Boy in a blue hooded sweatshirt and black sweatpants smiling and giving a thumbs up.

1. On Monday and Tuesday this week, we traveled to New York for Dominic’s scans and 6th neuroblastoma vaccine. On our way home, his oncologist called to tell us that his scans are still clear of disease and he remains in remission 🙏🏻🙌🏻 Thank you to everyone who continues to pray for him and send good thoughts his way! His next vaccine injection will not be for another five months, but we will go back around mid-summer for routine scans.

2. We made the most of the beautiful weather on Monday and the fact that his appointments were done at noon and ventured to Central Park for the afternoon. Dominic had been wanting to see the statue of Balto the sled dog ever since reading the book many months ago, and was so excited to finally see it in person. Then we went to the Central Park Zoo, and he got a big, messy ice cream cone on the way back to the hotel 😄

3. A couple of weeks ago while the kids were still on break, they were hanging out and playing, and Isabelle got herself a chair to sit on, a tiara and wand, and announced that she was the queen. She hired Dominic as her pirate/guard and told Joseph that if he didn’t stop talking about sports, he’d have to leave the kingdom 😂

4. I love a good post on fridge organization 🤓

5. On that note, I also love checklists and this 6/10 cleaning method has me intrigued! I’ve been trying to do one load of laundry a day for a year or two now and it’s definitely a game changer. I’m always amazed when I skip a day because when I do it everyday, the loads aren’t terribly large, but when I miss one day, suddenly it turns into a MASSIVE load of laundry and then of course folding and putting away takes longer!

6. Have you made any favorite dinner or dessert recipes lately? I’d love to hear what everyone is loving in their own kitchens!

7. Now that the weather is getting warmer, I’m wondering if anyone has a good recommendation for cooler to use for keeping food cold after a trip to the grocery store? I went to Costco before picking up the kids from school a couple of weeks ago and it was warm; while I did grab a thermal bag and some ice packs, it wasn’t nearly large enough to fit the Costco-sized things I needed to put in it! I’ve seen many people mention the Scout cooler bags for pools/beach and this one is the biggest I could find, but I’m wondering if anyone has used them for this grocery purpose? Of if you have any other recommendations? I’m not really looking to invest in something like a large Yeti cooler or something like that.

8. And since we’re talking about warmer weather, does anyone have a self-tanner that they love? I haven’t used one in years, but want to give it a spin this year. Give me your best recommendations!

9. TV things… I don’t believe we finished either of the couple of shows we were watching, but just started Time (BritBox) and have watched the first couple of episodes, and so far it’s very good!

10. TGIF! Sweet Duke says hi!

Side view of an older Golden Retriever sitting.