Sundays are for Snuggling.

Life tends to get busy, and with kids, sometimes it feels like we are always just trying to sty afloat. We go into every weekend with a list of things we want to do with the girls, stuff we need to do around the house and of course, so much laundry. Before we know it, Sunday is here, and the stress of the upcoming week starts to settle in. We call it the empties, some of our friends call it the Sunday scaries, do you know this feeling?

So we have made it a tradition for the last few months, to always be home on Sunday nights. To always do an early, extra long dinner together, make sure things are picked up and in their place for the week, and then spend the last few hours of the weekend together in our happy place. We have dance parties, rent movies & turn on the fire when it’s cold. The big girls love to read together (and fight over who gets to pick said movie) while Claire climbs around like our living room is her own personal jungle gym. One of her favorite things to do each night is milk delivery for everyone, she helps me put the lids on everyones cups, and she runs into the room to bring Harper (Happie!) & Eloise (Eyee!) their milks, before running back in for her own. Sunday nights are one of our favorite times of the week, the perfect time to unwind and to count our blessings.

I love the saying, a Sunday well spent brings a week of content. Hope you all had a great weekend & wishing you a happy week ahead!! XO

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    Ashley Boyer
    March 20, 2017 at 5:01 am

    This is perfect! Great way to combat the Sunday feels.

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    Breanne
    March 20, 2017 at 6:52 am

    I know this feeling so well, my husband travels monday through friday during the week and we just dread sunday nights! Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing your sweet thoughts with us!

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      Jessica Garvin
      March 27, 2017 at 10:40 am

      I know that feeling all too well! And thank you!

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    Lesley
    March 20, 2017 at 8:34 am

    definitely the best way to sunday!

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    Laura
    March 20, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Such a good idea…we really need to implement something like this! Also, I have 3 boys and my youngest (almost 2) loves doing “milk delivery” for his brothers too! So sweet 🙂

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    Erin Roberts
    March 20, 2017 at 10:37 am

    I also love that saying! I read it a couple years ago and think about it every Sunday. I hope you have a wonderful day and happy first day of Spring!!

    Erin

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    Katie
    March 20, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Just found your blog and so glad I did! You take such gorgeous photos of your girls!

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    Sarah
    March 20, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    I love this tradition!! I think I might have to start something similar around here 🙂 Sometimes the hubby and I will make a nice dinner on Sunday after the girls go down (since they eat nothing except pb&j, ha) and have dessert. It’s a nice, slow way to end the week!!

    -Sarah http://www.thefrugalmillionaireblog.com

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    Maureen
    March 20, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Hi Jessica I just love your blog! Could you do a post someday on where you get all your little bows and headbands? From newborn to little girl would be great! And how you organize them would be helpful too! Thanks for considering!

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      Jessica Garvin
      March 27, 2017 at 10:41 am

      I can definitely do that! A few of my favorites are June & January headbands, Wunderkin Co. (formerly Free Babes), Ryan & Wren, A Little Lady Shop and ZoZu Baby! 😉

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    Liz Berry
    March 21, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    You have the best ideas! I love when you put how your kids pronounce things, it’s one of my favorite things about my kids, their little baby talk and how things change and we miss it.

    Would love to get a step-by-step on that gorgeous built in shelf you fixed up.

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      Jessica Garvin
      March 27, 2017 at 10:42 am

      Thank you Liz!! As soon as we finish it, I will definitely share it all!! XO

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    Erin
    March 21, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    I love them, we too savor our Sundays together!

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    Joline Veitch
    March 22, 2017 at 6:17 am

    I like this way of thinking about Sundays! I find I always get the Sunday blues – that the weekend is coming to an end. But this is such a simple way to end on such a great note and start the week off on a good foot!

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