Holy cow, how is it possible that I have 15 hours a week with all the kiddos in school, yet somehow I am feeling busier than ever?  The past week and a half has flown by.  Here are a few snippets of the last 10 days:

-Soccer, soccer, and more soccer.  With both boys playing this season and Connor doing an extra skills practice each week, we are at the fields Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and last weekend both Saturday and Sunday.  I am a full fledged soccer mom (and I love it.  really, I do.)

-If soccer wasn’t keeping us busy enough, I finally agreed to sign Connor up for Cub Scouts.  He’s been talking about it since last year, but I’ve been hesitant for a number of reasons, a big one being I really don’t like for the kids to do more than one activity at a time.  Luckily Cub Scouts is just twice a month (plus all the fun weekend/camping things), and Connor seriously loves it.  He’s obsessed with his uniform and he looks so cute in it.  I promise you there will be pictures next time!  He had his first den meeting last night.  You better believe that I was at the scout store at 3:30 yesterday buying his uniform stuff (um, hello expensive paraphernalia!  $78 and we don’t even have everything yet!  Thankfully he will wear this uniform until 4th grade.)  I quickly sewed the patches on before the meeting (with my sewing machine.  My mom is laughing.  I have a hard time sewing a straight line, so all these circles did me in!)  And when he got home, I ripped the patches off and re-sewed them by hand.  Awesome.  My hand is still a little sore.  Next thing you know I will be darning socks.

My business.  I feel like I can really call it my business now because it is starting to get a little busy!  Over the past few weeks, I’ve had several phone calls/emails from people I don’t know.  I’m sure the novelty of that will wear off (although maybe not because I love meeting new people), but at this point, it totally made my day when someone said they found my website and called to book a session.  I made some marketing postcards for the Just Between Friends sale, planned mini sessions for Arlington and Houston, and had 2 photo shoots.  It’s been a lot like work!  And I love it.

-I’ve made two batches of these banana muffins and they are a huge hit!  Connor bit into one and declared me “the best cook he knows”.  Those are big words, I tell ya.  Just a hint if you make them…I think I accidentally added too much butter the second time and they are a little greasy.  Definitely don’t add any more butter than what the recipe calls for, and I bet even a little less would be fine.

-Working out.  I am so incredibly sore. I exercised less than 4 times this summer and have 7 pounds to show for it.  Awesome.  I tried on my “skinny” jeans (and by skinny jeans, I mean my size 8s, not actual skinny jeans because even though they are all the rage I just cannot bring myself to try any on, much less buy a pair.  I am scared of them.  Will skinny jeans look good on someone with thunder thighs??   I believe the answer to that question is a big, fat no.)  Anyway, my skinny jeans are snug, even after doing deep knee bends to stretch them out.  C’mon, you know you do that.  I tried to blame it on the dryer and pms, but the scale just doesn’t lie day after day after day.  I’m owning my 7 pounds. Thank goodness we still have at least a month of shorts weather and hopefully I’ll be able to breath with my jeans button and zipped in a few weeks.  And did I really just say what size I wear?  Is that uncouth?  There you have it.  Size 8 on my skinniest day.  I feel sort of empowered admitting that.

-I need to stop making super buttery banana muffins if I want to fit into my jeans in a month.

-I haven’t been to bed before midnight in over week and I just cannot do that again.  I know I was looking really ragged today.  This girl needs her beauty sleep.

And finally, I can’t believe I haven’t posted this picture on here.  It’s my new fave.  I printed it 11×14 just because it makes me smile every time I see it.  It’s on my mantle and I love it.  It pretty much sums up my life right now!

7 Replies to “Condensed”

  1. I love how real you are! We all do the deep knee bends, blame it on the dryer, and pms. Yup, I can own that too! Glad you are enjoying your new business, your kids and your workouts. You have some good-looking kids, and I know you are a super fun and wonderful mom… Thanks for always giving us out there a snippet of Meagan-dom. It’s a lot of fun!

  2. I wondered where you had been. Life really does get busy at this stage. Just think – in a couple of years you will get to add activities for Camryn (soccer? ballet?)! But it makes life fun and when your kids are grown you will look back at your soccer mom days with nostalgia..

  3. I think an answer to the “thunder thighs” sinny jeans question can be best summed up with a stoll through the halls of a junior high. CAN larger thighs be squeezed into a pair of skinny jeans? Heck yeah! SHOULD they be…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *