I kicked off the weekend with "Casual Friday" where I proudly sported my Manda Strong tee, Evys Tree hoodie, these jeans and my NEW CONVERSE from Crystal Faye! I wasn't sure I was a "converse girl", but decided to be the last person ever to jump on the bandwagon when sweet, sweet Crystal offered to monogram a pair for me. There MAY be another sweet teeny pair as well for my mini - we haven't snapped pics yet, but trust me - the adorableness is out of this world!!!
We didn't have a staff meeting, Luke was hanging out at ESS and the littles were still at Miss Lisa's which meant 30 mins of un-interrupted time for ME! Look how shocked I am! I'm in a REAL STORE (not an online one!) with no kids! :) hahaha
I had to do an exchange at Anthro and so I poked around for a few glorious moments and discovered the best shirt ever. :)
Could my day get any sweeter??? Why yes. Yes it could...
I have slacked in the birthday department, but Amazon Prime came to our rescue :)
Earlier in the week, Crystal had asked if I could snap a few pics of GG in her pjs that I bought for G's Easter basket and of course I had to oblige. I'll share the rest on another day, but for now look at this CUTENESS I caught after school on Friday!!! :)
My mom came by and the kids played play dough while Jack Bauer got a bath...
.. and yes.... we bathed him in the sink. :)
I gave my parents dog a bath in the sink in the summer and got lots of flack about it being gross, so in case you're curious :), he doesn't shed and after the bath I filled the sink with lysol water and wiped it all down. :)
After the bath and dinner we set out into the gorgeous evening weather for a stroll.
G was pushing her baby around the driveway and I was cracking up at her sad, sad stroller. I'm going to attempt to salvage it with hot glue, but Santa's elves didn't do a great job of stitching the seat on this one and the entire bottom has ripped. BOO!
It's always a big deal to stop at the retaining wall and practice our balancing. And then show everyone your muscles :)
Jack Bauer leads a rough life :)
Saturday morning, the boys worked out in the yard while Griffin and I headed to a bridal shower for Dave's cousin, Amy Jo.
I wore a shirt from Griffin and Grace with my MJ Lovely pants :)
Me and my girl!!!
Paci, baby and Frozen on the DVD player :)
The shower was at one of Dave's aunts homes and it is in the country. It was a GORGEOUS morning and the drive out there was so pretty!
G and sweet baby Lucy!!! This was after Griffin threw a knock down, drag out tantrum over me holding that sweet little one :) #imthebaby
We had so much fun showering Amy Jo and Drew and can't wait for their wedding next month!
And the best part of any shower??? CAKE!
We partied hard :)
When we got home, these two were having "rest time" watching a movie in my bed and they both fell asleep!
I may have jumped for joy just a teeny bit :) hahahaha
I. Can't. Even.
While they were napping I decided to purge a TON of stuff from my closet. If I can muster the strength I'll snap some pics and list it all cheap :) hahaha
Saturday night Griffin hung out with her biggest brother - she's his biggest fan :)
Sunday morning Luke was getting baptized at Church and Mason joined us in service to watch. He hung out with big Mason who is in my Algebra class :)
About a year ago, Luke accepted Christ and he immediately wanted to get baptized :) He took a class at Church and we set the date. This was an answer to a prayer that Dave and I have been praying since before Luke was even born. A prayer that he would know and love God and share that love with others. We are so grateful to family, friends and teachers who have guided and nurtured him and are looking forward to the amazing and exciting things He has laid out for our sweet boy.
Dustin is a photographer who works at the Church and Dave went to Germany with him a few years ago on a Mission Trip. He took these pictures for us and I am sooooo grateful to have them!
Luke was PRECIOUS and even recited John 3:16 (earlier in the morning he told me he was going to say it in Spanish, so I was relieved that he settled on English. hahaha)
After church we headed to lunch with my brother, Mark, and his wife, Diana, my parents, Dave's parents and Grandma and Dave's youngest brother, Stephen, and Stephen's girlfriend Cynthia.
We ran into the Shulls and I attempted a group pic. This was the best I could get :) I know that some day they'll all stand still and smile and totally oblige my whim and I'll probably miss these crazy days!
Luke took lots of pics on my phone including this gem :)
And Cynthia and GG worked on their selfie skills :)
It was such a special day and even though I wish we'd managed a pic without silly faces and mouths full of grapes, I feel so blessed!!!
When I posted our family pic on IG, lots of people asked about my dress and unfortunately it's from last Summer and it's sold out - but here are three that I feel like have a similar "feeling" to them. I love a little cap sleeve on maxi's so I don't feel like I have to wear a jacket over the dress to school and/or church.
We spent the rest of Sunday napping, lesson planning and folding laundry. #thrillingiknow
Yesterday was uneventful.... just a normal, busy day! I posted the picture below on Instagram and got lots of comments about my shoes...
I picked them up at Nordstrom Rack last year, but you can find them HERE in a fun coral color!
I can NOT believe that my very first baby will be SEVEN tomorrow! S.E.V.E.N! Lots of Luke pics tomorrow :)
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