Happy Friday, Friends!!! This week has been C.R.A.Z.Y!!! Monday and Tuesday were "regular" days... full days of classes and quizzes and scrambling to wrap everything up before we broke into grade levels and left on trips and community service days.
(The week before Spring Break, the 6th graders to to a camp, 7th graders go on a Texas History trip to Austin and San Antonio and the 8th graders to a special program at NASA in Houston. Our freshman serve at school (this year they put on an international day and science day for the elementary grades, our sophomores go on a college tour and Juniors and Seniors pick a mission trip.... local, national or international. It's probably my FAVORITE week of the year! It's amazing to see our student body spread out all over the world and serve)
This year I chaperoned the 8th grade trip to NASA and 5:45 Wednesday morning came EARLY. hahaha It was rainy and cold and YUCK in Dallas. But I had no qualms or shame about bringing a pillow, big ol' blanket and a hot tea :)
We always stop at this place called Buc-ee's and it's pretty much a really big (and clean!) truck stop. The kids EAT IT UP and leave with t-shirts (I have no clue why!) and lots of junk food :)
My FAVORITE thing at Buccees is the popcorn :) And I started reading what I think may end up being my new FAVORITE book.
We got off the bus at the Kemah Boardwalk and were greeted with sun and 75 degree temperatures! Yes, please!!!
We sat right by the gulf and enjoyed an awesome lunch while the kiddos ran around, rode rides and scarfed down more junk food :)
I can't pass up a hush puppy! EVER!!!
After Kemah we went to the Space Center and watched an IMAX movie, listened to a few presentations, ate dinner and then participated in some after hours activities. We got back to the hotel, unloaded the bus and met for a group devotion time. During the devotion I started to feel kind of queasy, but it was past 11:00 and I thought that maybe I was just wiped out. I headed back to the room and got CRAZY sick. It was AWFUL and super fun for the girls who I was chaperoning. hahaha I think it had to have been something I ate because I went to sleep and felt fine in the morning.
Thursday morning we did a tour of the galleries where I took lots of pictures and texted them to Dave and the kids trying to convince them I was actually in space :)
We did a 90 minute tram tour (it was about 35 degrees and raining!!!) and got to see historic mission control....
... a huge training, development facility...
and the actual Saturn 5 rocket. I've been to NASA about 4 times and I'm shocked and in awe every time I walk into this hangar.
We stopped at a mall and visited the food court for lunch and then got back on the road to head home. My view was oddly similar to the morning before :)
Dave is my FAVORITE for lots of reasons, one of which is that he totally humors my requests and sends me lots and lots of pictures of the littles while I'm gone.
Luke's new shoes came in the night before I left and apparently he was REALLY excited to wear them Thursday morning. And apparently his excitement called for lunges :)
Griffin put on her own bow and I'm not sure I've ever been so proud :)
And then there were the group pics I requested that, obviously, everyone was REALLY excited about :)
I was SHOCKED when these were the pictures I was texted on Thursday morning...
SO MUCH SNOW!!! I was sad I missed out on the fun, but was so glad that Dave took pictures so I didn't feel like I totally missed out...
This is my favorite picture :) Apparently Mason yelled, "Son of a nutcracker!!!" after he got hit. :) Elf is his favorite movie. hahaha
Apparently the snow wore this kid OUT because this was him about 5 minutes after coming inside :)
I saw this on Facebook this week and it quickly became one of my FAVORITE e-cards. I feel like I have at least that many "tabs" open all the time :)
Griffin's FAVORITE spot??? Pulling out all the plates in the kitchen. SASS!!!
And her FAVORITE pastime on my phone? Taking "kissy" face pictures. And yes, that's her kissy face :)
And one of my FAVORITE moments from the week was eating dinner with this little diva on Monday night...
And last, but not least - this Lego table tutorial by Fancy Ashley is on my list of FAVORITE projects right now. I think we may actually have too many Legos to go under this table, but I'm planning on making a different version of it for the awkward corner in my boys room.
Happy Friday, girls!! I am OFFICIALLY on Spring Break after today and can't wait to hang out with my crew for an entire week! The weather is supposed to be mild (fingers crossed!!!) and we have lots of fun things planned. Enjoy your weekends, friends!!!
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