Monday, January 13, 2020

Storms and Snow

Happy Monday! I hope you are off to a good start! 

We had a good low key weekend due to weather.  It was nice! 

Milli is off to the vet this morning for more shots! I will do a post later this week on all things puppy and potty training, etc.  I've had a lot of people ask.  She rides with me to take the kids to school and pick up every day.  I stopped for coffee one morning before going home and they gave her a little cup with a dog bone.  She loved it! 

Friday morning Laurie and I went to Fayetteville to meet some friends for breakfast.  We ate at Prelude.  It is SO good.  It's behind the Walton Arts Center and a tiny place but the food is so good.  

The company was even better.  This is such a great group of ladies and we had the best time visiting! 

Friday afternoon was full of storms.  We started having tornado warnings around 3 and the alarms went off several times.  The kids got our closet all tornado ready but we never got in it.  But it stormed HARD! I went to the store Friday and got food for the entire weekend so we could bunker down.  

Saturday was in the 60's but we woke up to frigid weather on Saturday.  I took Will Holden to a birthday party at the trampoline place.  He was SOOOO excited.  He loves friends and parties like nobody else.  It was fun to just be me and him.  

He loves all his little friends SO much.  This is one of his best friends.  He just hugs him every times he sees him.  They are holding hands.  It's so precious! 

It was a cowboy themed party and so cute! 

While we were there - it sleeted and snowed.  Not enough to really be much but the roads were kind of nasty driving home.  

My poor kids never see a real snow.  It hasn't snowed a good snow in 6 years.  So a tiny dusting is exciting! They played and played in it.  

And Milli loved her first snow too! We spent the rest of the day at home and it was great. 

Yesterday we went to church and then were home the rest of that day.  I'm almost caught up on laundry.  I would say I was caught up on life but truthfully I just never feel caught up and I guess I never will.  I always feel like I'm slightly drowning.  I guess that's just life! 

Hope you have a great Monday! 

Tuesday, January 07, 2020


Today school starts back and it's time to get back in a routine.  

We have been laying low ever since Christmas ended and we got Milli.  Having a new puppy is much like having a newborn.  So we have just mostly stayed home and taken her outside. ha! 

My parents and My Aunt Linda came over to meet our new girl! 

We mostly stuck around the house this weekend.  Harper had a sleepover with one of her best friends Friday night.  We stayed home most of Saturday.  For the last year - I have been having this issue where my knee pops out of join occasionally.  It hurts HORRIBLE when it happens but I can usually pop back in place.  Saturday night it happened and I couldn't pop it back.  I couldn't stand or walk and I was in EXTREME pain.  So scott called Steve and had him come over to keep the kids and our dog (they had company or Laurie would have come) and he took me to the walk in.  They gave me some pain and steroid shots and a muscle relaxer and about an hour after we got home - I was completely fine.  It was so crazy.  

He referred me to an ortho who I am seeing next week.  Hopefully I don't need surgery but maybe there is something they can do.  I always have the weirdest things happen to me. ha! 

Sunday we went to church and then spent the afternoon at home.  I took the girls Sunday night to see "Little Women".  We loved it so much! I loved it more than the Winona Ryder version.  I loved the way they told the story.  

Yesterday was our last day of Christmas vacation.  The girls got gift cards to Climb Bentonville so I took them twice yesterday.  You get a day pass so you can go as much as you want that day.  

They had a great time! 

Me and my sweet boy! 

My girls went over to one of my friends' houses and played with her girls for a while.  They were SO happy! They are counting the days until they can be official babysitters one day.  

I start leading a new Bible Study this morning and kids are back at school! It's a good Tuesday! 

Monday, January 06, 2020

Christmas part 3

Today is our last day of Christmas break.  It's been a good one! We did a lot of traveling and then we have had a solid week at home.  With a new puppy being like a newborn - we have pretty much stuck to home for the last week.  The kids have slept late and played and relaxed.  I think they will all be ready to go back to school tomorrow! 

The Friday after Christmas we went to Flippin to see my family! We had a great visit.  We got there Friday afternoon and my Aunt Linda was there and we did gifts.  We only give gifts to the kids so it's fun to watch them open.  

Will Holden's face when he gets clothes. ha! 

Versus when he gets toys.  

Love this sweet girl! This was a year when my girls didn't really get many toys.  Instead it was gift cards and jewelry and bags and journals and art stuff and clothes.  

They got experience gift cards which are really great! I love useful gifts that won't be tossed in a closet after a month.  

We went out to my Aunt Linda's house on Saturday.  She has land and her neighbors have a horse that comes on it.  The kids LOVED that! They got to feed and pet her! 

My parents surprised us and gave Scott and I and my brother and SIL a hotel room in Mountain Home for Saturday night and money for a date.  We went and ate and sat and talked for a long time.  We were going to do a movie but couldn't find one we really wanted to see.  It was such a nice and appreciated gift! And my kids had the best time playing with their cousins! 

The next morning we met my parents at their new church where my dad was preaching that morning. My parents managed to get all 5 kids (ages 3-10) ready and to church which is 30 min away by 8:30.  I was very impressed! After church we ate lunch with my Aunt and then packed up to come home.  I loved getting to be with my family.  It's been a very long time since we were all together and I hope it happens again soon! 

We are off to use our experience Gift cards today and have fun before we get back in the groove tomorrow!