Monday, September 12, 2016


It's Monday and I didn't have much of a weekend because I left for work travel. But I still enjoyed the bits of the weekend I did have.

Friday, I worked half day since I still had so much to do at home before my trip. After work, we picked up the girls, headed to lunch and then home for some naps. At 2 pm, we ventured out to the pediatrician. Remember, a month or two ago when Avery got a little boil on her butt? Well, now Sutton has one. We want to nip it in the butt (pun intended) before it got worse or Rory had to take her into the pediatrician alone.

They did and said pretty much the same thing as they did with Avery. But since it wasn't Avery, we couldn't just call and get a prescription.

After the pediatrician's appointment, we headed home, so my in-laws could watch the girls for a bit. Rory and I headed to the cabinet showroom to pick out cabinets, veneers and options.

We are on a time crunch here for our renovations, well planning of them, so we had to go get it taken care of before I left. We have almost everything picked out and are waiting for our bid from our contractor. We are hoping to start the actual renovations in the beginning of October. Fingers crossed.

After our appointments, I did some grocery shopping for Rory and the girls, cooked dinner and hung out with my family. Once the girls were asleep, I started packing. Packing is never fun. Especially when you are packing for almost two weeks.

After all was said and done, we relaxed for the remainder of the evening.

Saturday morning we headed out to breakfast and then I spent my time with the girls, Walter and Rory. I wanted to get in as much time with them as possible. We also started watching the Notre Dame vs. Nevada game which I finished at the airport.

At 2:30, we loaded the girls and my luggage up and headed to the airport. I cried a lot because this will be the longest amount of time that I have been away from the girls or Rory. It will be hard, but I know I will be ok. But let's just say there were A LOT of tears and hugs.

I won't bore you with the details of my flights, but let's just say I made it safely, drank a bunch of wine on the plane and watched many movies.

These next two weeks, I will be having some amazing ladies guest post for me. Plus there will be a few posts from me. I will still be hosting Confessional Thursday, so be sure to link up.


  1. Sounds like a great start to your weekend before you had to leave. I'm glad Sutton is okay and you got some quality time with them before heading out. I would have cried too. Be safe!

  2. Aww I can imagine it was so hard to leave your girls but you'll be back before you know it! And you know they are in good hands!
    Can't wait to see more with the kitchen makeover!

  3. How exciting for the renovations! We are starting our basement in October too and I can't wait! I'm so glad you had safe travels and hopefully you'll be really busy to distract you, but I'm sure it was so hard to leave!

  4. It's never easy to leave the kiddos, but just know they'll love you just as much when you get back!

  5. I'm sure it isn't easy leaving the girls but they will be in good hands. I'm sure the next two weeks will fly by. Safe travels.

  6. Glad you made it...
    Enjoy all the wine & all the sights. cant wait to hear all about it.

  7. Oh Danielle, I'll be thinking of you!! I know you must be aching to see your girls. I'm glad that you made it safely, though, and I hope that you are able to enjoy your trip!

  8. I'll be thinking of you! Safe travels. I know it will hard to be away from the girls but they are in good hands. Try to enjoy!

  9. Have a safe & fun business trip!! Can't wait to see the renovations!

  10. Oh Danielle, I am sending so many thoughts and hugs your way. I know it is hard, but I am so impressed with you, your work ethic and all the amazing things you do for your family. The girls are so lucky to have you as their role model. And, I know you will have SO much fun. I can't wait for pictures and details!!!! Be safe, have fun and drink all the wine.

  11. renos! exciting and frustrating at the same time. I remember when we did our basement reno, i was a bundle of nerves the whole time.