Pickling and Penelope

Today has been a much needed reprieve.  Windows open, dreamy morning light and lots of sweet sounds of play from our gal. 

The last two years (since P was born), I sometimes get these crazy hard headaches. I’m positive it’s hormonal, but still it doesn’t make them any more fun. Yesterday was one of those afternoons/evenings that was just plain hard because of said headaches. God bless my slow cooker for dinner and my awesome husband for taking over once he got home. The morning after a particularly angry one, it usually takes a good half day for the dull ache to wear off. 

We persevered and made it to today. Today is Friday, which brings so much happiness because it means we get a full weekend together as a family.

(I love this little corner! It’s so helpful to keep things from sprawling out everywhere after school)

 

Last weekend was a packed FULL schedule of fun times- lots of photos sessions (makes my heart so happy), events, and deadlines. So we’ve gone almost a full two weeks without quality family time. 

(seriously, look at this angel from a session last weekend)

We plan to have a family movie night, finish cleaning up the garage and play play play. I did have a photo session planned, but was able to reschedule to next week so we could refresh! Sunday evening, I’ll cap off the weekend with a women’s conference hearing the awesome Lisa Harp speak! 

Before all of that though, I have a few things I need to finish up around the house. I’d like to get things nice and tidy and all of my personal projects taken care of today so I can relax this weekend. Part of me sometimes wishes that I didn’t need things to be in order to relax and let loose, but the other part of me really relishes having things just so, so that we don’t have to worry about things being amiss at critical times. I also stress way LESS when things are tidy. 

 

This sweet girl has played so well this morning while I try to get some work done. Also.. morning light is my favorite. It’s so dreamy!!! 

So today will (hopefully) include editing my last two beautiful sessions from last weekend, canning pickles and finishing up the laundry and cleaning the house. Seems like quite a tall order, but pickles are already processing, the last two loads of laundry are ready to be folded and the house isn’t THAT messy, so it’s just tidying and giving it a fresh scrub. 

(trying to recreate my Mamaw’s Sweet Lime Pickles)

I’ll let you know how these beauties turn out! I’m hopeful. <3 

Happy week-ending to you all!! 

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I'm Kalyn

love music. love the outdoors. love life.

Following life around with a camera is my passion; along with mama-ing, beauty-ing, DIY-ing, cooking, and exploring.