Sunday, May 29, 2016

while I waited...week 21

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 21
We made it!!!  We survived May and celebrated the last day of school for the big kids! My recap is a bit late - the long weekend threw off my timing! :)  I guess the remnants of May are still messing with me!  Here's what I did last week while I waited...

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We started off the week by sliming the principal at Holden's school!  Their school recently raised over $10,000 for our local food bank!  He was slimmed at halftime of the student/teacher basketball game.
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While at the basketball game, Hope found Holden in the sea of all those kids and managed to take my phone with her.  As I was looking through my pics later, I came across this little gem!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 21
Know how you get a teenager to empty the dishwasher?  You play a quick pick-up basketball game and the loser has to empty.  Sadly, it backfired this particular night and Mike was stuck emptying the dishwasher!
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Since Hope was already on summer vacation, we spent lots of time snuggling on the couch!
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And lots of time playing princesses!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 21
On Tuesday, Holden had an appointment to get her teeth cleaned.  She was all smiles until...
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it was time to actually get her teeth cleaned. :( She has an immense fear of pain (no idea where she gets this from #guilty).  It was so bad I had to call in reinforcements.  Mike left work so that he could come talk her through it.
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She recovered from the traumatic dental experience and was able to finish up a painting for her Grandpa!  He's going to love it!
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Meanwhile, these two took a nap on the couch!
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I dropped off Holden at Carly's school so that she could watch their talent show.  Reviews are in and she said Carly was "awesome"!
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Exciting day - Mike's truck rolled 200,000 miles!  It took him 14.5 years to reach that mark!
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On Wednesday, Hope and I met a friend for lunch.  In Aggieland, we write on tables and that's perfectly acceptable!
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Mini has been spending lots of time looking out our windows!
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And guarding our laundry!
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When I go to the store I try to take one kiddo with me to get just a little one on one time with them.  Perks?  You get to choose dessert - cookies or ice cream?  He chose the cookies!
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Thursday was a crazy weather day in College Station!  We received a Tornado Warning about the same time a tornado was going over parts of our town.  Holden texted me from school saying that they had to duck and cover and she was so scared.  I took this picture to let her know the worst part had already passed.  Over 8 inches of rain fell on Thursday and Friday.
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Hope and Maggie took turns comforting each other.
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Just when we thought we were in the clear, another tornado warning was issued.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 21
Just to be safe, I put everyone in the closet!
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Friday was a special day - DONUT you know?  It was her brother and sister's last day of school!
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While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 21
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 21
This is what I refer to as a last day of school miracle - they actually look like they like each other!!!
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After we got the bigs off to school, Hope and I ran a quick errand - and got completely drenched!
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We had to wait till the very last minute to hang our banner!  Thankfully the rain stopped about 30 minutes before the bigs got home.
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waiting...waiting...waiting for the bigs to come home!
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 Whoop!  No more school!!!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 21
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 21
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 21
For the last few years, we've had a water balloon fight to kick off summer.  Our kids LOVE traditions so I knew they would be disappointed that the weather didn't cooperate so I created a literal rain check!  Oh, and I had a sundae bar ready to celebrate the start to an extraordinary summer!
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While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 21
They loved making their own sundaes with all their favorite toppings!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 21
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 21
Friday evening Colby went to an end of the year party while the rest of us went to the Janacs.  It's definitely a rarety but neither Shelly or I took any pictures!  I think we were too busy laughing and catching up!
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Saturday came and it was time to do a little cleaning.  I'm SO ready to get back to work on my KonMari checklist!
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LOVE that we now have a designated charging station - that's NOT the kitchen counter!
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Sunday after church we drove a few miles south to see the flooding that resulted from the storms.
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While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 21
The girls weren't nearly as interested as I thought they would be!
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Sunday afternoon the boys were all into watching the Aggies play in the SEC baseball tournament.
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They won!  WHOOP!  SEC tournament champions!!!
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Sunday night we started our summer Bible study and I can't wait to dive into this study!  I read the book a few years ago and definitely have lots to work on!
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Holden had an appointment for a haircut on Monday and I love the end result!
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We were running errands and decided we needed a quick lunch at our favorite place!  One on one time with my kiddos is definitely a FAVORITE pasttime!
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Rain check redeemed!  Once the water balloon fight commences, it feels like it's officially summer!
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Holden loved soaking Mike!
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Carly came over Monday afternoon and helped Holden make potholders.  Make It Monday week 1 - check!  Later that evening Shelly and Keith brought over fish from their recent fishing trip.  Sadly, we have absolutely zero pictures but imagine Colby and Dillon playing XBox, the girls playing with light up balloons, Mike and Keith watching the Warriors game, and Shelly and I watching the Bachelorette in another room!  It was pretty close to perfection!  :)

Phew!  You made it through all those pictures!  I'm really glad you stopped by!  Have an extraordinary week!  

Gig 'em and God bless! 
Holly

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16 comments:

  1. I've heard of that bible study. I need to share it with my group!

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  2. So many fun things. It is a fun time when school is out for the summer!! Mini looking out the window is so funny. The way she stands. I am happy you did not get any of the flooding or tornados. Scary. Hope you all are having a beautiful day!!

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    1. Hi, Julie! Sorry I'm just now commenting! Summer is our favorite time! Even though there's less to do - I STILL can get behind! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you guys are having a great summer!

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  3. You always have the busiest weeks. Hope that the weather passes you by,

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    1. We normally do - that's why I LOVE summer! WAY less busy than during the school year! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  4. Oh my goodness Mini!! She is just the perfect little addition. Love that you make the last day of school so special and I really love how much time we have already had together!

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    1. Mini is truly the perfect addition! Proof that the best things come when you least expect them! :) And, you KNOW the last day of school is my FAVORITE day of the school year!

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  5. This post made me you guys so much!!

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  6. Wow, Holly. Those tornado warnings would not let up! I'm originally from Kansas so I can relate. Your poor Holden. I totally remember being at school when we had to taken cover after hearing the sirens, and I was petrified. I can still feel the knots in my stomach.

    Your lab is absolutely precious. I used to have a yellow lab so I'd say they're one of my favorites:-)

    I love how you took a picture of your kiddos on their first and last day of school! It's just incredible how much their sweet faces changed in such a relatively short amount of time! When I have kids I am definitely going to do that.

    Thanks so much for sharing your busy life with us! :-)

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    1. Can you believe we don't have sirens? I guess we don't have tornadoes like you guys have in Kansas but they are scary nonetheless. At least with other scary weather events, you can kind of anticipate, know what to expect - except with tornadoes! And having the kids at school is so scary - for them and for us!

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you'll stop by again soon!

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  7. Well. I am just enthralled! Will you please adopt me? So much fun11
    :) gwingal . com

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  8. When I grow up I want to be a cool and creative mom like you! I love all the fun activities you do with your kids and I know they appreciate everything...Even if they didn't like flood damage watch. Our kids grow an appreciation for life with all we do. Love everything about this post! ~Lowanda

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    1. You are too sweet! I get it right some days - but most days, I'm just one big mess! :) Thank you so much for your sweet words, Lowanda! You'll never know how much they mean!

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