Friday, July 29, 2016

Every Day Real Life Bonus Rooms/Play Rooms



We don't have a bonus room or a play room ( but I WISH we did!) But I would love to see yours!!! 

Please link up!!!




Wednesday, July 27, 2016

What's Up Wednesday!


I thought since I haven't been a great blogger lately that I would join in on What's Up Wednesday.   I keep wanting to write a post on how the internet and political season makes me not like people - ha! But I just can't get the energy.  So I will just keep it light and fun instead.  


I'm supposed to answer these questions:


1.  What we're eating this week:

Well - my kids are eating me out of house and home.  I feel like they want food all day long.  I'm ready for school to start. ha!  I'm eating about 90% whole 30 diet - lots of protein. 

2. What I'm reminiscing about: 

I'm always reminiscing about my babies and how much they have grown. We are always laughing about when the girls were little bitty.  

3.  What I'm loving:

Right now I'm loving that today is only going to be in the 80's.  It's been soooooo hot and it rained big time the last two days so I'm excited for a breath of fresh air.  Literally.

4.  What we've been up to:


Yesterday we had two friends come and spend the day with us.  Will Holden was in MDO so I took the girls to eat lunch and to see "Secret Lives of Pets".  I wasn't prepared for how sad it would make me after losing Dawson.  But the girls loved it.  We had a FULL day planned for today but I started feeling bad last night and had a fever so I cancelled everything and we are home in our pjs today just having a sick/rest day.  My girls were actually thrilled.  Somehow this summer, we really haven't had but maybe one or two days that we haven't had to be somewhere.  I've still had to get up at 6 and get ready and go somewhere every day so it's nice to just have a slow day.  

5.  What I'm dreading:

I can't think of anything!

6. What I'm working on:

I'm just working on getting everyone ready for school! Cleaning out closets, getting things organized, getting us in gear for a new year! 

7. What I'm excited about:

I'm THRILLED that I'm going to have a new nephew this week!!!! I'm on pins and needles waiting for him to get here! 

8.  What I'm watching/reading:

I'm the worst reader these days.  I have a huge stack of books but not enough hours in the day.  I just started the last season of Friday Night Lights on netflix.  I have slowed down majorly because I don't want it to end.  

9.  What I'm wearing:


THIS is my favorite top I've gotten this summer. 

10.  What I'm doing this weekend:

We don't have a lot on the agenda which always makes me happy.  Next week is a CRAZY week for me so I'm wanting to just clean house and get ready. 

11.  What I'm looking forward to next month:

I can't help it - I'm excited about school starting! I'm ready to be back in a routine and the girls love school.  I'm so excited for Hollis to go to kindergarten.  And I'm an officer on the PTO this year so I'm excited to be more involved.  

So that's about it.  That's what's up Wednesday! 






Sunday, July 24, 2016

Swimming and Bowling and Flipping

I feel like summer is winding down.  We have three weeks left until school starts so now my focus is completely shifting towards fall.

Except for the part where it's 100 degrees and the hottest summer I remember.  It's too hot to do anything honestly but stay inside.  And we have all the lights out and the curtains drawn trying to keep our house cool.  


Will Holden has blocked tear ducts in both of his eyes.  I was hoping he would out grow this but he hasn't so the only option at this point is to have a little surgery to correct it.  His eyes are so gunky all the time that I have been looking so forward to having it fixed.  He was scheduled for this past Monday at 7 a.m.  We had to be there at 5:30 and it's 45 minutes away.  The girls were going to spend the night with Laurie but she was sick and I just hated to ask anyone else plus they are so easy going that we just took them along.  So we were all up at 4 and headed to have his procedure done.  When we got there, they didn't have him scheduled.  They had us wait until 6 to ask the nurses from that doctor's office and then we were told if we waited there until 8 they would check on our insurance and then try to work him in later that day.  I wish you could have seen my face.  We had already chased him around the waiting room for an hour at that point and we were all tired and he couldn't eat or drink.  So I kindly said "no thank you" and we left.  I was SOOOO angry.  I pretty much never get mad but I think I was overly tired and overly disappointed.  

So I'm working on getting it scheduled again.  I'm thankful it's really not an emergency.  

OH and we went to Cracker Barrel.  What else are you going to do when you are all ready at 6:30 in the morning and a little bit hangry.  :-) 



There is this DARLING store in our downtown that sells the cutest kids clothing.  It is just so cute.  And they now have a little event room.  My friend Elizabeth did a story time there on Tuesday and the kids got to listen and then do a craft and eat a snack.  It was so precious.  


If you are ever in Bentonville, go to Southern Style on Main Street.  


On Thursday we met some friends at a local aquatic park to swim.  The girls had the best time.  They have big water slides and Harper was finally tall enough to go down them and she LOVED it.  She went over and over and over.  


Harper spent all week at a gymnastics camp.  She decided in the spring that she really wanted to give gymnastics a try.  I thought it might be good to try camp first before we committed to lessons.  I'm so excited that she absolutely loved it so we are signing her up for lessons once school starts.  I think this will be good for her and she's so strong that I think she will do really well.  She has already been doing back bends and flips on the trampoline.  I'm trying to talk Hollis into it also.  


We haven't been bowling in forever and thought it would be fun to take the girls on Saturday.  We were trying to think of something we could do indoors.  We had a great time.  We had to work zone defense trying to keep Will Holden from running down to the pins but other than that it was a lot of fun.  

We have a lot of fun stuff planned for this upcoming week.  I think we are booked up.  And the next week I'm super busy helping with two charity events and then we have one more week and school starts.  

Where does the time go?

And have I mentioned that it's HOT? :-)