Saturday

our week: May 21-28

The final week of school! We were so excited to be finishing up 2nd, 4th and 8th grade +our college finished his last final last Thursday! 
Miss had her recital Saturday and it was adorable!! (^dress rehearsal pic) She danced ballet, tap and jazz leaving me a bit teary. 
Celebrated hubs //45! 
4th grade mock trial with girlie doing an excellent job as the defense attorney. 
Sending a pic into Tieks of my barely three month old broken shoes (not worn every day!) They are sending a replacement / exchange.
The pool is open!!!!! (And we have a mermaid.)
When buddy boy earned the game ball 'for handling upsets in the most mature way' while playing ball. 
Lunch date with our Enumerator / first week on his summer job and doing great! (His supervisor says he's very friendly. Yes he is!)
Last day of school!!
So proud of them. 

Hold the door, say please, say thank you
Don't steal, don't cheat, and don't lie
I know you got mountains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind
When those dreams you're dreamin' come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind...
-Tim McGraw

xoxo,



Tuesday

ten on ten // May 2016

When it rains it pours. Yesterday we finished a jury trial that my man spent last week testifying on behalf of the victim and as we found out the outcome yesterday afternoon it wasn't what we were hoping for...then a few hours later we got the dreaded phone call from our college one that he'd crashed his car. He's ok. Thankfully. His car is not but no other cars were involved. Whew. So now today: ten on ten. Looking at the beauty in our ordinary feels all the more special. 
first one ready, always (finishing this school year strong!)
our lilacs are in bloom and smell so good (back from morning school drop off)
morning routine in the kitchen (unload/load dishwasher)
on the table (sorting mail)
mid day pickup for our middle school sweetie (ortho appt.)
Five Guys! (his pick)
errands +pretty spring buds (paying parking tickets)
after school play time (Hershey's camera shy)
my man back from a fast 5k run (I'm jealous)
tired one on the way to middle school lacrosse pick up / band concert drop off
(LOVED the middle school spring concert +our drummer boy!)

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in The Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

xoxo,









Sunday

April favorites // 2016

Orlando Spring Break doing new parks and old +family time in the sunshine state
Longer evenings and walking home from Mexican
A friendly 5k competition with plans for a rematch sooner than later
Staying up late watching home movies hubs and our middle son found from when the kids were little and belly laughing SO much
Watching the middle school lacrosse team improve so much this season +cheering for our guy scoring three goals two games in a row now (four games total!)

xoxo,









Monday

our week: April 17-24, 2016

Sending our college one back to school with a bucket full of clean laundry, chocolate chip cookies from Nana and a belly full of home cooked meals. Miss him. 3 weeks until summer break.
I'm so close to feeling recovered (ha!) from Spring Break at Disney. It was our first time to do a week in Orlando over spring break and I really think our last as we learned we really need a more relaxing spring break vacation!! The days after coming home are full force with patients for hubs, spring sports and all the end of the year school programs.
Girlie sorting through clean but not folded yet laundry and pausing to watch the sunrise. 
Jog-a-Thon this week at school and a surprise day off for hubs. He made it to girlies jog a thon as our second graders was right after drop off. Unfortunately, it was inside the gym this year (we usually go out on the track) as it was raining all day long! We were triple (really quadruple) booked that evening: lacrosse game on the west side, baseball practice and dance on the far north side with girlie needing to be back at school in the middle of all that for a 4th grade lock in! Whew. The lacrosse game was rained out as well as baseball practice. Somehow it always all works out. 
A three day weekend!!! We ALL needed this. The kids slept in on Friday while hubs and I did an early morning Orange Theory class. Then Saturday we all slept in with an afternoon lacrosse practice for our middle one and a baseball game that eve for our youngest. (His first!) We spent time in between at home biking to see the neighbor horse Bo with a tad of yard work throughout the weekend too.

Happy Monday!
xoxo,





Sunday

our week: April 8-16, 2016

Just me and my littlest spending the morning together at Hollywood Studios on our last day of Spring Break!
Dinner at the Hollywood Brown Derby
Home again and a new Lego set put together in two days.
Back to homework and routines.
Love this new rug I've had my eye on for a few months and finally decided to order for the great room.
Flash card testing in second grade. A classroom full of smarties makes my volunteering that much easier. :)
Mom said the ferns were in [andbeautiful!] at Kroger so I squeezed in a trip after school pickup and during math tutoring to get one. I want to go get another!
Second game of the season for our 8th grade lacrosse player. He made the opening shot and three throughout the game. The guys are looking great this year. They won 13-2. (Wish we could've made it on timeout but girlie had dance on the other side of town. Thankful nana and Papaw were there to cheer him on!)
Fri-yay date day with my man. :)
Race day!! We had been working SO hard for this 5k. Hubs had a goal to beat me. And second to that he really wanted to place top three for his age group. Of course I wanted to beat him and I knew his pace so I had a strategy...it worked this race as I beat him by four seconds! I'm not sure I'm going to be able to pull it off next race. ;)

Our oldest has been home all weekend from college. Yay!! I've done lots of laundry and made a few meals, although not as many as I would've liked. 

xoxo,














Friday

When I grow up...

^practicing his cursive spelling

Flash card testing in second grade yesterday. Cutie knows his math facts! (Lucky for me, we don't have to review them. But spelling? That's two nights of review minimum. And the thing he was most concerned about coming back from spring break; having to be prepared to write all cursive. As I was in his classroom yesterday morning I got to watch them put up their folders for their spelling tests. I would have never guessed but second grade mister is very 'all business' about it and so serious while test taking.) Second grade is almost over, 6 weeks to go.✨ "I'm going to college to be an NFL kicker...but if I keep growing and hit 6'1" to 6'3" I'll probably be a wide receiver." 

xoxo,

Tuesday

our week: March 20-26, 2016

It's our oldest ones spring break this week; home from college. We were a little disappointed that his spring break didn't line up with ours but had a nice week home together. 
On the first day of spring miss had her first bloom. She was so excited and squealed when she saw it. :)
Sunrise spring runs are the prettiest!
Sad news for girlie: her swim coach (her most favorite) decided to step down this year. Girlie was pretty sad but I was happy to see the shirt she decided to wear after hearing the sad news: super, strong, epic, brave. That's my girl.
Concert going brothers.
On the grocery list; spirulina. Do you take pics of things so you don't forget?!
Friday night we celebrated our oldest turning 19. We surprised him with a trip to Breakout, we didn't breakout and he said that wasn't a very good birthday surprise. ;)
Aww. Too sweet. I was looking through pics from when our oldest was little (in honor of his birthday) and found this cute pic! My besties oldest with my oldest when they were 1 and 3!

xoxo,




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