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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Weekly Round-Up

Hi guys! Hope you have all had a blessed week! 
We have had a pretty busy one but thankful for a relaxing Sunday. We had an amazing sermon this morning and are leaving in a bit to go back for a singing. I look forward to an entire day relaxing and spending the day with God, family and friends.  :)

Anyway, last time I left y'all, we were making costumes for cow appreciation day at Chickfila Tuesday. 

I forgot to get good close-up picture of how their shirts turned out but they had a blast and that's all that matters. :) Aren't my friend's kids adorable too?? 

Wednesday we took the kiddos to the movies. They offer $1 movies twice a week and you cannot beat that! They loved the movie (Curious George) and especially all the yummy popcorn!

Trinity had her tonsil checkup later that day and got a great report! Everything seems to be healing well and she is pretty much back to eating everything normally. We had church that evening and I brought home 2 extra kids for a sleepover. :)

We played outside and ended the night with a movie. I just love having a house full of kids! :)

Thursday I spent the day getting caught up on housework and running errands. We have gotten into the routine of going on an evening walk and the kids and I enjoy that time together. :)

Trinity was running ahead of us. LOL

Friday we slept in and had a pretty lazy day. Those are the best right?!?!? I did manage to dust the entire house and vacuum all the rooms. I told myself that I had to atleast get that checked off my list! We had plans to go to an outdoor movie with some friends but it got rained out at the last minute. We were about to walk out the door when we found out. :( Bummer! So, we just turned on a movie at home and enjoyed some family time. I ended up grilling some burgers and making potato fries so we all enjoyed some yummy food! 

Yesterday I told my daughter Trinity that we had to work on her room. It was a mess and needed some major organization! We moved furniture around, cleaned out every drawer and her closet. A friend of mine had also posted this cubicle online for sale for $10. We ran to her house to pick it up and Trinity had a blast decorating it for her room. 

It fits perfectly in that spot and works well next to her desk. We still have a few little projects to work on (mainly filling holes in the wall, paint touch-ups, etc) and I plan to have her room completely refreshed before the new school year. 

Anyway, about to have to run out the door to head to church but just want to leave you with this cute picture of my middle man concentrating on his masterpiece. 

He said he wanted to draw a picture of his family but 5 minutes into it, he got aggravated and gave up. I did convince him to go back and try again and he made an beautiful abstract piece. :)

God bless,

Monday, July 11, 2016

Quick DIY Cow Costumes

Happy Monday guys! Hope you all have had a fabulous start to your week. Ours has been pretty busy. Our main task today was working on our cow costumes for the Chick-fil-a cow appreciation day tomorrow. If you show up dressed up like a cow, you receive a free entree or kid's meal. Now the words Chick-fil-a and FREE are some of my favorite words so you know we will be there as soon as we can tomorrow. We are actually meeting friends at what I hope will be a time it won't be too crowded. Which, I do not know when Chick-fil-a is not crowded. LOL 
Unfortunately when I looked through my kids clothes, they did not really have any plain white or black t-shirts on hand. This year you do not have to dress like a cow from head-to-toe so I knew I would just do shirts for them. Last year I just taped some paper to our shirts but the only bad thing about this was they kept falling off. LOL 

I think we still looked cute though! :)

So the idea came to me to just take some old white undershirts that belong to my husband (he has tons) and use them. I washed and bleached them really good, threw them on the kids to see how how short they needed to be and started cutting away. I cute some spots out of black felt and the kids helped me glue them on. 

 They are currently drying but I will post a picture tomorrow of how they turned out.

I used this Fabric Fusion I had on hand to glue the spots to the shirt. This runs around $9 from Wal-Mart but goes a long way. 

Most of my morning was spent catching up on house chores but this afternoon we went and picked up a friend to go to the Makerspace for kids at the library. They offer this every Monday for kids to make a craft and mine really enjoued it!

We ran some errands afterwards, came home to eat supper and then went for an evening walk. 

The kids love pulling each other in the wagon and was a good way to end the evening. 

Now it is time to get the kids ready for bed and hit the hay! :) Hope you all have sweet dreams!!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Our Week

Hey guys! Hope you all are having a very blessed weekend! 
I want to ask quickly for prayers for my mother-in-law's husband (my husband's step dad). She called us earlier today to say that he had to be taken to the hospital because he had a stroke. Earlier tonight, she did say that he has most of his feeling back but cannot squeeze his left hand. So please say an extra prayer that he makes a full recovery! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!


So, we have had a very busy week! Last Thursday, Trinity had her tonsils taken out so we spent most of the past weekend recovering. 
Here is picture of one of the gifts she got from a sweet friend to help her feel better. She was definitely spoiled by get well gifts from family and friends.
By Sunday she was ready to play though. LOL It is amazing how kids can bounce back!

This worked out well because my husband's workplace was having their company 4th of July picnic. They throw a big Independence Day celebration every two years and this year was just as amazing as the last ones. They serve dinner which was a choice of BBQ, hot dogs or burgers. You get chips, drinks and a couple options for dessert.  Their theme this year was Disney cruise and I wish I could tell you all they had for them to do but I would be here for a while. LOL My kids did not get to take part in everything because of time but they did enjoy seeing the different characters, doing crafts, getting their faces painted, getting balloon animals (twice because they popped the first ones) and bouncy houses. 
They had two photo booths which the kids were not really into. LOL

After standing in line for close to a hour to get their faces painted, it was time to go outside for fireworks. 
At first the boys were a little afraid but they were amazed once they got over them being so loud. Michelin put on an amazing 4th of July celebration for it's employees. Definitely a wonderful company to work for!

Later in the week, we had a play date with friends at the splash pad. 
Asher refuses to get into the water so he just hung out with us adults. LOL

Other than playing games, running errands and spend some relaxing, quality time together, we have had a very low key week. 
Hope your week was as blessed as ours was! See y'all in my next post!