Sunday, January 31, 2016

while I waited...week 4 + a GIVEAWAY!!!

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 2
January is in the books!  It seems like forever since the holidays but it also feels like January flew by!  Truly makes you stop and realize that our days are truly numbered and we have so much to be thankful for!  Looking back over the last week, I was surrounded by so many people that I get to do life with.  Beyond grateful for those that fill my soul and make me want to be a better person!  Can't wait to see what February holds - but until then, here's what we did while we waited last week!

While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
Mondays are always tough for Maggie.  She gets so sad when her people leave for school.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
Mike took Monday off so that we could work on the closet a bit more.  Anyone that knows us knows that we are extremely slow at re-dos!  But, we also are very picky so it's best just to do things ourselves!  ;)
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
Isn't my new light amazing?!  Mike {might} have baptized it with a few curse words while hanging it!  I told him I would be reminded how much he loves me every time I turn it on or off!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
Lunch with my sweetie on a weekday - yes, please!  Even if he was reading through work emails!
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He did treat me to desert though!
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LOVE when he grabs my hand!!!
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Hope was SO excited that both of us came to pick her up from school!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
On Tuesday, I attended the Aggieland Humane Society's Inspiring Tails luncheon.  The centerpieces were so cute!
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Loved the dog bone detail on the dessert!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
Went to pick up Holden at art lessons and she was still working.  Rarely do I get to see her painting so it was fun to watch her do what she loves!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
Later that evening, Hope had her art on display at her school's book fair!
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Ah!!!  Girls Night Out!!!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
It's so hard for me to believe that Katy and I have known each other for less than a year.  Our friendship is so effortless.  You know those people you can be real with and not worry later on if what you said might have been taken the wrong way?  That's Katy!  Beyond thankful that our paths finally crossed!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
While we solve most of the world's problems when we get together, we also create Bitmojis!  Seriously, if you love adding emojis to your text messages, you need bitmojis!  Hilarious!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
Before I left for dinner, Mike and I had to break the news to Holden that she was going to have a few teeth pulled at the dentist the next day.  She flipped out.  But, in true Holden fashion, she wrote her feelings out and all seemed better than when I left her.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
Holden's recovery spot!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
Holden has the absolute kindest dentist that I've ever met!  She is so patient and loving with Holden.  Beyond grateful that we finally found someone that loves and understands my sweet girl's fears and anxieties.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
It always amazes me how animals know exactly what you need.  The moment we got home, Maggie was right there checking on her.  Maggie got her to smile - and that made this mama's heart happy!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
sweetest.picture.ever!!!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
Wednesday was an early dismissal day for the bigs so Hope was surprised when Colby came to pick her up from school!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
Thursday was Hope's very first field trip and she was super excited!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
just the sweetest girls - always holding hands!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
Their field trip was to one of our local grocery stores.  While there they got to sample lots of different things.  I guess Hope wasn't a fan of what she had!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
Exercising from station to station!
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While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
After the field trip I went to work the Book Fair at Hope's school.  She loved looking through all the books to find just the perfect one!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
When we got home I was excited to find my new FarmGirl Paints cuff waiting for me!  I used my One Little Word for 2016 as my inspiration!  Becky is now closed but will be opening her shop again in April!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
Thursday night meant more middle school basketball!  For the second week in a row, they lost by one bucket.  
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
 On Friday, Hope and I joined Jacque and her mom, Monica, for a long lunch.  Monica and I will be the Kindergarten Coordinators next year at the girls' school and we wanted to make sure we knew what we were getting ourselves in to before we agreed! ;)  Between the two of us, we've already had five kiddos in Kindergarten at this school so we feel like we have experience on our side. #hopefully!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
Teens...all they do is sleep!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
My parents were in town on Friday so we went to dinner.  The restaurant we were at has a game room so Hope was asking Pop Pop for a few more quarters!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
Up bright and early to head to Colby's basketball tournament.  Hope was extra smiley because it was the first time she had rode in the third seat of my car. #itsthelittlethings
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
Pop Pop and Dede got to watch Colby's team win their first game.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
I came back to town so Holden could go to her basketball game.  She played the absolute best game I've ever seen her play!  Mike had been at Colby's second basketball game (another win - whoop!) but made it back just in time for her game.  I'm so glad he was there to see her!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
nothin' but net!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
Hope was so excited that she had to run over and give her sissy a hug - during the game!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
Sadly Holden's team didn't win but they played hard!  They lost to this team earlier in the season by 17 points.  We can definitely see improvement!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
We then made another trip out of town to see Colby's team play another game AND take the championship!  Way to go, Cats!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
It's always fun when my parents can be there to watch.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
Sunday morning Mike and Holden drove to Houston to pick up a couple of things at Ikea.  I told Holden to be sure and get a cute pic of her and her dad at Ikea...this is what they sent me.  They think they are SO funny!  :)
While I'm Waiting...while I waited...week 4
I ended my day on a super high note!  Shelly, Katy and I headed to the Corner Bar in Northgate for a little blogger pow wow.  The weather was amazing but the company of these two was my favorite part!  Love being with friends who will listen, laugh (sometimes even snort!), and start your week off right!  Let's make this a tradition, k?! #becauseifyoudosomethingmorethanonceinAggielanditsatradition

We talked life way more than blog stuff but we were able to come up with a fun giveaway that we want to share with you - a Hug in a Mug!  You can enter to win below!  Good luck!!!


I'm glad you stopped by!  Hope you have an extraordinary week!

Gig 'em and God bless! 
Holly

and come back Wednesday for 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!  :)  
While I'm Waiting...Waiting on...Wednesday link-up
check out my FAVORITE link-ups page to see where I'm linking up today!
Weekending
also linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston and
Meg from the Life of Meg
the ladies from 100 Happy Days
KateAlisonLinzeeElizabethValerie, and Tiffany
and Anne from Love the Here and Now

31 comments:

  1. What a fun week! I love all the basketball! Also, I am with Holden, I have this huge fear of the dentist and when I had to have a lot of dental work done, I was so scared but thankfully I had the best dentist that made me comfortable. A great dentist goes a long way. Since we moved I still drive three hours to go see my dentist because I refuse to go anywhere else. I hope she is doing better! Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks, JulieAnn! It's been fun watching so many basketball games - we had five on Saturday alone! Craziness! I completely understand about the dentist too! So glad you found someone who understands - even if they are three hours away!

      And, just wanted you to know that I've added a giveaway since you commented! Would love to have you come back and enter!

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  2. You make life effortless and fun. The light, beautiful. It truly is. We (Mike and I) know all about DIY projects around the house. You'd think we were a bunch of sailors on the docks the words that fly out of our mouths. So thanks, for letting us know we are not alone in this. LOL! Have a wonderful Monday.

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    1. Haha! Not if you saw me in person! It's all a bunch of smoke and mirrors! We are usually running late, someone is screaming that they can't find something, someone else is taking their time because they don't really want to go, and Mike is waiting on us in the car! :) And, you are absolutely not alone - I couldn't help but giggle the other day with all the profanities. But, he finally got it to work and all was right in the world! ;) Thanks so much for stopping by today!

      And, just wanted you to know that I've added a giveaway since you commented! Would love to have you come back and enter!

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  3. What a great week, except for Holden's teeth! Why did she have to have them pulled? Just wondering. To make room for the big teeth I guess. have a wonderful week and a happy Monday!

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    1. Sadly, she doesn't like to pull her teeth. The three were loose but since they were overdue at coming out, they were causing her gums to become infected. Her dentist thought we would have more issues regarding that than if we didn't pull them. Ugh! I hope she doesn't have to go through that again!

      And, just wanted you to know that I've added a giveaway since you commented! Would love to have you come back and enter!

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    1. Thanks, Kristy! I think so too!!!

      And, just wanted you to know that I've added a giveaway since you commented! Would love to have you come back and enter!

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  5. Love the light you picked out! IT's so pretty!
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    1. Thank you, Darcy! It was definitely worth the hassle!!! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you are having a great week!

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  6. Visiting from the link up! I love the photos of your daughter & dog, animals really do have a special connection to their surroundings. Hope she is feeling better!

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    1. Welcome, Donna! I'm so glad you're here! I absolutely agree - there's just a special bond between animals and their humans! I'm so glad we have our Maggie! Happy to report that Holden is back to her usual self! Thanks so much for your sweet words!

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  7. Your daughter was so smart to write about how she was feeling about getting her teeth pulled! One of the best ways to work out feelings is to just write it down! Glad she was able to work through it and have a dentist that was patient (it took me until I was an adult to find a dentist I liked!).
    It's true about January - Christmas seemed forever ago, but January did seem to take a while...I'm glad it's over, though! :D

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    1. I keep telling her that I want her to guest post for me! ;) I, too, think her being able to write her feelings down is such a good thing! I hope she continues this habit!

      I'm so glad you stopped by! Hope you're having a great day!

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  8. I can not wait to see your finished closet! I get to start putting things back into my pantry, so I am off to do that! Have a fabulous week!

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    1. Me too! We are SO slow! New carpet is going in today. Just waiting on a few things for the wall now! Eek! I'm so excited and can't wait to share!!! Good luck with your pantry! Hope you are having a great week too!

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  9. I want to go on a field trip to HEB! And so glad I got to see you TWICE this week!!!

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  10. Wow this all happened in one week? You guys had a super busy week! I don't think I could have done it all. Hope Holden is feeling better. You kids are adorable as always and yay for Girls Night Out!!!! Let's see...my favorite Valentine treat would be a card, with flowers and some chocolate. Any type of chocolate...candy, brownies, cookies what ever. But I've very sentimental about cards. Thanks for hosting the giveaway! ~Lowanda

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    1. I know, right?! Crazy busy!

      I'm with you on Valentine treats! a card, flowers (even grocery store flowers make me happy!) and CHOCOLATE! Yummy!!!

      Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you are having a fabulous week!

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  11. What a fun week! I love the light fixture! I am glad everything went well at the dentist too. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    1. Thanks, Mary! I'm glad you stopped by! Hope to see you back soon!

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  12. Beautiful light fixture - fun week! My favorite Valentine's treat is a quiet dinner with bu hubby!

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    1. Thanks, Pamela! That's one of my favorite treats too! If not next weekend, maybe a night soon! Crossing my fingers! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  13. Favorite Valentine's Day candy would be the little candy hearts with messages on them!

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  14. I'm very shocked to see such amazing valentine's giveaway. You ladies are so very sweet. Glad I found you. I look forward to checking out your blogs more often .

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    1. We love giving gifts so this was an easy one for us! So glad you found us! We would love for you to come back! Hope you have an amazing weekend!

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  15. Sounds like a great week and full of fun family things...youre a basketball family while we are a soccer family. Love watching my girls play soccer. Your little artist has lots of talent by the way!

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    1. Yes, we were a soccer family till football came along. I secretly hope that he'll start playing again in high school! ;) Thank you so much for your sweet words about Holden's art! She definitely was blessed with talent! I love to see what she comes up with! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have an extraordinary week!

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