Friday, August 17, 2018

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends!!! 

Erika, Narci and I are all sharing our FAVORITES again this week and we'd love or you to grab our graphic, link back to one (OR ALL) of us and share your FAVORITES from the week.


First up is the first day of school!  Mondays are Dave's day off and I LOVE that he's able to join us for all the first day fun... and my join us I mean take over all the morning duties so I can be in "teacher mode" instead of "mom mode" and be in my room to greet students, help kids open their lockers, try to calm a few nerves (parents and kids) and get ready for my first day with students ;)

There they go!  Off to 2nd, kinder and 4th!


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Family Halloween Costume Ideas

I know I've been deep in the throes of back-to-school lately, but today I'm hitting y'all with a big ol' dose of Halloween inspiration :)  

I LOVE A family costume and when I asked on Instagram if people would be willing to share pictures of costumes that their family has worn I was BLOWN AWAY by the creativity that filled my inbox almost immediately.  I've had the best time over the past couple of weeks going through pictures and seeing just how much fun y'all are!

Samantha and her precious family were picture perfect, right?!?!  I can't get over how spot on their costumes are!



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Back to School Brinner 2018

Sunday night we had our annual back-to-school brinner... one of my very favorite nights of the year.  

Monday, August 13, 2018

Weekend Top 10

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We were on the road by 6:30 Saturday morning with Starbucks and chicken biscuits in hand to pick up Mason from camp!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends!  I still can't believe that inservice week is over and school starts on Monday.  This week has been jam packed and kind of a whirlwind but I am SO EXCITED about the school year and getting started next week.

ErikaNarci and I are sharing our FAVORITES and we'd love it if you'd grab our graphic, link back to one (or all!) of us and share your own Friday Favorites post.


Thursday, August 9, 2018

7 Questions - Part 4




1) What does your husband do for a living? 
Dave is the Service Director for a country club which means he's in charge of the food and beverage and service side of the restaurants, snack bars, golf course and then private events like weddings, meetings, etc.  He works crazy hours some weeks  and there are days his Fitbit looks like this...


... yes, that's for REAL!  Look at the stairs.... he says the elevator is too slow :)  But he really loves the variety and flexibility his job offers and Dave was MADE for the service industry. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Strawberry Cupcakes

Before we get to today's recipe I want to say Happy Birthday to Dave! He's thirty-five today and deserves every bit of birthday love and celebration because he's the BEST!!! 

Last summer I shared  a strawberry cake recipe that I loved - well... I've found an even better one.  I had about half a pound of strawberries that I needed to use and while I was looking for a recipe to make to use them I found  this recipe and decided to make it as cupcakes for a game night we had with friends.  They were a huge hit and will be a summer staple around here from now on.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Back to School Gear

My kids go back to school next week and as much as I'd love another 3 weeks of summer that's just not going to happen so we're fully embracing all things back-to-school and getting excited about Kindergarten, Second and Fourth grades (and year THIRTEEN of teaching!). 

My kids are in uniforms every day for school so our shopping is minimal (unless you consider pre-ordering size ups in navy shorts, skirts and polos shopping) but all three kids were in need of some new running shoes after a summer of growing.  I picked up these Nike Presto shoes for all three kids and they LOVE them!  The boys can both tie their own shoes, but there's something to be said about shoes where you don't have to mess with the laces.  I love how easy they are for all three to put on and love even more how excited they are to wear them on the first day. And yes... Mason is INSISTENT that his socks look good this way :) 


Monday, August 6, 2018

Happy Camper

It's been a whirlwind week around here - last weekend we found out that there was an opening for Mason to attend the last session of Sky Ranch overnight camp and since he's been begging to go we talked it through, prayed about it, paid his tuition and printed off the packing list.  


Friday, August 3, 2018

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends!  I'm OFFICIALLY back at work today and while I love my time at home with the kids in the summer getting back to work has been great too.  I have the BEST co-workers and getting to hang out with them again has been my FAVORITE.  

Erika, Narci and I are sharing our FAVORITES and we'd love it if you'd grab our graphic, link back to one (or all!) of us and share your own Friday Favorites post.


Earlier this week we did one of our FAVORITE things and hit the golf course for an evening cruise.  We've been doing this for YEARS and it's one of my very FAVORITE ways ot spend our time after dinner.

Flash forward 9 years :) 


Thursday, August 2, 2018

What I did on summer vacation...

Lunches are packed, alarms are set and clothes are laid out because today we're all back at school!  No... it's not the official first day YET but when you're a teacher (or a teacher's kid) your summer break ends a little bit early when staff development starts up.  

This summer has been one for the books and today I'm answering the quintessential "first day" question and talking about "What I did on summer vacation" :) 

We kayaked...

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