Tuesday, May 10, 2016

while I waited...week 18

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 18
Better late than never, right?  I'm definitely working in survival mode at the moment but I can see the end in sight!  Here's what we were up to last week while I waited...
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 18
We celebrated Teacher Appreciation week with some fun goodies for our super appreciated teachers!!!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 18
This dress has been Hope's go-to Monday attire for the last four weeks or so.  She was so excited when her friend, Emma, wore the same dress last Monday!
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 It's all fun and games till you fall asleep in the car and your brother makes fun of you!
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 Sweet baby!  But, at least she was keeping her modesty!
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 "Carry me" is a favorite phrase of Hope and big brother always obliges.While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 18
He carried her then.  He carries her now.  I hope he always looks after his baby sister!
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 Holden started a painting for Mike's sister on Tuesday.  Her inspiration is a picture I took of the vineyards near Mike's parents' house.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 18
After picking up the girls from dance and art, we headed to the football fields to watch Colby play 7-on-7.
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 Afterwards, Shelly snapped this pic of our growing boys!
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 They might go to rival schools but their friendship has never wavered!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 18
Wednesday evening we had dance recital part one!  Colby performed with his Wrangler group and my parents were there to watch.
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Thursday evening was dance recital part two!  Hope performed ballet and tap routines while Holden did a ballet routine.  My girls were so excited!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 18
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 18
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 18
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 18
Their studio had a photo booth and these pictures were uploaded to their Facebook page.  I'm super thankful since I wasn't on my A-game with pictures this night! :(
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Hope and her friend, Keely.
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 Here's a little now and then - crazy to see how much they've changed in six years!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 18
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 18
 Sadly, I didn't get a picture of the girls with my dad.  It was Cinco de Mayo and all the men in our group left before the end of the recital to go grab a table at Chuy's!  
Neither did I get a pic of me and my girls or a family pic.  #insertsadface  But, at least I remember to take one with Dede!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 18
Hope spent the night with my parents after the recital.  She crashed as soon as they got home!
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 Friday was a day of catching up with all my stuff around the house.  I was discouraged at the piles and piles of laundry but Mini quickly shifted my perspective.  I was looking at it as a negative but she clearly saw the piles of warm clothes as a positive!
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 Hope wrapped up her last soccer game of the season on Saturday morning.
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 She has come so far this season!!!
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  After Hope's soccer game, we loaded up and made the three-hour drive to my parents' house to celebrate Mother's Day and my Dad's birthday.
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 Happy Mother's Day, Dede, and Happy Birthday, Pop Pop!
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One of my FAVORITE Mother's Day gifts!  I LOVE that she thinks I'm 22 but don't love that she thinks I like to clean!
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 So blessed He made me their mom!
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 Even though I feel like this most of the time! :)
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  Happy Mother's Day to me!

Another crazy, busy, full week but, I wouldn't change a thing (except maybe adding a nap!)!

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

and the ladies from 100 Happy Days
KateAlisonLinzee, and Valerie

6 comments:

  1. So many fun memories here! Hope you are able to squeeze in at least one nap this week Momma!

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    1. I actually took a little nap today - except I was quickly woke up by a hysterical Hope! She lost ANOTHER tooth!!! Making memories right and left over here! ;)

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  2. Wow! Busy busy week!! whoa. What. You are NOT 22? I love that she thinks you are! That age is so much fun!

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  3. Very full week. You always have the best and busiest weeks.

    Thanks for appreciating us teachers. In basically two decades of being on, I can count on one hand the number of parents that have said anything like thank you during Teacher Appreciation Week. I guess it is where you teach.

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    1. Haha! I hope they are slowing down! I can't take too many more of these jam packed weeks!

      Your comment made me so incredibly sad. It breaks my heart when people feel unappreciated! I'm sure you are an amazing teacher and please know that you are making a difference! THANK YOU for all you do! Teaching is definitely not for the faint of heart!

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