Currently in the Duncan Home // May Series

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Crafting: Handmade cards. I so enjoy hand lettering and creating cards to send to sweet people.

Anticipating: The last day of school! Ah … school lets out in seventeen days and I’m already antsy. Until then, I’m anticipating finishing strong in my last two weeks as well as a few substitute days I’m scheduled to do. I do love working with these young people!

Planning: Visiting family! As soon as school lets out we hope to drive down and enjoy the delights of family. Maybe even visit the river?

Dreaming: Of babies! (It’s that time of year …) 😉 For some reason I’e got baby-fever and I going crazy pinning nursery designs and dreaming up ways I’d house a little one. Follow my Pinterest for darling baby pins!

Smelling: Fresh, clean summer breezes! I am loving this time of year; it isn’t too warm yet and we’re just starting to get our spring thunderstorms.

Eating: Lots of salads and simple (but satisfying!)  meals. I’ve begun following Trim Healthy Mama’s meal ideas which is super helpful in planning out the week’s meals. I’ve always been good at meal planning but I struggled in sticking with it. So, rotating between S Meals (Satisfying and full of fats) and E Meals (Energizing with a side of carbs) has been super simple and helpful.

Plus, I’ve been eating a good amount of this homemade chocolate and not feeling guilty about it! 😉

Celebrating: Finding friends! Haha! At the beginning of the school year I met my wonderful friend Amy. I’ve become great friends with her — she is such a joy to me! Earlier this week we got together with our husbands for the first time and had a grand time playing Mario Party late into the night (for us early birds!). 😀

It was so fun and I thank the Lord for giving us a “couple friend.” I’ve been praying God would send a like-minded couple our way to have fun with and grow together with and He answered! 😀

Enjoying: Working out! 😉 I’m only a week in but so far I love this sustainable plan Dalton has helped me get on. I’m aiming to do hard, intensive, short workouts at least once a day. It looks a lot like this:

Monday: 15 Minute Leg and Butt Workout. I’m following this one (warning: tight leggings ahead) 😉

Tuesday: Stretching Day (Since I spend 5 hours on my feet and running around with kids for p.e.)

Wednesday: 2.5 mile walk downtown

Thursday: Stretching Day (Since I’m, once again, on my feet and pooped at the end of my 5 hour library class.)

Friday: Weight Lifting Day focusing on arms and shoulders (I lift until I can’t any more and take a break but come back 2-4 times in the day repeating the process).

Saturday: 2.5 mile walk downtown OR 15 Minute Leg and Butt Workout

Sunday: Stretch Day

Reading: Almost finished with Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss. Lately, I’ve been reading chapters in place of a devotional. It’s so deep!

I’m also enjoying light reading and am working my way through Lori Wicks Tucker Mill Trilogy. 😀

What does your late spring look like? What are you reading? Dreaming about? Anticipating? I would love to know! Leave me a comment below so we can talk about it! 🙂 

Love, blessings and coffee,

Frannie

9 thoughts on “Currently in the Duncan Home // May Series

  1. It looks like you are having a very busy time. I used to love the end of school term and I guess you are looking forward to the holidays.
    Hope you received the Stationery Swap partner’s address. I emailed it to you recently. Thanks for joining in!

    1. Yes, Miss Barbara, I am very much looking forward to our holiday. (And so are the kids!) 🙂 I did receive my partner’s address and just received her package today. It was such a sweet surprise! I’ll be sending mine her way soon!

      Thank you for hosting this!

      Blessings!

  2. love hearing snippets of what you are up too…yay for couple friends! that is so fun and I hear you on baby fever! (esp as every time I turn around someone is telling me they’re expecting.)

    1. Hahaha, yes, Charis, yes, to the overflowage of baby announcements! I felt sneaky writing this but we weren’t ready to release our good news. 🙂 And now here I am adding one more announcement to your list. 😉

      Blessings to you sweet lady!

  3. Yayyy to the last day of school coming up, visits with family,excercise, and all that in between! And especially to the finding a close couple friend. Justin and I have been praying for the same thing. 🙂

    What does our spring look like? Lots of exercising, sewing,and chicken taking care of as usual. We did get to spend our first weekend away since our honeymoon this past weekend, at a beautiful B&B. Dreaming? Babies as always. Although I am trying to put that dream away… Seems as if a new pregnancy is announced each week around here. 🙂

    Enjoy your spring walks my friend!
    Angel

    1. I am so glad you and Justin were able to get away and enjoy each other for a weekend; that is so special and important!

      It sounds like you are having a fulfilling spring. I loved looking at your 5 k marathon pictures on Instagram! 😀 Way to go, girl! And as always I love the chicken pictures; you make me envious of chicken possibilities. 😉

      Love and blessings to you, Angel!

  4. Awwwwww!! We had SUCH a wonderful time with you and Dalton!! We are SO thankful to to have you both in our lives, God truly brought us the perfect couple friends when we met you! We are ready for another fun video gaming night with you both! 😄
    I love your workout routine! I’m trying to start that too and I actually went to the gym with Stu today. I also still want to read Stepping Heavenward and I can’t wait to discuss it with you. Also, I have to admit, I’m having a bit of baby fever myself lately! 💖💖
    Love and hugs to you!

    1. Woohoo!! Way to go, Amy!!! 😀 I’m so proud of you and I bet Stu LOVED your going to the gym with him!! You are awesome, friend!!

      And I say “yes!” to another video gaming night. 🙂 Dalton and I were just talking about when and how we should get together again. Even though our tv is tiny I’d also love to host you and have a “make your own pizza night” and movie night. Eeee … we’ve got to make summer get-together plans! 😉

      And you having baby fever makes my heart so happy and also so hopeful for you. <3 It would be such a joy to me to have you have such good news!

      It would be so fun to discuss Stepping Heavenward … we could do it over coffee.

      I’m so looking forward to visiting with you tomorrow!! 🙂

      Love and blessings to you!!

      1. We can’t wait for pizza night with you and Dalton and I’m also excited for coffee with you! You are ALWAYS such a joy to me my friend!! I don’t know what the Lord has planned for me, but wouldn’t it be wonderful for us both to have little ones close in age to grow and play together? 😊💖 Love and hugs to you!

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