It’s been a hot minute since I published a “Slice of Life” post, and I’m so happy about sinking into the couch and sharing a little bit of what we’ve been up to besides blog trips. 🙂
I had a little bit of an emotional afternoon yesterday, and when I talked to my best friend she said that she hoped I would do something that night to relax. I told her that I had plans to write a “Slice of Life” and was looking forward to relaxing that way. She laughed because she knows writing and sharing is one of my most favorite things to do. I love when I get the chance to enjoy a quiet house and just crank out some thoughts.
So, welcome to my “recovering from an emotional day and just need to type” Slice of Life post. 😉
My parents came up to visit a couple of weeks ago and were able to stay for eight full days. HALLELUJAH. They are simply the best.
I thankfully got to soak up three full days with them before I headed to Utah, and then they held down the fort and took perfect care of the girls while I was gone. I missed them before they even got in the car to drive home to Alabama.
So did the girls!
One of the highlights of their visits was driving out to Abilene and eating dinner at Brookville Hotel.
There are no menus, and they serve the same thing to every table – fried chicken with a countless number of a la carte-style appetizers and side items. Oh my goodness. So good! If you’re local and haven’t made the trip out to eat here, it’s worth it! Just make sure you make reservations.
Look who’s finally getting a teeny bit of length to her hair. 🙂 It’s so funny how her hair has come in at the exact same time as Hadley’s when she was her age. Both had hair when they were born, and then both were bald for the first year of their lives. I think Hadley has gorgeous hair now, so there’s hope for Sadie too. 🙂
Did you see on social media last week where I shared about Hadley’s experience ordering and paying for her own doughnut entirely by herself? It was so, so precious and she was so proud. I’m interested in doing more with her regarding teaching her how money works, so if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them! She’ll be four next month, if that helps. 🙂
Homemade pancakes are our jam. 🙂 We have used this recipe for years, and they turn out perfectly every time! The girls “helped” me make a big batch Saturday morning, and then I froze a bunch for random mornings when nothing will do for Hadley but a pancake.
On Saturday we celebrated my sweet friend Alysson and the baby she’s cooking. 🙂 Isn’t she stunning at eight months pregnant?! She’s going to be a wonderful mom!
As for what else we’ve been up to, we’ve spent some time playing outside in summer clothes…
… and winter clothes.
We’ve spent some time on the porch eating picnic meals, playing with chalk, and rocking when Sadie is being a fuss pot.
Sadie has been a little comedian since she was an infant, but that silly side has been coming out in even bigger ways lately. She is just the funniest chick with a personality as big as those sweet cheeks of hers. 😉
We’ve been trying to make it to church as many Sundays as we can, and I’m always so glad we made the decision to go. We have to be out the door by 8:40 or earlier every single weekday, so on Sundays I often find myself tempted to lounge around and not get the girls ready for church by myself. But we muster up the energy to go because we love our church, love the friendly faces we see there, love the worship, and love that our pastor is such a teaching pastor who I learn from every single week. Finding a new church was so hard when we moved here, so I’m grateful that leaving this church will be so tough in the spring.
Hope you have a great Tuesday, my friends. See you tomorrow! xo
Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to two little girls (ages 5 and 2) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo