Sunday, July 10, 2016

while I waited...week 27 - red, white & blue edition!

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
Is it just me or does the 4th of July seem like weeks ago?  As I was going through my pictures I kept thinking, was that just this past week?  Why, yes, yes it was!  Here's what we did last week while I waited...

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
Quick family picture at our neighborhood 4th of July parade.  We sure missed having Colby there - he was at scout camp all week.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
Katy and I got together and decked out their jeep and wagons for our entry into the parade.  I LOVE all things red, white and blue!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
Holden and Maggie walked the parade route and were entered into the Most Patriotic Pet category.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
Holden sketched out what she wanted them to wear and I created the tutus.  I think it was pretty close to her drawing! ;)
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
Here come the Kings + Hope-y!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
waves for everyone!!!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
Little Miss Firecracker!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
 Here's our group after they won an award for their decorated vehicle!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
Hope snapped a quick pic of Katy and I.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
The parade is always so hot.  This is a sweet pic of Maggie on her way home.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
Maggie placed 2nd in the Most Patriotic Pet category.  To say Holden was disappointed would be an understatement.  She just KNEW they were going to win 1st.  But, she wasn't upset about losing as much as she was worried that Maggie wouldn't think she was a winner.  Bless her sweet heart.  I'm confident that Maggie thinks she's hit the jackpot!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
 After the parade we hit the pool.  But first, let's take a selfie!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
 We wrapped up our fun 4th at Katy's house for a yummy Simple Supper.  Wish we could say we stayed for the fireworks but one of our daughters (who will remain nameless), decided to be a toot so we took her home.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
 Tuesday Katy and I loaded up our kids and drove to Franklin for Taco Tuesday and some shopping at a cute boutique.  Sadly, the only picture I took was of this bird's nest with four little birds! #bloggerfail
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
Tuesday evening Mike and I had a dinner to go to and our babysitter sent me this picture.  I couldn't stop laughing!  Maggie was on Snapchat!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
 Wednesday the girls and I joined up with some other families and helped out at the Food Bank.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
 We've been volunteering there every summer since I was pregnant with Hope.  She literally has been working there her entire life!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
 This summer we have worked on Senior Outreach bags.  These bags will be given to senior citizens in our community that receive Meals on Wheels meals during the week.  These bags will help them make it through the weekend when meals are not delivered.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
These kiddos made 360 bags in less than an hour.  Kids serving their communities is my FAVORITE!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
Hope went to a friend's house for a sleepover so Carly came home with us.  The girls used two dishtowels and sewed them together for a "rag bag."  Pretty cute, huh?!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
We recently dog-sat for our neighbors.  How cute are these "thank you" cookies?!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
 Since Colby was at scout camp and Hope was at a sleepover, that meant that we had some extra special one-on-one time with Holden.  Dinner at Chuy's and dessert from Dairy Queen.  This girl was in heaven!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
 I love this girl so much!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
 Holden and Mike and reading a book together each night before she falls asleep.  Sometimes they both end up falling asleep!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
 Thursday the girls and I packed our bags for a little girls' getaway to the lake!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
 As we drove up, we were greeted by this herd of deer!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
 I think it's safe to say the girls love being at the lake!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
After an afternoon of playing, it was time for dinner - for the humans AND the deer!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
Holden even had this buck literally eating out of her hands!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
 "Mom, can we go swimming again?!"  Sure!  Why not?!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
Such a gorgeous night to swim by the moonlight.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
 Friday morning we woke up and the deer were waiting for us.  Hope even got to feed and pet them today!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
As the girls ran off to play, the deer stayed around for a bit before wandering off.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
 And then we proceeded to swim some more before packing up our stuff and heading home.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
Texas back roads - yep, they are my FAVORITE!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
We had a slow Saturday but on Saturday night, we decided to drive about an hour away to the Showboat drive-in theater to see the Secret Life of Pets. 
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
We wrapped up our weekend with Holden helping Carly with a lemonade stand to raise money for a friend's daughter who was killed in a car accident.  Thank you, Shelly, for planting the seed and letting the girls do this!!!

How was your week?  I hope it was a great one!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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

4 comments:

  1. Loved how much we got to see you this week! :)

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    1. Me too! But, it's made me miss you terribly this week! Have fun but hurry home!

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  2. I seriously feel exactly the same...4th of July feels forever ago. Carly said something about Colby being home from camp and I was thinking dang..did he go for 2 weeks?!!

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one! I seriously thought I had missed a week in there some where!

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