April Goals

April Goals

April is here!

And with April comes Easter, thunderstorms, warmer weather, opening the windows, gardening, and so much more!

But first, let’s recap March.

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Passports: I applied and received my new one already! Now I am free to travel internationally as a Jaderston!

Dentist: Mike and I both got our teeth cleaned in March.

Laundry room: Yes, yes, and yes. But I’m not sharing yet!

Vacation: Yes, yes, and yes again! (Links to posts about Zona)

I keep my monthly goals simple, attainable, and not too excessive. With that said, here is April…

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Savings challenge: We are doing round two of our savings challenge this month. I am hoping we can continue an every other month pattern for awhile. It helps us practice patience, delayed gratification, and it reminds us that we absolutely can pinch our pennies a little tighter.

Scarlet and Gold Shop Calligraphy Class: LINK HERE I have dabbled in calligraphy with no real training. I am so excited to take this FREE class with Scarlet and Gold to refine my skills and learn some tips and tricks.

30 Day Reset: Mike and I have been wanting to switch up our diets for awhile. We will occasionally make some big changes but we always revert back to old habits. This month we are motivated to do a 30 day reset of our systems – that means lots of cooking, no eating out, and a very specific diet plan that helps to “reset” your body so you can figure out what you’re sensitive to and how your own body reacts to certain foods. We are reading Chris Kresser’s book, The Paleo Cure and following his plans for the 30 days.

Final touches on Laundry Room: Yay! Our big renovations/remodeling of the laundry room is complete – which I’ll share soon – but there are still some little things left to do… mostly decorate. I have LOVED working on one room from start to finish, but I am so excited to finish.

And that’s it for April! Do you make monthly goals?

Happy Day!

Love, The Jaderstons

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Life Lately {In Photos}

I’m back! Sorry for that brief blogging hiatus, it was tougher to get back into the routine of life than I expected.

We haven’t been up to much this week. Mike got food poisoning early on so he had to take a couple sick days and I worked quite a bit. We’ve also made HUGE strides towards our “laundry room” goal.

IMG_6238Cupcakes from the famous “Sprinkles” – The salted caramel was the best.

IMG_6242IMG_6244IMG_6246It wouldn’t be Zona without a sunset photo. This last photo was a behind the sunset photo but just as stunning.

IMG_6247Just a little friendly competition. I unfortunately had the Jayhawks going all the way…

IMG_6257IMG_6259This is how we felt during the WSU vs. KU game. I wore blue because they’re my alma mater and my mom wore gold because they’re her alma mater. Her team won. I was happy with either team winning and sad for either team losing. It was a strange paradox and the most uncomfortable I’ve ever felt during a basketball game. Don’t do this to us again NCAA… PLEASE!

IMG_6266I was caught in a hailstorm after work last Wednesday. This was a first for me. I had no idea it would be that loud/scary. But don’t worry everyone – I’m alive and well and my car doesn’t have hail damage. #becauseyoucare But also, how have I lived in Kansas my whole life and don’t ever remember being caught in a hailstorm?

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Happy Day!

Love, The Jaderstons

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The Grand Canyon

As mentioned yesterday HERE, we did some sightseeing on Wednesday. This is part two!

Mike and I had never seen the grand canyon and I love that we got to see it for the first time together. Of course I am going to endorse going to see it, it was amazing and everyone should go, but seriously… It was amazing and everyone should go. Put it on your bucket list right now.

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It was truly unbelievable. These pictures turned out well, but I really feel like they don’t do it justice. The beauty is breathtaking. I will return again someday and will be just as struck by the beauty of it as I was on Wednesday.

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We’re on our way back to Kansas today. We’re excited to get back to Alf and our house, but we’re sad that vacation is over. This was one that we’ll cherish forever.

Happy Day!

Love, The Jaderstons

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