Life Lately

Hey hey! It’s Monday and time for another installment in our Life Lately series. We’re here today to fill you guys in on some of the details from our lives over the past couple of weeks. 🙂

Rhonda and I had a big week/weekend following our last Life Lately Update. I already wrote a post here detailing all the fun things she and I got to do. 🙂

Ashley –

Wellll it’s July. We’re halfway through summer break, and I’m not quite sure how that happened so quickly! The other day Shaun asked Coop if he was ready to go back to school and Cooper replied with a very quick and firm, “NO”, which cracked us up. LOL

Besides my much needed girl time with Rhonda – the kids and I have been keeping it pretty low key. It’s been a goal of mine to try and live local this summer – and soak up as much sunshine and beach time as possible.

We’ve for sure been taking advantage of all the splash pads around our hood. A splash pad is probably my favorite water activity because it really allows me to relax. I don’t have to worry about the kids drowning (ok so not as much as I’d worry at the beach or a pool) and they are the ones running around back and forth so I don’t have to repeatedly get up and down to assist them in some way or another.

We do have some fun big news: we are in the process of buying a house! It’s pretty dang exciting and a much needed thing in our life. I don’t want to spill too many details about it…just because we are still in the beginning stages and these things are never final until they’re final – but so far things have been moving along smoothly! I’ m just mainly excited to be closer to downtown Ocean Springs, and for the major increase in space. We will be going from a 1 bath two bedroom house that is just under 1000 sq ft to a 4 bedroom house at around 2200 sq ft. I. Can’t. Wait. Can we  get three cheers for  big closets and multiple bathrooms? Praise the lort.

So yeah. That’s what’s going on over here in Mississippi. What about you Rhonda?

Rhonda –

Since we homeschool and took a ton of time off in spring, we have been schooling through the summer.  Because of the way we do things (and the fact that it is hot and sunny through October), we don’t really have a concept of having a summer break.  We have been living our lives business as usual, but with lots of pool time.

As mentioned before, I went to Mississippi recently.  On the way to the coast, I stopped to see my nephew, who is seriously the cutest baby boy I’ve ever seen (and I had 3!).  As soon as I got to the coast, I had lunch with my eldest “son” Jonathan.  I used to be his manager and we developed a familial relationship that can’t be described.  Don’t we seriously look related though?!

You’ve read about our weekend here, but I didn’t want you to miss out on this important detail – I drank all the things.

Back at home, it was business as usual – work, work, work and school, school, school.  The glamorous life of a business-owning and homeschooling mom and all.

Speaking of glamour, our air went out this past week.  You know, on a triple digit Texas day.  While we waited for repairs, we borrowed a couple window units for sleeping and survived on cocktails, living in underwear, and time in the pool.  Even after our air was fixed , we continued to round out the weekend with more time in the pool. It’s such a great way to slow down and have time together as a family.

What have you guys been up to?  Anything exciting or blissfully routine?