Tuesday, January 31, 2023

What's Up Wednesday...on a Tuesday [January 2023]

Well, it's Tuesday, the last day of January, and for some reason, for most of the month I though that January 31st fell on a Wednesday... But last week I realized I had my days a little off 😂 So, here we are, on a Tuesday but with What's Up Wednesday. I always love reading through this blog link-up, so I figured it would be the perfect day to still post it as we wrap up January... I also can't believe we're already wrapping up January!!!

But here's a little look into what's been going on with the Riddicks recently! 

Monday, January 30, 2023

Monday Thoughts...Starting Small.

Happy Monday!! I thought it'd be fun to just share a few thoughts on here about something fun that I'm learning/doing these days... 
After finishing The Lazy Genius Way, it's been fun to put into practice some of her tips and principles. None of them are "new" or life-changing in and of themselves, but her writing and process made sense to me and encouraged me, especially in discovering what's important and what matters the most in our home, family, and rhythms.
One of her principles that I've loved is "Start Small," which has been so helpful to not feel like I have to tackle it all at once.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Friday Favorites - Sunday Afternoons, a New Planner, and a Great Read

Happy Friday!! I can't believe this is the last weekend of January!! It's always a long month, but this one has seemed to go by faster than most this year for us... We don't have too much going on this weekend other than just cozying up and enjoying a sunny Saturday and rainy Sunday!

I just have a few simple Friday Favorites over here for you today. Things we're loving and enjoying and hope you're finding small joys in your days as well!! Here's a little look into some of ours! 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Frame This Moment.

Happy, happy Thursday!! I thought I would continue the trend of Thursday's Frame This Moment this week. It has been the biggest delight to start this series! Every part just brings so much joy. It feels like the best reminder to slow down a bit and freeze a few moments...taking time to really soak them in and be grateful for the little gifts in life. I'm trying to do that over here with Jane growing faster than I knew was possible, and it's been so fun to be encouraged by your small moments too!! 

Here's my Frame This Moment this week... 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Snow Globe Craft

Happy Wednesday!! With snow on the mind over here and hoping for some in the forecast soon, I thought it would be fun to share one of my favorite snowy January activities that I loved to make with my students.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Rhythms and Routines this January

Rhythms and routines... I think it's mostly my personality and the peacemaker in me, but I love thinking and creating healthy rhythms and routines for our home and family...knowing the stable and steady parts of my day and week that will be there most times. Last semester, it took a little while to find our grounding again with our days looking so differently than the past several years and with little Jane now a part of our family...

Monday, January 23, 2023

Life Lately.

Oh, good morning Monday!!! I hope you guys had a great weekend!!! I thought it would be fun today to start the week off just with a little Life Lately around here recently. Things haven't been too crazy, but it's fun to document the day-to-day, as I know it's ever-changing. So here's a little look into the Riddick's life lately! 

Friday, January 20, 2023

Friday Favorites - Sunshine, Kombucha and Our Latest Show

HAPPY FRIDAY!!! We always joke around here that our weekends really start on Thursdays... We love Thursdays. We try to make them fun, always have some type of date night on Thursday nights, and really the weekend is just longer if you view them as starting *basically* on Thursday afternoon. :) So, happy a little into the weekend already 😂 

Today, I just rounded up a random assortment of things we are loving around here these days... I feel like there is a little a bit of everything on here today, and I hope maybe one of these things will bless your days as well you're finding simple joys throughout your days too!!

Here are just a few Friday Favorites for you from the Riddicks!

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Frame This Moment.

Aww it's my new favorite series around here... 
A place to just document the sweet moments that make up this season that I know I will want to remember one day...

This week, I had to document this little snapshot from a simple morning here at home with Jane.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Snapshots of Christmas and New Years

Happy Wednesday!! Half way through this short week!! I thought today could be fun just to share a few snapshots from our Christmas and New Years. As always, it was busy and full and so fun. So incase you are interested in what the Riddicks were up to, here are just a few snapshots from that sweet break! 

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

2022 in Review

Happy Tuesday that feels like a Monday!! We had a great weekend over here! I hope you guys did too!  Even a few weeks into January, I still had to post my 2022 in Review... 
This may be one of my very favorite posts because I have a feeling I might look back on these years from now and love seeing what life and this season looked like for us... 2022 was a big year for The Riddicks. We bought a new car, purchased our home, I finished my fifth year of teaching on maternity leave, we welcomed JANE and grew from a family of two to three, we traveled, saw family, completed some home renovations, and really just tried to soak up as much of baby Jane as we possibly could. 

Here's a little look back through pictures of the twelve full and fun months that made up 2022 :) 

And if you want to catch up with the Riddicks 2021, you can see that here

Without further ado...here we go! 

Friday, January 13, 2023

Friday Favorites - Tea, Bible Reading, and More

HAPPY FRIDAY! We love ourselves a good Friday over here. The forecast is calling for some snow showers this morning, and we are hoping we get to see a tiny bit of white going into the weekend! 

Today, I've just rounded up a few of our favorites these days to share! Hope your January has been full of new and old favorites as well and that you enjoy reading a few of ours! 

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Frame This Moment.

I've been dreaming about this series on this little blog for so long. I followed a blog in high school and she used to post moments to frame, and I just loved looking through them. They were always so simple and sweet, and I knew they would be moments their family would look back on forever with the fondest memories. 
As I've been working on a 2022 in Review post, it's taken me so long to sift through so many sweet pictures, and there are some that just stand out as moments I know I will remember forever... Or that I hope I will. And thus, this blog series was born - Frame This Moment. 

Moments that I hope to remember. That I hope to go back to when life gets busy and full. Moments that I hope will always bring a smile and maybe even a tear years from now. Little snapshots into our life to help me remember these days... These days that sure can be long, but these years that sure are seeming to be so short. 

So, here we go. My first Frame This Moment. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Let's Look - Scheduling and Organizing Our Family

Happy Wednesday!! I hope everyone is having a great week so far!! Today is one of my favorite blog link-ups to read, and I always try to participate when I can. So I'm jumping on board for the first Let's Look of 2023 about scheduling and organizing our family. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

January Goals

Well, here we are on January 10th, and it felt like as good as time as ever to talk about some January goals... 
I love some good January Goals. I tend to love the first of every month. I always feel like it's such a fresh start to any season. It gives my mind a little chance to step back and prioritize what's important and create some goals that would help make the month better.

Monday, January 9, 2023

A Walk Down Music Lane

Well, we are so thankful for such a sweet weekend over here... Our home is clean and fresh and ready for January with Christmas taken down, we got some sweet downtime on Saturday, and mainly, we really loved cheering on our number one guy this weekend at his show Friday night. 

Friday, January 6, 2023

Friday Favorites - January Edition

HAPPY FRIDAY!! I can't believe we're already to Friday... We've tried hard to reset our January to make things a sustainable pace and rhythm over here, and it feels good that we're through the first full week. 

A fun fact about Pierce for you... He majored in Classical Percussion in college and is an amazing drummer/musician. And a friend in our small group is celebrating the end of her writing 100 songs this year with a little coffee shop show, and Pierce is playing the cajon for her! So Jane and I will be packing up and enjoying some music tonight - cheering on our number one guy :) 

After his show, we're loving the slower pace that this January is bringing to our family and are getting Christmas packed up and our house cleaned to *hopefully* set ourselves up for success next week. 

Today though, I rounded up some of our January favorites. A few had asked more about motherhood, so I'm including a few of Jane's current favorites as well, and I'm sure I'll post more in the future as well. I hope you're finding simple joys in your day too, and I would love to hear some of your Friday Favorites as well! Here's to a great first one in January! 

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Nine Months with our Jane!

Our little Jane is NINE months old...how is that possible?! The fifth of the month has been such a special day to celebrate the Lord's faithfulness since she's been born... We are celebrating today the gift of Jane Arbel and how fun it is to watch her grow!! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Happy 2023!

Happy 2023!!! It is so fun to be back on here... I can't believe we are already at the start of a new year. Last year was a big year for our family... With career shifts, buying a family car, purchasing our home, traveling, home renovations, and most importantly, welcoming our sweet Jane into our family!! It's been so fun to share our journey on here, and we can't thank you enough to following along! We can't wait for all that the Lord has in store in this coming year...