Friday, September 6, 2013

Weekly Capture LVIV

It's a lull week on the blog. Sorry folks, you'll just have to bear with me as I struggle regain some balance within my life. I'm shuffling through the last boxes - deciding what can be unpacked, what needs to be dumped at our impromptu-ish garage sale next weekend (seasoned garage salers - lend me your tips, pretty please!), and those items that can be shoved into the attic for now.

I have a whole plethora of ideas for blog posts dancing around my brain at the moment, and my hope is to begin sharing some of them next week with you! For now, enjoy an odd + random, picture-full Weekly Capture to start off your weekend. =)

The winner of the Woolzies Dryer Ball Giveaway will be announced tomorrow on all social medias and then in an e-mail sent directly to the winner, so be on the lookout to see if you're the lucky one!

Home Preschool started off on a sloooow foot this week. I mostly wanted to do a recap with Dom on the letters he had done previously, which we did manage, but otherwise, not much happened in the school department. Next week we'll start afresh with the letter 'H' and hopefully gallons o mama inspiration.

I have to blame part of my slow lagging self on just being somewhat undetermined this week, but also I was just plain tuckered out. For Labor Day weekend, we drove to Maine for a good friend of ours wedding. I'd made a special exception to my "I don't shoot friend's weddings" for her, so I also got the wonderful opportunity to have the photographer's eye view into the whole day's proceedings. If you're interested in seeing on what I do in my photographer role, check out my FB page!

It was such a fun wedding experience all around - most of the guests, of which I knew a fair amount, stayed in a retreat style house, so we got lots of community time amidst meals and preparations.

The coming home part was when it started to go sour. Plans were to head into Portland, ME for lunch on Monday, and then hit the road. The drive is typically under 8 hours, but with small ones in tow, it usually takes us 9-9.5. We were also banking on bad traffic in the greater Boston area and had already determined we'd take the route across New Hampshire and Vermont. After getting soaked in a lovely downpour post-lunch, we toweled off in a parking garage, changed the boys' clothing, and began the journey.

After sitting for over two hours in yacky traffic (40 to 10 to 25 to 8...), we dumped the Google Maps app, and LegenDaddy navigated us through some neighborhoods and on much smaller roads right into NH. A quick dinner stop at a cute lil burrito place in Concord, and we journeyed on. A potty accident, several severe rainstorms, and pitch black winding mountain roads, and we finally pulled into our driveway at nearly 2 AM.

The rest of the week has been, as I said, slow, but also lots of fun, too. We've been able to entertain twice, having our first guests over to the new house. LegenDaddy has been pulling some crazy hours at work, but here's to hoping that'll all be over by Monday. I'm in editing mode/garage sale throw together mode/and not forget about the blog mode.

Tomorrow we're hitting up the local amusement/water park for the final last hurrah of summer. We'll also be praying and fasting for Peace with the Pope, Catholics all over the globe, and the Church at large during the day tomorrow. (More on that here). The weather is looking a bit iffy, but I'm really hoping it is warm enough for the boyOs to don those bathing suits one last time.

Sunday we celebrate the birthday of the Blessed Mother, Mary. And jump into the second week of September (already!). Sorry this Weekly Capture doesn't tell much other than our life story - if you missed it before, go check out last week's giant collection of Out of the Mouth of Dom. I hope you've all had a lovely first week of school, whether at home or sending them off, whether tiny or big!

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This post Weekly Capture LVIV first appeared on Two Os Plus More on 6 September 2013


  1. I'm no garage-sale expert, but here's what I learned at a few church ones:
    -put a price on everything
    -put big stuff out front to catch people
    -have everything ready early (if you advertise, people who *do this* will come early...
    -make deals
    -clothes don't sell well, so make 'em cheap, or sell them by the bag

    Isn't Maine loverly...::sigh:: :)

    1. Thanks so much for such great tips! Totally just want to clear out most of the stuff, so it shall be priced cheap.

      And yes, Maine is quite loverly. We hadn't been there since our honeymoon. =)


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