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I am a full-time working mom from North Alabama. I love my family, my friends, and my God!

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

TBB Asks - October Link Up

I just ran across The Blended Blog  recently and have found myself getting lost in there for awhile.  I am  so excited to be joining the Blended Blog today for their TBB Asks - Fall Edition!

1. Favorite Fall Sweet Treat? Pumpkin anything.... lattes, cheerios, pies, muffins, donuts, straight from the can, mayonnaise (I am completely kidding about those last ones!)  I also really love pecan pies!

2. Red, Yellow or Green Apples? Yellow -- fresh ones from the local orchard!  Oh and apple cider! So good!

3. Favorite Fall Sport to Play? Running... does that count?  I love a good long run on a cool morning and the local 5Ks this fall are my favorites!  I wish I was going back to DC for the Army 10 Miler again too.  It may have been my favorite fall race ever!

4. Best Drink for Fall? Um... Pumpkin Spice Latte obviously... is there any other option really?

5. Favorite Fall Activity? Anything outdoors... I love visiting the pumpkin patch every year with the kids and I really love the Fiddler's Convention in our hometown coming this weekend.  If you are ever in north Alabama the first weekend in October, you must go!  

6. Must have Fall Purchase? A new house!  *fingers crossed*  We are actually making some progress on that but I don't want to jinx anything!

7. Pumpkins: Pick your own or store bought? Pick your own!

8. Real or Fake Pumpkin? Real

9. Favorite Halloween Costume? I love family costumes but the girls were not going for it this year...  loved our super heroes and Wonderland costumes from the past.

10. College Football or NFL? I am from Alabama so college for sure... Roll Tide!

11. Fall or Halloween Decor? Fall!  I don't like scary things but I loooooove the colors of fall!

12. Raking Leaves or no Leaves to Rake? We very rarely have leaves unless they blow over from our neighbors but then Jarrod just mows over them.

13. Favorite Soup? Taco soup I guess... anything spicy. 

14. Favorite Fall Candle scent? I don't know the name of them but I picked up some great fall scents from Walmart a few weeks ago.  I am more of a fan of winter candles though... evergreen and cinnamon are Heaven to me!

15. Love or Hate Pumpkin Spice? Love. Love. Love.  I believe I have made that pretty clear!

16. Short Booties or Tall boots? It took me a long time to go for short booties but I love them now.  I really love all boots though!  

17. Favorite Halloween Candy? Skittles, Twix, Kit Kat, Caramel Apple Suckers, peanut M&Ms... oh and Reece's pumpkins... I honestly just love all candy and have zero control if it ever comes in my house. 

18. PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte): YES or NO? Yes... give it to me every day please.

19. Hayride or Corn Maze? Hayride... corn mazes creep me out a little bit.

20. Favorite Fall TV Show? I very rarely watch TV but Jarrod and I have been watching The Good Doctor and the girls like to catch DWTS when we can.  I also have This is Us and The Menendez Brothers Law and Order series saved but I haven't had a chance to really catch up on them yet.  I am hoping a long weekend at the beach will allow me to catch up on some shows. 







Monday, October 2, 2017

Goodbye September

It seems like just yesterday I was saying Hello to September and here we are already welcoming October!  Seriously what happened to September this year?  So how about a little catching up?

We finished up the month with some beautiful weather and lots of fun days outside!

Hadley had Johnny Appleseed Day at school.  She was so excited about her new jumper and was very specific about her instructions that she MUST wear a white shirt under it.  They also had Hats off for Hurrican Victims one day as well.  The kids could all bring a monetary donation and wear a hat to school that day!





I spent Friday with the little ones..  we went to lunch with the family and then visited the apple orchard for some fresh apples and cider slushies.  We also took a little tour of the scarecrows that have popped up around Hadley's school!










Friday night, we celebrated our little friend John Morgan at a fun jump party.  HC and JM are big buddies from preschool and big sisters, Hadley and Annabelle, were sweet preschool friends back in the day as well.  They all had a great time!









Saturday, we spent the day at the ballfield cheering on the Lady Warhawks.  The girls spent most of the game playing with their new friends they made, teaching them how to do cartwheels, instead of watching the games.  And I seriously got hit in the tail with a foul ball (Super Mom saved the kids though).  I was like really? I felt like such a has been old lady that all the girls look at like please don't let me turn into that woman in ten years! Ha!  Anyways... we enjoyed spending some time with my MeeMee and cheering on the Houn!






This week was Super Hero and Princess night at AWANA so the little ones had a fun time dressing up for that.  They couldn't decide which one they wanted to be so they just did a combination of both!  We all love our Sunday nights at AWANA!





We have a lot in store for October... a beach trip, another trip to the pumpkin patch, a girls night, a fun run, and hopefully lots of time outside soaking up this beautiful weather!




Friday, September 29, 2017

First Grade Pumpkin Patching

I got to go with Hadley's class to the pumpkin patch this week.  It was a fun field trip but super hot!  The kids all had a great time and I really loved watching them all play together.  I don't get to see Hadley when she is at school much so I always love getting a little glimpse into her life with her teachers and school friends.  And I always love a little extra one on one time with my girls.  As I've said before, I have a huge appreciation for teachers and all they do and nothing makes me admire them more than spending a few hours with them and their students!










Monday, September 25, 2017

What a Weekend

We definitely had a once in a lifetime weekend this past week!

We have a pretty hot run off election for the Senator for Alabama right now.  So hot, that we've had several top politicians visiting Alabama over the last week or so.  One of those being the President of the United States!  It blows my mind that a primary election in Alabama is getting so much publicity but never the less, I took full advantage of the opportunity to see a sitting President.  And before anyone starts judging me or hating on me, let me take a moment to state that I don't agree with everything President Trump says or does nor am I a really even a supporter of either Senate candidate right now but I knew this was a once in a lifetime opportunity for my children to say they have actually seen and heard the President of our country and I really wanted to let them experience that.

So, I registered for tickets and we headed over to Huntsville on Friday night to see the President.  I thought it would be crazy and chaotic with all the hype and excitement but the organizers and security people did a really great job with everything and we had no problems at all.  It was exciting to see all the Secret Servicemen and I really loved all the patriotism around but more than anything, I was so happy to see how excited my girls were and I am pretty sure they thought it was the coolest thing ever.  I hope they remember this many years from now!






I promise HC really did enjoy it.  She was still torn up from having to walk by herself through the metal detectors when I took this picture.

We had a busy day Saturday as well.  Hadley keeps saying she wanted to run a "big" race with me so I signed us up for the Jessica Elkins Memorial Fighting Meningitis 5K on Saturday.  HC really wanted to tag along as well so we loaded up the stroller and went.  Jessica died from meningitis several years ago as a teenager.  Her family has been friends of our family as long as I can remember so I was happy to get to get out and support their great cause.  The girls did so great too!  They ran most of it, walked some, and had a few breathers in the stroller but they really did sooo great and we even managed to finish in about 40 minutes!  I was actually pretty impressed with them and super excited to even bring home a few medals for our age groups!  It was a beautiful day and a great way to celebrate Jessica's life!








After the race, we spent the rest of the day celebrating some sweet little friends of ours.  Mason just turned six so we spent a little time at his house playing and celebrating before heading to a gymnastics party for one of Hadley's school friend Eleanor.  We had a great time and loved getting to have some extra playtime with their little friends.  And they both thought they had to wear their medals all day!











After the parties, we came home to watch the ballgame with some friends.  And a few of us may have snuck off for a few minutes for a late night Kreme Delight run?!?!

Sunday, we went to lunch with our Table group at church.  I forgot to take a picture but Jarrod and I had a really great time.  We have started a ministry at our church where we get together with couples from different age groups in our church.  It is a great way to mix the "young" with the "old" and really helps to foster those special relationships between generations.  This was our first time to get together but I am already looking forward to doing it again.

We finished up the weekend at AWANA!  The littles earned their new Cubbie vests (which HC refused to put on and chose to just carry it around all night instead).












It really was a great weekend!!