Monday, May 2, 2016

Weekend Review

We've had a fun but busy weekend! I try not to fill up our weekends with a lot of stuff because we really just like to have family time!

Jonathan works from home on Fridays, so Henry and I had to get out of the house. We packed up and scooted on down to Flower Mound to see my sister. We decided we would check out a few estate sales and do lunch and the park.

We found a great park that we had all to ourselves. Thankfully nobody was there because I had to potty really bad and those trees made the perfect cover... (My Arkansas came out..)
 The boys enjoyed throwing rocks into the creek.

 Friday night we enjoyed family movie night! Star wars was the featured film.

 Saturday, my mom and I got up super early and hit a few garage sales. I can't wait to show you my finds. A Thrifty finds posts is in the works!

Saturday afternoon, Lucy had her last soccer game!

*Parenting note* Let's teach our kids how to lose. Beat them at something. Teach them to lose gracefully. A girl on the other team would burst out into tears every time we scored a goal, the coach had to rush the field and calm her down... And when they lost she was hysterical... Win well, lose well.

 Henry ran around with a sack on his head.
 Love this sweet team.

 Satuday night we had our Fellowships class Dinners for 6! Love getting to know new couples. We played the newlywed game and I asked a bunch of crazy questions. This picture is at the end when our kids were foot racing, bike racing, scooter racing...


 Sunday we got ready for church!

 Henry received a lot of compliments on his stegosaurus hair.

 Leftover pizza with G-daddy and Manna after lunch.

 After lunch Henry and I traveled down to Dallas for Moses' movie birthday party! Remember when we knocked out all of Moses' teeth? Well they are best friends now and I love his Mama!
Busy but fun weekend had by all!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Favorites.

Today, Lucy's school is having crazy hair day and/or pj day! She was super pumped!

She was also super pumped that her tooth is hanging on by a thread. I begged her to let me pull it but she wanted to lose it at school so that she could go to the nurse and get a treasure box.

Yesterday, I had lunch with my mentor. I showed up and she had a beautiful lunch prepared outside. She pulled out her cloth napkins, tea cups, special dishes and made a homemade quiche. Two things, I love her and I wanted to take pictures of her, her food, and her tea cup drawer! But I didn't because I didn't want to scare her away... She gave me this little pot of blue hydrangeas... did y'all know that these are my favorite!

Carla, my mentor, also told me her cooking secret. She follows a recipe. What? She said she used to throw things together but now she follows a recipe and it took her cooking to the next level. So, I made a pinterest board of recipes from the two sources she gave me. Cooking Light and Cooks Illustrated. 

This is Henry's favorite youtube video. Have you heard of Daddy Finger? He likes the dinosaur version!

Spring Cleaning- I have too much stuff... I need to take my house one drawer at a time and get rid of things... I love when things are clean and organized but I don't love to clean and organize. If my counters are cluttered, I open a drawer and rake everything into it.... Out of sight, out of mind... It's a talent really. 

*Coming soon*
I'm working on a cancer series. It will be both informational and humorous.
How to help your friend when they are diagnosed.
The right things to say/ The wrong thing to say
How to prepare for treatment.
What to expect.
How to talk to your kids about cancer.
How to destress..

That's it.

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

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Weekly Happenings.

 Last week, I had the honor of watching Henry's best good friend. I've found the older my kids get, the easier it is to watch their friends because they play together and I can get things done.

I took the kids to a birthday party at another friends house.

and things got wild!


This weekend we had snuggle tv time. When they aren't fighting, they really do love each other.

Sunday, we celebrated J's one year of bucking up!

Sister Laura has been sick so mom and I have been keeping the twins! My kids love Addison and Preston.
Lucy and I sported our matching LuLaRoe! Verdicts in- I love them. They are super soft and felt like pj's. Erica has a party every monday showcasing new styles, colors and prints.

Sorry, I have this really blurry picture to show you...

 Lucy dressed herself...

Your friends know you well when they call late afternoon to see if you want to fit in a workout... yes, yes I do. Leg day and I'm still sore.

 Did y'all know I have the most thoughtful friends.

  Still watching these babies.

 Tuesday, Lucy stayed home from school because of a rash and allergies. A trip to the Dr. was in order.

 We played shopkins and princesses.

 and played outside.

 After I finished tucking Henry into bed, I found these two in my room sorting shopkins.
 Lucy taught daddy the difference between singles, pairs and twins. By the end I thought these two were going to go to walmart because twins became an obsession...

We lost power this week and while Jonathan was doing a house sweep with his flashlight he discovered how cool my disco ball really is...

Yesterday was the last bible study of the year... I'm super bummed. Every year is my favorite study. Every group is my favorite group! Bible study is where I developed all my lasting friendships. Sure, we all are in the same fellowship class but bible study is where we share our thoughts, hearts and tears. It's a place to be vulnerable to the Lord and to each other. A place where we share our brokenness. I love my broken-people. The more broken the better. If you are broken and want to attend Stonebriar Womens Bible study would love to have you. There is a summer study and then we pick back up in the fall! Our fall study is on Romans!

That's it.

Thank you all for all the sweet comments on my last post about our one year, I loved reading the comments here on the blog and on the Trust Without Borders facebook page. I love that y'all have loved us even when we aren't easy to love. Thank you for the encouragement and prayer. I also loved hearing from people I didn't know- what an honor it is to have people who don't know us in real life pray for our family! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

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