Spring things

Tis the season for cold brew coffee, hot pink azaleas, and sneezing the minute I step outside! Aside from allergies, I really love spring. There is nothing like that burst of excitement when the weather warms up and flowers start popping out of every crevice. Spring also always makes me nostalgic for some reason! Like way more so than the holiday season. Go figure.

Josh and I have been making homemade cold brew using this thing that we got for Christmas. We recently ordered some coffee that is specifically for making cold brew and it is delicious. Josh drinks his coffee black (which is obviously a red flag but I still love him so) and I put either coconut milk or hazelnut creamer in mine. Mmmmmm.

I’ve also been doing a ton of baking lately! It’s really enjoyable but also not a great combination with me refusing to turn on the AC until our house reaches ~80 degrees. Sorry fam. Oh my goodness… I vividly remember one afternoon when CJ was 2ish months and K was 9ish months and I received a text from a neighbor kindly asking to borrow a certain size baking pan. As soon as I read the text I broke down in tears because I was so exhausted and overwhelmed that having to look for a specific pan in my kitchen felt beyond my current capacity. Thankfully, I am now able to not only locate certain pans but also use them, so hooray for mental health improvements!

Last week we met up with my MIL + 2 nieces at Barber Park in Greensboro and it was so much fun. I want to go to more parks this spring but it feels really intimidating to get both boys ready and in the car when I don’t necessarily have to. I might make a little goal for myself to visit two new parks/trails per month, because that feels both doable and fun.

On Easter we started going back to in-person church for the first time in over a year! The actual church part was great, but I was very hesitant to leave the boys in childcare (mostly because I have attachment issues tbh). It worked out ok, but yesterday we decided to try a later service that didn’t interfere quite as much with their naps. Thankfully that seemed to be a much better fit despite the fact that K had a massive throw up in the car on the way home, which had nothing to do with church and everything to do with me giving him a piece of apple that he gagged on… ohh baby life.

Also this weekend we celebrated our favorite twins turning THREE! I can’t believe we met them when they were just 8 months old… ahhh I love them so much. We met up at Dan Nicholas park in Salisbury (look, I already hit my park goal for the month!) and played, opened gifts, and had a picnic lunch. It was so nice having all my favorite kids together.

Anddd thus concludes my ramblings for today! Have a good one!

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