Monday, August 25, 2014

{School is in session}

Happy Last Monday of August!
Where did this month go!?

Thankful this week for....
860- A great start for Harrison's 4th grade year

861- A very  happy anniversary
(Target I love your clearance racks! The perfect city dress! Pink strapless with a ruffle, maxi style)

862- Chicago

863- Hotel Monaco :{ my trip review is as follows: 4 star luxury was confirmed. Rooms were lavish & vintage glam. Free bikes for city rides. Delish coffee and cucumber water. 11th floor views - overlooking the river with view of TRUMP tower and many tourists. The window seat was amazing. We forgot many toiletries ( I totally forgot to pack the bathroom!! Sooo they literally were like a mini drug store - all complimentary of course- cha ching!}

864- Esther - babysitter extraordinaire who babysat our 3 kids overnight
865- Awesome workout program on the cycle. I was riding through streets of Paris. Maybe for our 25th Anniversary!?

866-breakfast dates with a random act of kindness. {The sweet old lady behind us had our kids pay for her, unbeknownst to her, and the owner of the place was touched and paid it forward with a box of fresh italian sprinkle cookies. The kids learned a lovely lesson & the cookies were delish}

867- Nail dates with Princess while Harrison is at school

868- Lightening that cancelled Harrison's practice & game. The Lord knew we needed down time.

869- Meli - our new fave city breakfast/brunch spot

870- Consistent breakfasts before school, unrushed, with Cinnamon Toast Crunch ( Harrison), Pink Shredded Wheat ( Hannah), Rice Chex (Mama) & Jesus Calling devotion. {Hint: Waking up 2 hours before kids is serious the best way to rid the morning of stress and rush!}

Happy almost fall & almost time for Pumpkin scented everything!!! Wahooooo I am sooo ready!!! :) :) XOXO

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


850- Thankful that Harrison got baptized!

851- Thankful that my inlaws were able to be here, along with our niece Gracie.

852- Thankful that our friend was able to hold my phone the ENTIRE service, so that our AZ 2nd family could "be here" with us. 45 minutes of holding a phone steady is seriously amazing!

853- Thankful for deep talks with close family.  The talks that are hard to have, yet need to happen.Hurt gets unveiled. Truth is displayed. Healing happens.

854- Thankful for Ebay. Hannah's adorable BeePosh by Melissa & Doug bag arrived today. Preschool here she comes!

855- Thankful for cousin time with Gracie and our kids.

856- Thankful for yearly passes to fun tourists places. Today I bought an aquarium pass. It's good for 4 adults and unlimited kiddos- any visitors headed here??? :) :)

857- Thankful for our marriage. This is our anniversary week and Thursday is our official date, but Friday is our kid- less overnight in the city.

858- Thankful for spiritual encouragement & consistency in the Respect Dare {Dare 28}, and the InTouch Daily reading plan. {Highly recommend both!}

859- Thankful to have 3 young guys spend a long weekend with us & visit PGM with Matt & Kerwin.

860- Thankful for the power of prayer. Please pray for our special little friend Browyn. Her whole story is on Caring Bridge ( Browyn Coleman). She is 6. She is unconscious, as leukemia has taken over her lungs and her body. Pray for her family, her older brother, her parents. What a hard hard time. Prayer works. Please pray.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

{Photo Crazed} Multitude Monday

845- Thankful for my dad's gravestone that provided a place to remember & play on the 6th anniversary of his passing

847- Thankful for a zoo membership

 848- Thankful for fun friends to go to the zoo with

 849- Thankful for the new to me orange Joovy  sit n stand- Yard Sales are amazing!

850- Thankful for a phone call from my auntie Bobbi. Haven't spoken to her since our wedding, 10 years ago! Wow, wow, wow... cards, emails, all of those are wonderful but to hear a voice is just beautiful... The hour phone convo was amazing & the fact all 3 kids were awake and super dad did a great job of entertaining was so fabulous.