Sunday, June 26, 2016

while I waited...week 25 - road trips, Mexican food and sleepovers!

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 25
I can't believe that we are already in the last week of June!  Why does summer go by so fast?!  This past week was filled with road trips, lots of Mexican food and sleepovers! Summer at its best, if you ask me!  Here's what I did while I waited...

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 25
The girls were with my mom so it was just Colby and I on the drive to Dallas.  Loved having this guy as my co-pilot and DJ!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 25
 My mom and the girls drove in to meet us at the Galleria.  And, since these dance sisters would be sitting at a dance competition for HOURS over the next couple of days, a trip to Build-A-Bear was in order!
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 We were super excited to grab dinner with Haley and Casey while we were in Dallas!  A few years ago, Haley was attending Texas A&M and looking for a place to live for a semester.  She moved in and lived with us and it was the best decision we've ever made!  She was an absolute joy and has been a member of our family ever since!  It was great catching up with these two!
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 Hotel shenanigans!
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 So, apparently it's against the city ordinance in Arlington to have cots at hotels. #saywhat  Thank goodness Hope is still little enough for contraptions like this to work!  I used the chair, the luggage rack with pillows on top, and the desk chair to form a cot that she loved sleeping on!
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 We ventured out on Tuesday morning for a yummy Cracker Barrel breakfast!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 25
 We were in Arlington for the Encore National dance competition.  Colby's normal partner couldn't make it to the competition so he danced with Shay.  These two had practiced together for only one hour (!) prior to competition day but they rocked the stage!  So proud of Colby and Shay and all the Lil' Wrangler family!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 25
Their team scored Platinum, were awarded 1st in their category, and they were invited back to dance in the Grand Slam event the next evening.  To give an indication how much of an honor that was - there were over 200 dances from the previous two days.  The Grand Slam showcased the top 34!  Whoop!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 25
 This is my sweetest friend in the whole world, Jennifer.  We have grown up together (she was the first person I ever had a sleepover with) and she used her day off and drove to watch Colby dance.  See!  I told you she was the sweetest!  Not only did she come watch him dance but she waited the 4 hours to see the results!  Needless to say, I treated her to dinner!
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Mexican food is apparently my comfort food! ;)
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 The girls and I before the Grand Slam dance event.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 25
 Dance competitions are fun...but kinda boring too!  Needless to say, Snapchat to the rescue!
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We left Arlington around 9:30 pm for the three hour drive home.  Thankfully we had a bright moon to lead us home!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 25
 What do you do when you get home after midnight and haven't had dinner?  Stop at Whataburger, of course!
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It's truly the little things for me.  Seeing that Mike had turned back the girls' beds absolutely made my heart smile! 
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 25
We drove back late because Thursday was full of appointments.  Mike took Holden to the doctor and snapped these pics.  She wasn't thrilled because I thought she had to have two shots.  I was off by a year - she's got one more year to dread that appointment!
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 After lunch Colby and Hope had dentist appointments.  Colby is the most patient big brother (only to Hope, though!).  She was a little apprehensive about x-rays so he put on a protective smock and held her while they did x-rays.  #aaahhh
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 We were bummed that we missed Dutch Buddy's birthday party on Wednesday. :( But, Carly and Shelly saved Maggie a pup-cake and brought it over on Thursday afternoon.
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It was also National Pink Day and they brought us cookies!  Friends that deliver cookies are the BEST!
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 Since Carly was already here, we decided it was the perfect time for an impromptu sleepover!  Maggie definitely thought this was a good idea!
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 Little Miss is going to be doing a lot of dance come this fall so she's brushing up on some classes this summer.  She was super excited to attend her first jazz technique class!
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Lunch with these girls on Friday was just what I needed!  Ginny lives in LA now so it's always great to see her and catch up!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 25
 While at lunch, I told the girls that I really was thinking about going darker with my hair.  Needless to say, I walked into the salon and promptly caved!
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 I found these little journals in the clearance section at Target and the girls quickly grabbed the colored pencils and got busy coloring!
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 After work, Mike took them to the pool.  It's hard to believe but this was the first time that they had been to our neighborhood pool this summer!  Between the rain and being out of town, we just haven't been as much as we normally do!  We've got to work on that!
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 The girls had been anxiously waiting to see Adventures in Babysitting, Disney Channel's 100th original movie!  Dillon and Carly were over so it was the perfect McJanac Friday night!
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 Since Holden loves to paint, Mike thought staining our deck would be the perfect job for her!  She did awesome...
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 until a small rain shower came and quickly tried out the waterproofing!
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 The kids and Mike were at the pool and I found these two taking a Saturday afternoon nap.  They are really great together but don't snuggle - yet!  They keep getting closer and closer!
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 Holden's friend, Kenzie, came over Saturday evening and they spent the entire night playing games!
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Meanwhile, these two snuggled up on the couch.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 25
Sunday was a fabulous day of church, naps, and Bible Study.  Our group meets at 7pm every other Sunday.  As I got in the car, I looked at the time.  I had NO idea is was nearly 10:30 pm.  I stayed late to catch up with a friend.  This is what I love about summer the most.  No where to rush off to.  We can simply be.  Be in the moment.  Be there for friends.  Just be and not worry about what time it is!

And, before you go, I have something super duper fun to share - a GIVEAWAY!!!  This week I'm joining up with a few other bloggers for a Summer PayPal Cash Giveaway. Think of all the fun ways you could spend $50 this summer!!!  You can enter below!

I'm really 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!
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also linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston and

and the ladies from 100 Happy Days
KateAlisonLinzee, and Valerie

10 comments:

  1. Cool - I didn't know Colby danced with Shay!!

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    1. Yes - her partner couldn't go either so it worked out for both of them! She's such a sweet girl!

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  2. love the random pix of all that you are doing. I once read that its a good idea to just take pictures of normal things like this since we mostly take only special events or holidays. But take some like you did, at the doctor, of everyone watching tv or the kid mowing the grass... that later those things will be fun to look back on too. a reminder of real life. thanks for helping me remember to pull out my camera and take some candids.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! That's exactly why I started documenting our day-to-day. I wanted to remember the ordinary days - not just the stuff worth posting to social media! ;) I'm so glad you stopped by! Have a super weekend!

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  3. It looks like y'all are having a great summer! Love all of these pictures and updates.
    Also, love What-A-Burger! Oh, how I wish we had those in Tennessee!
    By the way, your friend Jennifer Shack is one of my close friends. She and I hang out and have lunch quite often. Wish you lived close enough to join us!
    Found your post today on Party in PJ's.
    Hope you have a sweet day~
    Melanei

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    1. Oh, how I would LOVE to hang out with you and Jennifer! Sounds like I need to road trip to Tennessee! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  4. Looks like a great week. How awesome that your daughter stained the deck, and she did a great job! Hoping my kids will want to do something like that one day. Beautifully Candid

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    1. It definitely was a great week, Sierra! Nothing out of the ordinary - just a good ol' fashioned week of summer! I'll take those any day! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  5. You packed so much into that week! Love that we were at least around to enjoy a little of it. So impressed with Holden staining the deck and seriously how cute are Maggie & Mini! I know it isn't a shock that I have issues with retaining information and totally have always thought Jennifer was a college friend. duh

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    1. Yep - Jennifer is one of my oldest and dearest friends! She's one of those people you don't have to talk to every day but is so easy to pick up right where you left off. She was so sweet to come watch Colby dance!

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