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Friday, October 23, 2015

Fun Friday Favorites - moments that made me smile!

When I started thinking about my Friday Favorites from this past week, I was stumped.  It was just an ordinary week.  Same old, same old.  But as I was looking through my pictures, I realized that, yes, it might have been ordinary but they people I shared it with were (and are!) absolutely EXTRAordinary!!!
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites
Here's a few moments from this past week that made me smile!

Picnics and Playdates
Hope jump started her weekend with a trip to the park for a picnic and playdate with a couple of friends.  It was so fun to see her in her element - running around, giggling, playing, and giving lots of hugs!
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seeing her with her friends is my FAVORITE!
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it was such a pretty day - I couldn't resist a picture with that gorgeous blue sky!

Soccer Games
Saturdays are for Aggie football - but not until Hope gets in a quick soccer game!  This is her first year to play on a team and I love to see her skipping and smiling out on the field. Last week she almost scored a goal and the smile on her face was priceless!  I'm almost certain she'll score her first goal soon!
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 giving me a Gig 'em from the sidelines
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 yes, she's this happy 95% of the time!
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I love this age in sports.  Her team doesn't score many goals but they are all out there having a blast!  That smile is definitely my FAVORITE!
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another FAVORITE?  having Dede and Pop Pop there to watch!

Tailgates and Aggie Football
I'm not going to mention the score (because that was definitely NOT my favorite) but I will say that regardless of the score, Saturdays in Aggieland are my FAVORITE!!!
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 Remember when I mentioned that I won the adorable chunky Aggie necklace for Hope?  It came in last week and it's fabulous!  Look how cute my little Aggie looks!  :)
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 Mike and Holden had fun playing washers.  Can I take a minute and talk about how grown up my sweet middlest looks?!
And, I took about twenty pictures of Colby throwing the football and every.stinkin.one.of.them came out blurry. #dangit
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 Miss Priss pounding a soda before mom can say no!  
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Game day and my family - two of my very FAVORITES!!!
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 We headed to Shelly's tailgate next but the girls were begging to go to the Fan Zone.  I grabbed a cold beverage and we took off.
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 New necklaces and some cool sunglasses and they were ready to head in to the game! #itsthelittlethings
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 sometimes she's in to what's going on...
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 and other times she just wants to be held! #bestbrotherever
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 recognize these two?  yep, they are Shelly's kids.  Hope has no idea that we aren't really related!
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After the game Hope said, "I'm so glad Jordan got to see me!" and I said, "you mean that you are glad that YOU got to see Jordan?" to which she quickly replied, "nope!  I'm glad Jordan got to see ME!" #everyonelovesHope #andsheapparentlyknowsit
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I know it seems bizarre but all of our kiddos have slept through Aggie football games.  Even Saturday with over 100,000 people yelling, Hope fell asleep.  Knowing the outcome, maybe I should have taken a nap too! #theAggiesranoutoftime #winorlosetheAggiesIchoose

Empty Bowls Project
On Sunday afternoon, Katy and I hosted a few friends at a local pottery painting studio to paint bowls for the Empty Bowls Project.  You can read more about our afternoon here.
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And, as a special bonus, Katy and I were able to grab dinner one night this week.  
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Can you believe we only met in May of this year?!  Melanie Shankle, it's all because of you!!!  Had I not attended an event where you were the guest speaker, I never would have met someone who truly feels like a soul sister.  Girlfriends are my FAVORITE! #nobodyscuterthanyou

more football!
Monday evening was another football game, this time for Colby.  I love watching our kiddos do things they love!
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 another win for the Cats - 33-0!
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I love that my parents can stay in town an extra day to see him play.
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Colby with his #1 fan - she's his FAVORITE!

And, don't forget about one of my all time FAVORITES - Farmgirl Paints cuffs!  You only have till November 2nd to place your order!  Becky won't be open again till January. Cuffs make awesome Christmas gifts! {I might have placed an order for one more this week...I know!  I have a problem!  But, I swear it was for a gift!!!}
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While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites
I hope you've had a week filled with your FAVORITE people, places, and memories!

Have a fabulous weekend!  Gig 'em and God bless! 
Holly

and don't forget about the Waiting on...Wednesday link-up - a place where you can link up what you are waiting on, going through, making, anything - as long as it's family-friendly!  :)  it's open through tomorrow!
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Today I'm linking up with Cordof6
and you can check my FAVORITE link-ups page to see where else I'm linking up!
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Much appreciation goes out to Linzee from Salty Sweet Smiles for featuring my post about moments that made me smile! What an honor!  Thank you so much, Linzee!
Cord of 6

24 comments:

  1. Little kids playing soccer is the cutest thing ever! I love football season, so much fun! Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Alexis! It is super fun to watch her skipping and smiling down the field! Sadly, it looks like tomorrow's game will be rained out. :( Hope you enjoy a fabulous weekend filled with lots of football! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. There is nothing ordinary about your week in review! You are loved, you have friends, you have family and you have your Aggies! EXTRAORDINARY my friend! Many memories to boot too!

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    1. Oh, absolutely blessed for sure! Ordinary in that nothing new was going on - just the same schedule as the week before. ;) God has definitely surrounded me with people that are EXTRAordinary - you being one of them!!! I hope you have a great weekend filled with all your favorite things!

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  3. Looks like all kinds of fun stuff you guys have been up to lately! The pic of your sleepyhead at the football game made me smile! :)

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    1. It's so funny! Even when the bigs were smaller they would climb up in our laps and sleep for at least a quarter or two! I think the noise is soothing for them! :) Hope you have a great weekend lined up!

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  4. Looks like you had an extraordinary week my friend!!! That Hope is a doll! Love her sweet smile and her sunshine-y disposition! Wouldn't it be nice if more people were that way??? Have a fabulous weekend and I hope my Nittany Lions and your Aggies are more successful this weekend! We Are!

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    1. She gives me daily lessons on how to be happy! The world definitely needs more people like her!!! Crossing my fingers for our Aggies and Nittany Lions! Gig 'em!

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  5. I loved Hope in her Aggie jersey and tutu skirt!

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    1. Thanks, Laura! It was actually Colby's jersey from when he was little. Aaahh! I love when they wear hand-me-downs!!!

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  6. The Aggies definitely just ran out of time last Saturday! My fingers are crossed that we play better in Oxford! Even though I love tailgating too, I'm kind of glad the game isn't in College Station this weekend. The weather looks so gross!

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    1. The weather is absolutely gross right now. Just a nice steady rain but it would have been a nightmare for tailgates. Hoping we show up ready to play tomorrow night! Gig 'em!

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  7. It is so fun to go to games. The atmosphere and excitement is awesome!! I wrote a post this week about what makes me smile too :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

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    1. Isn't it great how simply looking at things differently can change your perspective? I went from thinking our week was just another normal week to remembering how blessed I am to do life with some pretty extraordinary people! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you guys have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you! :) It's one of my favorite combinations!

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  9. Hi Holly!
    I totally know how happy it makes a mama to watch her kids play a sport that they love. We are a soccer fam too and our Saturdays consist of watching our 4 kids play soccer and going to Togos after their games ;). Thank you so much for linking up with us at #100HappyDays! I hope you come back next week.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Valerie! Seeing our kids do things they love TOTALLY makes me happy! :) Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  10. this looks like such a fun week! Lots of wonderful memories were made this week and each were new ones which makes this week amazing.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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    1. Thank you, Liz! Sometimes we just need to change our perspective to remember all the great things and people around us!

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  11. Love, love all these favorites! Great Pictures

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    1. Thanks, friend! We need a lunch/dinner date! I feel like I haven't seen you in forever!

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  12. Thank you for sharing these sweet moments. I am so happy to hear such a positive outlook on life. Thanks for posting to 100 Happy Days Linkup

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