Happy Friday, y'all!!! It's Five on Friday time and it's as RANDOM as ever!!!
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There's very few things that make me happier than the mail. The anticipation. The opening. I love it all. So I was ABSOLUTELY tickled when I received this in the mail on Tuesday. Sweet, sweet Rachel has been a long time blog reader and getting this package from her made my day. I mean... how cute?!?!?!
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The Original Mrs. McAnally Retires
Dave's mom has been an early elementary teacher in McKinney (pretty much always Kinder... but occasionally first) for THIRTY NINE YEARS!!! THIRTY NINE, people!!!
The school she teaches at hosted a reception for her on Tuesday evening and so we picked up some roses and headed over there.
Mason was WIPED and so he caught a cat nap on the way. Please note that he has no shoes on as this will be important later :)
My boys hanging out listening to the speakers. Oh.... and that would be shoeless Mason. He carried his shoes to the van and carried a pair that was about 3 sizes too small. So he was shoeless. #classy
G clapped for everyone who spoke :)
Even Dave said a few words about his mom. (HUGE deal if you know how much Dave hates speaking in front of crowds.)
The girl on the right was in Dave's mom class when we were in high school. Dave and I used to get NHS hours for reading to Pam's students. She's graduating this year. #imcrazyold
In the picture below is my little family on the left and then I'm standing next to Dave's dad and the next to Dave's dad is Minnie Fae Griffin (Dave's mom's mom... she was a teacher as well. She'll be 94 this year and is an amazing lady. She has her Master's in Education from the University of North Texas (she refused to get married until she had a Master's degree... how crazy is that for someone born in 1920) and she was the first woman to fly an airplane out of the McKinney airport. Next to Dave's mom is Myrtle McAnally (Dave's dad's mom)... and she's 92! She drove until this year (watch out!) and she and her husband started the Senior Center here in McKinney. On the far right is Dave's youngest brother, Stephen.
Stephen sent this to me afterward.... he and Luke went "exploring" during the event and apparently they took a bunch of selfies :)
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Play Date by Essie
I picked up Playdate by Essie at Wal-Mart this week and I am looooving it!!! It's so so so pretty!
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Random Mama Tip
This is super random, but the most hectic part of my day is usually lunch time. Griffin naps in the morning and so my window of opportunity to run errands and stuff is small. We're usually rolling back into the driveway after 12:00 and getting lunch ready when everyone is starving stresses me out. I've started packing lunches almost every morning.... especially if I know that we'll be out and about before lunch. It's super helpful to walk in the door and be able to pull their lunchboxes out of the refrigerator, hand them to the boys and be done with it :) Y'all all probably already do this.... but just in case I thought I'd share.
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Grace. Not Perfection.
On Monday I posted this pic of my planner on Instagram...
I've talked about it before, but social media is very "pretty". It's small snippets of our life and we tend to share the best parts. My planner usually has it all together - but even with the best laid plans I often don't :) hahaha
For example. This was my kitchen this afternoon...
And my bedroom...
And here I am... hot mess!
Wait! There's MORE!
I was cleaning all day and doing laundry and all that and I ended up changing later in the afternoon. Wait for it.... yes.... those are garden gnomes on my pjs. #hottt
Anyway, just wanted to keep it real up in here! :) hahaha
Now.... for a couple of public service announcements.
Be sure to check out my What Griffin Wore blog today (after 8:00 AM).... there are lots of new things posted!!!
LAST.... ALL Matilda Jane dresses are 25% off today!!! I'm running a super quick show... if you'd like something PLEASE fill out a wishlist online and then email it to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and email@example.com and put Andrea M. as your "Jane". I need all lists by Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. CST.