Thursday, October 20, 2016

Weekly Happenings.

I've taken 3 pictures over the past 5 days... 

So I'll leave you with some funny memes that I've found over the past week! 

Here's a sneak peak at our family pictures! This is my favorite picture of all time!

 Here's 2 out of the 3 pictures of our week.

That's it.

God is bigger than this and Jesus Can Fix-it. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Weekend Review

Weekends aren't long enough! We started our weekend on the volleyball courts. I'm proud to announce that the Spiker Chicks won their first game! These girls were so proud! Lucy said, "Mom, they were worse than we were!" 

Henry wanted a picture with the big winner! 

While the girls play volleyball, the brothers usually wonder around the bleachers and or watch others play games on their tablets...

Saturday, the kids went to Manna and G-daddy's house to spend the night and Jonathan and I watched the Razorback game. I'm happy to say We WON! I'm sad to say that I turned it off when Ole Miss scored their last touchdown because Arkansas doesn't usually pull through when they need to.

Wesley and I folded laundry before we picked up the kids from my parents' house.

  Sunday afternoon we had our fall pictures. The kids were super excited and ready...
The kids woke up and the pictures turned out great. 

I wouldn't be a good friend if I didn't share this Frisco resale find... I thought this farm table was so pretty.  I don't need a table but someone might... 

Last, The Collin County Moms Blog has launched! Check it out Here! 

We are passionate about the Collin County community and the moms who live here, and our goal is to make this big city that we all live in feel just a little bit smaller.  By using both our website as well as various social media outlets, we are able to keep you up to date on family friendly activities around town, provide advice on parenting and motherhood, and encourage each of you to get out and explore all that our wonderful city has to offer!

Happy Monday!

God is bigger than this and Jesus can fix-it. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday Favorites: Card, shoes, and dogs.

one. This Card. 
Chemo week is always hard for us. One, Jonathan is nauseated from the medicine. Two, It's a reminder that Jonathan has cancer.  This hasn't gone away. He isn't healed. And every month I grieve. I hurt. I hurt for my husband, I hurt for our kids, I hurt for our old carefree ways, and I hurt for a normal life. I just hurt. 

I found this card in the mail and I laughed until I cried. (Thank you to this friend! You make me laugh and I love to laugh.) I'm not sure why people think it is appropriate to tell me about someone they know or loved that has died from cancer.... My next favorite inappropriate statement is "When you need money will you let me know..." 

two. Booties. 
I've been eyeing the toms booties for a while but never wanted to pay full price and the cheetah print never goes on sale. I finally found a brand new pair with tags on ebay for half of the price. I know I already told y'all this but it needs repeating. 

I remember being a young mom and wanting to dress cute but thought I needed new clothes because I didn't know about the world of eBay or second hand... Since new clothes weren't in our budget I settled for not getting dressed up. 

Second hand is your budget's friend! Thredup and Resale shops are my favorite! (My dress is from thredup, $8... )

 three. Wesley the Poodle.

Wesley is my favorite. He loves to snuggle and sleep on his back. He has a date with the groomer next week and I'm really excited about that.

Those are my favorites for this week!

God is bigger than this and Jesus Can fix-it.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Weekly Happenings: Pictures and 2 stories...

 I'll start and end with the stories...

First story of the week:
Henry came home from church this Sunday and we asked him what he learned. He quickly and happily replied, "Mom, God made everything! He made you. He made the trees. He made the sky. He made my ears, my eyes, my hair! But, Mom.... God can't make a penis because a penis is really hard to make..." He put a lot of thought into that. I'm praying that Henry understands that God loves him so much that he not only gave him a penis but a SAVIOR as well.

Chemo week sucks but it does have one perk... Dinners are delivered and church ladies know how to cook! This chicken pot pie was delicious!

I'm writing my first Collin County Moms Blog article and it is on the Intentional Calendar and how I schedule free time for our family. 

Henry and I enjoyed watching Lucy at soccer practice.
  It's hot as HADES in Texas. Yesterday the high was 85. I pretended like it was cooler than it was and dressed for fall.

I found my dress on Thredup and my Toms Booties on eBay. (New with tags, half the price) 

If you missed yesterday's post then you missed how I made the kids clean out the playroom and their rooms! I'm so excited to take this junk to the junk store! 

Speaking of Junk, Lucy might have cleaned her room but she couldn't help but make a mess in the bathroom... Bless her little heart.

Last Story:
Lucy and I were reading in bed the other night. After I finished we were saying her prayers and I was tucking her in for the night. AND THEN SHE REMEMBERED! "Mom, we have science to do tonight!" She ran downstairs to get her notebook and then showed me a list. 
5 Senses
Physical properties of an object

Lucy: See mom, we are supposed to do this.... 

Lucy: I don't know, didn't my teacher tell you....

Me: Lucy, I need you to think really hard! What did your teacher say? Did anyone ask questions?

Lucy: Yes, AJ did! He said, What if we have football practice and can't do this homework? and my teacher said YOU BETTER GET THIS DONE... 


Lucy: I remember. Guys, you better listen. If you don't pay attention, you will get home and tell your parents you have homework and then you won't know what it was you were supposed to do...

Me: AND????

Lucy: That's all I remember....

So, we defined the physical properties of an orange because either she was supposed to do that or she had a test... either way she would be prepared. Turns out she had a test! She said it was super easy! 

That's it.
God is bigger than this and Jesus can fix-it. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Konmari: Kids Edition (they helped!)

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So by now you know that I am obsessed with the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying UP.... Guys, it works! This weekend I asked the kids to clean the playroom and their rooms, after about an hour I asked if they were done and they both replied, "Yes!" Well, I went upstairs and it was still a disaster. And that was it... We got to work. I made the kids touch all of their toys and tell me if it sparked joy and if it didn't we released it. They could hug it, thank it, and say goodbye. And they did!!!

Here's our cleaning in Pictures + some... 

The upstairs linen closet... Each bed gets an extra pair of sheets. I got rid of the rest. 

You can see that my cleaning method before was called the Out of Sight, Out of mind method... 
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 It feels so good to open this closet and not have everything fall out onto me! I got rid of 6 bags of linens...

Under the guest room sink...
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Lucy's linen closet turned shoe closet
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 Under Henry's sink.
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I gathered all of my craft supplies, wrapping supplies and extra gifts and moved them all to the office closet. I love this closet!
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  My table cloth collection!
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Alright, The playroom and the kids rooms!!!

This is when we first got started with the playroom. We removed everything from the bins and I made the kids touch everything...

Also, these pictures were after a spend the night party... usually we have this stuffed away...
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Lucy is a hoarder. She comes from a long line of hoarders... From both sides of the family...
She wasn't okay with getting rid of stuff but she was okay with handing things down to Cousin Addison. (Which Laura said, "Don't bring that crap to my house...")
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Even Henry could do this. He told me that he loved his trains but didn't need the tracks anymore. Which is awesome because he has never played with the tracks.
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Here's everything that we released from our lives... +4 bags of trash and broken toys...
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Here are the kids rooms after they cleaned them...
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 Lucy just had too much stuff. It overwhelmed her mind and instead of focusing on one thing, she needed to get everything out and throw it all around...

We removed all the toys from her room. (except her American doll)
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We found that once we  cleared the room out she took so much pride in a clean room and wanted to decorate and move furniture around. So we did.
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The Bosts are living life better because of Less Stuff and the,the Life- Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  
God is bigger than this and Jesus Can fix-it.