I have a short and sweet “Slice of Life” for you today because while I’d love to spend a few hours blabbing about a few topics I have on tap to write about, I know that a better use of my time would be to continue working around our house. We haven’t been able to walk around in our home office for two weeks after I dumped a bunch of boxes in there, and well, I got so overwhelmed and annoyed by the junk that I just left it all to work on other things. Today, it’s time I tackle it!
But first, here’s a few pictures from my phone that’ll give you a little slice of our lives lately. 🙂
Hadley hadn’t had a haircut since November, so she was due! We wash her hair every 2-3 days (which I thought was what we should do), but the hair dresser pointed out how badly her cheap-o kid shampoo was drying out her hair. She convinced me enough that I splurged on a $16 bottle of quality shampoo to see if it improves her hair, but good gracious… $16 for kiddo hair shampoo? One of my best friends is a Beauty Counter rep, so I’m going to grab some shampoo from her to try next with the girls. It might be just as expensive, but at least it supports a close friend. 😉 What do you use on your kids that results in healthier hair?
We basically cut off all of her ends that were overly dried out and evened it out all the way around (except for her front pieces that are still so short). I think she looks stinkin’ cute! (Don’t even look at my hair. It’s getting cut and colored today!)
Last week we had the best surprise! My younger cousin Nik joined the Navy last year out of high school and is beyond excelling. He’s working at the Pentagon, married his high school sweetheart (who is just incredible), and stopped in to join us for dinner one night during a visit home. We had a few hours to talk all things military-related, and it was neat to hear their thoughts as they embark on this journey together. Jamie and I are so incredibly proud of him (and of them as a couple) and wish them the absolute best.
If you follow my stories on Instagram, you’ve surely seen that we started ISR swim lessons this week!! (I want to include 15 exclamation points, but I’ll refrain.) To see how they’ve progressed in just four days (a total of only 40 minutes of lessons) has been remarkable. It’s quite a commitment for all of us (every day for 10 minutes for 4-6 weeks), but it’s so worth it. So so so worth it. If you have any interest whatsoever in your child doing ISR this year, don’t wait to sign up. Summer is almost year!
It’s hard to believe we’ve only been living in our home for four short weeks. Jamie and I both agree that it feels like we’ve lived here for months. We are so happy! We’ve finally slowly started having company over for play dates and dinners with friends, which is something we knew we’d want to do a lot of when we were looking at houses. This house has a great flow for entertaining, so it’s been really enjoyable finally inviting friends over to hang with us. A handful of kids that come over have never been on a trampoline, so I just giggle as I watch each of them explore it for the first time. 🙂
Hands down, one of my favorite parts of our new home is that I can be in the kitchen cooking or cleaning and still see the kids when they’re out back. They would live outside if they could, but since it’s not realistic for me to sit outside with them all day, it’s nice that I can be in the kitchen or living room area and still keep an eye on them outside.
And I guess that’s about it for today. 🙂 I hope you have an enjoyable weekend! Any Cinco de Mayo plans? I never mind the excuse to have a margarita. Ha! See ya Monday!
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