Payday Bars

I learned three things this weekend. 1) My house looks a lot bigger and nicer when it is clean. 2) Four kids between the ages of 3 and 7 have a lot of energy. And 3) I should have registered for more picture frames for wedding gifts.

I’m not very good at keeping the house clean. It’s rare when I vacuum and dust. Clothes still haven’t found a way to fold themselves, or put themselves away. But I have gotten better at keeping the kitchen clean (see post about our unwanted guest a few months ago). My mother would be disappointed, but she would never know, because I make sure the house looks perfect when she’s in town. But if I kept it clean, I wouldn’t stress or work as hard before she got here. I’ll get better, I hope.

This Saturday the Wartella family came to town for the football game. They were able to witness another Wheaton victory! Kyle and Kristen are family friends of ours. Kristen’s parents live down the street from mine, and her youngest brother is one of my best friends from high school. And Kyle was the pastor for our wedding. I was so excited when Kristen let me know when they were coming to visit! I couldn’t wait to see their four kids, especially Ruby who they just adopted from Ghana and we had not been able to meet yet. I loved having them in town and spending time getting to know each of the kids’ personalities, but by the end of the night, I was exhausted! Kristen, I don’t know how you do it! But God has blessed you and you are such a great momma to those 4 (soon to be 5!!) kiddos!

I finally ordered wedding pictures, and have been having so much fun decorating our house. While I don’t mind at all stopping to shop for picture frames, I really wish that I would have registered for more. It definitely would have saved us some money, but mostly, I have so many pictures and ideas for the house that I want to put up. Check out my Instagram pictures to see what I’ve added to our house recently!

Pay Day Bars

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Maple & Caramel Brownie Bars

Wow have I been busy! I’ve been trying to find some time to share what’s been going on around here, and before I knew it….IT’S OCTOBER!! How crazy is that?

We spent our last weekend in September making a quick trip to Boston. It was the bye week, which means we must take advantage of a free weekend of no football! Since this was the only time this weekend would ever fall on the same day as our niece’s birthday party, we thought we would surprise her! Minus a few issues at the airport (every flight out of Chicago was canceled that morning) we were able to pull off a complete surprise for a very happy soon to be six year old! It was also great to spend a day with J’s sister and her family. We flew back the next morning, took a nap, and got ready to start the week with our Sunday night activities.

Maple&Caramel Brownie Bars

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