Every day in May...


I love Shay's "Every day in May" idea so much! I knew this would be something positive for the month of May. It's something small each day and totally doable but still challenges and pushes me to become a better version of "me."


I wrote out each day by hand...that's just how my brain works. You could use your phone, notepad, or even something you come up with...It's been fun to challenge myself with these small goals each day. Who knows, one of them may become a long term goal. LOL!!! Have you written your goals for May?



May the 4th be with you...



Today is May 4th...so from one Star Wars family to the next...


MAY THE 4th BE WITH YOU!!! 


Planning a SIX year old b-day party...

I can't believe we will have a SIX year old in less than a month. I don't really want to talk about it AT ALL. I know it's going to happen whether I like it or not so...that means I have a party to plan!!! Wyatt is set on a Scooby Doo party this year. It's funny because it is a show he watches but really he just likes the characters and the toys that are themed to the show. LOL! Honestly there are only a few of the shows he watches because they scare him a bit.

I am not going to try to plan a party he doesn't want so...we have done some research together. I love hearing about the things he REALLY wants and the little things he comes up with. He is really excited to use all his Scooby Doo legos as decoration too! Ha ha!

Thanks to Pinterest we have been able to create a party board together. Here are a few fun things we have pinned:


You can see the rest of the board HERE

Any ideas for a Scooby Doo party? Leave me and comments....

Plans changed a bit...

This weekend didn't go as planned but we still managed to make the best of it...

Thursday my mom was visiting and it was PERFECT weather. We went to the zoo for a few hours together. We had so much fun! Wyatt and Sloane enjoyed showing Eesie all their favorites...


Friday morning Mark played golf so after I picked the kids up from school we went to a nearby park. They had the playground all to their selves. Just as school buses were pulling up we decided to take a walk around the lake. It was a long walk, LOL! By the end Sloane was on my back. ;/


Friday night Mark and I got to go to the Cards game! I hadn't been yet this year so I was super excited! Wyatt and Sloane got to hang with the Dumey's for the evening!! We got to the game early enough for the free hoodie giveaway and then spent some time in Ballpark Village before heading our seats. 


Early Saturday morning was when things took a turn....;( Wyatt woke with a belly ache....and it was all downhill from there! I will spare the details but it wasn't fun for ANYONE involved.

All plans for the rest of the weekend changed. The kids were supposed to head over to Maw Maw and Paw Paw's for the evening but we had to cancel that. Sloane was upset so she still got to go hang with Maw Maw for a little bit during the day. Mark took care of the sick kid while I attended a baby shower around lunchtime.

The afternoon and evening was spent at home laying low. It was a nice break even though it was because we had a sick kid.
Sunday morning we let the kids sleep in. They both woke and were ready for the day. There was no sign of sickness. ;) Yahoo for something short lived- We took it slow in the a.m. and then went to visit Kyle and Shelly's new puppy! She is soooo precious!!

We ended the weekend watching the Blues get a win and a quick walk around the neighborhood together. (Sloane's allergies are SO BAD so unfortunately we are trying to limit her outside time.) May is such a tough month for us (Mark and I) as we are reminded so much of Ryder. The enemy is already attacking me and I can feel it! I am NOT going to allow it!

I am ready for a month full of positive thoughts and gentle reminders that GOD IS IN CONTROL NO MATTER WHAT IS HAPPENING AROUND US!!!!

Friday Favorites- Teacher Appreciation


It's FINALLY Friday!! I am excited to have another fun weekend ahead. Really that just means 1 more week closer to summer break!! I am linking up with Erika, Narci, and Andrea for another Friday of favorites. Next week is Teacher Appreciation week so I thought it would be fun to share a few fun idea I found to help the teachers in your child's like to feel extra special next week. I have blogged in the past about a few of the fun items we have taken to Wyatt and Sloane's teachers. You can read the posts HERE and HERE 

Last year we started the week by bringing donuts and leaving them in the teachers common area...I found this cute printable to add. I just tied it with fun ribbon on the top of the box. ;)


The kids only go to school M, W, F so we brought something cute each day...on Wednesday of the week we took a fun jar filled with gumballs and I had a fun apple vinyl I put on the jar. I can't find a picture of them but you will have to take my word for it...they were CUTE! 

I know this one is all over the internet but you can't go wrong with a little coffee...you can get the printable HERE



I love a good printable that you can attach to a purchased item but I don't think anything beats a homemade gift...you can help your child fill this out and do their best by coloring the rest of the sheet...



What are you doing for Teacher Appreciation week? What are some things you have done to show a teacher they are extra special? I have created a Pinterest board with a few fun ideas I found and can't wait to try. ;) 



Happy *almost* May!!

I really can't believe I am creating my goals for MAY!!! This year is almost 1/2 over already. The days are long and the years are short" is totally where my life is right now. I am making an effort to REALLY enjoy these long days. LOL! I have been writing my goals out each month and it's really been encouraging to me. I am a list person but this brings it to a whole 'nother lever! ;) You can read a few of my past months HERE (April), HERE (March), and HERE (February).

So to recap April: (I pretty much failed this month...big F over here)

1. Clean up/out garage
-This one I did actually make progress on...I have cleaned it out and put some stuff away. I still need Mark's help getting the rest into the attic though. Once we get it cleaned out I would like to organize it a little more as well. As the kids get older our outside toys are getting more. ;/

2. run 2x per week, drink H2O
I totally failed at the running part. Well, working out in general. ;( My eating has been actually really good as well as the water drinking so at least I am 1/2 there!???!!? #someday #pointsforchasingkids?

3. Make a spring bucket list w/Wyatt and Sloane
Ok, this one...WOW! I totally skipped spring and have moved right into summer. I just can't help myself. I can't wait for school to be out!!! We have already started making our summer bucket list! ;)

4. Finish Quite Your Mind plus 1 more book
Another fail ;( I posted the other day about my reading time. It's been nonexistent for sure! I really enjoy reading. I plan to set aside some time each day during the summer for all of us to read together. I am really excited about it!

5. Go on a DATE!
YAHOOO!!!!! Mark and I attended an 80's Night (KIDLESS)  at Wyatt and Sloane's school earlier in the month. It was so much fun! Since the school is 3 yrs. to 8th grade it's always fun to meet other people that we will be spending so much time with for the next 10 years of our life!  We are also going to a Cardinals game on Friday KIDLESS as well!

Now...onto MAY:


What's Up Wednesday?



I am linking up with Shay, Mel, and Scheaffer today. This link up is the last Wednesday of each month...
* What we are eating this week...
During the week we follow a pretty strict routine lately. We have tacos (lettuce shells), turkey burgers, BBQ chicken, shrimp, and CARDINALS game on the menu this week

* What I am reminiscing about...
Those SUMMMMMEEEEERRRRRR NIIIIIIGHTSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!...said in true GREASE fashion... (and days FULL of  pool, sun, and time together with NOTHING to do)

*What I am loving...
This weather! It's been AMAZING!!! The sun and the breeze has been GREAT!!!

*What we have been up to...
Busy, busy, busy...we have been spending time with friends and REALLY enjoying our Friday Fundays. ;) I can't wait to create our summer list of things we want to do together!!!

*What I am dreading...
This kid turning SIX #cuethetears #stopgrowing #ican'tstandit

*What I am working on...
We are working on the yard, garage, and screened in porch to prepare for the summer months. We LOVE spending time on the back porch...nothing beats being outside on the porch with a FAN and SCREENS blocking the bugs during those summer nights!!

*What I am excited about...
(Last year's recital) 
Sis has her dance recital next month. She LOVES dance so much. She has really been working hard on her dances and can't wait to get on the stage with family and friends watching!!

*What I am watching/reading...
Unfortunately my reading is slacking. ;( I am REALLY going to work in my reading this summer. I plan to schedule "reading" into our daily routine for summer, something I am really looking forward to. Watching though....LOTS!!! Mark and I have lots of shows we watch. You can read about our shows HERE

*What I am listening to...
Quiet...it sounds a little weird even to myself. I have been using the time 2 times a week for the 3 hours I am alone to just work in silence. I love me some good music but I have been praying aloud and just enjoying the peace and quite alone. I don't like to have too much but this has been the perfect amount.

*What I am wearing...
I am loving my shorts, tanks, and flip flops in all colors ;)

*What I am doing this weekend...
It seems we are SO BUSY the next few weekends. It's all fun stuff but we have something everyday of the weekend. This weekend I have a baby shower to attend. We have a "fancy feast," which is an all day event, Cardinals game, a friend staying at the house, and I am sure Mark will squeeze golf in there as well.

What I am looking forward to next month...


SUMMER BREAK!!!!! (and swimming)


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