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Friday, August 21, 2015

Hi!! Happy Friday!! We have survived our first FULL week of school...now only about 34 more weeks to go- HA!  How has your week been?  Are your kids back in school yet?  Or are you still enjoying your "summer" schedule?  If you are- I am a tad jealous- HA!

We have a fun weekend ahead of us- my parents are coming to visit us!! SO excited!!
The weather is supposed to be gorgeous- so I know we will be outside A LOT. And we will be eating a lot of yummy food. Pretty much two things needed for a perfect weekend :)

Now- time for my Friday Favorites! Here we go!

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Aaron took this picture of our girls when we were at an outdoor concert in the park last Friday....and I.can't.even.handle.it. You would think that after being a parent for close to 7 years- it wouldn't catch me off guard sometimes that: these are MY CHILDREN.  But it does! I still sometimes can't believe I get to be a mom!! It truly takes my breath I have been gifted these precious lives to guide and love. SO thankful!
TWO
I had to go to Hobby Lobby this week to pick up some supplies for a little project I was making.  OMG. I seriously started getting hot, sweaty and having heart palpitations when I walked in there because there is SO. MUCH. AWESOME. STUFF.  I really do NOT get out to stores, other than the grocery store and Walmart, that often- so it had been awhile since I had been in Hobby Lobby.  They seriously have AMAZING items. It was so fun to look at a few things...not much- because my sidekick James was with me and we had about 30 minutes before pre-school pick up...so I had a limited amount of time to get in and out of the store. I told my husband I need to go- VERY SOON- withOUT my kids-HA! I know a lot of women say strolling through Target is their "therapy," - well give me Hobby Lobby any day over Target- HA!  I just love that place!!

THREE
I know I am about 5 years late to this party...but I picked up a chalk pen while I was at Hobby Lobby and oh my goodness- I am in love! Talk about making things easier! While I have to admit- I think I like the "look" of real chalk better...it is SO much easier to write with the chalk pen! I have a feeling I am going to be changing my chalkboards around my house a lot more now that I have my handy little chalk pen!
FOUR
My precious girls are all back in school!! Charlotte is finishing up her first FULL week of school (she went for two days last week) and Cora and Celine had their first week of Pre-K and preschool!  I am so proud of our girls for jumping right back into our "school" schedule! I have to wake them up at 6:00 am and we are out the door by 7:05 am- they have been ready to go- with smiles on their faces! LOVE THEM SO MUCH!
FIVE
I mentioned my parents are coming into town for the weekend....and there is a special reason why! We are celebrating their FORTIETH wedding anniversary with them!! They are very private people and didn't want a big party thrown for them- so instead- I invited them to come spend the weekend with us! We are going to have a lot of fun- and after church on Sunday we are having a special anniversary brunch for them!  My parents' love and commitment to each other is a living testament of God's unconditional love for all of us. 
I will be forever grateful for their example, guidance and love!!

 I am linking up with April for Five on Friday!



I am also linking up with Andrea and Erika for their Friday Favorites Link Up!
Joining Karli for her, Oh Hey Friday Link Up! too!



15 comments:

  1. Happy Friday! We are still on summer break here. One more week and then back in full swing of school. I can honestly say i'm ready for the routine again, but I'm going to miss our summer evenings with no specific bedtime and etc. =)
    I have yet to buy a chalk pen...but i'm thinking I need to! So much easier than a normal piece of chalk =)
    Have a great weekend!!!

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    1. Hi Johannah! I totally feel you on the lazy, summer nights!! And yes! get a chalk pen- it is a lot easier to use!! :)
      Hope you have a great weekend!!

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  2. I keep meaning to get a chalk pen! I love Hobby Lobby. One is opening close to our house and I am beyond excited!! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! SO fun that you have a Hobby Lobby opening by your house!! They seriously have such amazing stuff and you can't beat their sales!! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. I love my chalk pen too! It makes things so much easier, as I use mine for my baking jars and sometimes I switch out what I'm storing in each. (Also-- I got mine at Walmart!) Happy Friday!

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    1. Hey Laura! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! SO good to know that Walmart carries chalk pens!! I will definitely be looking for them the next time I am there! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Love that sweet back to school picture of your girls!! I officially need a chalk pen and you have inspired me to go get one this weekend :) Congratulations to your parents & I hope you all have a great weekend celebrating!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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    1. Kelsey- Thank you so much for your sweet comments!! I really appreciate it! And YES! Go get a chalk pen! :)
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Ok so how do you get your chalk pen/marker to come off. I tried water even, and it is stained on the board.

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    1. Hi Melanie! I use a baby wipe to clean my chalk boards and everything totally comes off! No stains or residue! So maybe try that?? Good luck!!

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  6. I feel the SAME way. Every now and then it just hits me. That is a really precious photo too :-)

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    1. Hi Erin!! You totally know what I am feeling!! It is almost surreal!!! Thank you for your sweet comment- I really appreciate it!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  7. Justine!!! Your moms dress is gorgeous! The sleeves and lace are so beautiful. Does she still have it? Have you seen it in person? Also, HobLob as we call it around here...totally my happy place. Their home decor the last few years has been so cute!

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  8. Ok, the chalk pen - I just bought a pack at Hobby Lobby and I am so scared to use on my chalkboard....will it really come off? It doesn't say chalkboard only white board, glass, plastic, etc. but I bought the same pen you have pictured???

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    1. Hi Leigh! I have only used my chalk pen on chalk boards and it does come off! I used a baby wipe to clean it off and it was totally fine! I just made sure to really scrub it off and I had no residue or staining- good luck on trying it out!! :)
      Hope you have a great weekend!

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