How's life treating you? Life has been looking different these past couple of months for everyone, thankfully my husband has an essential job (he works for the USPS) but I know that sadly so many are out of work and facing financial hardships. If you are one of those, my heart goes out to you and prayers have been going up for every single person affected by this pandemic, as well those who are forced to stay in bad situations day after day due to this and those who have lost someone.

Life has stayed pretty much the same in our home, with the exception of staying home a lot more. We used to enjoy going to the grocery store as a family, the kids would always get to pick some little something out, Bella would help put things into the cart and then load groceries into our reusable bags afterwards, I'd baby wear Bodhi in our Wildbird ring slings while he'd try and reach for everything haha. I sure miss that, and I'm hoping we can go back to normal life sooner than later. I do miss going some places even though as a stay at home mom with two little ones I did't go that many places (but there were a few places I enjoyed going haha, leisurely strolls through Target namely lol), Bella misses going into restaurants the most, but thankfully there is still take out at most places when we want something different to eat. We got Chinese takeout this past weekend and it was amazing, beef lo mein and chicken and broccoli for the kids and I, and shrimp fried rice for Frank. We already home school so we haven't had to deal with sudden crisis schooling thankfully, Bella is doing so good with reading and art!

We've snuggled lots, watched some good movies (Unstoppable about Bethany Hamilton, Fish People, and The Lighthouse of the Orcas, all on Netflix, were 3 of my favorites) done some baking and tried some new recipes, I've taken up jogging, Bella has taken up skateboarding (I've been attempting to learn as well), day dreamed about a beach vacation, slowed way down to enjoy every single moment, and recently now that the weather is finally starting to warm up, been spending lots of time outdoors. We went to the lake this past weekend (a decent amount of people at the state park but everyone was great about being mindful of social distancing) and it was just what our souls needed. The sun and air were warm (hot even) but the water was still COLD, the kids didn't care though, they were just happy to be there and be around water and sand and had the best day splashing in the lake, building sand castles, wearing their swimsuits and soaking in the sunshine. I ended up getting a bit of a sun burn and let me tell you, I've never been happier to be a little red, it totally meant we had been able to be outdoors, that the sun was out and that I had spent an afternoon making sweet memories with my favorites.

I got tired of looking at the same things day after day during this extra time at home, so I've updated a few things... new rugs in the living room, entry way, kitchen and bathroom, replaced the dining room rug with the one that used to be in the living room, got a new shower curtain, a new wall tapestry and print in the kids room, and some new houseplants! It's amazing what changing a few things around and doing a little home refresh can do for you! I still have a few more things I want to switch up and refresh but it might be awhile before I do those.

Currently Bodhi is napping, Bella just finished up school for the day and will be doing her art jam soon, the windows are open letting in the most amazing spring breeze, I have lemon in the diffuser in the kitchen (one of my favorites to diffuse in there) and on the menu tonight are tacos. Its one of our little family's absolute favorite meals and Bella always gets so excited for "Taco Tuesday". We'll be finishing up the last of our last jar of the salsa I canned last summer, it's pretty much the saddest day ever when all the salsa is gone (haha) and I'm already planning on canning twice (maybe even three times) as much this year. How is your day going? What's for dinner in your house today? Feel free to leave a comment down below or send me a DM on instagram and say hi!

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