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Living For The Weekends…And Loving It

I never really understood what people meant when they’d say they were “living for the weekends.” Except for that one time I worked a job I absolutely hated and would come home crying most days. Yea, definitely got it then. But other than that, I’ve never felt like I was counting.down.the.seconds. until 5 o’clock on Friday. Week, after week, after week. Until I became a working mama. And now I tottttaaaalllllly get it!

WEEKENDS ARE THE BOMB. The shiz. The best part about my entire week.

I am now soaking up every single second of the weekends, like a giant sponge, because as soon as my head hits the pillow Sunday night, it starts all over…the countdown to next weekend when I get ~55 uninterrupted hours with my girly girl and my main squeeze. I think workweeks would be a heck of a lot more productive if they were 4 day workweeks, instead of 5, but I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir on that one.

This weekend we stayed in town, only venturing as far as our two most frequented weekend spots: Tacos 4 Life for dinner Friday night, and the lake for a family walk on Saturday. We played and played, and Adam and I snuck in some at-home date time during naps. I even got some alone time! Here’s a quick looky-loo at how it all went down.

Friday night, as soon as we got home, we headed out to our favorite local taco place and stuffed ourselves silly.

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Saturday morning, after morning snuggles (duh), we headed out to run our errands for the weekend. I wanted to get them done early so we’d have the rest of the day to relax. We hit up Academy, Chick Fil A, and Target. The Saturday morning trifecta. It was baby girl’s first trip to Academy, and she loved it. Fun fact, it was my first job in high school.

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Sappy mom: I shared this on Instagram because I couldn’t believe how cute she looked in this little onesie. I bought a mixed pack of these last summer, not having ANY idea what she would look like in them! And now she’s here. And she’s wearing them. And it still just blows my mind.

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For lunch on Saturday, Adeline had some bananas again! She’s lovvvving them. I snapped this pic on a whim, and I’m so glad I did. It’s perfectly imperfect. Her foot flexed like she does when she’s happy, the way she’s looking at Adam and softly smiling, Truckee lurking in the background waiting for crumbs, and Adam crouching down so he and Adeline are on the same level. Be still my heart.

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Saturday night, Adam watched Adeline and I got to treat myself to a pedicure!!!!!! Thanks to a gift card from a bit of blog work, I took myself out for a little “me” time and loved every minute of it.

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While I was gone, Adam updated me on how dinner was going: she LOVES sweet potatoes to say the least! First time trying a sweet potato puree and it was a hit. Clearly!

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Sunday morning, bright and early (as in 5 am) baby girl woke up crying in her crib. Instead of rocking her or giving her her paci until she quieted, I threw her in bed with me and then we proceeded to sleep another 4 hours together. Sweet thing just wanted her mommy. At least that’s what I’m telling myself. We don’t co-sleep, but I loved having some extra snuggles!!

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Due to that 4 hour “nap”, we were almost late to church. Again. Just like every Sunday. As we were running out the door I casually said, “it’s okay, at least we’re making an effort to go!” And I really, really mean that. It is a STRUGGLE to get out the door on Sunday mornings, and some weeks we just don’t make it. Some Sunday mornings are miserable – she’s fussy, I have to change her diaper 1,000 times during the service, she has a blowout, she pees on her dress. But we try really, really hard to be there still, and I just hope one day Adeline looks forward to bible class. I hope she is seeing that church is a priority in our family, and that even when we don’t feel like it, we try our best to make it. My heart melted when I took this picture of her sitting in Adam’s lap, listening to the singing and watching the slides on the projector. It also happened to be Senior Sunday, so don’t even ask if I teared up a bit. I’m always praying for your sweet, sweet heart baby girl. “Train up a child in the way they should go, and when they are old, they will not depart from it.” -Proverbs 22:6

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We tried to do lunch after church as well, but Adeline was so fussy and so tired that we ended up getting our food to-go once it came out. She fell asleep as SOON as we got in the car. I think I snapped her sweet little hand holding her foot – @sarah_ingle1 on snapchat!

She slept for a couple hours, while we cleaned, and when she woke up I took her outside for a bit to get some sun! This was the first time she wore her floppy hat and it cracked me up. Such a little old ham.

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For dinner, she had leftover sweet potatoes and bananas again. A success indeed!

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Truckee also had a special treat this weekend – turkey & sweet potato patties! I received these as part of the blogger program through chewy.com and these just miiiiiiiight be Truckee’s favorite treats yet!! You can purchase them HERE.

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Last night Adeline had a really hard time going down, and was super fussy again all evening. I’m not sure if it’s teething, a growth spurt, a cold, or a combination of all three.

PS Adam has finally started a side business for his woodworking. Check out his new Instagram and Facebook page if you’re curious! He has made several things for our house, and has a few fun projects in the pipe!

How was your weekend? Do you feel like you “live for the weekends?”

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  • Reply
    Kelly
    May 2, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    How cute that Adeline flexes her foot when she’s happy. My daughter does this funny little foot twirl and I’ve often wondered if it’s just her.
    So do you have her in church the whole time? I’m impressed. We go most Sundays (and I agree it can sure be a struggle to get out the door on time!) but I drop the kids off at the nursery for the whole service.
    I’m always super excited for the weekend by Thursday but I’m also a little ready to go back to work by Sunday.
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      Sweet Miles
      May 2, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      Haha we are usually in and out of the cry room, and sometimes my husband will take her out and walk with her in the lobby! That is so cute that your daughter has a little foot twirl! Maybe it’s her happy foot twirl!

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    Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy
    May 2, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    It’s funny, I never understood why stay-at-home or work-at-home moms looked forward to the weekends because — hello, you’re home all week anyway — but now I totally get it! I don’t feel like I live for the weekends (I did that when I was working at a desk all day), but I definitely look forward to that extra time spent with my husband and as a family.

    We don’t co-sleep either, but as Amelia’s gotten older (and teething), she seems to need more cuddles during nap time, and since I feel comfortable enough to bring her into our bed now, I usually let myself do that on the weekends!

    Enjoy those weekends, she’s such a cutie!
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      Sweet Miles
      May 2, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      Definitely! I think if I stayed home, I would still live for the weekends too..just like you said, for the extra FAMILY time! Aww sweet Amelia! I think we are entering teething land and I foresee lots more snuggles in bed in our future too!

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    Kara @ The Daily Whisk
    May 2, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Ahh yes. Weekends are the best! CUTE onsie!!

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      Sweet Miles
      May 2, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      Thanks Kara! Weekends need to happen so much more often!

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    kristen moore
    May 2, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    love your blog! i am also having a girl soon, and i’m just really excited for the snuggles and pink onesies!

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      Sweet Miles
      May 2, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      Thank you Kristen! I’m so glad! Snuggles and pink onesies are good for the soul! When are you due?

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    Amanda @ ExploringLifeAndThings
    May 2, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Messy baby food pictures are so cute and I love them! I know when I have kids I’ll for sure be living for the weekends. Right now we’ve been taking a lot of weekend trips and traveling quite a bit so that alllllways makes me excited for the weekend!

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      Sweet Miles
      May 2, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      I never understood how people’s babies were so messy when they ate baby food, and I now I totally get it! It’s insane! It’s like feeding a cave man. And I would be so excited too for weekend travels!! What’s your next fun trip?!

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    Heather @ Polyglot Jot
    May 2, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    i work a desk job where i do basically the same handful of tasks everyday. The monotony, feeling chained to the computer, and having to stay there all day with no flexibility definitely has me craving relaxing and the freedom with weekends! I enjoy many parts of my job and i like the people i work with but sometimes i really need to mix it up!
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    Katie @ Live Half Full
    May 2, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    We are late to church every week- but we make it!!! 🙂

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    Katie
    May 2, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    I’ve been working a lot of overtime lately so I am definitely living for the weekends! I hope the work/life balance gets better though, because the current schedule is not sustainable. Even just having to get myself out the door on Sunday mornings for church can be a struggle, way to go on doing it when you can!
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