Busy, but Thriving

Hello my virtual pals! Heck, what am I talking about? You aren’t virtual friends….you all are the real deal and I appreciate each and every one of you πŸ˜€ Every form of friendship should be cherished. So, I want to know – how are all of you this glorious Thursday? πŸ™‚

I’m doing just dandy. A bit exhausted from how busy this week has been, but still thriving.

Last night, after tutoring for an hour, Peter, the baby gal, and I headed out to our friends’ house for a visit. Their little baby girl was born a few weeks ago and this was the first chance we got to head over there and pay a visit. I figured they wouldn’t want my germs from the past 2 weeks passed off to their daughter.

Of course I came bearing the gift all women want the month or so after giving birth – FOOD! If you’ve been there, you know how vital those ready to eat meals people bring are. I brought a chicken pot pie that contained a bunch of different veggies, some light celery soup, and chopped chicken all mixed up and topped with some lowfat dough. It’s a recipe adapted from The Hungry Girl and it is so easy and good. Sorry I don’t have a photo or full recipe recap, but I just didn’t have the time with all the running around I did yesterday.

Seeing the little angel baby made me even more excited for when that time comes for us again. I completely forgot how SMALL they are as newborns. Here is a picture of her and her older sister Reagan.

Cute Girls

And some shots of Makenzie and Reagan living it up together. They are 6 months apart and I know they will be good friends growing up in church together. πŸ™‚

Bad quality picture but I still liked it

Today has been a mad dash to get things done as well. It all started with an early wake up call to drive the hubs to work due to his car giving him some issues. I was sad to miss my morning prayer time. I still got my Bible reading done in the car though. Note: Peter drove Β to his work so I could read aloud for the two of us. No reading and driving so don’t worry. πŸ˜‰

After dropping him off, M & I headed back home for breakfast and to actually get out of our PJs, before heading back out for some consignment sale shopping. The last two sales I enjoy started today and I of course had to go. Got some more serious bargains on clothes at the first one…

Motherload for $40

That’s 2 dresses, 8 outfit sets, 3 pairs of shorts, 1 pair of pants, 3 skirts, a bathing suit, and a training potty. Yes, all for around $40!

I still have to go back and pick up two larger items…$40 total for both of these!

Toy Car - M LOVES These


Coloring Table


And just some puzzles, a pair of shoes, a car, a doll house, and a book at the second one.

$15 of fun goodies

Now I must tackle the kitchen, laundry, perhaps go on a walk with M before I tutor another kid this afternoon. Tonight I really really hope to catch up on my reading. I miss sitting down with a good book!!!!

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16 Responses to Busy, but Thriving

  1. I can’t believe you got all of those clothes for $40! I can wait to have kids – I hope I have a girl so I can shop for those fun clothes. πŸ™‚

  2. Score on the clothes! Nothing better than a super bargain!

  3. eatmovelove says:

    Super cute kids!!! What a deal too πŸ™‚

  4. Mellissa says:

    All the little girl clothes are so darn cute!

  5. what cuties!! and wow that is an awesome deal you got! go tina go!

  6. It’s so funny. I’ll tell Ryan…so my friend Tina..and he’s like, Kati, ya’ll aren’t friends. I say, yes we are! ha ha. You got some good deals on clothes and toys; that’s awesome! You asked how everyone’s doing…eh, stressful afternoon. I’m so envious of stay at home moms! I hope you get to read tonight; I read the first ch. of “The Wednesday Sisters” last night in the tub :>

  7. lindsayruns says:

    I’m doing great, so glad you are too! What a precious baby, how exciting for them. πŸ™‚ Your pot pie sounds great, I’ll keep it in mind!

  8. kbwood says:

    BEAUTIFUL post! so glad you are doing well!!! you have such a beautiful family!

  9. Vee says:

    Oh, those girls are so adorable. I’m thinking of you and I’m sure that time will come for you again soon!
    That’s a lot of clothes for $40 – definitely a great bargain!

  10. Shannon says:

    Its so worth it to get a bargain on kind clothes since they can’t wear them for too long anyway.

    My baby fever just escalated with all of those beautiful baby pictures!

  11. OMG what a beautiful family!!! they are adorable!!!

    awesome deal on the baby cliothes!!

  12. Nicole says:

    And people always say kids clothes are more spendy….wooo! Awesome buys!

  13. lisaou11 says:

    you always get the best buys! nice shoppin mama!

  14. Melissa says:

    Aww, tiny baby! And what a lot of great stuff for M. πŸ™‚ She’s got a great mom!

  15. Cindy says:

    Tina, How do you find out about the consignment sales?? And does it require a lot of patience to sort through everything? When I go into the baby consignment shops, it is too overwhelming for me!!

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