Sunday, October 9, 2016

My Sunday Best: Fall Weather! And, What Happens When I Try To Blog 2 Days in a Row

Cool breezes and temperatures dropping means it's time for jean jackets and boots!

My Sunday best link up with Rosie, who is looking so cute!

I love when I find something that I haven't worn in a while, and makes me feel like a million bucks.  The necklace was in the bottom of my drawer, and just suited this dress perfectly.  Jean jacket is from Old Navy, boots are a staple for Sundays in the fall and winter, and my dress is called Carly, from my new mania, LuLaRoe.  I love the high-low on the dress, and I feel a bit princess-y when the wind catches it. 
(Hardest part of this Sunday link up is feeling comfortable enough to take a picture of my outfit.)

Lucy and her curls.
Daddy is away this weekend so we had Mass with one adult, and it's like the toddler has an extra sense that she needs to act up, and we had to leave Mass multiple times today. Climbing over people each way, since we were in the middle. 
At least I looked good in my Sunday Best!  :)

Donut Sunday made things a little bit better.
Until I tried to write this blog post.  A certain child decided it was the perfect time to use a sharpie. 
Here.  I was working on it for HOURS, and I don't think it will ever come out.  Oh man.  What a day it has been.


Friday, October 7, 2016

7 Quick Takes: Saint Michael, Lucy's Birthday and More Lucy

7 Quick Takes

Linking up with Kelly for this weeks 7 quick takes! 
1).  We had the Archangels feast day on September 29, and I had this desire to wear leggings.  Little did I realize that my longing for comfort was also liturgical in nature!  Apparently, Saint Michael is the patron of leggings.  We don't often celebrate feast days, but both Lucy and I were happy to participate.
2). The newest Reynolds grandbaby had a Baptism, and sweet Joanna is lucky enough to have Tommy as Godfather. 
3). I sent a text to my local family to let them know that we were doing cake on Sunday for Lucy.  I had a small cake, and some ice cream.  I am not one for big parties anymore for little kids.  It's more fun just getting family together if you can to let the grownups talk.  I didn't think more than a handful would come, but was TOTALLY thrilled that ALL of them came!  I have 5 siblings local, and they came with their kids and so much joy to celebrate Lucy.  It was a quick visit, but absolutely perfect. I was so touched that they wanted to come and be together, but especially for my little "Light."
These boys are soo sweet with her. 

We would ask Lucy if she was having a birthday, and her response would be "cake."  She was excited for the cake, but I think in all her joy of the day she wasn't even ready to eat it!  (Walmart was selling cake mixes for a $1!  I didn't stock up, but I should have!)
4).  Lucy loves Barbie.  We watch the Barbie Princess movies, (something I implemented as soon as the kids started to go to school.  Ninjago and Lego Batman were out while I was exercising.  It was time for some girly movies!) and she was so excited with her new gifts. 

This photo is one of my favorites. 
5).  Because it is still Lucy's birthday week, I will give you more Lucy love.

6).  Some James school quotes, which I love.
"I don't like coloring, but I know I have to do it, so I do."  (insert heart emoji!)
"I want to be on K2 Superstar so I don't do anything wrong during the day."
(His teacher told me that he doesn't say ANYTHING in school, so of course he can focus on his work, and is on K2 superstar.  Which will involve a prize so who wouldn't want that??)
He comes home and wants to do homework right away.  I love it.  I know it won't last forever, but that sweet boy has so much joy!
7).  We are back in our busy routine of meetings, camping and workout nights.  My handsome husband works so hard, and I know he could use a pick me up.  We did enjoy the shooting range, but that can get expensive.  I want to be able to do date nights, but it's tough to schedule them, as well as find a good babysitter.  Patrick is technically old enough to watch the little guys, but I don't think I am ready to leave all 5 of them for a few hours.  And, though the older ones are self-sufficient and don't need the sitting, it is still expensive for all 5.  I know.  We are in the trenches and will be for a while, but it's so hard to be sure that we are making time for "us" in this busy life.