Happy April! Spring Life Update

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Spring is my favorite season. Though I think summer may give it a run for its money this year now that we have a swimming pool. An actual pool, I still can hardly believe it. But I love the wildflowers, the sunshine accompanied by actual warm temperatures. I love to walk down my driveway barefoot and take in the heat that’s not too hot just yet. Ahhh, it’s the little things.

Easter family photo: Spring life update

One thing I’ve been thinking a lot about lately is giving each of my kids what they need to thrive. I say “lately” but really I’ve been doing this their entire lives. Specifically though I’m zeroing in on some big things to help my younger two: Ty and Lee Lee.

Lee Lee

I got an email about gifted and talented testing for the elementary school kids and as I looked over the little questionnaire I was surprised by how many of the qualities Lee Lee seems to possess. I always though GT meant oober smart and advanced for their age with the best grades. But it seems to be tailored more towards creative kids with advanced vocabulary and cognitive skills, which is totally her. We shall see how the screening goes and if it’s something she’ll join. It doesn’t make a difference to me, I just want to make sure my kids are getting the most tailored support possible for their specific needs.

Speaking of Lee Lee, she had some art selected for the district art show. This is a first for us (as are many things with Lee Lee, always keeping things fresh and bringing that #thirdkid energy). We are going tomorrow night. She asked if she could wear a princess dress and I’m like “sure, why not?!” I’ll let you know how that goes.


Ty turns 11 this week. Part of me can hardly believe this. He’s still a little 8 year old in my mind, but he’s also getting so tall. He’s about to start flag football again and I’m excited to watch him play. Actually if I’m being honest I hope he gets a chance to play because they changed the age grids and he’s with older kids again. I’m worried they won’t throw to my guy! Anyway, I’m just going to try to stay positive and cheer the loudest.

Since it’s the off season for college and NFL football Ty is diving back into this animal knowledge. This past week he’s been asking everyone in the family what animal they’d want to be if they could be any animal. He said he’d like to be an orca because they’re at the top of the food chain and they live in families (called pods) their entire life so he wouldn’t have to be alone. I thought this was so sweet, especially since he often asks us if he can live with us forever.


After being homeschooled since 4th grade, Jayda went back to public school in January for the second half of 8th grade. Not only that but she tried out for the high school cheer team. And made it! She’ll be cheering on the JV fall starting… Well, I’d say starting this fall but she already cheered at her first high school game last weekend for girls soccer playoffs. So wild. I can not wait to go to the football games as a family this fall.

She also saved her money (greenlight is seriously an awesome motivational tool) to go to an Olivia Rodrigo concert last month and she loved it. Seeing how much the extra fees were she opted to buy seats further up but was happy just to be in the room. I bought my ticket and mostly enjoyed her enjoying it. Not saying the concert wasn’t fun, it just wasn’t totally my vibe.

By the way if you want to try Greenlight, use my code “JENNIFER3” to get $45 for free!

New with Me

Where to begin? Oh kidding. I wish I didn’t feel spread so thin with everywhere I’m posting these days. I’ve got a lot of day to day up on Instagram but I don’t feel like it’s the best place anymore to share my innermost thoughts. Maybe that’s in my head, but I feel like I need to put more thought into what I’m saying there versus her on my blog where I can dump all of my thoughts more like a journal.

I watched Love is Blind season 6 and loved it! Probably their best season yet, or at least since those first two seasons. Jayda and I also binged and caught up on The Bachelor without being spoiled. Can you believe it?! And now that we’ve finished (last night) I want to re-watch the entire season and see why the heck he picked… What’s her name? Kelsey? I just did not see that coming. But kudos to Daisy for following her intuition. Love her for that.

I’m re-watching Desperate Housewives for I believe the 4th or 5th time. I watched during each of my maternity leaves and I believe this is my 2nd watch without a newborn. I’m also re-reading the Crescent City series so I can read the new book that I pre-ordered but I’m reading so slow that the 4th book may be announced before I catch up. I’m also re-reading Ask and it is Given and working hard on beefing up my manifestation juices. We have a slow start on work this year but I’m feeling good about things turning around soon. Gratitude is the first step to manifestation. And I’m feeling utterly grateful for all of the many blessings in my life.

Alright, well how’s that for a Spring life update? Nothing completely major happened but a lot of little amazing things. Which I think we should try to celebrate more often.

What’s new with you?

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