Wednesday, October 28, 2015

What's Up Wednesday

I'm linking up and sharing my What's Up Wednesday post with Shay, Mel, and Sheaffer.

What we're eating this week

I was having a hard time deciding on my menu for this week, so over the weekend Emma helped me come up with some ideas.  She wanted meatloaf, so we had that.  Next she wanted steak and potatoes, so that's tonight.  I think taco's made the list, and I can't remember what else she requested.

What I'm reminiscing about

As November draws near, I tend to reminisce about all the Thanksgiving dinners that we used to spend with my Dad's side of the family.  We'd either travel over to Idaho or they'd travel over here.  Now that I'm married, we spend Christmas at home and Thanksgiving with Dan's side of the family. 

What I'm loving

If I've said it once I've said it a million times.  I love this Beth Moore bible study.
 I love it so much more than I thought I would.
This was my quiet time one morning.  Cup of coffee and studying God's word.
Perfect way to start my day.


What we've been up to

Well... we've finished up soccer, and won the championship.

We've started Junior High basketball

We got a hunting permit, and got some meat put in the freezer.

We've been working on puzzles

And I went out riding one day.
Me and my boy Ranger.

What I'm dreading

I made eye and dentist appointments for all of my kids.  Plus Jesse's feet have been bothering him, so I've also made an appointment for us to look into special orthotics for him.  Unfortunately, there was never a day where we could get all the appointments on one day.  So we have to make 3 different trips out of town to get it all done.  I'm not dreading it, I'm just not really looking forward to it.

A 2 hour drive one way to see our physicians...  not cool!  :(

What I'm working on

I don't know how it happened, but I offered to take 3 or 4 sessions this summer, and ended up with way more than that.  I also wanted to have them all done before September, but some of those got moved back... so I'm still working on pictures.  Thankfully, I'm just wrapping up, and working on editing the last 2 sessions.

I'm hoping to share a few of those later in the week.

Also... both of my boys have birthdays in November.  Jesse will turn 11 and Dan is turning 40.  So I need to be working on getting those planned out.  :)

What I'm excited about

Call me crazy, but I'm actually getting excited for the holidays.
I enjoy planning, so let the planning begin.  :)

What I'm watching/reading

The only thing that I've been watching lately is football.  My boys are in a fantasy football league, so they need to watch and keep up with all of the games.  I'm not sure which one of my boys enjoys it more.

As for reading... I've been spending a lot of time in 1 Thessalonians for my bible study.

What I'm listening to

I just bought Rising Up In Me, by Ryan Corn on iTunes.  It's a new favorite.

What I'm wearing

I've been wearing the heck out of my North Face vests.  And my warm fuzzy socks.  This girl likes to be warm.!  I wanted to get a picture of me wearing one of them for this post, but I prefer being behind the camera instead of in front of it.  ;)

What I'm doing this weekend

We plan on watching our high school girls play in their volleyball divisional tournament and maybe the high school football game.  We bought a family pass this year, so we've been trying to make quite a bit of the games.
Also, Jesse competed in the Hoop Shoot competition and won for the boys in his age group.  He'll be competing on Sunday afternoon for the next level.   I don't fully understand it all, but he told me that if he makes it to the National level that we would go to Boston.  Umm... that boy of mine better be practicing.  Haha!  :)

What I'm looking forward to next month

All the Christmas preparations!  No, it's never too early!
   Isn't this sign the cutest?!  I can't wait to get back on Etsy and see what else they have.

What else is new

Well these are... and they are even cuter in person.
I've been eyeing them, and finally decided to just get them.  There is also a pair of leopard ones, that were just as cute, but I held myself back.

My favorite Thanksgiving recipe

Hmm, besides having the traditional foods like turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes and stuffing...
I'd probably have to pick good old coleslaw.  My grandma used to make it all the time, and it's a family favorite.  Whether it's Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter, you can be sure coleslaw will be on the table.  We don't use a lot of recipe's in my family. They just kind of make things by sight and taste.  When you ask how much of something they put in, they usually show you and say, "Oh, about this much."  But over the years, we have tried to write down about what the recipe is, and this is what we've ended up with...

2 cups mayonnaise
3-5 tbs. apple cider vinegar
2-3 tab sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Mix it together and pour it over a bowl of finely chopped cabbage... done.

Well, that's it for my wrap up of October. 

 I hope you guys are having a great week so far.


  1. Cheers to winning the soccer championship, woohoo!

    I'm super excited about the holidays, so close!

  2. Emma had great food suggestions!! Ha - and I am laughing at your need to be warm, but you jumped in the freezing cold sea!!

    1. Jumping in the sea, was so out of character for me. Haha! I prefer warmth. :)

  3. I am soooo looking forward to the same things as you-my favorite time of year! Also, I am looking for a new bible study for my quiet time in the morning and would love to hear more about your Beth Moore study you're going through! Thanks so much and happy Wednesday!

    1. I'm doing this study, which is called, 'Children Of The Day' with a group of women at church. We meet up once a week to watch a video, have prayer time, and discussion. Then you have 5 days worth of homework to complete before you go back to meet up with your group. I've heard that you don't have to do it in a group though, and that maybe you can download the video's online?! We have 3 weeks left in this study, and I'll be looking for another study of Beth's to start. :) If you have any other questions, feel free to email me at Have a great rest of your day. :)

  4. I am so excited for The holidays too! And I can't wait to see some pictures you took! Coleslaw is huge in Virginia and the south and I need to make it one of these days!

  5. SO excited for the holidays!! And planning the holidays - that's one of my favorite parts - events, dinners, gifts - I have a folder filled with ideas!

  6. Yay for winning the soccer championship!!

  7. You've had a busy month with sports! And now doc appts! And Dan is turning 40?! Holy cow!
    I'm excited for holiday shopping and can't wait to finally get started!