Saturday, September 27, 2014

the weekly recap

On Tuesday, I went to an even called "Mom App" with my friend, Jennifer.
The top was "raising children in the digital age." I got so much good information. I feel like I'm pretty tech savvy and there were a few things I had not heard about!
The kiddos had their annual "well child" visit on Tuesday afternoon.  All is well and they are growing right on track!
Tuesday evening was my monthly book club meeting. Our book that we had read and were discussing was Divergent. I didn't read it again since I have read it in the last 2 years. It was fun talking about it again- I loved that series so much!
On Wednesday evening, we drove down to Fayetteville. Bikes, Blues and Barbecue started that day and every year, Tim's half brother comes with his company and sets up a booth. This was the first year we were able to go down and visit him. It was also our very first time to BBBQ.
I'm very glad that we went on Wednesday because it is pure craziness and busyness this weekend!
My kids were in heaven getting to climb on all of the display motorcycles.

This picture KILLS me!
It was so good to see Tim's brother! We left and B Boy said, "I sure do have a lot of uncles!"
After the visit, we headed to Washington Regional to visit our very good friends, Rick and Brittnie. Their little guy who is not yet 4 months old, was admitted for viral meningitis. He is going to be okay, but I know that it must have terrified them. He is just the cutest baby ever! I can't wait to visit him when he is all better!
I snapped a couple of pictures of the kids with their instruments recently.
I love that they are learning to play. That is one thing I wish I had learned. I guess it's never too late to start!
My friend, Jenn invited me and some other friends to be guests at her table for the Pink Ribbon lunch on Thursday.
I'm always so honored to be able to support and celebrate her beating cancer!
How cute are friends, Elizabeth and Laurie? They bought the same top!
We got to hear from Amy Purdy, who among other things, was a 2014 Paralympic bronze medalist and contestant on Dancing with the Stars. 
She lost both legs when she was 19 after contracting bacterial meningitis. She has such a positive outlook on life and began looking at her loss as a positive and continues to pursue all of her dreams.
Our emcees took a selfie :-)
Jenn walked in the fashion show! She did an amazing job and looked fabulous! AND she just had her last surgery the other day! She has blown me away throughout this whole journey with how much she has continued to do and always with faith and humor.
B Boy had a soccer game today. We melted in the sun, but loved getting to watch him play!
We are currently watching our Hogs beat Texas A&M. We are only ahead by 1 touchdown, but if we win, that will be SO BIG for us!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

the weekly recap

It has been quite the week.
I knew it would be tough when I lost my cat, but it hit me very hard. I'm doing better, but I'm still very sad about the loss.

Last Wednesday afternoon, I picked up my friend Laurie's daughters from school while she was out of town. The kids all had a great time spending the afternoon together.
We always pick up a friend of B Boy for Awana, so we ended up taking 5 kiddos!!!
Tim and I have been having "mini" dates while the kids are at church. Since it was raining, and I was very sad, we just went to the Spark Cafe downtown for pie and just catching up with each other. We thought it was so funny to see multiple tourists on the square taking photos and checking things out! I never would have dreamed that I would live in a cool little town like this!
Thursday evening, B Boy had a soccer game. 
The weather was perfect and it was so fun getting to watch an entire game.
He and his team did so well! He even scored a goal!!!!
He blows me away with how easily he just gets out there with this being a new sport for him. He is so engaged, excited and encouraging to his team.
Tim and B Boy were supposed to go on a camp-out with RA's from church on Friday evening.
Tim had a student death at his school this week and the funeral was on Saturday in Little Rock, so we had to do some rearranging of our weekend plans.

I was already planning on being in Little Rock because my aunt from California was in town and we all were getting together and celebrating my cousin, Missy's 50th birthday.

C Girl was already staying the night with my mom, so B Boy just joined her there.

Tim and I drove down Friday so that we could go to dinner with my family.
We stayed at my cousin's house in West Little Rock and it was beautiful and her yard was woodsy and so, so nice!
It was so very wonderful to see my Aunt Ann, Aunt Sue, cousin Missy and my sister!
I love these ladies so very much!
Happy 50th birthday Missy!
Saturday morning, Tim and I attended the funeral for the boy from his school who passed away. It was a beautiful, beautiful service full of the hope of Christ.
We picked the kiddos up from my parent's house afterwards. They had a great time! They made cookies, had a tea party, mom put makeup on C Girl and they played a lot!
Our beautiful view on the drive home. Arkansas, you are gorgeous!
The Razorbacks played Northern Illinois on Saturday night. We do not have ESPNU with our cable package, so we went to a local sports bar/restaurant to watch the game.
We played so good and beat them soundly!!!
I love the new Hog Pen!!!!!!!
When we got home, I had this sweet condolence card from our vet. The emergency animal hospital had contacted them with the information about Koonta. I thought this was the most thoughtful thing!
I think Sissy girl has been lonesome lately :-( I hadn't thought how this might affect her.
Sunday evening, our church held a commissioning service for a few people from our church who will be going overseas to minister in the coming months. One was a girl who just graduated with her nursing degree and will be leaving Thursday to go to Malawi to work in an orphanage for a year. The others were a couple who will be leaving in a few months to go live in India. Their hearts are for unreached peoples and specifically, Muslims. I was so touched by their desires to leave home to and just go to do what they feel like God has called them to do!

Yesterday, I cleaned house, decorated the house for fall, and finished working on my Bible study work. I have a super busy day today and will catch up about it another day!!!

Happy fall, friends!