Friday, August 22, 2014

Photo Dump...Week of July 27th

Monday I went up to school to work....I didn't get a lot done, but I cleaned out cabinets, trashed stuff and planned out how I would decorate our classroom!!

Tuesday we met Joey for lunch at El Fenix.  It was so nice to get to see him during the day. :)

I spread out all my preschool goodies and organized them while listening to Christmas was wonderful!!

Have you heard this song?  It is so beautiful....with everything that is going on with my dad, this song just touched my heart deeply.

The family car, we barely fit
Christmas time had come again
Bundled up to fight the freeze
Picking out the family tree

We'd decorate with clumsy hands
In hope that Santa comes again
And in the morning, wake to see
Gifts beneath the family tree

And I don't know where I'm going
But I do know who I'll be
These memories and names like leaves all hang on us
The family tree

We're older now, we all have changed
But we all laugh at the same old things
We'll spend the night with memories
Gathered 'round the family tree

And I don't know where I'm going
But I do know who I'll be
These memories and names like leaves all hang on us

We're so much more than blood, we're more than names
We're bound by bonds that only God sustains
But this time of year we all gather here
And I always know I'm home

There are voices now where silence was
The subtle signs of growing up
Where one is born, another leaves
Branches on the family tree

I've finally gotten around to some of my gallery walls!!! 

The lighting in these pics isn't so great, but here they are!!  I'm thrilled to get them going!!

Very difficult to get a pic because of the angle...our map gallery wall....I'm still "mapping" ideas out in my head!!  Did you catch that there?  Pretty clever huh?!! :)

Friday the boys and I had lunch at Chuys...and we sat OUTSIDE!!!  At the END of July!!  And it was so breezy/cool that Owen was shivering!  He had to sit on my lap and cover up in my sweater!  Ha!  That is MY kind of summer!!

I love this crazy bunch and they are CRAZY!!!  Next week I have THREE kids at different camps!!  Busy busy!!

Photo Dump...Week of July 20th

Well Monday was a more "difficult" day at home with the can read more about that HERE.  But after a very emotional prayer time I was extremely better!  Thank you Lord!!  Monday night I helped sort through all of the crap bulletin board material for my preschool.  Although it may not be easy for me to throw away my own stuff, I was EASILY able to go through and get rid of a lot of these ugly old items!!

Tuesday after the kids and I dropped off Aidan for trombone practice we headed to the carwash...which is always lots of fun!!!;)

Tuesday afternoon after a long day of fun for Finn, who stayed the night over at Joshua's house for a rocking campfire birthday, and just a LOOONG day without a nap for bugs, they both fell asleep in the car!  It was pretty cute I must say!

Wednesday I just felt it was time to at least partially clean out my Expedition was filled to the Joey had to follow me to the dump just to carry the kids for me!!  Haha!  After we unloaded the junk and the kids got in my car Joey left for work!  I was exhausted by the end of the day!

Thursday B and I played of my very favorite games as a little girl...and this particular game is vintage!!

 Saturday we met Memaw for lunch at McD!  Not the best pic of Owen, but everyone else is looking AND smiling!!  Ha!

My dad gave Finn a pocket knife recently....and yep, he is using it to poke holes in his cup!  I am a #yesmom (which is something a blogger started for moms who would rather choose to let their kids have fun over being uptight in the situation...I've been a #yesmom ALL summer with Owen's wardrobe.  He has wanted to pick out his clothes and I've let him...even when he wears a red shirt with maroon shorts and water shoes everywhere.)!!

While at McD, Memaw showed me this pic of B she had on her phone.  I.about.died!!  I wanted to cry over how much she has grown!!  Oh my precious little girl....

 Friday I got my glasses!  I really like them...but I have determined that my ears are not even.  Ha!

Sunday afternoon Haley and I went and saw "a movie" was hilarious, and completely inappropriate!  After we had some of the best cinnamon rolls EVER!

Another week done...check!
Camp for week!!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Photo Dump...Week of July 13th

Monday night my hubs put the finishing touches on the "winder mouldin'" hooks!!  And we finally started putting things BACK on the walls.  I was so hesitant to put new holes in my freshly painted walls...but it's kinda boring around here with nuthin' on the walls!!  (yes, that is a trash can he is using as his base...classy)

Apparently not much happened Tuesday or Wednesday!!  But Thursday some beautiful storms moved in...just as I had to leave for my eye exam.  I did have to get glasses....but the prescription is ridiculously low.  I have great eyes...just straining too much to read (insert...stare at the computer).

Thursday we went as a family to lunch and then some Walmart shopping!  Bwahaha!!
Family Day Fun!!

And Thursday night I tackled a new project...wasn't even planning on this one.  But I went for it anyways!  Joey and I sanded our dining room table.  I started the painting process and left it to dry!

Friday we had to take Lulu to get her shots....she was a MESS!!!  My kids were CRAZY in the room!!  Somehow the nurse and I connected and she proceeded to fill me in on what is like to be the mother of a football player (I'm scared for the season to start!).  She was full of great advice and gave me her cell phone number if I had any other questions!  Then just as the doc came in Owen yells, "I need to poop!"  Classy again!  So I left Finn and B with the nurse, doc and Lulu!!!  Ha!  

On the way home Lulu was worn out...she could barely move.  Poor pup!  She perked up later that afternoon!

Friday afternoon we kept Miss. Camille while Ashlee was preparing for her garage sale!  We had a blast...the kids can't stand her as you can clearly tell!!!

Saturday morning bath time!!  She did great the night before...slept right through...much to the surprise of her Momma!! ;)

Saturday afternoon I sanded the legs of the table...LOVING IT!! Up next...staining the top!!

So....let's just get this out there.  I received this AWESOME giftcard from B's class for being room mom.  I've been looking for a "Froyo" location since the last day of school.  Yep.  I finally flipped this thing over and realized it was for "Orange Leaf" ...where you EAT "frozen yogurt...froyo".  I'm.a.moron.  I laughed out loud at myself for a LOOOONG time when I put two and two together!  I think Ashlee got a pretty good laugh too!! :))  Saturday we had us some Orange Leaf yumminess!!

Sunday B was being baptized...and she was EXCITED!  She got up super early to go with me to worship team practice!

Pastor Kevin dunking B!!  She was so brave!

We had LOTS of family there....but this was the ONLY pic I took!!  Big fat fail.  But thank you to my mom, dad, Grandma, MIL, FIL, SIL- Starla and her kiddos for coming out to support B. Claire!!

Sunday afternoon (technically Saturdays mail) B read through her special mail from Grandpa!!  It was so sweet...he wrote her 3 pages and she loved reading every word!  She had written my dad a letter telling him she hopes he feels better and this was his response!  3 pages of love!!

What a great LONG week.  :))