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Friday, August 31, 2018

Hey friends!!! Happy Friday!!

Hope you've had a great week!! We're feeling pretty happy about the fact that we've got an extra day off this coming Monday for Labor Day!!

It's been a full week of school for the kiddos and work for Aaron and me! 
Here's a few FAVORITES that have made me smile this past week!

We went to Charlotte, NC for a quick overnight this past weekend and we stayed at the Hampton Inn and Suites Charlotte/Southpark at Phillips Place. We went to celebrate Cora's birthday and to get her an American Girl Doll! The Hampton Inn has an "American Girl Doll package" you can get when you reserve a room- which we opted to NOT get. But- what was SO neat- was that even if you didn't get the American Girl Doll package- they had lots of special things for girls visiting with their dolls! In the dining area where they had the complimentary breakfast set up (which was AMAZING)- they had little booster seats and play food kits for American Girl Dolls!! The girls were SO excited to have their dolls eat with them!! It was seriously SO cute! Definitely a FAVORITE moment for them and me!! :)
I was able to sneak away for a couple of hours on Saturday afternoon, after we had finished up shopping, to go see my beautiful friend April. I know so many of you are following along with her daughter Charlotte's journey on Instagram (@charlottesjoy) and are praying for their whole family. April is SO appreciate and just cannot get over the overwhelming support and love. She is so grateful. Charlotte is an angel and I have to tell you- Baby Lochlan is absolutely EDIBLE. It took all of my self-restraint not to put him in my car and take him home with me! HA! Sweet Camille (April's oldest daughter was with her grandma for the weekend- so I unfortunately didn't get to see her). It was SO good to get some quality time in...getting to spend time with April is always one of my FAVORITE things!!
I have mentioned that I started a new job recently and so many of you have wished me well!! THANK YOU!!! 
I am with a new company, working with little kiddos in preschool!!! I am pretty sure most of you know this- but I am a speech therapist :) I am working 3 days a week, from 8 - 12. My schedule is jam packed with therapy and evaluations- so all of my paperwork is having to be done at home...which is a new thing for me. I am definitely figuring out how to balance everything and I know that for the first couple of months, as I am adjusting to my new job and all the "fun" that comes with a new school year for my kids...things are going to feel FILLED.TO.THE.BRIM. And that's ok. It's a season and it will be fine. I just keep doing the next right thing and crossing my fingers I remember to wash my kids uniforms and have enough food in the fridge to pack lunches. HA!
Seriously- I am so grateful for this new work's been a LONG time since I have been challenged professionally and I am really excited about what the future holds for me working with this new company!
I am keeping short and sweet today...because it's my day off and Marshall and I are headed to drop the big kids off at school, get a quick workout in at the gym and go to all school mass with everyone at our at school. I am crossing my fingers AND my toes that Marshall takes a nap so I can get a little work done this afternoon. We shall see! HA!

Do you have any fun plans for the long weekend?
Aaron is on call for the next 5 days...but we are hoping to fit some family fun time in when he is not at the hospital. I am hoping to sneak away to Starbucks for a couple hours to work and other than that we will probably try to go to the pool for one last time before it closes!

Hope you have a FABULOUS Friday and a WONDERFUL weekend!

Linking up with AndreaErika and Narci!

Linking up with TifBeckyDella and Katie too!


  1. It sounds like you will have a fun weekend ahead. I love your list of favorites this week. I feel you on feeling like life is filled to the brim right now, and embracing the season. I think it is really important to seize the joy in that too. Happy Friday!

  2. That's awesome about the Hampton Inn.. my girls would love it! Love that you got to visit your friend April. I've been following their story since you first posted about it a few weeks ago. She seems like an amazing mom. They are definitely in my prayers.

  3. Girlfriend, my husband and I both work in the therapy world and know that documenting is NO FUN - especially at home! But give yourself a pat on the back for choosing something that is challenging and gets you out into the working world doing something that you are passionate about! You are blessing so many families. Enjoy the weekend and go get that Sbux girl :)

  4. That sounds like a really fun and memorable weekend away!

  5. My heart goes out to the therapy world workers. I have two - a PT and an OT who do their work in home visits and then come home to do all the paperwork. You have to have a fabulous support system to keep that gig going and it looks like you will totally rock it! Wishing you a good work date at sixbucks and a fabulous weekend! (From the other side of the state!) Amanda @

  6. Your birthday trip looked like so much fun!! What a special treat for the girls. I'm so glad you were able to visit with April and the kids. They're on my mind and heart all the time. Hope you have the best weekend. Hooray for 3 days of sleeping in a bit and no packing lunches :)


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