Happy happy Friday, friends!
I don’t know about you, but we have a full weekend ahead!
Fall sports will all officially be in full swing starting tomorrow when Ashby and Madeley each have their first games of the season. Add to that, a family dinner on Saturday and then on Sunday, the cheerleaders and their parents will be getting the school ready for homecoming week.
I might be a busy bee this weekend, but do not forget, I WILL BE HERE TOMORROW!
Our new ‘Tis the Season SATURDAY series kicked off last weekend, and you will now find me here each week for a bonus weekend post between now and Christmas.
Woohoo! It was finally time for middle school football to begin! We’ve already had three weeks of high school football, so it was nice to finally get to see our boy play!
Can you tell who the younger kids are in the group? I love how Ashby, Bowen and Mades immediately assume the position of “children who spend a lot of time at siblings’ sporting events”. They’re playing one of our favorite card games TACO, CAT, GOAT, CHEESE, PIZZA.
The middle school was able to play at our “big” stadium on this night which made it extra fun!
And just like that…
…these two kiddos…
…got really big.
Geez my heart.
Well, I probably could do an entire post on this Fave…
…I put this on Instagram Saturday afternoon, but in case you missed it:
In 1966, when my dad was only 11 years old, his 25 year old brother-in-law, Bob was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Bob wanted to learn to play the guitar before he passed, so my aunt, his wife, bought him this one here. After he died only 9 months later, at only 26 years old, he left his guitar to my dad. Over the last 56 years, my dad has taught himself to play on this guitar. He’s written dozens and dozens and dozens of songs and played a million hours. Growing up, I have so many memories of my dad playing this guitar. Last year, Smith decided to teach himself how to play. He’s practiced and practiced, and on Saturday, with his sister’s blessing, my dad brought over the sweetest gift…his brother-in-law’s guitar.
I will never know my Uncle Bob on this side of Heaven, but with all my heart, I believe he knows that today, his niece’s son will now have his guitar to play and love as much as he…and his brother-in-law did.
…I have worn them so many times this week! Here is the major reason why I love THESE JEANS…they come in different lengths! I buy them in “short” but they come in extra short, regular, long and extra long too. PRAISE FOR THAT! If you’re my size (5’3″), shorter, taller or much taller, I highly recommend! They have a great amount of stretch and are so comfy too! FYI, MY TOP IS HERE 🙂 .
Which, as you can see…
…is always on repeat over here 😉 .
One more #ootd this week…
On Sunday, I wore…
I bought them in white, but they come in black, a really pretty red and grey too! I love, love, love a peep toe for fall. They are surprisingly comfy too 🙂 .
These two are favorites of mine this week. They just play, play, play together all the time. Right now, they’re really into Life. I just love walking by and seeing them in there playing together. Love these girlies.
Wrap up your week by making my DELICIOUS CRANBERRY ALMOND GRANOLA! I promise you that when you make this, your family will comment about how amazing your house smells. It’s so simple, smells divine, and is delicious. Bonus, it’s easy to make gluten-free too!
One last thing for our Friday…
…our last picture as a family of FIVE! Seven years ago, this group had Mexican food, went to sleep and then the next morning we headed back to China to get that last piece of the puzzle. We are so excited to celebrate SEVEN YEARS with Mades on Monday! You can read about our journey HERE!
That wraps up our week! I will see you back here TOMORROW! xx