10 on 10 :: January 2017

10 pictures on the 10th day of the month!
{Document a snapshot of your life & find beauty among the ordinary things in your day!}
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Happy 10th of January! 
Here is a sneak peek into our day....it was a CRAZY rainy day here in California. 
We are in the middle of a huge rain storm which is awesome for our drought ridden state. 
What isn't good is that we are getting so much rain at once & the land isn't used to that so there have been major flooding, land slides, massive trees falling over & power outages.
Walking into school....rain is dumping!
A look at my desk....my breakfast (that I eat around 10am each day...I don't get hungry until then), my 2017 Erin Condren Planner & my cute desk calendar.
 I got a new stamp that I will use for stamping homework each day....love that I can change the date :)
After school, I picked Luke up from preschool and his shoes were soaked because his rain boots don't fit him anymore & he wore regular shoes.  Since are predicted to have a very rainy winter/Spring, he and I went to a shop downtown to get him some new rain boots.
 He is so funny to shop with...he lined up all the rainboots he was deciding between.....he picked the fire chief ones :) We also picked up some cute ones for the girls since they don't have rain boots either.

Then Luke I went home for lunch & I made a batch of my Grammy's Split Pea Soup.
 Grammy makes hers on the stove and it takes 12+ hours. I usually make it in the Slow Cooker and it takes 8+ hours. I decided to try it out in my Instant Pot....it took less than 45 minutes!!!!!!  
I could not believe it...the soup turned out perfect!!!! I will be blogging this recipe soon and I will be blogging more Instant Pot recipes because I am obsessed. 

While my soup was cooking, I got some things organized for Kate's Birthday Party.  How cute are the invites? This theme is all Kate....she came up with the theme & the colors :)
I am just now getting the invites out & her birthday is in less than 2 weeks. Yikes!!!
This always happens to me...her birthday sneaks up on me because of Christmas & New Years...then bam! Her birthday! You would think that after 10 (!!!!!!) years I would remember to get the invites out sooner. I always get invites out 3-4 weeks ahead of time...except for Kate's. One of these years I will learn. LOL!

I also got caught up on some R+F stuff. If you missed my bulk eye cream order, it's not too late! I ordered some extra eye creams, so if you want one, it's $60 (I am covering tax & shipping) Send me an email or leave me a comment! First come, first serve!
 Then it was time to pick up the girls from school, so Luke and I drove over in the rain to get them and we went straight to gymnastics for Kate. (I signed both girls up, but Claire is still on the wait list for her age group)
 The girls have been asking for months to do gymnastics, so now that soccer (and the holidays) are over, I said they can do gymnastics. I have a pretty firm "one sport" at a time rule. In years past we have had softball & swimming overlap or soccer & dance overlap & it's just too much with 3 kids and all their activities, so for now, 1 activity per kid at a time so that we aren't so "busy"

  After gymnastics, it was still dumping rain, so we went to check out the creek near our house since it was looking full from all the rain.... This creek is usually 2 inches deep and about 2-3 feet wide.
  Can you believe it?!?!? I have never seen it like this before. It was like a raging river. People were getting sandbags ready to go. I really hope it doesn't flood...we have rain in the forecast until tomorrow night!

The kids got soaked from playing in the rain so then it was baths, dinner, books & bedtime.
Then, I settled down with some tea & watched This is Us.
 Between Obama's speech thanking Michelle & his daughters and then watching "This is 
Us"....I cried all the tears last night!!!
 It was such a fun 10th...definitely one that I will remember because of all the crazy rain. 
I always look forward to documenting the 10th of each month & I love looking back on them each month to see what we did in previous years on that day!


  1. I'm so glad the storm has settled down a bit today. It was nuts yesterday and last night. We haven't seen rain like that in YEARS! I would love to hear more about the Insta Pot! Everyone I know seems to have jumped on board and they sound so cool! Love that we have the same planner cover this year -- great choice! And my son has the same rain boots this year :)

  2. L O V I N G this rain! The central valley is so drought ridden so this is like liquid gold!

  3. Ugh I wish I could do the one sport at a time rule in my house. Swim team starts so early and softball starts so late in our neighborhood. Glad you're getting some rain!

  4. Alright, I think you've convinced me on the whole instant pot craze!

  5. Ok, as a former teacher in Texas, I have to know when your school starts and gets out. How in the world are you home in time for lunch? Gosh, I would love that! I love all of your pictures too!

  6. I love these posts! That soup sounds delish!

  7. I hope they enjoy gymnastics! It's great balance and coordination for future sports! My twins are in their 7th year of it and now go 26hours/week! I bribed them each with $1,000 to quit when they were 8...needless to say it didn't work!


    PS- It's been raining here all week too but we are still considered to be in an "extreme drought" - ugh!



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