Wednesday, August 31, 2016

What's Up Wednesday

It's the last Wednesday of the month again, and that means that I am back with What's Up Wednesday.  As usual, I'm linking up again with Shay, Mel, & Sheaffer.

What we're eating this week

With school having just started, along with soccer, and Gracie's current volleyball schedule, we're pretty much eating anything that is quick and easy.

Although tonight we are having tacos for Emma's birthday party.

What I'm reminiscing about

 Well, since today is Emma's birthday, I'm reminiscing about the sweet little baby who entered my world 9 years ago today, and what a joy she has been to our lives.

She's sweet, sassy, confident, patient, kind & she's a determined little thing.  I often have to remind her how old she actually is, for I fear she thinks she's in her 20's.  She likes big shoes, getting her nails done, highlighting her hair, and playing cards with us women.  She likes to cook, hold babies, ride horses and chat.  This girl doesn't usually get tired, and is always wanting to go go go.  I can't usually keep up with her.  I want to be her when I grow up.  :)

What I'm loving

I absolutely love this vest.  It's just as cute in person, and I am so anxious to wear it.

We drove over to Spokane last weekend to finish up our school shopping, and I picked myself up a new water cup.  They were having a sale, so I got it for a good price, and I'm loving it so far.  My favorite thing is that it doesn't sweat, and it holds 32oz and it still fits in my cup holder in the car.

What we've been up to

 My life revolves around everything that these 3 are doing.  With that being said...
We got ourselves put together and headed back to school

Jesse started soccer practice.

Emma's been continuing her piano lessons.

And Gracie has been going to volleyball practice.  Thankfully we are done with the two a day practices.  Woohoo!

What I'm dreading

Early mornings and packing lunches.  Seriously, why is it such a miserable thing to do?  I should play the "glad game" and be thankful we have food in which to pack lunches, right?!

What I'm working on

I'm working on talking Dan into buying Seahawks tickets for just the 2 of us.  A couple of days in Seattle with my man sounds fun.  The last time that just the 2 of us went, it was the 2005 NFC Championship.  It's been a couple of years... I think it's time that just the 2 of us get to go back.  So that's what I'm working on.  ;)

What I'm excited about

 I am excited for crockpot meals, and all things cozy.  I've finally decided to embrace that Fall is coming, and that Summer is on it's way out.

What I'm watching/reading

With the kids having such different sports schedules I decided it was time to download a couple of new books onto my Kindle.

I've started The Loyal Heart, by Shelley Shepard Gray.

Then next I'm planning to read A Heart Most Certain, by Melissa Jagears.

I'll let you know what I think once I'm done.

What I'm listening to

 I just made a Pandora account for the first time, and I'm still trying to get my stations just right.  I'm a girl who grew up listening to a lot of different music, and it seems to have stuck.  My mom always listened to country music, and my dad always liked more hippy music, like The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, that kind of stuff.  I love Christian songs, and my kids love the newest hits.  So when I say I listen to it all, I'm not kidding.  :)

What I'm wearing

It's been so smokey here where we live because of a forest fire near by.  It makes being outside not so fun, so I've been staying indoors more than I'd like to, which means I'm wearing layers so I can stay warm inside with the AC on, and still be ready to shed a couple of layers to head out of the house when I need to.  Boy, was that a run on sentence.  #ohwell

What I'm doing this weekend

 This weekend is our county fair.  We'll hit that up on Friday so the kids can ride the rides. Gracie has a game on Saturday, and then on Sunday I start up the Junior high/High School, Sunday school class at church. 

What I'm looking forward to next month

Getting back into a routine.  It's hard waking everybody up in the morning and getting them out to the bus.  We were a little big more relaxed in the summer with our mornings, so it will be nice once we start to adjust again and I don't feel like a complete zombie.

What else is new

Just all the new schedules.  Nothing too much otherwise.

Are you ready for Fall?  What's your favorite part about it?



  1. Back to the grind for you guys!! THat is one beautiful baby! Happy birthday to your little one!

  2. Happy Birthday to Emma!!! Hope you guys are adjusting well to school starting!! Add Jason Mraz station to Pandora - I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! Listening right now!

  3. Emma is just adorable and so sassy! Yes, I agree, a getaway for you and Hubby is probably a good idea. Those are sweet times to refresh and refuel.