Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Longest Post in the History of Posts

Don't forget! The fourth release of Spring Matilda Jane is LIVE right now and I'm hosting an online show!  Create your wishlist at and then email it to me ( and my trunk keeper ( by NOON CST on today  Put my name in the spot for Jane and feel free to email me with any questions you might have! :)

This week has been busy on the blog.  B.U.S.Y.
Monday was Favorite Things, Tuesday I shared your Yes Mom moments and yesterday was the first Recipe Club!!!  I LOVED looking through everyone's recipes (even though I haven't had a chance to look at them all yet!) and can't wait to give them a try.  Today I'm playing catch up and am going to share TONS of pics of what we've been up to this past week/weekend.

Friday was Bug Day at school.  Luke was having a "moment" when i twas time to go to class.... but I promise he loved being a horse fly.  Get it?!?!?! :)

The whole crew came to watch him in the bug day parade...

... which pretty much involves a lap around the gym :)

After the parade, I loaded up on a bus with fifty 6th, 7th and 8th graders and headed to Mission Regan for community outreach day.

We sorted medical supplies, cleaned and organized.... but before we started they got to hear the story behind Mission Regan from Josh.

After our morning of volunteering, I headed to the country club to check on the decorating progress.  I had some sweet parents inflate all the balloons for me that morning.  All 300 of them. hahahaha

I do student government for Middle School and I've learned that the more "self absorbed" you can make the event, the better.  hahaha  We had a photo slideshow, mini "most likely to" awards and a photobooth.  The kids LOVED it and my fellow chaperones and I got in on the fun, too :)

We partied hard until about midnight and everyone had a great time. :)
This is about as semi-formal as I get.... especially after a full day of volunteering/teaching/etc. :)

  Saturday morning the kiddos were up bright and early (because isn't that always how it works when you're up late the night before????) and so Mason and I headed out to WalMart for a date :) 

The boys played outside all afternoon and G spent most of her time watching them through the window...

G's scrunchy face on Sunday before church...

And when we got to church she was pumped to see Kensington! (can't you tell??? hahaha)

 Both of our little fashionistas were sporting silver sparkly shoes :)

My parents birthdays were April 24th and 25th (coincidentally those were Mason and Griffin's due dates!), and so after church we went to brunch at the country club.  Griffin was REALLY enjoying her pecan pie...

After naps, G ate some dirt... 

... and I got organized while the kiddos ate dinner.

 Mason walked around in my wedges...

... while Dave joined some of the guys from our Sunday School class for bowling and laser tag (they played against a group of little girls. Seriously.  Eight year olds. hahaha)

Monday morning was GORGEOUS! and Luke was all smiles at Starbucks :)

I am loving my new Turquoise and Caicos polish by Essie (not my old lady hands, but the polish... and yes.... it was a double Starbucks kind of morning).

I had to run an errand Monday afternoon and witnessed a car explosion.  Nuts!

Luke brought home his self portrait!  LOVE!!!  This is in the "keep pile" for sure!

Griffin rocked her "fancy overalls" as her daddy calls them...

And we went and had dinner with some of our most favorite people... the Shulls!  After dinner I found these on my phone :)

Shay snapped these sweet pics of my little monkey...

Tuesday my Period 4 class left me this sweet selfie on my phone during passing period :)  hahaha  My phone charger is plugged in on this little side table and I often find selfies on there at the end of the day.

Griffin's first pair of All Stars arrived...

And Luke LOVED having to take turns on the trampoline with his brother...

Being a brother is rough stuff.

A sweet sweet teacher at school made Mason some laminated "order" sheets (she knew how much he loves being a chef!) and he played FOR EVER with them...

Yesterday morning, Griffin and I headed out to Texas School... a yearly photography school that happens in Addison.  They bring in photographers from all over the country to teach classes and Griffin was modeling for the AMAZING Julie Klaasmeyer.  Julie did her newborn photos last year and I was super pumped to see her again!

Miss G soaked up all the attention and posed her little heart out :) hahahaha

These are just pics I snapped with my iPhone.... I can't wait to see what Julie got!

"Seriously?!?!?! That cake's for me?????" :)

Julie takes photos, and so do the photographers attending her class...

Heading back out to the car.... sugar coma is setting in...

G napped all the way home and when we got home she and I ate french fries in bed :)

After naps (for both of us!) we picked up Mason from Miss Lisa's house and then headed to MCA to pick up Luke Man.  They were all happy and somewhat compliant and so I snapped a group pic :)

After MCA we headed to get Mason a fresh haircut for our family photos on Saturday morning...

and then it was back home to play and eat dinner. 

Whew!!! It's been a BUSY BUSY BUSY week and I don't think it's going to slow down any time soon.  I am sooooooo looking forward to summer :) hahaha


  1. Okay, I'm convinced you must never sleep! :)
    Love your turquoise Essie polish.
    G' s photoshoot yesterday looked adorable!!

  2. I love these kind of posts! Your kiddos are adorable and you seem like the sweetest mom and such a fun teacher!! Happy Thursday!

  3. I'm trying to get to the new release of Matilda Jane.....when I hit the link it takes me to the site and it shows the new release but when I click that link....I don't see the new release...just the older things....????.....I'm friends with Matilda Jane on facebook and I noticed another person couldn't see the new releases either.....what am I doing wrong?

  4. such a fun week and SO many cute pics of your kiddos!!!

  5. G is the perfect baby model!!! When my little girl was one, all we got were running, red faced, teary, and scowling pics from our photo sessions!

  6. Oh my goodness! The post was long and FABULOUS! I just loved it all! I am always so blessed to see our families doing life together. We love you guys! XOXO

  7. You are seriously the coolest teacher!!! I love that nail polish. I have seen it before at Target, but now I might have to buy it. I also love that you took a nap, too. If anyone deserves a nap, it's you!

  8. I love these kind of "everyday" posts that are packed full of all sorts of fun!! That last pic of all 3...seriously LOVE...aren't those moments when they are "compliant" the best ;)

  9. Oh my gosh. Baby Griffin photos are precious!!


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