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A little peek into my life as a midwest mom, wife, and chiropractor…

Adventures

Hello all… what a whirlwind couple of weeks.  Last weekend I traveled to Idaho for the first time to visit a college roommate of mine.  It was a little different landscape than Iowa.

 

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So beautiful.  We had a great time seeing the sights of Boise.  Good to see my old buddy.

 

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Then we had a short week this week because Hubby’s cousin got married on Friday by Ames.  It was a little humid and buggy out, but kids did great. 

 

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Family wedding meant Hubby’s mom and sis were in town for a couple days.  Oh man were the kids spoiled.  Tomorrow should be pretty interesting when they have to get up early and get back on a schedule.  Of course this is another short week so we only have to make it through a couple days.  Then it’s craziness all over again.  We get to see the other side of the family next weekend, and finally get to see Tyler and Jenna’s new cousin. 

 

Things are staying awfully busy with work and kids, so nothing too new on the work front or home front.  I’ll leave with a couple more pictures of the weekend with Grandma and Aunt Jaime and some randoms of the kids playing around the house.

 

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2 Week Check-In

Hi all… no I have not disappeared.  For now, it looks like about every 2 weeks I can find time to post.  Gone are those weeks of every other day blog posts full of food pictures.  I can hardly even keep up with taking pictures of the kiddos.

 

Last weekend we packed up the kiddos and headed down to Kansas to celebrate Grandpa Delno’s 90th birthday.  I am loving the shorter distance for our Kansas trips now, it took us just under 5 hours to get down there, much better than the 7 1/2 hours it used to take! 

 

We had a good day on Saturday, celebrating the big birthday.  Got to see family members that we haven’t seen in a while.  On Sunday we took the kids to the zoo in Topeka, which was very hot and sticky, but entertaining.

 

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We were able to rent this sweet little wagon.  It was such a fun morning- and fun weekend.

 

Not much going on here, just working like crazy in the clinic.  I can’t wait until we get to the point where we can cut back on our clinic hours to spend more time with the kids.  Thank goodness for the grandparents.  They watched the kids this weekend while Hubby and I were at a leadership conference by Boone. 

 

They wanted even more of a challenge and thought they would add one more grandchild in.  My brother and his wife had a little boy last week, little Jace.  I can’t wait to meet him!  My parents were there when he was born, and they brought Beau back since Katy and baby would be in the hospital for a couple days. 

 

It sounds like they had a good time, and managed to keep everything under control.  I was sent this picture of Saturday morning cartoon watching:

 

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I can’t believe how big Jenna looks in this picture.  We’ve noticed that she’s really hit a growth spurt lately.  She doesn’t look like a baby anymore.  Sad smile  

 

The only other picture I have for you is a good one of Tyler being a big boy.  I took him to get a hair cut a couple weeks ago, and he was such a good boy.  It used to be something we dreaded, one of us would have to hold him down and the other would float around holding the ipad to distract him from his writhing.  He is finally able to go all by himself, with only one of us needing to be present.  Of course I do always have to make sure I have a sucker on hand.

 

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My kids are growing up way too fast.  If anyone knows how to slow time down, please let me know. 

 

Happy summer!  I’ll probably be posting again in two weeks!

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Open for Business

I have been running around like crazy all week for our Grand Opening (that was yesterday), and I am so glad it’s over.  It went really well though, so I guess all that stress was worth it.  Big huge thanks to my mom for helping at the clinic, and to my sis-in-law Rachel for watching the kids most of the day.

 

I got a huge surprise an hour or two into the Grand Opening when Kelly, my favorite former employee, walked through the door.  Some VERY sweet people (Jim and Jean) flew her over for a couple hours to see the clinic and surprise us.  And that they did.  I screamed pretty loud when I saw her and then started bawling.  Kelly was a member of our family while we lived in Manchester and we miss her so much.  It was just awesome to see her. 

 

We also got several beautiful flower and plant arrangements, thank you to everyone who sent them!!  Everything was just overwhelming.  In a very very good way. 

 

I didn’t really have a lot of time for pictures; the ones I did take I posted on Facebook on our business page- Spencer Chiropractic & Wellness Center.  I did take this little selfie the other day with Jenna and her cute ponytail that daycare does.

 

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We had a nice lazy morning today and went out to the farm in the afternoon to let the kids run around.  Tyler helped Grandma and Grandpa plant stuff in the garden, I’m sure he was a big helper.  Smile

 

Well, back to work for us tomorrow, hopefully with a very full schedule of people that need our help!!

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Two Week Break

Hey there, sorry about last week.  Kind of been throwing myself into work lately, not much to report about on the homefront.  Still working on the décor part of things, pretty boring walls around this house. 

 

The kids really enjoy it here.  Especially when we get to go outside and play.  We had a couple nice days last week so we got to play a little.  I bought a bike carrier and just hooked it up yesterday for a trip around the block and they absolutely loved it.  A little fighting at first because they sit so close, but once we get going they perk up.

 

Couple pics of the kids:

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The last couple pictures were from today’s Mother Day celebration at my grandparents’ house.  My aunt and uncle and cousin were down from Minnesota and we had a great afternoon.  The kids played so hard they fell asleep on the 15 minute drive home. 

 

I forgot to take a picture, but I made a killer kale salad today.  I had a couple bunches of kale in the fridge that I had to use up, and this recipe came up with a google search.  I didn’t use dinosaur kale, just the curly kind.  And I love Parmesan cheese, so instead of the nutritional yeast I just threw the toasted pecans in the mini-blender with 3-4 ounces of solid Parm and grinded until crumbly.  It was seriously the best kale salad I’ve had.  I finished the whole bowl off tonight for supper.

 

It was such a great day.  Hung out with the kids in the morning and then got to hang out with extended family most of the afternoon and only had to drive 15 minutes to do it!  I sometimes worry about how we left such a great practice and I really miss our patients and friends in Manchester, but things are really shaping up over here.  I love our house, our practice is getting busier and looking more like we want it to, and nothing beats the excitement in Tyler and Jenna’s faces and voices when they hear they get to go see papa and nana. 

 

So Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms, there’s no better job in the whole wide world.  I love you Tyler and Jenna!

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It’s Raining Raining

I think that will be the theme song for the week.  The rain started today and looks like it will continue most of the week.  This was the first weekend both of us were here, with no activities or engagements.  I was hoping it would be a super productive weekend, and I guess it was, but there is still so much stuff to do around here so it seems like nothing ever gets done.

 

It was a good weekend for naps for the boys.

 

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Hubby worked pretty hard on our lawn on Saturday, which I think he was excited about, but the pollen outside must have gotten to him because he came in with swollen, red, watery eyes.  Hopefully I don’t get stuck with yard work now.

 

I got a bunch of laundry done, got our new dining table up (no picture), and played with this little girl.

 

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And Tyler of course.  Oh we had fun.  Jenna is so talkative now, saying words left and right.  And I think she will be potty trained before Tyler will be.  Today I was folding clothes and she was playing next to me and all of a sudden she walked over to her changing pad and laid down and just looked at me.  So I changed her poopy diaper that I didn’t even know she had.  Tyler will sit in a dirty diaper for hours if you don’t catch it.

 

So I played with the kids and did a bunch of laundry and organizing during the day, and at night I did a little binge tv watching.  I looked around on Amazon Prime for something to watch and started watching season one of Orphan Black.  And next thing you know I finished season one today.  Pretty action packed 10 episodes that I stayed up way too late to watch. 

 

Which means now I am heading to bed.  Have a great week everyone! 

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