Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What's Up Wednesday

Time is flying and it's already the last Wednesday of the month.   Crazy!  Today I'm sharing what we've been up to this month with What's Up Wednesday.  I'm linking up again with Shay and Mel.

What we're eating this week

We've been eating steak, steak fajitas, and chili.  Taco's are in our near future along with a Mexican lasagna.

What I'm reminiscing about

We are slowly getting our stuff together and thinking about school starting shortly and I've been reminiscing about the kids when they were younger and just how fast they are growing up. 

Look at my babies.  They were so little.

What I'm loving

Lazy summer nights.

What we've been up to

We've been soaking up the last couple weeks of summer.  We've visited family and played on the lake.  We've cleaned out closets and went school shopping.  Our summer break is almost over. 

What I'm dreading


Waking the kids up early for school!  I dread this!  They dread this!  But there is no way around it, so wake them up early, I will.  Sigh!  They have to be on the bus before 7:30 in the morning and my kids move so incredibly slow in the morning, that I end up waking them up at 6:15.  I even have them shower at night so it's one less thing to do in the morning.  Now is a good time to practice my positive thinking.  I will not dread waking them up early... I will enjoy it.  ;)

What I'm working on

Emma is turning 8 on Monday, which means I am in the middle of planning a couple of parties.  She is having a sleepover with a couple of her friends one night and then we are planning a family birthday dinner another night.  I think I have everything ordered, now to finish getting all the groceries and clean the house.  I'll be keeping the parties pretty simple.  She picked out this theme and we ordered the supplies off Amazon.

What I'm excited about

I'm excited for Gracie's volleyball games and Jesse's soccer games.  We've enjoyed our summer, but now I'm ready to watch them play their sports.  It's so fun to see how they improve with each year.  Emma decided not to play soccer again this year, which I am okay with.  I don't want to haul kids to practices and games if they aren't even interested.  So she'll ride around with me and help me cheer her siblings on.
I made Gracie stand still for a picture before practice. 

What I'm watching/reading

I just finished reading Song of Songs and I'm about to start in on Acts. is starting Acts the first of September and it helps keep me accountable.

Good Morning Girls Resources {The Book of Acts}

Life seems to busy at the moment to sit down with a novel.  Soon though!  

What I'm listening to

This morning as I'm finishing up this post, the house is relatively quiet.  Gracie's getting ready for practice and the cows are mooing out my window.  Odd mixture, but completely normal around here.  Ha!  :)

What I'm wearing

Lots of jackets and wraps.  The weather is definitely changing around here.  It is cold in the mornings and doesn't warm up until afternoon.  By then it's too smokey to be outside for long, so I'm back inside the house with the AC on.  Brrr!!!   So it is officially jacket season for me.  Ha!

What I'm doing this weekend

My little sister, Leslie turned 30 at the beginning of the month and my sister, sister-in-law, Mom and I are all looking at going and spending the evening celebrating with her.   Girls night.  Wahoo!  We're a little late, but late is ok, right.  It's like a birthday month that way.  ;)

What I'm looking forward to next month


Dan and I are headed to Europe this next month!!!  I am so excited, as I've never been overseas before.  We will be in Sweden and Finland.  It's business for him, and I get to tag along and tour with the other spouses.  So excited!!!

What else is new

Just trying to get everyone ready for school, sports and for Dan and I's trip.

What is my favorite back to school tradition

I know everyone does it, but my favorite tradition is the back to school pictures.  I think they are so fun to take, and to be able to look back on all the years past.

I hope you're all having a great week so far!


  1. Europe!! Wow - great trip and great time of year to go!!

  2. Europe! That is so exciting! I can't wait to hear about it. Thanks for the tip on Good Morning Girls. :) Tanya

  3. You guys are going to have so much fun on your trip! I love Europe! Great time to go too!

  4. Everything you’re eating this week sounds delicious – the Mexican lasagna ahead sounds great too – that’s on my list. We’ve been so loving lazy summer nights too.

  5. That's so awesome you're going to Europe! My Brother-in-law is in Sweden right now on a mission for our church. Maybe you'll run into him;)

  6. Oh I am dreading the alarm clock too! This is the first year I will have to wake any of my kids up for school and I see it being a struggle!

    1. Oh, best of luck Lindsay! I hope it all goes smoothly for you.

  7. I'm so excited for you guys. Have lots of fun in Europe and take lots of pictures 😉

    1. Thanks Steph! I'm so excited to take my camera! Wish it wasn't so big and heavy though. ;)