Today was a day full of spontaneous adventures and I loved it!
Today we got a piano! It was so unexpected and last minute. But it is perfect and I am so excited.
The best thing about it was that it was free! Thank you Craigslist!
I use to play the piano when growing up but since I left to go to college I haven't had a piano to really practice on. Now I can brush up on my playing skills and improve my piano playing. I have missed playing the piano and now I can play to my little hearts content. (Hopefully my neighbors will still like me ;)
This week has been pretty crazy for Jake and I. Through all of our craziness we have learned many do's and don'ts.
Go and visit Family that lives a couple hours away for just one afternoon (you are going to want to stay longer)
Stay up until 4:30 in the morning (especially with a little one)
Attempt to drive on no sleep. (You end up going to the wrong city)
Try to form normal sentences on two hours of sleep. It just wont happen.
Text without double checking who you are sending it to (I ended up professing my love to a girl friend instead of my husband. LOL! We were laughing pretty good at that one)
Try to feed Emma yogurt on my lap. It equals need to clean my jeans
Have cousin time
Eat a lot and I mean a LOT of Chocolate Chips
Laugh all day long. It is the best medicine, especially when you are running on no sleep
Go on Play Dates. It was so much fun watching Emma play with a little boy names Clark.
Take naps whenever Emma is sleeping
Watch a lot of Old black and white TV Shows (I am a Nerd and have been watching Robin Hood with Richard Greene... Love it)
Dream that you are in the T.V show Robin Hood. (It makes you feel as if you got your exercise for the day)
Watch Emma splash like crazy in the bathtub.
Sing Songs all day long
Make awesome Crapes
Enjoy the beauty that each day brings
I love that even when our days do not go as we have planned, it's okay because something good always comes out in the end.
Favorite thing about this week has been having Jake home to tuck Emma in bed. It seriously is the cutest/best thing ever watching him with her.
Here are some snippets of our week.
A little known fact about our little family is that we have almost no family pictures of us all. Sad, right?!
It is my goal/dream to hire someone to take our family pictures professionally. After Pintrest Stocking all kinds of family photo ideas, I am ready to plaster my walls with cute family portraits. Until that day comes our frames get to satisfy themselves with our attempts at photography. (One day I will master my camera, I just know it)
- Study my scripture in the morning. I have not been as consistent with this as I should. Today is that day that it changes. How can expect the spirit to be there to help me and guide me if I don't do my part.
- Learn a new talent. I know that I keep saying that I want to learn how to use our awesome camera. Well I am no longer going to say that I want to. Instead I will now be saying that I am.
- Exercise. This is not easy for me. As much as I enjoyed and loved dance, backpacking, bike riding, hiking, and yoga, I have always had a difficult time setting a time for just plain exercise. But I have decided that my excuses are up. If I want to ever dance, hike, or do anything active, I have to prepare my body. That involves exercise and taking care of myself. (I think I will be googling Yoga Videos tonight)
- Be a better friend. I want to be a better friend to my husband and to my friends around me. Too often lately I have been waiting for people to reach out to me. But if I want to be a good friend I need to reach out to them too.