Sunday, April 24, 2016

while I waited...week 16

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
This week was full of rain.  Thankfully not as much as they received in other areas of Texas but it was a dreary, dreary week to say the least!  That's probably why there aren't as many pictures this week!  

This week is going to be crazy busy.  Mike is off all week and we are repainting our bedroom - top to bottom!  When Mike and I tackle a room, we leave no surface untouched!  I'm also co-chair for the food drive at Holden's school so I'll spend part of my day there each day collecting donations.  In addition to our normal goings and comings, there is a girls night I'm SUPER excited about, Colby starts 7-on-7 football games, and a few other events have been added that aren't usually on our normal schedules. But before all that here's what I did last week while I waited...

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
I love when I pick up Hope at school and she immediately grabs my hand!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
Mike normally does bedtimes but tonight it was my treat.  Hope almost always falls asleep before the end of the story!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
I searched high and low for Mini one night only to find her curled up on the end of Holden's bed.  As I reached to grab her, she started purring really loudly as if to say, "I'm fine right here!"
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
 Speaking of Mini, she absolutely cracks me up!  She definitely loves life and is very comfortable here!  I love how she truly owns her bed!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
 Wednesday night was a much needed night out with my friend, Stacey!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
Did I mention it rained all week?!  I normally have an unspoken rule that if it rains then Hope doesn't have to go to school (you know, cause rainy days are the PERFECT day to stay home and snuggle!) but on this day, her daddy stopped by to pick her up and take her to school.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
Timehop reminded me that this time last year we were transforming our dining room into a kids' living space!  I guess this time of year always makes us want to paint something!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
Hope takes after me and, sadly, is an extremely picky eater.  I received this text and picture from Hope's teacher on Thursday! ;)  She likes it!  She really likes it!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
 On Friday, I needed to stop by Holden's school and get things ready for the food drive.
I had Hope and her friend, Lilly, with me and they loved watching the big kids!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
 They also loved running skipping in the hallways!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
 I treated my helpers to a pizza picnic at the park!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
Friday when the bigs got home from school, we celebrated Earth Day by working on a few projects!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
Our recycled crayon project turned out so cute and we had enough that we could share with our neighbors!  Printable can be found here.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
 Friday ended with a jog, bike ride, and a walk for Ms. Maggie!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
 Super proud of Holden as she placed 2nd in the UIL Art competition and her friend, Kenzie, placed 1st!  They were given forty art pieces and had to memorize (and be able to spell!) both the artist and the title of the piece!  There was also a section of the test that covered art terms.  And even more exciting news - their school placed first overall for 5th and 6th graders!  Go Wildcats!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
Shelly posted a pic on Instagram last week of her wearing white on white topped with a denim jacket.  On Saturday, Hope came downstairs wearing this outfit and I just HAD to send it to her!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
 This was definitely my favorite part of the week!  Saturday night was Film on the Field at Kyle Field and the weather was perfect!!!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
Colby likes to joke that these are #forcedfamilyfun moments but I think deep down he likes them because he never asks to skip them! ;)
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
 And, today we started to tackle our bedroom.  Crossing my fingers this turns out the way it looks in my head! :)
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
Our date nights usually consist of a trip to Lowe's! ;)
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 16
This is our temporary bedroom for the next couple of days!  :)  It's late, we've got a crazy week ahead, and this spot is calling my name!

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

Gig 'em and God bless! 
Holly

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16 comments:

  1. Film on the field looked awesome! I wish we had something like that here!

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    1. It was near perfection! It was our first time to attend but we will definitely look forward to it again in the future!

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  2. Hi Holly! Cant wait to see how your bedroom turns out! When we remodeled last year, We (I) picked out grey walls and I have LOVED my (our) room ever since! Have a great week with Mike off from work and can't wait to see all the fun projects!

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    1. Thanks, Kim! We are always SO slow but it's always worth the wait!!! I can't wait to see how it turns out too! ;)

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  3. You have had quite the week! You're living room looks amazing and I am excited to see how your bedroom turns out. Thanks for sharing! I found your post on Motivational Monday Linkup.

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    1. Hi, Kristen! I'm so glad you found me! I'm eager to see how the bedroom turns out too! :) Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll come back soon!

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  4. I hope your bedroom turns out how you want! We are going to be painting ours gray soon so please let me know how you like the colors!
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    1. Me too, Darcy!!! I'll keep you posted! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Love, love grays - such a good choice for your bedroom! Your family is gorg and the movie night at the field looked like a ton of fun. #MotivationalMondays

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comments, Candace! So glad you stopped by!

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  6. I can't tell you how many times Carly has grabbed my hand and I tell her how perfect it feels in hopes that she will never stop! Precious picture! And Mini..oh my gosh could she be any more happy at your house? I seriously think that paint color is super close to the mindful grey I've picked for the back of our house. Can't wait to see the end result. And really....if the kids don't change much that would totally be my Christmas card pic if I were you!!

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    1. My heart melts when she instinctively grabs my hand!

      What type of paint did you go with? Ours is the HGTV Sherwin Williams stuff from Lowe's - Web Gray for the tray and Morning Fog for the walls (I think!).

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  7. So glad we're not the only ones who have a date night that seems to always include Lowe's. I've been painting like crazy lately; something about paint and spring... they just seem to go together.

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    1. It's true! Springtime must make us want a do-over! This time last year we were painting another room in our house! But, at least if we are painting, we get date nights - even if only to Lowe's! ;) Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you're having a fabulous day!

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