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This Week at the Brennan’s

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Lauren Brooke and Blake

This week was a pretty good one! Here’s what’s been going on at our place 🙂

This week:

We have been slowly packing things up and getting rid of things in preparation for our move in June. Gordon leaves in just a few hours for training for his new job (I just cannot escape the training curse!!) and the next time I see him, we will be moving into our new home on the East Coast! 87 days away….not that I’m counting or anything.

It feels a little unreal, but putting our house on the market tomorrow will probably make it all way more real! Ha! It’s a big and beautiful dream house we live in that we feel blessed to afford BUT we will be giving it up for something waaaaaaay smaller in a much busier city. We’re just setting our sights on a different dream.

Our children continue to thrive, mostly. Eddie has stopped grabbing at his ears and has started becoming a little more content (still hard to please…what else is new) but way better than before. So that’s great news.

Brooke on the other hand has been fading fast and continues to be quite the sick little girl. Wednesday afternoon, she started feeling tired with a very bad sore throat. Thursday morning, she woke up with a fever of 103! Over the last few days, it’s progressed into a bad cough and a consistently stuffy nose. On top of that, she’s pretty devastated that her Dad is leaving for 3 months. I’m right there with ya, Brooke!! I’m not sure she will be going to school very much this week.

Blake continues to bounce around and be his regular old silly self. We were going through all our toys in the playroom, packing some, getting rid of others. I made him a pile of all his toys and I told him to go through everything and pick out what he’d like to keep. He hardly kept anything!! I tried to persuade him to keep the small Batman figurine that goes with the Batmobile, but he refused. All that really will be coming with us are his hot wheels cars and large variety of construction vehicles that I don’t know the ‘proper’ names of.

Our good friend’s Stephanie and Troy had a baby this weekend! Steph was scheduled for a C-section next week and surprise surprise, her water broke on Saturday! So we got to meet their new little nugget at the hospital Saturday night. I don’t know about you, but this baby is totally smiling at me! Kind of makes me want another one, but kind of makes me grateful that I can snuggle the baby for 10 minutes and then give her back and head home to get a solid 8 hours! Ha!

A little boy posing for a picture

I gave Eddie a man-bun this week. So many strong opinions!! Yikes. This kid is cute no matter what I dress him in.

I was checking my analytics and holy smokes, I had no idea there were so many of you interested in my super-comfortable Paige jeans!! I said it before and I’ll say it again: these jeans are perfect for girls with larger thighs and smaller waists! My body is pear-shaped and these fit me so well! Regular jeans off the rack don’t fit me hardly at all because I’m so short and the opposite of thin. I have a skinny upper body, but a thicker lower body. If this sounds at all familiar to you, these jeans are for you. If you are a shortie like me, get the cropped version and you won’t have to get them tailored! They are glorious. These are the only jeans I will buy. I have this pair and this pair.

Lauren holding a baby
She perked right up when she knew I was holding her! HAHA!! Let me snuggle all.the.babies FOREVER.
This next week, we are looking forward to:

Getting used to our new normal with Gordon being gone. I’m actually not looking forward to this…from previous times he’s left for months on end, it’s taken me about 4 weeks to get used to the transition.

Brooke and Blake finish swim lessons this week, though I’m not sure we’ll be going swimming if Brooke is still coughing up a lung. Poor thing!!

I’m getting rid of a lot of my clothes and will be getting some other clothes in the mail this week!! I love online shopping. My husband is going to regret having left. Mwahahaha.

Oh, and anyone with nanny/daycare recommendations for Boise, drop me a line! I need to get my kids enrolled asap!

Have a great week!!


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    1. Lauren

      If you read this post, you’ll get some more answers: https://laurenslatest.com/this-week-at-the-brennans-6/

      I can’t give out too many details right now, but I will in the next month or two 🙂