Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Three Things Right Now


Encourager -  I was volunteering last week and I got to see Luke in action with his classmates while they were split into groups working on Native American dioramas.  Y'all.  He is SUCH an encourager.  He would go around and look at his friends projects and give the sweetest, most genuine compliments.  Proud mama over here!

Amazon Wish List - Luke looooooves him some Amazon!  I set up a wishlist for him and have let him browse the Lego section and add items to his wishlist.  There has been no promise of him actually receiving any of it but he is having so much fun ;)

Loose Tooth - Luke has only lost 3 teeth (maybe 4... he's asleep and I cant' remember but I'm pretty sure it's three) and all three of them have been on the bottom.  He was late to get his teeth and he got his bottom teeth first so this isn't surprising but he does get a little impatient waiting to lose his teeth while a few of his friends are getting braces.  WELL... one of his top front teeth is kind of wiggly and he is OVER THE MOON!  I have a feeling it's going to be a while before it comes out but the anticipation is already high at our house!


Card Making - Mason has been all about making cards for his friends, teachers and family.  He LOVES a good black Sharpie and his cards typically include balloons, tornadoes and TCU ;)

Basketball - Mason is playing basketball this season and he is PUMPED to get out there with his friends.  His practices are going to be at the same time/place as Luke's (PRAISE JESUS!!!) and Dave is going to help coach.  Get ready for some cute brother basketball pictures!

Lotus Shrimp - Last Tuesday Mason came home talking about the election.  He asked if I wanted "Hollary Clonton" or "Lotus Shrimp".  Yes, friends.  Lotus Shrimp. hahaha  Apparently he couldn't remember Donald Trump and thought that Lotus Shrimp sounded close enough :)  


Six Breakfasts -  Griffin is our early riser (like... 5:15 am early) and we always joke that she eats 6 breakfasts by the time she heads out the door with Dave.  She typically comes into our bed toting a cup of dry cereal she's poured and then when I have peanut butter and banana toast she'll have a piece as well.  Then when the boys have eggs, she'll have some too.  She is starving every. single. morning.

Daisy and Elsa - Griffin's baby dolls have always just been named "baby".  Last week as she was pushing them around in the stroller I heard her talking to them and calling them by name.  I asked her what their names were and she politely informed me that they were Daisy and Elsa :)  

Rude - Griffin's favorite word right now is "rude".  "Mommy!  Mason is being rude to me!",  "Daddy, Baby Garrett is at Miss Lisa's house... he is rude!"  "Luke, it's my turn to play.  Stop being rude and let me play!" ;)

Me and Dave


Holiday Hustle - I'm working my TAIL off on Christmas cards (proofs are coming!!! keep an eye on your email!) and Dave is gearing up for Holiday parties, weddings, banquet and general craziness.  We drink A LOT of caffeine over the next few weeks :)

Eleven Years - This December we'll celebrate 11 years of marriage!  Last year we marked 10 years with our oven-fired pizza followed by carrot cake in the Tom Thumb parking lot :)  I'm not sure what our plans will be this year, but chances are it will involve pizza. hahaha

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - I watched The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix a while ago and laughed my TAIL off!  I got Dave into it and now we watch an episode or two every night and he's loving it as well.  It's ridiculous and so fun!

So... what three things are you up to?!?!  

PS - Photos are a peek into our family pictures from last weekend!  IN LOVE!!!

24 comments:

  1. I love these post! So fun! I need to start doing these, as well! Great to look back on!

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  2. Those pictures!! My heart just melted :).

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  3. I've been following your blog for a few years now and have never commented, but "Lotus Shrimp" had me CRYING! Mason seems like the funniest little boy!

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  4. Oh my gosh! First, the pictures are precious! I'm in love too! Also, love that Luke is an encourager! What a sweet and special gift!

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  5. I'm crazy impressed Griffin poured her own bowl of cereal! I can't get over it!

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  6. What sweet kids! Love all of the little anecdotes!

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  7. These are my favorite kinds of posts! Little lists and snippets...when I get my tail back in gear to blog, I have a feeling I'll be doing a lot of that!
    Aaaaaand Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was hilarious! I couldn't get my husband on board, but I didn't let it stop me!

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  8. We celebrate 11 years in January! Congratulations!! :)

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  9. LOVE the pictures! I also have an early riser (he'll be 3 in January) and I need to teach him to pour his own dry cereal! Go Griffin!

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  10. Such sweet kids! My oldest is 11... lost his first tooth at age 7... As of today, he has lost a total of 8 teeth, its been a slow process. My youngest is 7, to date she has lost 6 teeth. Needless to say my kids are polar opposites when it comes to teething :) Looking forward to pics of a gap toothed Luke!

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  11. First of all, gorgeous photos!! Next, I love these posts you do, I so want to do it myself! I love how Luke is an encourager! And Mason calling Donald Trump Lotus Shrimp made me LOL!! We also have a daughter who is an early riser, some days it drives me crazy!

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  12. Lotus Shrimp! Made my morning. I love this sweet post. I'll be getting out card info to you tonight!

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  13. Love this idea for a post! Such a great way to catch up with everyone! ALso, stop with the gorgeous pictures already! Such a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing. OH! And Lotus Shrimp- that seriously cracked me up!!

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  14. Lotus Shrimp! That is amazing. My heart melted when mentioned how Luke was so encouraging to his classmates. So sweet!!

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  15. GG sounds like my Olivia... she's always wanting to eat in the morning with her brother, and then when she gets to school she's served a full on breakfast that her teachers say she always gobbles up! That girl loves her breakfast!

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  16. I can't even with the Hollary Clonton and Lotus Shrimp! That has to be the cutest thing ever!

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  17. Such cute pics! Watching funny episodes at night of something with my hubs is an awesome stress reliever:)) Kimmy makes me pee my pants-she's so earnest it kills me. We've been on a Parks and Rec kick over here. Nobody makes me laugh more than Ron Swanson:))

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  18. Love the pictures and the political names! That is hilarious!

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  19. Lotus Shrimp. I was dying laughing. Love that Mason. Wish I knew him in person. Love reading about your family.

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  20. The pictures are gorgeous (as always:)But Lotus Shrimp. I can never look at Donald Trump the same way again:)

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  21. That is SO what I'm going to start calling Trump...Lotus Shrimp! Perfect! ; ) -Kelly forbes

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  22. That is SO what I'm going to start referring Trump to...Lotus Shrimp. Perfect! ; )

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