Wednesday, May 25, 2016

waiting on...Wednesday {link-up #61}

While I'm Waiting...Waiting on...Wednesday link up
Welcome to the Waiting on...Wednesday link-up - a place where you can link up what you are waiting on, going through, making, anything - as long as it's family-friendly!  :)  After you link up, please make sure to read a few others - and don't forget to tell them you found them at Waiting on...Wednesday!  

Sunday, May 22, 2016

while I waited...week 20

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 20
As the school year winds down, I find myself on a roller coaster of emotions.  One minute I'm counting down the minutes till the kids are home and another I'm crying because I can't believe how quickly the year has come and gone.  This past week we wrapped up a few more activities and Hope also said goodbye to "pretty school".  Here's what else I was up to while I waited...

Friday, May 20, 2016

5 easy ways to prepare for the last day of school!

5 easy ways to prepare for the last day of school
Band concert - check!  Final field trip - check!  End of year sports banquet - check!  One final project (that required an extra trip to the store) - check!  STAAR testing complete - hallelujah CHECK!  Field day - check!  Dance recital - check!  Class party - check!  Teacher appreciation gifts - check!

Moms, we are THIS close!!!  Hang in there!!!

I'm absolutely giddy that we are in the final countdown till school is out.  Today I want to share five easy ways that have helped me prepare for the last day of school, aka my FAVORITE day of the school year! ;)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

goodbye "pretty school"

While I'm Waiting...goodbye "pretty school"
Hope's very first day of "pretty school"
Today is Hope's last day of preschool, aka "pretty school."  When Hope first started attending school, she had just turned two.  Since she was my baby, sending her off to school was a very, very hard transition for me!  For the two years preceding, it had just been me and her when Mike left for work and the bigs went to school.  Needless to say, when Hope started school, I was "that mom."  The one tearing up at her baby walking into school and the one looking for the nearest exit so I could finally let the tears fall without anyone seeing.  I'm the last one to drop her off each morning and one of the first ones there to pick her up in the afternoon.

This post is for every person that has touched her life while at school.  Every teacher, aide, substitute, the administration, and each and every person that has loved her.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

waiting on...Wednesday {link-up #60}

While I'm Waiting...Waiting on...Wednesday link up
Welcome to the Waiting on...Wednesday link-up - a place where you can link up what you are waiting on, going through, making, anything - as long as it's family-friendly!  :)  After you link up, please make sure to read a few others - and don't forget to tell them you found them at Waiting on...Wednesday!  

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

40 fun things to do before summer kicks the bucket!

Summer bucket lists - what's not to love about them?!  I've learned over the past few summers that by creating a list, we are much more intentional about our summers. Nothing says that we will check off every single item but it's fun when we are planning our day to try and squeeze in an item off our list.

My one little word for 2016 is extra-ordinary.  I truly hope we have an ordinary summer filled with extra-ordinary memories!!!  Here are 40 fun things we hope to do before summer kicks the bucket!

While I'm Waiting...Summer Bucket List!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

while I waited...week 19

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 19
I think I can.  I think I can.  I think I can!!!  Why, oh why does May always pull a surprise attack on me and kick my tail in the process?  Maybe it's just because I'm getting older, but holy heck!  This mama is t-i-r-e-d!  To all the other tired mamas out there - I feel your pain.  We can do this!  Summer is SO close!!!