1. Big weekend at the McCormick house. We now have 3 functioning toilets instead of 2. And we are still married. Pretty big accomplishment.
2. Potty training adventures started two weeks ago in our house. I have spent countless hours in our bathroom. Trying to convince my sweet child that pooping is awesome, especially when done in the toilet. Giving out m&ms. Repeating “shut the lid” over and over so it becomes a habit. I’m starting to feel like an air traffic controller for bodily fluids. On the plus side, Keller has done really well and become really independent with it. Except for the whole poop thing.
3. As much as I love our bathroom, I hate bathrooms in general. They gross me out. Especially when the lid doesn’t get shut before flushing.
4. Cheaper is not always better. Right? Like toilet paper for instance. I can’t do cheap toilet paper. Clothing. The cheap stuff never fits well, loses shape after 1 wash, and doesn’t hold up with frequent use. And if I have to replace it often, am I really saving any money? But, know what I always prefer cheaper? Sunglasses. They never get broken or lost if they cost $5 at a gas station.
5. When we bought this house, there were no blinds/curtains on any window. And we have 16 windows in this house. When I began searching for curtains, I realized the options were limited. And expensive! For the boys’ room, I got white curtains from Ikea. I love them because they are super cheap and long. Then I started to hate them. Because they are so thin. And when the sun rises at 5:42 am, so do my children. And they don’t make black out panels in the length I needed. So, I had some custom drapes made recently for their room with amazing fabric I got to pick, black out panels, and in floor to ceiling length. Totally worth every penny. They are adorable and functional. Their room is like a cave now, even in the middle of the day. Now, I can’t wait to get new drapes made for other rooms! Check out my girl, Katie, if you need some.
*Their room is still pretty bare. They have been no help in decorating ideas. Also, their room is only this clean because they were at Nana and Pappy’s.
6. We finally made it to the farmer’s market this weekend. Y’all know I love supporting local businesses. I was super pumped about buying a bunch of fresh vegetables. You know what I left with? Coffee, bread, sweet rolls, and blueberries. Oh well, there’s always next weekend!
7. Do you ever think to yourself, “Gah. I wish they would stop talking about themselves all the time. Do they really think we want to know every single thing they do and think all day?” Says the girl writing a blog post about herself, I know I know. But seriously. It’s amazing how much we grow when we start thinking more about others and less about ourselves…
8. Did y’all know there is a new High Cotton family member? Kristin, the ghost blogger, had a sweet babe! Maybe, if we harass her, she will blog about her entertaining birth and post some pictures!!!
9. Father’s Day is almost here!!! Are you ready? According to Hayes, his grandfathers want pictures of themselves and his dad wants a ninja turtle bubble gun…
10. This weekend has been filled with news of several unexpected deaths. My heart is broken for so many families, friends, spouses, and children who are left missing someone special. The time we are given here is truly precious. I hate that a death is what makes people say to hug your loved ones and live every day like it’s your last. But I think it’s human nature to get into a routine and forget how special it all really is. Pray with me for the families who are grieving their loved ones, specifically the family of Jordy McConnell. Even as he faced his own battle with cancer, he held onto his faith and kept thinking of others. He gave us all a great example to follow in our own lives and I hope we can continue his legacy for him.