Cher Joy

Cher joy

Hi friends. It’s an absolutely gorgeous Sunday here in Santa Cruz and we are loving California more than ever. I have a meatloaf in the oven, Miranda Lambert’s new CD on repeat and baby boy is napping. We’ve done absolutely nothing but clean this weekend. Add some yard work, grocery shopping and dog walking, and that pretty much sums up our two days off.  I’m going to a part-time schedule starting this week, so I’m pretty excited {and a little stressed, seeing that this California lifestyle isn’t the cheapest}. You don’t realize where your money goes until you actually sit down and look at your bank statement. That is one thing we’ve always been bad at. Budgeting. We have a serious love for food, and it’s literally breaking us. Today I actually meal planned before we went to the store, and we actually checked out UNDER our spending goal. It was a big success for the Johannes household, ha. I have a lot of catching up to do here and will have some more to post this week. I’m already getting excited for Fall and the trips we have coming up. Some local, some out of state. It’s going to be an exciting few months leading up to . . Christmas! In other news, I’ve also signed up for a Digital Media certificate program at the local community college {graphic design}. One class at a time, and in an area of skill I really want more knowledge around. And soccer picks up again this week. Goodness, why do I do this to myself? hahaha Well, here’s what brought me joy last week, in case you’re at all interested:


1. Jace’s basset hound onesie from our favorite basset hound, Gus {& Sandy}.
2. Reading before bed. This book is serious amazing.
3. Starbucks date with my men.
4. Homemade unsweetened applesauce from our Aunt. So yummy. Now I’m inspired to make apple sauce. How does one do that? . . . Fall project perhaps?

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  • Reply Nichole Viles September 8, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Look at the cute little face of Jace, he’s so adorable! Just love him :)

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