Monday, October 6, 2014

Currently {vol.29}

I have been joining up with the always inspiring Jenna at A Mama Collective, she has decided to step down & now I am excited to announce I will be joining Hannah at Joyful Life in this Currently series.  This series is just a regular, every day post about what is going on in her world that day. I am enjoying linking up each week with her Currently series!

Hello Friends! Happy Monday!

Excited about: Saturday! My hubby & I are going on an ALL DAY DATE DAY! We haven't had an all day date day in a really long time.  Sometimes, I feel a little guilty for leaving the kids all day on the weekend, after a crazy work week. But, my husband tells me that we deserve it and they will be JUST FINE. So we are going to do a little shopping, stop at a winery and go out for a nice dinner! Can you tell that I am just a tad bit excited?

Planning:A long girls weekend in November to Portland, Oregon to meet my cousin from Alaska! Our last girls trip was in October 2012 to Sonoma wine country. I can't wait to see her & to see Portland for the first time!  Have you been to Portland? What are the MUST SEE's?

Loving: My two adorable kids that want to be just like their daddy! They can't wait to wear their new camouflage to go hunting! 

Cooking: My kids favorite meal...Tator Tot Hotdish! I made it on Sunday for our college friends and I will be making it again on Wednesday evening when our friends come over. Everyone loves it! My grandma makes it, my mom makes it and now I make it. A midwest tradition of delicious hotdish! 
My recipe is very similar to Kraft's recipe. ~A Midwest Favorite~

Thankful for: A wonderful friend that photographed our family on Sunday! Here is a sneak peek, more coming soon!  This one is my favorite so far!

Pushing myself to: Work out more & eat a little less. Why does this have to be so difficult sometimes? I just want to get rid of these 5-7 lbs that I "accidentally" put back on over these past 6 months! Today, I went for 2 walks at work on my break and went on the elliptical tonight. I will get back to it, slowly but surely. 

My favorite Quote of the Day: Focus on the good in your life!
Today's post is linked up with Joyful Life
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Thanks for reading & I hope you enjoyed learning about a little bit of randomness about me! Have a wonderful week!


  1. Yay! I am SO excited for your day date and I can't wait to hear all about it!! So, so fun! The kids will survive... haha ;) That tator tot meal looks so delicious, I always plan out my meals each week and I think I will put that on next weeks meal plan! YUM!! And, a girls trip sounds fun... never been to Portland!

    1. Thanks Carrie!! I am excited too! I will post about it on Sunday hopefully :) My whole family LOVES this hotdish. ...and I can't wait for Portland. SO excited!

  2. Thank you so much for linking up Becky!! Your kids are soo adorable!! My husband would love to see our girls in camo! haha I made our first daughter a camo cloth diaper and he almost died! haha! The all day date day and the girls weekend both sound amazing! Hope to hear some details of how they go! :)

    1. You are so welcome Hannah! thank you for hosting!!


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