Sunday, July 24, 2016

while I waited...week 29

Phew!  Another fun-filled and packed week of summer!  Colby wrapped up his last week of Strength and Conditioning camp, Holden attended an art camp each morning, Colby had Wrangler boot camp each evening, and Hope had Hip Hop camp each evening as well.  Lots and lots of trips into town!  The big kids leave for camp today and Hope can't wait for a special date night this week!  Since I knew we were going to be dropping off kiddos, our week in review only goes through Saturday.  Be prepared for a ton of pictures from camp in next week's post! ;)  Here's what I did last week while I waited...

Friday, July 22, 2016


Friends, am I the only one getting her tail kicked by summer?!  Holy heck!  What a week! I'm over the moon that today is Fri-YAY!!!  It's been a couple of weeks since I posted some random FAVORITES so... here ya go!  :)
Fri-YAY Random Friday Favorites

Sunday, July 17, 2016

while I waited...week 28 - carpools & Pokemons

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 28
I can describe last week in two words - carpools and Pokemons!  This week the kids have been involved in Strength and Conditioning camp, Creative Arts camp, multiple dance practices, we've volunteered at a couple of places, and Holden ended the week with a camp performance.  I counted up and between Monday and Friday I made 17, yes SEVENTEEN, trips into town.  And, this doesn't include the four trips Mike made, four trips that a sitter made, and five trips that Shelly made.  Thank goodness for carpools! Oh, and there was LOTS of Pokemon-ing in between!!!  Here's a look back at our crazy week and what I did while I waited...

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Why I'm ok with my son playing Pokemon Go

What's the big deal about Pokemon Go?!
Are your kids crazy about Pokemon Go?  Heck, I know a couple of moms who are hooked!  Exactly what IS Pokemon Go you might ask?  Well, according to my go-to dictionary, Wikipedia describes it as follows:

Pokemon Go is a free-to-play location-based augmented reality mobile game, developed by Niantic and published by The Pokemon Company as part of the Pokemon franchise.  It was released worldwide in July 2016 for iOS and Android devices.

The game allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual Pokemon who appear throughout the real world.  It makes use of GPS and the camera of compatible devices.

So, what do I know about Pokemon Go?  Absolutely nothing except for one thing...if you want HOURS of time with your teen son, get him to download it immediately (I'm guessing he probably already has it downloaded!).

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Kids Behind the Blog - July edition

While I'm Waiting...The Kids Behind the Blog - July edition
Today I'm joining Crystal from Hall Around TexasBeth from Our Pretty Little GirlsMeghan from The Adventure Starts HereJessica from Secrets of a SAHM, and Stephanie from Wife Mommy Me for their Kids Behind the Blog link-up, a monthly Q&A with the kids that made us mamas.  It's no secret that these posts are one of my favorites to put together but my kids LOVE them too!  They love answering the questions (and making me laugh!).  It's fun for me to share #thekidsbehindtheblog!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Let's make a habit of loving others!

So.many.hurting.people.  Do you ever look around and wish you could do something to help but then think you're just one person and doubt that anything you do could make a difference?  Today I'm encouraging you to do the little things.  Not random but intentional acts of kindness that can make a difference.  Each day we are in contact with people that are fighting battles that we aren't aware of.  What if our smile, conversation, or kind deed was the encouragement they needed to keep fighting?

"They" say it takes 21 days to create a habit.  Will you join me in a 21 day love challenge? Twenty one days of opening our eyes to those around us.  Twenty one days of loving our neighbors.  Twenty one days to change our homes/neighborhoods/communities/world!  I believe we can make a difference!

While I'm Waiting...21 day love challenge

Sunday, July 10, 2016

while I waited...week 27 - red, white & blue edition!

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 27
Is it just me or does the 4th of July seem like weeks ago?  As I was going through my pictures I kept thinking, was that just this past week?  Why, yes, yes it was!  Here's what we did last week while I waited...