Monday, October 15, 2018

Fall Break

As of Friday at 3 p.m. - we are on fall break!! We used to be on a year round schedule which as amazing.  We would get two weeks off in October.  But a couple of years ago - they put all of our schools in our district on the same schedule but they compromised and gave us 3 days off plus a weekend for a fall break.  It really is nice to get this small break! Last year we went to Disney during fall break but this year we are just hanging at home and sleeping in and enjoying a little free time.  

Harper got a new Stitch Fix box.  She wanted to keep this fuzzy cat sweater but we decided no.  But she did get a few cute things to keep.  

We had scheduled Christmas pictures for Saturday afternoon at a Christmas tree farm.  We signed up in July! ha! I got our outfits all picked out and then it was raining most of Saturday so we had to reschedule for today.  Scott will be at work so we decided we really just want a picture of the kids anyway.  

We have been having a rainy soccer season.  We have had a lot of games rained out.  Saturday we played but it was drizzling the whole time and COLD.  Just about a week ago - it was still so hot and then it skipped right into being cold.  Today the high is 45.  We missed fall apparently.  ha! Actually I think it is going to turn nice after today but the weather has just been crazy.  And yes - Harper looks so old in this picture.

Since our pictures got cancelled and it was cold and raining hard all day - we had an empty Saturday. We just cozied up at home and it was nice.

Scott and I got a date Saturday night.  We went to eat at Fish City Grill.  Scott looks to give me mean looks when I take his picture.  He's always laughing as soon as I take it.  ha! 

The Passion Band and Louie Giglio came to our church Saturday night.  I was so excited to see them.  I have always wished I was young enough to go to Passion.  

We had a great time! 

The music was amazing! 

I feel God the most when I'm singing worship music.  

I love Louie Giglio.  I love how he has given his life to reaching college aged kids.  Generations have been changed because of his vision and it's been neat to watch.  He spoke on anxiety and it was a message I needed to hear.  It's no secret that I have struggled with anxiety and it has been rising up in me lately so I needed the reminder of who is in control.  

One of my college friends and her husband came for the weekend to see Passion.  I got to see her for a few minutes! She owns Bell and May shirts - you see me in them a lot! 

Today we had church and we taught Will Holden's class.  How cute are these two? WH looks not sure about it. ha! 

Have a good Monday! 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Fall is here!

It has finally turned cool this week and we have all been in a happier mood! It's amazing what cooler weather can do for a person, right? 

I took this guy to a park while his sisters were at piano lessons on Monday.  He LOVES a good park. I get so tickled by him.  He's NOT a shy little flower.  He always makes friends with everyone.  If there is a kid at the park or soccer practice or wherever - Will Holden will play with them.  I love how social he is.  

We have been playing outside every night until it's dark.  Which sadly is not long after 7 these days.  I love fall but I mourn the nights getting shorter.  

These three can fight like cats and dogs but they love each other so much.  And I love them all the most! 

Will Holden is so obsessed with transformers "or robots".  So Scott texted me that Bumblebee was going to be at a nearby Walmart on Tuesday and Harper's running club got cancelled so we drove straight to walmart to surprise Will Holden.  

He was SO happy but wouldn't take a picture alone with the robot.  He wanted his sisters and they are so sweet to do anything to make him happy.  

It was storming on Tuesday and we were under tornado watch so soccer got cancelled.  Hollis and I were both happy to stay home! 

Wednesday Will Holden had farm day at school.  I got to make breakfast for them.  It was all fun and games until WH saw me and he immediately cried and wanted to "go home with momma".  But then they went to play in the gym and he was happy to stay.  

This kid. 

I got a fill on my eyelash extensions that afternoon.  I love how they make my eyes look bigger especially on the days I don't wear makeup - I don't ever wear mascara anymore and I'm loving it.  

Yesterday was laundry and house cleaning day.  And this afternoon at 3 we start fall break.  We have taken a trip the last few years on fall break but this year we are just going to enjoy a few days at home sleeping in and maybe doing things we don't normally get to do.  I'm so looking forward to it! 

Happy weekend! 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

A few Favorite Things

I thought I would share a few favorite things with you today.  I share some of these on instagram but for an easier place to find the links - here are some things I'm loving!

I have been wanting a pair of clogs for a while.  JoAnna Gaines wears them.  Several instagrammers wear them and I just love how they look.  They aren't cheap but I have feet issues and have to carefully choose my shoes and these are actually pretty comfortable.  And look cute with everything.  

You can also find them here:
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We can all wear our clogs together and go eat Mexican food! :-) Wouldn't that be fun???

(In)Courage has produced a new devotional Bible and it's beautiful.  There are over 300 devotions in it written by over 100 women - so many you will know - Ann Voskamp, Jamie Ivey, Annie Downs, Holley Gerth,  Lisa-Jo Baker........and me!  It would be a beautiful gift for someone or yourself! A great way to get in God's word! 

A few months ago when I was looking for a good under eye concealer (hello almost 45 and little kids. ha!) - several people suggested I "bake" my concealer.  You may be like me and think "what?"  Well apparently after you put on concealer - it's a good idea to take a setting powder and put over the concealer very heavy and let it sit for several minutes before dusting off.  It really does make a difference.  I just got this ELF brand from Walmart. 

And speaking of which - this is the concealer I love.  I've had one small jar for a LONG time and it's still 3/4 full.  So it lasts! And it works well!

It's October 11 and it's finally cool.  Actually it was cold this morning.  I'm off to switch out closets!