Monday, October 31, 2016

Weekend Wrap

Good morning!
Y'all (I didn't realize how much I say y'all until a blogger friend outside of Texas recently pointed that out, what can I say, I am a Texas girl) this is going to be a good week, we have been waiting for a very long time for my sisters babies to arrive and this is THE WEEK! :) We are just thrilled and cannot wait to love on them so much!
We had a super fun weekend!
I will start with Friday morning!
These 2 whom you might not even recognize, Queen Elsa and Minecraft Steve had their fall parties at school! 

I party hopped as always and had so much fun with the kids and all of their friends! Tatum and I spent a lot of her party being silly in the photo booth! :) The kids had a blast!
Minecraft boy loved that he could be making any face he wanted under this box head and nobody even knew! :) Such a boy!
We were all thankful my mom came to party hop with us, we take turns in the kids class and that way they both feel like they have a special person there with them, thanks Gigi! :)

Do you think this girl can put away some donuts!?
Queen Elsa's plate was full of all the sugar!
We love that party days mean pretty much a day out of school since we are out of there by 10:30! Yay for the weekend starting early!
Nanny invited us over for lunch Friday, and of course we have to play at least one round of skipbo when we are at Nanny's!
Friday night the kiddos had a slumber party with Mimi and Pops and Jon and I had a birthday dinner for Brandon with these fabulous friends! We had fun playing poker and laughing so, SO much!
(my top can be found here)
And maybe laughing even more!
Saturday morning Jon and I slept in and it felt oh SO good! I woke up at nearly 9:00 and felt so rested and wonderful! I didn't even know my body would let me sleep that long anymore since I have trained it well to rise up at about 5:00 am most days. Any who, it was wonderful and apparently much needed!
We met the kids and Mimi and Pops for lunch at Jason's Deli and ran a few errands. 
I knew I needed to get my last run of the week in, and I knew we had plans Saturday night, and I knew when I did not set an alarm Friday night to wake up early Saturday that I was just going to have to squeeze the run in sometime before Sunday....and well, that meant running at 2:45 in the HEAT of the afternoon. I was a hot and sweaty mess and only had time for a quick change before our Saturday night plans. My thoughts were go messy, but at least I got it in. I have this crazy thought process that if I do not get all the marathon training runs in that I won't be able to finish on race day. There are 6 weeks left and in that 6 weeks there are 4 long runs left. I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, however I have not ran over 18 yet. Maybe I should save that light comment for the end of this week when I run the 20 miler. :) 
Amazed came on while I was running and this song will always and forever remind me of every single doctors appointment when i was pregnant with Cade. Jon would pick me up at work and we would ride together and listen to this song on repeat. We were so anxious and nervous going to each appointment and this song will always be so special to us! When I hear it now it reminds me all over again each time that God is so faithful! 
Last week runs completed!
This week I will run 5,8,5,5,20, a cross training day and a rest day. It's always a puzzle trying to get it all in, but when you are determined... where there is a will there is a way! 

After my hot and sweaty self changed and powdered up a bit we headed to a fall festival with Gigi and Papaw and friends!

The kids had such a great time!

Well, make that all of us had a really fun time! :)
We headed to dinner with friends afterwards and this was the only pic I have, mom fail, Tatum's eyes!
Church on Sunday!
Do you know how much I love these cowboys holding their bibles!?
Church dress was a comfy one yesterday and under $50 too! You can shop it here!

Ahhh really I am just so thankful for these faces that make my family! :) 
We ended the weekend with dinner and friends Sunday night, such a great weekend!
Can y'all believe that tomorrow is November!?
I hope everyone has a fun Happy Halloween trick or treating and eating way too much candy! :)

Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday Favorites!

Good Friday morning to ya!
I don't know about y'all but I am SO happy it's Friday! :)
And if you've read for a while now, you know I love this Friday link up! Thank you Erika, Narci, and Andrea for the Friday Favorites link up!
Thursday after school Gigi and I met Brooke and the kids for a fun afternoon at the pumpkin patch!
 We love our fall outfits from Gigi and Papaw, thank you!
The boys shirts can be found here, and girls dresses (ON SALE) here and incase anyone likes Cade's wild boots they are found here! :) We love the kids annual fall pic, and love even more that 2 more babies will be joining this pic next fall! Speaking of we are in less than ONE week of a countdown to meeting them! :)
 Lots of love for Gigi!
 The kids had so much fun playing in the corn maze and on the playground! We don't get to see our cousins as much during the school year, but they enjoyed their time today for sure!

 I LOVE pumpkin patching with my kiddos!
 6 thumbs up for Mexican food for dinner!
 The kids loved their Halloween treats from Gigi and Papaw!
 Looking back at my faves of the week and this one, ohhh this one makes me laugh out loud all over again! Thank the Lord for great friends! :)
 Speaking of great friends, Andrea was so so so sweet to make me this box of sunshine this week, I love how she even wrapped the Buncha Crunch and made it work since she knows how much I LOVE! So sweet and thoughful!
 My friend Tricia sent me this last night, how true?!
 I cannot, maybe I shouldn't say cannot, I don't want to even try to get through my long runs without these! :)
 It was super hero day at school on Wednesday, one child wanted to participate and the other-not so much. 
 I am REALLY excited to start a link up on Tueday's, starting November 15th! You should go ahead and grab the button and plan on linking up each Tuesday-you can literally talk about anything on a Tuesday! :)
 We loved having Jae Beth with us Wednesday! :) 
This dress y'all, I've harped on it a few's still on sale ($28) and still a fave! :) You can shop it here!
3. sleeveless blouse (on sale)
7.blouse (on sale)

I wore this to the pumpkin patch and felt as fall as I could with it being nearly 90 degrees! One day we will have cooler temps! :)
I am really excited about a Thanksgiving tablescape that I will be blogging about next week! :) Even though it doesn't quite feel fall yet, it is, and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! This is such a great time of the year! You can find these cute little turkey's here!
 And finally, it's the weekend friends, enjoy it so so much!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thursday's Thoughts

Between our Sunday morning class, Small group, Wednesday night class and a Monday night Bible Study all this semester I have tons of notes that I need documented, more so for myself. So today is brought to you by multiple studies of notes that all have one common theme, they are all good for the soul no matter what season of life you are in and even if you have not read the books. So, this will be random.....

The premise of the book is how to live life loved, this study is not for information, it's for transformation. 

Don't look at how perfect the picture is, but look at how faithful God is.

I want Gods truth to be he loudest truth that I hear. 

Remember it might not always be rejection, it might be Gods protection. Gods protection to put you in a different direction is for His will. Be encouraged by rejection as an opportunity from God to fill you up in a different way. 

4 questions to ask when dealing with a "thing" with someone:
Is it true?
Can I absolutely know it's true?
Who would I be without that thought?
Turn that thought around.

Words from others:
Let Gods words become THE WORDS of your story.

Pride will lead you to disgrace, it's humility that leads you to wisdom.

When we focus on the hurt our feelings cannot be indicators and not dictators.

We will steer where we stare, it will be the making or the breaking of our identity.

Do not let today's reaction be tomorrow's regrets, do not let THEIR words become THE words of our story.

Hurt people hurt people.
healed people heal people.

Remember the faithfulness of God, He has been faithful before and he will be faithful again!

Gods divinity beings entity.

God does not waste anything, maybe it's for the healing of others. 

You were meant to be a mighty woman of God!

Every single one of us are called to be Christian communicators.

I am confident that my time with the Lord will be impactful.

You cannot fulfill the will of God without connectedness.

Our connectedness is so affected by our focus.

Trust the spirit without limit.

What better do you have going on In your life other than Jesus.

Guard the deposit God has trusted to you.

Applause is addictive-if we are trapped in this applauding we are missing all that we have been entrusted with...if it is not handled it will handle us.

I hope your Thursday is a blessed day and a blessing to others! :)