Happy Monday, Friends! I am happy to report that we are all well-rested and on the mend at our house! I wrapped up another successful Homecoming (11 in the books!) and as much fun as it was, I'm breathing EASY tonight :)
Friday morning was wet, cold and dreary. Dave set out early with Luke and Griffin and I got cozy with just Mason at home. He was diagnosed with strep throat on Thursday afternoon and so he and I spent the day resting, watching movies and delegating dance duties via email (well, that one was just me. hahaha)
Lots of rest, lots of gatorade and lots of snuggles (and antibiotics) were just what this little man needed. By the afternoon his fever broke and he was back to his chipper self. As crazy as it was for me to miss such a busy day at school, a lay-low rainy day was just what the doctor ordered for both of us.
The middle school dance didn't start until 10 pm Friday night (so the kids can have a chance to attend the varsity football game first) and while I was running around setting up, meeting vendors and picking up food look who was crowned Homecoming Queen!!!
I brag on "Our Anna Grace" a lot - but y'all... it is so well deserved. She is smart, kind, genuine and PRECIOUS and I was so excited to see her get recognized by her peers. And look at how gorgeous she was! Does the dress look familiar???
The middle school homecoming dance is a pretty easy one - it's casual and since I have 6th, 7th and 8th grades there I try to keep it really fun and really "party-like" ;)
This year I decided to keep the decor to a minimum and instead hired an incredible lighting company.
So worth it and so much fun!
Saturday morning GG and I did dance class and we were both feeling the late night from before :)
Later that afternoon I hit up the grocery store and came back to find twinkies in a box. :)
I've decided that they're only getting boxes for Christmas - hahaha
We spent pretty much all afternoon playing outside, flexing our muscles and eating cake from our neighbors birthday party. It was warm, but breezy and we had a great time.
I baked one of these...
... and then we were back outside until dark (again with the boxes!)
I was in bed and asleep before 10 p.m on Saturday night (without a stack of grading next to me!) and it was GLORIOUS!!!
Sunday morning was cool and crisp and we couldn't have been more excited...
After church Sunday morning we got out our Halloween decorations, cleaned up the yard a bit, took naps (#hallelujah), played outside and I went up to school to get a few things done. A wonderfully restful day.
This week is going to be markedly less busy and I am SO EXCITED for a boring week :)
Thank y'all so much for all your encouragement last week via the blog and social media - I so appreciated all of it!!!
Happy Monday, Friends!