the post doc job hunt. I am excited to hear where that lands you folks!

    1. It is so fun! Thank you so much! I'm looking forward to seeing where it lands us too! ;)

  4. How is it that I don't recognize half those girls? We've only been gone a year and a bit.

    1. If you're looking at the PJ party photo, 3 of them were friends from school that the girls brought with them. :)

  5. Sorry to hear about all of the downs you've experienced this week, but still looks like there was a lot of great moments too. I love that you bounce ideas off with your husband. If I did that, my hubby would just give me a weird look. Hahah - I'll just stick to having him edit my posts only ;) And we lurv Glama Gal Teen spa!! Looks like the girls had a blast.

    1. Thank you Maya! Yes, there were great moments too. It's funny, it didn't start that way- he wasn't that interested in my blog at first, but it has grown on him, and he sometimes comes up with great creative ideas when I'm stuck! :)

  6. I especially like the pajama party, brings back so many memories of my girls when they were young! Our week has been filled with ups and downs. Stepdad is starting chemo so we are praying for him. Here's to thinking positive thoughts! :)

    1. Aw :) It's crazy how quickly they move through different stages! Oh I'm sorry to hear that- all the best to him! We went through that with my sister & she is fine now- I hope for the same for him!

  7. I didn't know that Popcorn Day was in January--I guess we didn't celebrate it!


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