Ordinary Days but TGIM

I sometimes look forward to Monday-that is my life right now!  Busiest weekends ever-don't get me wrong I love them-but my head spins.  Weekends are when all the action happens around here and they are busy as all heck.  I am the center of the storm, the air traffic controller, the pit stop, the answer to all questions, the coordinator of all schedules, the food maker, the soccer cleat finder.

This weekend:
Taxes paid.
Stations of the Cross Presentation for 8th graders and potluck.
Three soccer games.
Little Sibs Weekend-Patrick and Andrew visited Isaac and had so much fun.
College visits to Chicago.
Palm Sunday Mass (two hours in a hot stuffy church and we all made it, even Janey, by the seat of her pants).

Cramming for the ACT the night before, with a friend.

Andrew is a very passionate soccer player this season.

Jeff's tax face.

Janey's tax face.

On Sunday night I was looking at a disaster of a house and a laundry chute backing up to the first floor.  For some crazy reason I had enough energy to tackle it on Sunday night so I could start lovely Monday a little caught up-that was the only incentive I needed.  

And what a difference a little sunshine and warm temperatures make for me energy, and mood-wise.  We got a bike ride in, Janey loved it and giggled at every turn, and a few nice walks, and the boys played outside a ton.  I always say-if we could just skip winter-PERFECTION.  Straight from fall to spring.
Did you see the Pink Moon?
It is beautiful!


  1. Exhausting weekends for sure---and we aren't even quite there! Today is a little treat though, a different Monday routine, since the rest of the week is shorter with Easter coming up. And a little rain for me, never hurts, helps me tackle what needs to be done! Loving this Monday, too! Happy Easter week!

  2. Sarah, you were in Chicago? I wish you'd told me—I would have loved to see you if you had a few spare minutes! Let me know next time? :)

    Also, Janey could not be any cuter. What an adorable little face!

  3. I love your life. And your attitude about it! Rock on Mama! And that Janey is soooo cute.

  4. I love Janey's tax face…ahhh I could eat her up!!! :)

  5. I really enjoy your blog! Blessings!

  6. Oh my... Janey looks so much like you!!!

  7. Oh my goodness, what a weekend. Makes me smile and want to cry at the same time. God bless you and your family!

  8. I like Monday's best too! What happened to the chalk board in your dining room?

  9. What? No prom pictures???? PS: Mondays are not like this for us home school moms, but since I have never known any different, I am not too too jealous of your situation. :)

  10. Wow, that is a busy weekend!! I will quit my complaining!

  11. The pink moon was orange-peach here in Chicagoland and it was breathtaking! I hear you on the weekends - ;ast Saturday was the start of our soccer season and my husband had a golf tournament, so I had to pack up all four kids and be out the door by 8:30am for two soccer games, one birthday party and a two hour karate lesson. By the time we returned home at 3:30 we were all pooped! Come Monday, it looks like we had a frat party, minus the beer! My favorite day of the week is Tuesday, because I've set the house to rights and can sit down and play with the baby without the mess calling to me!

  12. I am catching up... I have been on major computer hiatus! LOVE Janey's tax face. Cutie pie! She looks like a little girl Patrick, I think.