Monday, March 21, 2016

Weekend Recap: Low key edition ;)

Friday started off sweet with these cute "happy morning pictures" from Dave and Griffin :)


I taught my classes, had two meetings, got Luke to and from soccer practice and then Mason and I ran a couple of errands together.  We picked up Luke and Griffin and headed home for Pizza Friday. 

We spent the rest of the night watching movies and playing games and when Dave came home in between parties we introduced him to our new favorite app ;)  My students have been telling me about Snapchat for FOREVER and I've always brushed it off, but when a friend was talking about how much fun it was at dinner on Tuesday I finally bit the bullet and have been having so much fun ever since!  The faceswap filter almost made me pee in my pants :)


If you're on snapchat you can find me with my username momfesionals.  I have no clue how often I'll be posting or even how it really works, but hopefully it will be fun.


Saturday morning was SUPER cold and this was the face Griffin gave me when I made her wear a jacket to dance....


... and then this face when she remembered we were going to DANCE!!!


Mason opted to come hang out with me and GG instead of sitting outside at the soccer game.  Sunshine, an apple and his Kindle.  Good choice, kid.


Meanwhile, at the North Pole :)  (okay - it was like 40 degrees - but that's chilly!!!)


Looking so big!!! He's having the best time this season.



After dance Mason, Griffin and I stopped in at Trader Joes where I have to place items in their cart equally or else the world comes to a screeching halt.




Saturday afternoon we played outside, did laundry and ended the night with Rummikub with Haha :) 

Sunday morning I did this...


... and when we got home from church she did some of this...



Sweet girl!!!


 Sunday afternoon the boys went to a birthday party for one of Mason's friends and Dave snapped the funniest picture :)  My favorite part is the little girls face!


Dave took the boys to the party and then to AWANAs and when he got home he got a good laugh out of me and my helpers grading papers.


You can only grade for so long before you have to take a jumping break :)  Doesn't Jack look amused? hahaha


The weekend was low key and quiet and we're gearing up for a great four day week at school and FOUR DAY WEEKEND (hallelujah!) for Easter.  Luke is having his birthday party this week and we can't wait to start the birthday month off right!  Don't forget that tomorrow is Show and Tell Tuesday and we're going to be talking about what a "mixed tape of our lives" would look like :)  Kind of a soundtrack of the movie of our lives. hahaha  Can't wait to hear what everyone's would be!

Last, many of you are familiar with my friend Manda and the cancer journey that she and her family have been on for years.  If you're not, you can read my first post HERE, the update she wrote for me HERE and you can watch her testimony HERE.  Manda has been part of a brand new trial for the past several months and she is having scans today to see how the trial is working. If you could keep Manda and her family in your prayers today as she has her scans and tomorrow as she receives her results, it would be beyond amazing.  Pray for good results, peace of mind and unwavering faith in God's promises and goodness amidst the circumstances and unknown.

If you have a minute, leave a comment below and let Manda know that you're praying for her.  I'm going to screenshot them periodically throughout the day and let her know that people are lifting her and her family up and covering her in prayer.

Thanks, friends!

84 comments:

  1. Praying for Manda and her family in northeastern NY. My husband is starting a new job today after a year of being unemployed. Will pray for her as I pray him through today too.

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  2. Praying! Praying! Praying for our Manda!! Praying for amazing results and peace that passes all understanding! ❤️❤️❤️

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  3. Praying for your BEAUTIFUL, STRONG friend! Love your sweet blog:)

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  4. Andrea love your blog.
    Manda, please know that we will be praying for you and your family. You are a fighter, an inspiration, a great role model. Please stay #mandastrong!

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  5. Sweet Mason at dance :). That kid is one of my faves!

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  6. Andrea, love your blog.
    Manda-please know we are praying for you and your family. You are an inspiration for us half way across the country. Please stay #mandastrong

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  7. Praying for Manda and her family today.

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  8. Manda will be in my prayers today and tomorrow!

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  9. Good luck today Manda! Sending prayers for you and your family!

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  10. Saying a prayer for Manda and her family right now! Love your blog Andrea! =)

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  11. Praying for you, our precious Manda!! We love you!! Xo

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  12. Praying SO HARD for Manda. Her anxiety, clear scans, and awesome results.

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  13. Thoughts & prayers for Manda and her loved ones!

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  14. Praying for Manda...love from Peachtree City, Ga. ((hugs))

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  15. Thoughts and prayers for Manda and all of her wonderful girlfriends....from New Brunswick, Canada

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  16. Praying so hard for Manda from North Carolina!!

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  17. Praying so very hard for Manda! God is good!

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  18. Praying for you, Manda! I pray that you receive news that the treatment is working and may you never receive another cancer diagnosis again. #mandastrong

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  19. Praying for you, Manda! I pray that you receive the news that the treatment worked and may you never receive another cancer diagnosis again.

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  20. Saying lots of prayers for Manda!!!!

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  21. Would you be willing to share where you found that darling bunny shirt and pink tulle skirt on G? Thanks!

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  22. Praying from OK for your sweet Manda!!!

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  23. Praying for you Amanda!
    God Bless
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  24. Prayers going up for Manda right now.
    Can you please share where you got Griffin's cute little seersucker fleece? I'm sure a Facebook store but I don't feel like hunting it down myself. ;)

    www.hautemommyblog.com

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  25. Praying for Manda in Atlanta.

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  26. Praying for Manda from VA!

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  27. Lifted Manda up in prayer right after reading Shay's post this morning. I am in Georgia so she started getting prayer early!!

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  28. Praying for you Amanda! God's love will see you through.

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  29. Praying for Manda from California! Love the pic of Mason in the sun with his fruit and his Kindle.

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  30. I lifted up Manda in prayer on my drive in to work today. Peace, strength and grace upon them. God bless you!

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  31. Praying for Manda from Illinois

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  32. Praying for you and your family Manda! Praying for good results and that God receives all the glory!

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  33. As believers we are not immune to heartbreaks and struggles....but we have one awesome support system! It is a fellow believer who would stop and stand in the gap for someone they don't know and might never meet this side of eternity. Praying for Manda and her family. Praying for grace, strength and peace that passes all understanding!

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  34. As I am rocking my baby back to sleep this morning and reading this blog post I am praying hard for Manda! I live in Fresno, CA and I will be praying. Please give us an update. 🙏

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  35. Prayers for Manda!!! God is the great physician and He's got this!!!

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  36. Have been praying for Manda and will continue to do so.

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  37. During this Holy Week I will be keeping Manda in my prayers. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever. From Ohio

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  38. So many prayers for Manda, today and always!

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  39. Praying for Manda!!

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  40. Praying for Manda in Louisville, KY! Stay strong!

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  41. Praying for Manda in West Point, MS! Rita

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  42. Manda you are lifted up to His throne of grace!!! God bless you & your precious family!!!

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  43. Praying for your friend, Manda, today! I have 2 close friends living with cancer right now, in different stages of treatment, and I am in awe of the strength of these women. Praying for Manda to receive good news from her scans. Also praying that my friends feel the love and support that I have for them the same way that Manda must feel loved and supported by you and your precious, sweet group of friends!

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  44. My two year old daughter is a cancer survivor and we also had scans and will be getting her results tomorrow. I will remember Manda in prayer when I pray my daughter Hope. God is BIG and can do mighty things

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    1. I'll be praying for your daughter as well!

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    2. Deborah: praying that your daughter's scans come back clear. God bless your daughter and your entire family.

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  45. Would love to know what you buy at Trader Joe's.

    And praying for Manda!

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  46. From Connecticut, sending healing thoughts and prayers for Manda.

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  47. Love low key weekends AND snapchat! Praying for Amanda and her family!

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  48. Praying for Manda from Sherwood, AR!

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  49. Sending your friend Manda so much love and prayers today from Wisconsin!! <3

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  50. Praying for Amanda and family from Michigan!!

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  51. Manda, today my husband and I are lifting you up in prayer and ask that He helps with the anxiety that must come along with your whole process. We ask that He watches over you and your family as you get your scan results. You are prayed for and loved from far away (Minnesota)! God is so good and gracious and He will see you through this! XOXOX

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  52. Praying for your friend Manda from Arkansas! God's got this! :)

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  53. Lifting you up in prayers in Kentucky Manda!!

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  54. #MANDASTRONG. 🙏🏼 PRAYERS FOR MANDA, from Colorado. May God lift you up 🙌🏻

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  55. I've been praying for Manda since first learning about her journey and I really hope that her and her family receive some gratifying and encouraging news after the scans!! I'll keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

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  56. We're praying for you in Arkansas City, Kansas! May the Lord watch over you and heal you.

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  57. Praying for sweet Manda today. I prayer for healing, peace, understanding, and to remember that God can do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine!!!

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  58. Praying for Manda. God IS our shield and very great reward. Grace and peace to her and her family.

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  59. Prayers for Manda 💐

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  60. I don't EVER comment on your site or anyone's but just wanted to say I'm praying for Manda and that your friend group seems amazing. What a joy and blessing it must be to live out your faith in good times and bad times with your best friends!!

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  61. Praying for Manda from Houston.❤️

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  62. Praying for Manda from Georgia!! ❤️

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  63. Prayers for Manda from Washington State...

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  64. Sweet pictures and sincere prayers

    ~ Love on the Lake

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  65. Prayers for Manda & her family! What a blessing to have so many people praying for her!

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