Sunday, April 17, 2016

while I waited...week 15

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
This week might be a bit of Hope overload.  It's not intentional.  It's just - well, last week was rough.  Filled with so much sadness, heartbreak, and unexplainable loss.  When times get rough, I notice that I pull extra doses of joy from Ms. Hope.  Her days are filled with all things bright and cheery and she's rarely in a bad mood.  So, here's a week filled with Hope - literally!  :)

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
 We started this week much like we ended last week - with endless games of Go Fish!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
 The thrill of victory...the agony of defeat! :)  We are working on being happy regardless of who wins. #itsmorefuntowin
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
 Picked up Holden from her Tuesday art lesson and got a sneak peak at what she's working on!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
 We hurried to Hope's soccer practice and I gave Holden my phone to snap a couple of pics (you know, of Hope practicing!) and these were the pictures she took!  I just love those paint splattered hands!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
 Holden has found a pretty smart way of getting to and from ballet without having to change shoes!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
 Colby and I stayed up extra late to watch basketball on Wednesday night.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
 And Thursday was the special Q & U wedding for Hope-y.  Her class was to dress as Queens and Quarterbacks.  Thankfully I had just cleaned out her closet and came across this Queen of Hearts Valentine shirt, hand-me-down skirt and shoes from her sister, a Snow White crown I added a Q to, and a Queen of Hearts cape because, well, I couldn't resist!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
 I loved seeing her face when the bride, Ms. Q, walked down the aisle!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
 "What phonics has joined together, let no letter come between them."
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
 The cutest bunch of Kindergarteners I know!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
They celebrated the union of Q and U with a cupcake reception!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
After school, the Queen of Hearts helped me with a little shopping at Target!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
 I wrapped up my Thursday with a much-needed girls night out with Katy!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
Know what happens when your mom has two meetings on the day you don't have school?  You get to wear whatever makes you happy!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
 Our little soccer player was back on the field Saturday for two soccer games.  I love how her friend, Addison, is cheering for her in the background!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
 They love to play soccer but they love each other more!  They are so funny together!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
 Hope's cheering section was bigger this weekend - Dede and Pop Pop were in town!
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 What do you do in between games?  Find ladybugs of course!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
 Or, if you are like Nit and Wit, you check your phone!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
 This girl's smile can brighten even the darkest of days!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
 After soccer games, we loaded up everyone to go to the Texas A&M Vet School Open House.  They host an art show each year and Holden had an entry on display.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
 So proud of this girl!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
 A few pics from Open House - microscope viewing, a photo op with a "unicorn", lots of exhibits, and even more dogs to love on than you could count!  The one-eyed search and rescue dog is Holden's favorite!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
 It looked like it was going to rain most of the day but it held off long enough for Colby to enjoy some hammock time!  Meanwhile...
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 15
 Mike and I were treated to a "restaurant picnic."  We had the tiniest little leaf chairs, our drinks were flower de-dark and flower de-light, and our entertainment was a beach ball show.  The menu arrived and we could choose from pizza, spaghetti, and vzu ("va-zon-ju" the way Hope says it, aka lasagna!).  Mike and I opted for the pizza - it even came with extra cheese on top! :)  The restaurant was dog-friendly and for dessert, we were "fanned."  We couldn't stop laughing!  They put so much thought into the whole thing.  I loved it!

I mentioned earlier that this week was rough.  I shared 5 verses on Friday that really helped me get through the week.  If you are going through hard times, maybe these could give you comfort and hope.

I'm so glad you stopped by!  Have an extraordinary week!

Gig 'em and God bless! 
Holly

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
and the ladies from 100 Happy Days
KateAlisonLinzeeElizabethValerie, and Tiffany

21 comments:

  1. So sorry your week was filled with sadness. But you are right, the "Hopes" in our life do bring sunshine to our days when it rains. I do hope this week brings you smiles.

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  2. That Q&U wedding....that is so much fun! Nit & Wit...dying. And seriously ending with that picnic?!! Hoping this week holds lots more Hope and less heartache.

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    1. Wasn't the wedding precious?! I swear I could have learned so much better as a child if I had all these fun ways to remember stuff! :) And, yes, Nit & Wit - #clones. I'm really hoping for a more hope-ful week too!

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  3. Wow Holden is such a great artist! Hoping you have a better week this week!
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    1. Thank you, Darcy! We think she's incredible and we are so, so proud of her! Thank you for your sweet words! Praying for a better week too! Hope you have a good one!

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  4. I love that Hope's friend was cheering her when they were playing and that she wears a bow in her hair for soccer!! Hope your week is good!!

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    1. I didn't even notice her cheering till I looked back at my pictures! I LOVED it! So sweet! And, Hope hardly ever goes without a bow! ;) It just looks like she's missing something without one in! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you are having a good week too!

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  5. Haha!! Nit and Wit! I laughed out loud!

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    1. They truly are clones! I've told Mike's mom to be prepared for flashbacks when we send the kids out this summer! I'm sure it's going to be like visions of his childhood! They.are.so.much.alike!

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    1. Thank you so much! Art is definitely her love language!

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  7. your peeps are so precious, love this week!!!

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    1. Ah, thanks, friend! I think I'll keep them around a little bit longer! ;)

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  8. I love that Q and U wedding. Too cute! Thanks for linking up with Mama Shares Monday!

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    1. Wasn't it adorable? The kids loved it! Thanks for hosting and for stopping by!

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  9. Hoping this week is full of hope and joy for you mama! And...I LOVED the Q&U wedding complete with cupcakes...such an "engaging" way to learn...ha! www.thesekidsmom.com

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    1. It truly was adorable and the kids just loved it! Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you a week full of hope and joy too!

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  10. so many gorgeous family photos! Parents are so fortunate nowadays to have their "cameras" on hand for every moment! Leanne @ cresting the hill

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    1. Thank you, Leanne! Have a camera on your phone definitely helps! ;)

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