Week in review: April 20 - 27, 2015 w/ 2 Vlogs, Weekly To Do's & Little Blessings

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Hello friends! I hope you are having a wonderful Monday. As many of you know... I post a week in review recapping what happened over the week & weekend. Its something that I have been doing off and on for years. Its just a simple way to give you guys a glimpse into our week. I have changed up the vlogging schedule where I will be uploading a Day in the life vlog Monday...as always and then another on Thursday. Monday's vlog will cover Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the previous week and Thursdays vlog will be for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Actually I might be adding more vlogs in during the week...depending on how much I vlog. This time there is 2 ditl vlogs! :)

Here is a look in the first part of our week. For the most part things have been pretty calm and easy going around here. If you haven't seen it yet, here's the first vlog of the week: 

Here is the latest DITL Vlog. This shares our weekend with you guys but there wasn't a ton going on.. except babies! :) Hope you enjoy!

Here's more about our weekend:

Over the weekend, we celebrated Mr. Jaggers Birthday! If feels like yesterday when we went out on our first date but in reality its been almost 12 years at this point. Each year we are getting older, more secure in ourselves and Scott is no different. Over the years I have watched him go from a wild non stop guy to a settled family man who is still non stop! :) That dog in the picture above is almost identical to Scott in the way he acts. They are certainly 2 of a kind!

For Scott's birthday he played in a golf tournament. I wasn't so happy about it but it was where he wanted to be. He loves golfing and it was his birthday after all. He got up early, played golf with his buddies from work and came home with the first place trophy! Ha!! He's a really good golfer and it's not too shocking that his team came in first. Again...it was the universe meeting talent on his birthday! He came home exhausted though.

Also over the weekend, we had some unexpected visitors! The older kids, Laura and Jerred were making their way back home from Florida and stopped in. I do wish they would have told me a little sooner so I could have cooked and made some things upon their arrival but never the less, it was really nice seeing them. All the kids were so cute but they have a very loud busy family and it's a lot to keep up with. We love them bunches but the little ones are wild! The baby of course is sweet but toddlers don't really stop until they fall asleep. The girls do like their electronics though! I thought it was cute when they had their parents phones calling each other while sitting on the couch together. :) Scott really enjoyed seeing them too. He stayed up till midnight trying to hang out and then woke up super early for that day of golf I was just telling you about. That's a lot of the reason he came home tired... because he left tired! It's so nice tho ugh to have the older kids here with their family. In a way it makes me feel old but it's beautiful to see. I really just want all our kids safe, settled, kind, loving people. And I think they have all done well showing us they are working hard in their lives.

I have been having major computer issues which took up a lot of my time over the past few days. I need to suck it up and just go get one but I keep trying to fix this one. Call me cheap but I just want this laptop to work!!! I don't feel like I videoed much over the weekend because if I wasn't busy with home life and guests; I was busy working to fix this laptop. But oddly enough, I haven't been that stressed out about it. I have got it working good enough but there is still something not right about it.

While Scott was busy playing golf on Sunday, I stayed busy cleaning up the house and getting things cleaned up a bit. I switched my weekly cleaning day to Wednesday's so I wanted to do a quick pick up so its not too bad on Wednesday. I also sat down and worked in my planner for a while. It makes life so much easier when things are planned out. Our oldest daughter can't stand the idea of a planned out life but it works for me. I feel more accomplished, not as scatter - brained and when I know what is to be done. I doubt I will ever change!

I am still in love with my inkwell press planner. It is really working well for my day to day life. It's such a favorite! Congratulations to all the winners in the inkwell press notepads and journal giveaway. I still need to send out emails but I should get to that sometime later this evening but if you see your name, shoot me an email to mrskishaaggers@gmail.com with you shipping information to speed up the process. I love the inkwell products! You can also get entered in the inkwell press fitness log giveaway right here still and today is the last day for our Common Goat Sense giveaway. So be sure to get to both of those to get entered before they close! Good luck! 

This weeks to do

:: Clean up desk in bedroom....been working in there a lot and it shows.
:: Menu plan for next week.
:: Brush out all the cats
:: Still need to fertilize the plants....in fact, I need to buy some tomato plants too.
:: Drink more water.
:: Clean ceiling fans and vents.
:: Maybe take laptop to the geek squad...that thought literally just popped in my head! :)
:: Clean windows on the first floor. A job I hate.
:: Set up phone to work through the cars speakers...need Scott's help for that task.
:: Not forget to put out the trash cans...again.
:: Try to do some food prep for some dinners this week.
:: Mail Zanes his gifts or set up a visit...it so sad to even think about everything that has happened.
:: Walk more on the treadmill.
:: Go to sleep earlier but stay awake long enough to finish my prayers.
:: Clean microwave...its a total mess. I need to clean the frig out too.
:: Get ashes out of fireplace and try to find some candles to put in there for summer.
:: Make more time to read.
:: Whiten teeth...which I hate doing. It always hurts.
:: Clean the chalkboard wall.
:: Have Scott give Cooper a bath.
:: Check bird feeder to see if it needs filled up.
:: Put away laundry and hang as much out on sunny days as possible. It will help with the electric bill and dryer.
:: Find a sweater....it feels like a fall day here but rain is coming.
:: Reply to emails...sorry...computer problems but I am getting there.
:: Get on the treadmill more. Every other day is planned but I need to try to step it up a little more.
:: Make some homemade bread.

Life's Little Blessings

♥ I was really happy to find some comfortable wedges. These are crocs that I found on sale. They are very comfortable and easy to wear. It almost feels like you are walking on a waterbed or something. Comfortable wedges.....blessing!

♥ Its a huge blessing when the older kids made it to their destination and then back home with no problems. It really does worry me when the kids are traveling. Thank you God.

♥ Scott winning his golf tournament on his birthday was a blessing too. I know it was a lot of hard work and it was his team, not just him but that had to make his birthday better!

♥ Romeos eye had something wrong with it. I was going to take him to the Vet today if it wasn't better. And today it is open and looking good. I think one of the other cats might have scratched him.

♥ Jackson playing outside sure makes me happy and it feels like a blessing. The xbox has felt like a curse of sorts and here lately he has been playing out and about with the neighborhood friends. Love that.

♥ It's a blessing that our kids have wonderful fathers. Scott is amazing with them and so is my ex husband. Guess what he did? He bought our 13 year old daughter her first car. He sure did. He wanted to get it a few years early and drive it himself on and off ( he now has 3 cars to drive for himself! ) until she is ready to take over. I kinda think its a bit early but his ♥ is totally in the right place. She does really well and wanted her to have what she wanted.

♥ God sent me a message though my phone of sorts about something I was upset about with Scott one day last week. It didn't come in when I was upset but the next day it showed up and made everything clear...and better. Thank you God for that blessing.

♥ All the birds coming to that bird feeder have been awesome to watch! It makes me happy when I see and hear them. I think we kinda have a deal...I'll feed them so they will sing to me. Listening to the natural sound of free birds singing is a blessing for us all.

Here's some inspiration to take along with you through out the week: 

Thank you guys for stopping by. I hope you have a beautiful blessed week and get a chance to enjoy some of the beauty that spring is bringing us. Actually this week it's suppose to rain and feel more like fall but I know spring is here! All this rain has really help the grass brighten up and flowers grow.  Have a beautiful and blessed night. I'll see ya tomorrow.  If you are new here, I'd love it you took a second to subscribe!