If you’re new around here, on the last Wednesday of every month, Sheaffer and I host this little linky party where we share what’s going on with us right now. It’s a little food, a little family, a little what we’re wearing, a little what we’re doing, a little what we’re watching and a little bit of everything else all in one post.
Friends, I’m really excited about today’s post! For starters…it’s almost September and that makes me HAPPY! I can feel it coming in the air. You know what I mean? I can just sense it. If I were a superhero, I would be called Pumpkinwoman or something. Ha! I’m also excited because waaaaaaaay back in January (do we even remember what January looked like???) I asked you guys in Stories to tell me what you wanted to see more of this year on my blog and so many of you said Amazon Try Ons…and then you know, the world fell a part, so that got pushed to the back of my sticky note list but today, I have it for you!
I hope you guys are having a great week so far! Here’s a little look at what’s going on in our world…
1: WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK:
We have been enjoying all of our favorite “back to school” suppers around here! Make sure you check out this week’s Meal Planning Monday to see some of our faves! Do you eat seasonally at your house? We totally do! Many recipes feel very back to school to us, so that’s what we’ve been enjoying. Speaking of which…
…make sure you’re referring back to my Back to School Slow Cooker Suppers for other great ideas!
2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT:
Oh my word, I had a moment on Saturday morning at Ashby’s soccer practice. This year, we were randomly assigned to a new team where we don’t know anyone, but on Saturday at our second practice, I had a moment with several of the parents on the team. We all just started sharing stories and introducing ourselves, and we quickly realized so many girls on that team have “a story”. Whether it was a story about the girls’ health and physical limitations or a family member currently being treated for cancer, everyone has a story. I left and couldn’t stop thinking about how God took this sweet girl…
…who didn’t have a family, had a mountain of health issues, who was non-verbal and with His love and grace…
…grew her into this AMAZING eight year old girl with so much spunk, love, joy and personality. She has a story that is still unfolding, and on paper, the odds are not in her favor, BUT I KNOW SHE WILL THRIVE. I just left that park thinking about how BIG and AMAZING God truly is.
3: WHAT I’M LOVING:
Our quiet weekends! Our summer had busy weekends between the construction/house gutting that happened and all of the baseball tournaments, we were waking up early every weekend, always gone, it was loud/crazy when we were there…but the past few weekends, we haven’t had much to do at all, and it’s been niiiiiiiiiiiice. We’ve been able to sleep in a bit, enjoy coffee and Pinterest…you know, just have some downtime before Monday started, and that has been so nice!
4: WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
Is this year over yet?
I’m ready for my house to be put back together and my kids to be back in the building BUT in the meantime, I’m trying (not always successfully!) to have a positive attitude.
5: WHAT I’M DREADING:
Ashby’s having surgery in September, and it will be her biggest/toughest/hardest to date, and I am dreading it. I’m also dreading all of the new rules/regulations that are in place. I understand why we have them, but I don’t like them. The last time she had a surgery to this magnitude, I had wonderful support with us in the waiting room, from Sean and Catherine to my grandparents…it was a long/hard day, but we had people there to love on us during the surgery. This time, Andrew can’t even be there. He will be sitting in the car in the parking lot the entire day as only one parent can enter the building. He needs to be near in case we need to make emergency decisions (and it’s not like he could focus on anything else if he were to not be there), but they said only one parent can enter the hospital with her for it…and let’s be honest, there is no way on God’s green earth that I’m not entering that hospital with her…so I’m dreading that. I’m dreading all of it. Ashby knows, but we don’t focus on it a lot as to not worry her, but I just dread the whole dang thing.
6: WHAT I’M WORKING ON:
Allllll the 2021 vacations! Apparently, everyone is ready to start booking their trips for 2021, which makes us excited because we LOVE planning vacations!! It’s been a sweet month of talking travel for next year with so many new and returning clients. If you’re interested in booking a trip next year, email us today! firstname.lastname@example.org
7: WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT:
All. Of. This.
8: WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING:
My AUGUST Book Review is tomorrow!!!
Make sure you come on back for that!!
In the meantime, if you missed this…
…you can read it HERE.
9: WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:
Remember how Kensington was in love with Sutton Foster several years ago?? And then randomly met her…
…and then became OBSESSED with her? Well, she’s back. We’ve been listening ON REPEAT to both the Thoroughly Modern Millie soundtracks and the Anything Goes one as well. We’ve been listening so much that I’m pretty positive Andrew could bust out tapping in song at any minute.
10: WHAT I’M WEARING:
Woohoo! It’s an Amazon round up of things I thought we could wear to transition us from the warm days of summer to the early days of fall. Several of these finds you’ll remember from last year too.
You know how it is, the calendar changes and we want to be more “fall” but it’s still warm out so it’s not quite time yet for heavy sweaters. Here are some easy pieces to wear while we’re transitioning.
How cute is this top?! This color is “orange” which in person is more orange-gold than this pic is showing. It comes in several other fun colors too and will look great when I’m on the sidelines this soccer/volleyball/football/baseball season 😉 .
Speaking of the perfect sidelines shirt…
…how cute is this tee?! Again, it comes in multiple color choices but this green just spoke right to my heart!
This tee is from last year, and I’m still going to love it this year too! It comes in multiple prints and patterns, but this leopard here just says “fall” to me!
Speaking of last year…
…you guys saw me wear this top so many times! Isn’t it cute?! I can’t wait to wear it again this year too! It comes in multiple colors that are fall-ish but since it’s sleeveless, it works great for transitional weather (along with my jeans and peep toe booties).
Now, this is a new top…
…how cute is this?!?! It’s so cute that I want it again in another color. The material is nicer/thicker/a bit different than a plain old cotton…I’m smitten!
A perfect plain black top? Yes, please!
And finally, this one is not “fall” but boy is it cute! I would size up though if I were you. ADORABLE!
Don’t forget, if you like my waves, I have a tutorial HERE about how easy they are to get!!
11: WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:
We’re going to enjoy our second to last weekend of summer. We’re going to spend time as a family, swim and soak up the sun!
12: WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
13: WHAT ELSE IS NEW:
That’s all I have, friends! I can’t wait to see you guys tomorrow for my AUGUST BOOK REVIEW! Make sure you link up if you also blogged today! xo