Jun 20, 2016

A Normal Weekend

This weekend was the most "normal" weekend Jared and I have had in awhile. The past few have been a total blur but this weekend we got back to a few normal things we typically do and it felt great! It definitely made me feel a little more sane and like maybe we can actually raise a tiny human while still participating in everyday life too ;) It was nothing too eventful, but it was good all the same. 

I actually popped into my office at work for about an hour and a half Friday morning. Trust me- they won't be seeing me again for weeks BUT because I left in such a hurry, I knew there were a dozen unresolved things left on my desk. I don't think I've mentioned it yet since I haven't written an actual birth story or anything, but I left work on May 25th for a normal, afternoon visit to the doctor and found out they wanted to induce me that night- so I never made it back to the office. And my boss was on vacation when this all went down. Anyway, I didn't want to worry about work for the rest of my leave so a quick meeting with my boss was just what I needed to do. 

Saturday we finally had NO plans, NO visitors and NO WHERE to be. Can I get an amen for that?! Jared snuck out early and surprised me with some doughnuts from our favorite bakery but after that we lazied around all morning and took our time getting up for the day.

Once we were up and at 'em Jared and I took care of some much needed to-do's around the house. While he mowed the lawn and took care of some yardwork, I caught up on the laundry and finally gave my kitchen the cleaning that it needed. We also started another donation box and added some new things to get rid of- which you all know by now is one of my favorite things to do. That night? We started possibly the most difficult puzzle I've ever seen, put some Frank Sinatra on the record player and just enjoyed each other's company while T snoozed away. 

Like I said, it felt good to feel "normal" and to be doing things we did before life got so crazy. Taking care of ourselves, our home and our marriage are all important things that I know will seem routine again one day- but for right now we have to remind ourselves to tend to them! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and CHEERS to the first day of summer!

25 comments:

  1. Normal will be different but the same, I was so glad when the visits died down and it was just us figuring out our new normal.

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  2. If you are a creature of routine, nothing tastes quite like getting back in one...even if the reason you've been out of one is something awesome. This is your new normal!

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  3. welcome to your new normal! The best new normal ever!!!

    ps those doughnuts look so yummy!!!! Hope Jared had a great first Father's Day!!!

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  4. Oh my those donuts!!! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. :)

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  5. What a nice weekend together! THOSE DONUTS?!?! YES PLEASE. I need a place like that around me. That puzzle also looks like so much fun. Have a great week!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  6. Hooray for a normal weekend! Those donuts look like heaven. need to pick out a 1000 piece puzzle to start.

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  7. Those donuts!!! Give me all those donuts! hahaha! Yay for getting back to something a little more normal. Sounds like you guys had a great weekend!

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  8. Love that ya'll are finding routine in the midst of craziness. Those donuts look yum yum yum!

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  9. There is nothing like a little normalcy those first few months - you are inspiring :) Hope you and Jared are enjoying your little one :)

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  10. Yay! I'm so glad you guys felt some normalcy after a few crazy weeks. Those donuts are amazing and I can't wait to have my next cronut, ha! That place is the best.

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  11. That sounds like a perfect weekend! I love that you were able to stop by and say hi to your coworkers and then also got to do some things around the house as well. Those donuts look amazing!

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  12. I LOVE PUZZLES! Also, those donuts look absolutely de-lish!

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  13. I remember the first weekend we did nothing out of the ordinary after having Jack, and it felt so amazing! I'm so happy for you!

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  14. I couldn't concentrate on the post I'm too distracted by those sweet lovely temptations in the box. :D

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  15. Those donuts look amazing. You will soon discover this is your new normal. Yes, you'll adventure out more and more the older Tyler gets but really, evenings at home with your boys are typically the best.

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  16. Sounds like a great weekend! Donuts and puzzles? I'm in heaven. You're doing so great!

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  17. That is a whole lot of donuts for just two people & do I spy a donut with Fruity Pebbles on it?! I'm glad that you guys had some normalcy this weekend, that's important.

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  18. I so remember after having our first child that I wanted my "normal" life back, haha! I loved having our new baby, but I wanted that normalcy back again.

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  19. Those donuts look amazing! I haven't put together a puzzle in years, it so fun :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  20. Looks like you two are adjusting to parenthood well!! I don't think CV and I had a "normal weekend" until Leah was like 10 months old. Hahaha. I guess parenting is the new normal now! :)

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  21. Once you've hit the feeling of "normal," it's pretty glorious! Glad to hear you got a chance to clear things up a bit at work so you can relax some more at home :)

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  22. Donuts make everything more normal...so do puzzles ;)!

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  23. Sounds like a fun "normal" weekend! Those donuts look very delicious! lol

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  24. oh man, i love weekends like this, especially after life has been crazy - whatever the reason. oh my gosh though, those doughnuts! i wish kc would surprise me with one doughnut, let alone that amazing box of deliciousness!

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