Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Father's Day

Saturday we spent the day with Scott celebrating Father's day early.  We knew Sunday would be full of church and packing for camp so we did a day early! 

Harper has been playing the piano  for two years and she does really well but she has decided this summer that she wants to play guitar.  She got out an old toy guitar we had and was using you tube and an app to learn so we decided to help her pursue this.  We took her to a music store and ordered her a guitar.  We got her a smaller Yamaha (not the one pictured).  She is so excited.  She is going to start lessons soon.  She is so excited.  I hope this is something she will pursue for a while.  

This may sound crazy but Scott really loves going to chuck e cheese.  We went there mid morning and got Scott his own card so he could play all the games he wanted.  Normally he shares with WH.  

Then we went to lunch at his pick - Big Orange.  We came home that night and I grilled us out steak kabobs.  It was a nice day.  

Sunday we went to church and then lunch with Scott.  I spent the rest of the day getting everything ready to go to camp and also for the rest of the family while I'm gone.  Harper went over to a slumber party Sunday night for Sarah Kate's birthday.  We took her and ended up staying for dinner and eating pizza.  We had a great time visiting.  

I'm at camp and I will update again on Friday! Hope you are having a great week! 

Monday, June 17, 2019

Fayetteville and Faster Way

Thursday we finished off our tour of Fayetteville by going to the Farmer's market on the square.  This is always one of my favorite things! They had music playing and tons of veggies and flowers.  

And then we found the Fayetteville firemen and they were letting kids on the truck.  


Will Holden loves himself a fire truck! It was a happy moment.  

We left there and went to visit the CUTEST toy store - Kindness Joy Toys.  They have so many unique things.  We found a gift for our friend Sarah Kate's birthday.  

Will Holden had the best time looking around.  And I found an old friend working there.  I lived in Fayetteville for 7 years after college so it feels so much like home and so nostalgic of a special and growing time for me.  It was so fun because every where I went last week - I ran into someone I knew! That made me so happy! I LOVE Bentonville but I do love Fayetteville.  

We found a splash park in south Fayetteville and burned some energy before picking up Hollis.  We came right back after that because Hollis' social calendar is very full. 

One of Hollis' sweet friends invited several girls over to swim.  Hollis had the best time and it was a gorgeous afternoon.  I'm thankful she has made a lot of good friends at at school.  

Friday it was cold and rainy so we ran a few errands and then went back to soccer camp to watch the end tournament and closing ceremonies.  It was only like 65.  What crazy June weather.  

Hollis was playing hard! 

The lady Razorbacks soccer team ran the camp.  They were so great! 

Hollis loved her coach.  At the end they let the kids get pictures and autographs.  

The Razorback coach was really nice and funny.  He stood at the front every day and high fived all the kids and was so friendly and also stood out and said bye every day.  We have never been to a soccer game at U of A before but we have already looked at the schedule and plan to go! 

This was a great experience for our girl.  If you are local - I highly recommend the camp - it was so well run and Hollis really benefitted. 

Today I'm leaving to go to church camp with Harper.  I'm SO excited.  It's always one of my favorite weeks.  I'm also officially starting my Faster Way program which is a little tricky but I have prepared and mapped out my macros and I think I can do it even being at camp.  I'm taking the workouts with me and plan to do them early in the morning or in the afternoon free time.  I think this really can be done anywhere! I will let you know how it goes.  If you missed signing up and are thinking about it - you can sign up with my coach Amberly for a session starting June 24.  Or you can wait and do the next round with me later in July.  I will for sure update you on how it's working! 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Hog Town USA

We have been having a fun week.  Hollis is in a soccer camp at the U of A.  It's just from 9-12 and we live 40 minutes away so it doesn't make sense to go home so we have been adventuring around town while she is there.  I lived in Fayetteville for 7 years but I rarely go there anymore so it's fun to do all the things while we are there.  And the weather has been CRAZY amazing - it's been very cool in the mornings and not hot and humid at all.  

Monday we had to run a couple of errands and then I took the kids walking all around campus.  Fayetteville is SUPER hilly so it's a hike! I love the campus - it's so pretty! 

Of course I had to take a few pictures of Will Holden by the stadium - who knows - maybe he will be playing there one day.  ha! 

We love our hogs! We picked up Hollis from her first day and we went to lunch and then hit a store before heading home.  

That afternoon our Hogs won a super regional and are headed to Omaha!! We are so excited! 

Hollis was nervous about going to camp but a girl from her team this year is in her group and that made her feel more confident. It's a super well run and organized camp and she's loving it.  


Tuesday was an AMAZING day.  We ran to Target first to do a few things and then we went to Wilson Park.  It's a pretty park and we loved exploring! 

This boy.  

They had a fun playground and the kids loved playing.  

Calling those hogs! 

We came home Tuesday to get the house ready and make food because we had special guests for dinner that night.  

We have three really amazing girls from OBU working at our church this summer.  One is living with Laurie and they are out of town this week so I thought I would have them over for dinner.  We had the best time.  They were so sweet to our kids.  They asked them a lot of questions and really talked to them.  Harper was just enamored with them.  They are solid and Godly girls and I'm so thankful they are pouring into the girls at church this summer.  I hope we get girls like this in a few years when Harper and Hollis get in youth.  

Yesterday it was raining so we dropped off Hollis and ran to walmart and target and then to the mall.  I haven't been to the mall in Fayetteville in probably 12 years.  My poor kids never go to malls except maybe if we are on a trip so it's a big deal to them.  Harper loved it.  She had so much fun shopping stores.  She's hit the age where she really enjoys shopping and is so fun to be with.  It's a little complicated taking WH into stores but we had a good time.  

Because of the rain - they held soccer camp inside and Hollis got to scrimmage in the football indoor facility which I thought was more neat than she did. ha! 

We went to one of our favorites - U S Pizza and ate outside because it was so nice.  

Then we went back and walked around campus some more.  I love the school in the summer when it's empty.  I used to love Fayetteville in the summer because it would be so much quieter and less crowded.  

We found my parents names in the sidewalk and took pictures by them.  

The last time we did that - Hollis had a paci in her mouth. ha! 

Miss these little razorback smocked dresses! 

And these ! 

We had the best time walking around and then came home and ate dinner and they played outside more until dark.  I realized that we went the entire day without TV or screens.  It's a rare but wonderful day when that happens!