Friday, February 15, 2019

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday Friends!
 I am so glad that the weekend is right around the corner.  It's a long weekend for us as our schools are closed on Monday for President's Day!  Long weekends are my favorite!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!
A day filled with reds, pinks, hearts and candy!  A day to celebrate the love we have in our lives.  I love my humans and celebrating the joy they bring to me.   Above that this day reminds me to pause and reflect on the Greatest Love of all.

Our family verse for this month is Romans 5:8
"but God demonstrates his love for us in this: while we were still sinners Christ died for us."

What an incredible act of love.  To give up something so precious for a group of yucky sinners who have free will who may or may not choose to love you back.  Despite our messes, our imperfections, our dirt and our ugly, God loved us so immensely he provided a way, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, for us to know Him and love Him, to be redeemed by Him.

It's my prayer that the love that we give to our boys will be a reflection of the love that God has for them.  That they will be drawn to His love and know His unconditional love.

I just love these tiny humans.  They are comical and unique.  They are full of energy and endless stories.  They are the best cuddle muffins and have taught me so much about loving unconditionally.  I am so thankful for them and for Benjamin. 💙

Both of the buddies picked out what what Valentine's they wanted to give to their classmates.  Truman did airplanes and Winston picked tiny Pokemon characters.  He's not really into Pokemon, he just likes Piccachu and anything that is small that he can play with is tops in his book!

Normally we opt for a night in with a Papa John's pizza for dinner.  This year we are doing something a little different; we are taking the buddies to go see the Lego Movie 2!

However you decided to celebrate today, I hope that you took time to let your people know that they are loved.  
Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Spaghetti Squares

Spaghetti Squares is one of my all time favorite meals to make and eat.  A big pan can feed a large group or split it into two smaller pans and feed two families!  It's a meal where left overs taste just as good as the first day if not better.  And it can win over the pickiest of eaters.  

Monday, February 11, 2019

Monster Jam 2019

Saturday morning the first thing Truman said when he woke up was, "Is it time to go to Monster Jam?" 😍 He had been counting down the days!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

10 on the 10th

Today's 10 on the 10th topic is ten ways to show someone you love them.

1.  Have all their favorite snacks in the pantry 😂
2.  Get up every Saturday morning, load into the car and and drive around to two or more places to pick up a smorgasbord of breakfast food delights!
3.  Give them your undivided attention away from distraction.
4.  Rub their feet. 😂 My hubby always keeps a tube of foot lotion in his night stand and most nights I get treated to a foot rub.  It works because touch is his love language and I'm always up for a foot massage!  We have found that it is good way for us to look at each other and talk about our day after the kiddos are all tucked into bed.
5.  Send them a card or hide a note to let them know you're thinking about them.
6.  When out shopping make a stop at the Lego aisle or Lego store depending where you are.  We could also add allow one of the bedrooms in your home to be turned into a Lego room!  It truly is one of our favorite places to be as a family.  😍
7.  Surprise them!  With a special gift, with an impromptu lunch or dinner date, their favorite soda or candy bar.
8.  Read their favorite books over and over.  😊 Or read a book that your significant other is also reading so that y'all can discuss it.

I asked Winston for his input and this is what he said:
9.  "Hugs and snuggles.  Huggles!!"
10.  Saying "I love you" every opportunity you can. 😍

Linking up with The Bolin Bunch for the 10 on 10 series!  Next month is ten things you say every day on repeat.  I'm starting to take notes now - 😳😂

Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday Favorites

Whew!  I am glad that the weekend is here.  This week has been a bit out of sorts with Truman not feeling the best and missing a day of school.  We were pretty much hermits for most of the week, which I really didn't mind one bit.  We had to get him feeling better because this weekend is one of his favorite weekends of the year: Monster Jam!!  He already has his shirt picked out and is ready to go!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

100 Days of Kindergarten

Around here schools make a big to-do for the 100th day of Kindergarten.  I think it's because they have a goal to teach each student how to count to 100, but don't quote me on that! 😂  Winston came home with the task of making a shirt that contained one hundred items on it.  It could be anything he wanted just not anything too heavy as he would be wearing the shirt all day at school.  

Winston threw out so many options: dinosaurs, air planes, pom poms, Lego bricks.  We finally landed on monsters with 100 googly eyes!  I went to Hobby Lobby where I bought a shirts in a few different colors {including one for Truman!}, googly eyes in all shapes, sizes and colors, a 20 pack of puff paint and a tube of E6000 glue.  

To set up, I sliced one of our many Amazon boxes in pieces and put a piece in each shirt to prevent the two sides sticking together once we decorating started!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Weekend Recap: One on One Time with The Buddies

This weekend we had nothing on the calendar and it was glorious!
Both Friday and Saturday nights the buddies were in bed so that when the clock turned 8 PM, Benjamin and I were already snuggled down.  I think I was asleep by 9:15 both evenings!  #oldladystatus

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday Favorites {Colorado Edition}

Last week we left Texas and headed for a long weekend in Colorado with some friends!  We had great weather in that there was lots of snow to play in and it felt like winter.  It was fun to experience winter weather but good to come home to dry roads!
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