Happy Monday, Friends! Before getting into my weekend recap I want to share something I am so excited about....
The past couple of weeks have been a roller coaster of emotions. Wanting the world to know how amazing Manda was. Wanting to honor her memory in a lasting way. Wanting to help others going through the same things she went through.
Tattoos? Sign us up.
A #mandastrong foundation? When's the first meeting.
After tossing around dozens of ideas, we decided to start off by sending a little love to 10 women currently going through cancer treatment in the form of blardigans. If there's anything I've learned over the past few years it's that sometimes the small gestures mean the most. An encouraging text, a well-timed meal, a thoughtful gift all go a long way in showing someone you love how much you care about them when.
So today, Sheaffer, Erika, Shay, Narci and I are selecting women who are currently battling cancer and sending them a blardigan of their choice. All you have to do is leave a comment on any of our blogs and either nominate yourself or a friend and that's your entry. Simple and easy. Ten random entires will be selected and we'll announce the recipients on Friday.
I shared this video last week, but I wanted to share it again today in case you missed it. Hearing Manda tell her story and talk about her faith is powerful and moving and full of home and encouragement.
and if you're looking for a way to support her family you can donate on her Gofundme page HERE and/or order a new Mandastrong shirt HERE.
Again - thank you from the bottom of my heart for the love, prayers and support.
Last Friday was Kite Day at school (for elementary) and while it was cold and foggy the boys had a blast! Dave was able to go and watch and I was so happy because I was deep in the throes of tests, grading and report cards. Thankfully I got it all done and have my Spring Break work-free!
My lunch time coordinated with Mason's stop at the sno-cone truck so I was able to hang out with him for that :)
(Sidenote - haircut for Mason is on the agenda for Spring break! hahaha)
After I got my classroom cleaned and ready for the break I ran a couple of errands...
... and then headed home where we spent a few hours outside playing and doing science experiments.
Saturday morning Griffin was asked to be part of a little photo shoot at Playstreet Museum so she and I headed there bright and early. She is OBSESSED with Playstreet and had the absolute best time playing. I'm not even sure she realized she was part of a photo shoot.
These are pictures I took with my phone ;)
Changed back into her clothes and ready to go!
After Playstreet we had to run a couple of errands at the mall and she had a gift card to spend. I was hoping to get her some denim shorts for summer but we left with a plush unicorn instead. #essentials
I was checking out at Hanna Andersson and caught her "trying on" Minnie pajamas in the mirror. Cutest. Thing. Ever.
Moana with her unicorn later that afternoon :)
... and then yard work for everyone!
Her brothers crashed early on Saturday night - but thanks to a nap she (and her unicorn and baby) were up to party. And by party I mean watching Moana again :)
Sunday morning came EARLY and two out of three were okay with it :)
Sunday was CHILLY, but we braved the cold and headed to the golf course for some exploring.
She kept pulling her hat down to "keep her eyes warm"
Perfect end to our weekend!
Tomorrow is Show and Tell Tuesday and we're talking embarrassing moments again! Be sure to link up with me tomorrow so we can all laugh with each other :)