Three Thursday Thoughts

Do you guys know what today is?! It’s technically my “half-birthday”, which means the next six months are my last days in my 30’s. Ready or not, 40’s…here I come!

We’re starting Day #3 home bound and stuck inside due to icy road conditions. I truly have no idea what tomorrow will bring…school or no school-that is the question?!

When I wrote this title down in my blog planner, I was really envisioning more of what’s going on/thoughts I’m having. I got over and over again the request to just share more life and truly what’s happening in our home. I wrote it down to deliver, but guys-I’ve been stuck inside the last three days {Monday the nasty weather began so after dropping the kids off at school I never left the house. Tab did all the picking up.}. Honestly, not much has happened, so I quickly turned this post into a little shorter and sweeter version of the original idea. 🙂

#1 Phone Numbers

Growing up I had many of my friends, family members, and always my crushes’ phone numbers memorized. One of my besties in middle school had a hard time remembering her crushes’ phone number so she put it to the tune of, “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, and sang it all around school throughout the entire day. Let’s just put it this way…she sang that number so many times we all had his number memorized by heart. And it quickly became a thing we all practiced to keep those boys’ numbers near and dear to our heart. Did you do something similar growing up? To this day, I could recite my crushes’ number by singing it to that same tune.

What led me to even begin thinking about phone numbers and my current lack of memorization skills is a missing cell phone that was left at our house on Monday. We still have a crew of 3-4 guys who are in our house almost daily finishing the punch list items{which means we’re getting REAL close to being finished}. These guys are all very nice, we chat a bit throughout the day when we see each other, they’re very reliable, and are nice to my kids. {Bowen’s favorite happens to periodically sneak off and throw the football with him if he sees the boys playing in the yard.} Anyway, the guys are good guys and I feel like we know them as well as you can expect to know someone who’s working almost daily inside your house from mid-November to February. But…one of the guys left his cell phone Monday when he left our house to go home. It wouldn’t typically be a big deal, right? He’d get it the next day. But the ice and freezing rain arrived and that poor guy has been without his phone since Monday. We have absolutely no way to get a hold of him. It’s crazy, right? We did text his co-workers but even they were like-eek!

#2 Momentum Series

I’m not sure where you stand with your faith as you’re reading on this Thursday morning. Maybe you’re new to having a relationship with Christ and don’t even truly know where to being or what to do next. Maybe you’ve been walking hand-in-hand with Jesus for numerous years. Maybe you’ve hit an extremely low valley in your spiritual walk and have no idea where to even get back on track. No matter what your faith story is like let me encourage you to listen to the last four sermons in our churches, Momentum Series. Our pastor has shared renewing your faith, how to be strong and courageous, taking steps of faith, and how to trust God to do the impossible. Sheaffer and I have been chatting post Sunday service about how great each Sunday has been. I’d strongly encourage you to listen during your next walk, as you’re folding laundry, or as you drive to work.

#3 Favorite Snow Day Activity

We’ve really been living our best lives on these past two Snow Days. I’ve been getting tons of travel work done. The kids have crafted, watched movies, played outside, and kept each other busy. I remember the magic of a snow day growing up. In the country we’d periodically have snow days that quickly turned into a week off {which I guess we’re not really far from that right now here in Texas!}. I’m sure we did all those things my kids are doing to stay busy but I remember us all playing games as a family as some of my favorite snow day moments. Needless to say, I remembered this yesterday so we sat down to play a family game last night. It didn’t last long, got chaotic but left us all with a big batch of memories…win, win, win! Just a little encouragement to you if you feel like your family is starting to get bored. It doesn’t take much AT ALL to make spread around a little Snow Day magic!

I’ve gotta sneak off and be as productive as possible in this quiet house before the crew is up! Happy Snow Day #3, Friends!

Stay Safe and WARM!


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  1. 2.2.23
    Elspeth said:

    The phone number story made me laugh out loud. So relatable!

    • 2.2.23
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Didn’t we all do something crazy like that?!

  2. 2.2.23

    The sermon series has been extra on point for my life lately.

    • 2.2.23
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Mine too!!

  3. 2.2.23
    Sheaffer said:

    YES to listening to the sermon series! It’s been SO GOOD!!! Excited for this week too! And you know I still know Jill’s home number from junior high. 😉

    • 2.2.23
      Erika Slaughter said:

      BAHAHAHA! Of course you do!! I just got the sweetest e-mail from someone who listened and was moved!

  4. 2.2.23
    Alison said:

    Super jealous of a Snow Day! I’m still hoping for one in Georgia. I was hoping it would leave you guys, head east, and get us. Sigh… it looks like we will just continue to get rain. Have a cozy, fun day! 🙂

    • 2.2.23
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Oh man, Alison! Maybe you’ll get one soon!

      • 2.11.23
        Sl said:

        Always good idea to put ice (in case of emergence) in phone with spouse number or someone close to you.