Sunday, February 14, 2016

while I waited...week 6

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 2
Another week of ordinary events - a great time to remember it's all about adding just a little extra to make our days EXTRAORDINARY!  A week of firsts, a week of lasts, and all the in betweens - here's a glimpse into our world as we waited...

While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 Hope celebrated I Love School week with a week of dress up days.  Monday was Team Spirit Day and Colby's old Von Miller jersey was the PERFECT jersey to wear since Von won the Super Bowl AND was named MVP just the day before!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 What the what?!  How did this happen?  We aren't old enough to have a kid going to high school!!!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
Not sure if this mama is ready for high school - but this kid is super excited!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 Tuesday was Princess/Super Hero day at school.
I'm fairly confident I know why so many princesses were locked in towers - it HAD to be all that complaining about itchy princess dresses!  ;)
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 Mini made a quick trip to the vet for a weight check.  When we got her, she weighed less than 1 pound.  Happy to report that she's over 5 pounds now!  But, she's still "mini" for her age!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 Tuesday afternoon was art for Holden and she brought home this gorgeous cherry blossom masterpiece!  SO very proud of her!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 While Holden was at art, Hope was at dance.  She was over-the-moon excited that they got their recital costumes!!!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 Oh this sweet girl LOVES to dance and LOVES the stage!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 Wednesday morning dad surprised the girls with donuts!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 Wednesday was also crazy hair day!  She insisted on "three braids but I want some hair down too" - in other words, she had three braids and a mullet! :)
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 Thursday was red day!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 I'm not a fan of selfies but I sent this pic to Shelly to show her my new do!  Cut 5+ inches off and played with some color!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 Finished up my appointment just in time to catch these sweet girls at their Valentine party.  When did she get so big?!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 Hope snapped this pic at Colby's basketball game.  Can't believe we were sitting there watching Colby's last middle school sporting event! :(
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
The next time we'll see him play, he'll be in HIGH SCHOOL!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 Mike decided to take Friday off from work and I think Hope agreed it was a good idea!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 So, how does Mike spend his day off?!  He started by taking Maggie to the doggie wash and then washed my car - yep, he's a keeper!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
I love doing little things for the kiddos' teachers so since it was the day before Valentine's Day, I dropped off a few little happies - jelly beans for Colby's teachers and sodas for Holden's teachers.
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6 
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 While I was at Holden's school, I convinced her to leave school early so that we could go meet up with Mike and Hope on the golf course!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 We had so much fun - right up until Holden was running across the cart path and fell. :( It was so bad that I had to load her up in the golf cart and take her home.  Poor baby girl!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 She had a basketball game on Saturday but she was too sore from her fall to play.  I was proud of the way she supported her teammates from the bench!
She got back her pictures from the season - I feel like I'm on repeat this week but, where did my little girl go?!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
Remember when these two won the Most Creative Vehicle in our neighborhood 4th of July parade?  Well, their prize was a gift certificate to Painting with a Twist.  We've been looking for a class that we thought was age appropriate and we finally found one!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
These two are both the babies in their family and, well, let's just say that you can tell they are use to getting LOTS of attention!  ;)
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 Me: just one quick picture
Them: one - that's it!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 Jacque came home with us and the girls played the rest of the afternoon!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 Geeked out excited when I went to the mailbox on Saturday!  Lookie, lookie!  My new cuff from Farmgirl Paints - Happy Valentine's Day to me!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 Later Saturday night, Holden and Hope made these yummy mini treats that Shelly wrote about recently!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
Woke up Sunday morning to my crew so happy to share some extra love with me! 
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 Holden was super excited when she found this card.  In her words, "there was something for everyone!"  Colby got the funny kind, Mike got the mushy kind, Holden got the BEST kind, and, poor Hope was stuck with the stupid kind.  Thank goodness Hope can't read yet!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
They picked out the cutest outfit from Francesca's!  I can't wait to wear it!  
Bring on summer!!!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
Hope was with me when Mike took the bigs shopping.  Holden was sweet enough to pick out this little ring dish for Hope to give me (probably making up for the stupid card part!).  
I LOVE this so much!!!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 After gifts we headed to church and then to lunch at my favorite restaurant, Chuy's.
This picture is terrible but a true glimpse into our life!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 After we came home, I was treated to the BEST Valentine's gift - a nap while Mike took the girls on a bike ride!  Thank you, Mike!  After I got up, I laid out the scavenger hunt that I had planned for the kids!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 The Dating Divas put together the best scavenger hunts!  Our kids LOVE them so much!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 Hershey Kiss memory game!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
 We {almost} had tears till Hope made her first match!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
And then there was this little celebration!
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
Didn't want to leave my sweetie out!  He's "stuck" with me! ;)
While I'm Waiting...While I Waited - week 6
Happy Valentine's Day from our little party of five!

That wraps up our week!  I'm so 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!
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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

16 comments:

  1. Your hair looks gorgeous. At first I wasn't sure that was you in the selfie. That is a lot of hair to take off. I bet it feels great. So many great photos to share. I do hope Holden is feeling better from her fall. Must have been a bruiser.

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    1. Thanks, friend! I'm slowly getting use to it! It feels so different!

      Thanks for asking - Holden is feeling much better! She took quite a tumble!

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  2. i am loving your hair friend! Looks like y'alls mini treats are perfect!! Can't wait to see you today.

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    1. Thanks! And, the mini treats were fabulous - but definitely recommend using hugs verses kisses! Today was great - just not near long enough!

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    1. The Dating Divas have some great ones! They are so much fun!

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  4. I love school week sounds too fun and she looks adorable!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Darcy! Any excuse to dress up is always a good idea in Hope's book! ;)

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  5. Love the new 'do! I didn't realize it was you in the picture either! LOL You are such a beautiful person! If we lived in the same town, no doubt we'd be fast friends......even though I am way older AND my kids are all grown....waaaaahhhh! Enjoy enjoy enjoy them -- every minute! Ok enough blubbering about the kids growing up! Have a fabulous week and I love your cuff!!! We are ADDICTS I am telling you!!

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    1. Thanks, Kim! I'm slowly getting use to my new 'do! And, I TOTALLY agree - I know we would be fast friends! Friends with fabulous taste in cuffs, might I add! ;)

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  6. Looks like a good week.

    Kids going to high school, it happens. I don't think I am old enough to have both of mine in college but I am.

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    1. It's crazy - our kids keep getting older but we stay the same age! ;)

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    2. You mentioned that the next time that you will see your son play basketball he will be high school, I forget to mention this. Last Friday, my son won his first 800-meter college race. That kind of hit me.

      And you are right, we do stay the same age.

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    3. That is awesome, Patrick! I know you must be unbelievably proud!!!

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  7. The treats you made look so delicious!! Your new haircut and color look so good! Hope you have a lovely week <3

    Blessings,
    Edye // Gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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    1. The treats were SO good (definitely use Hugs and not Kisses). And, thank you for your sweet comment about my hair! I'm still getting use to it but I really like it!

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you're having a great week!

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