Hi Friends! So happy to see Friday! Aren't you? :)
First of all, THANK YOU, for all your help, recommendations, and advice in my post on Monday. I will compile all the comments and share with you soon. If you missed it, you can see it HERE.
Today, I'm sharing some of my random favorites from the past week...
Nixon is my dog lover. He has seriously been asking for a dog since he could talk (and he talked early). Back in the day, when we asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up he'd reply, "a dog". I'm not even kidding. He's had a dog birthday party, been a dog for Halloween, and I'm pretty sure we own almost any "boy" dog toy that's on the market today. He's obsessed.
We've been contemplating surprising our kids with a dog for Christmas. I mentioned us possibly "Poppy sitting" to Shay and she was totally on board. The plan was for us to have Poppy for five nights and then I'd take her to her little pet resort/kennel/boarder (I don't know what you call that place).
Poppy was amazing! She never had an accident in the house. She never tried to eat anything she shouldn't. She never got up on the furniture. Seriously, I don't know much about dogs, but she sounds like a dream, right? But...coming from someone who has NEVER had a dog inside-an inside dog is just a bit like having another child. Our plan right now is to tell our kids they need to be a little older. Who was feeding her? Me! Who took her out to potty? Me! Who got her water? Me! Who put her in the crate when we left? Me! Do you see the pattern? In order for us to have a family dog, the FAMILY needs to be caring for her...not just mama. That's the plan for now. :)
On another note... I found myself saying things at 5:00 a.m in the backyard like, "Poppy, go potty. Oh good girl, you pottied so quick!". YES, I did. hahahaha!
Seeing the kiddos interact with a dog was a FAVORITE.
I decorated for fall which is a FAVORITE around these parts. I think Andrea has this tiered stand and I set back and watched her decorate it for every holiday. I finally decided to go for it or in this case enter my credit card information. :)
I'm sure you guys have been following along, but some of our very FAVORITE friends just adopted a sweet new baby girl, Madeley Shull! She is PRECIOUS and we cannot wait for them to get home! We're dying to hug their necks and squeeze that sweet baby's cheeks. Tab had a football game this weekend and I didn't realize his plan was to drive in on Saturday night after the game. Needless to say at 2:15 a.m. I hear Poppy barking and my phone starts ringing. Then I hear the knock on the garage door. Tab had arrived! Tab and I were chatting about his game when I realized it was almost time for the Shulls to get Madeley, so we snapped a selfie at 2:30 a.m. to tell them we were praying for them and were so excited.
It is awesome to see our friends be the hands and feet of Jesus. Simply amazing!
On Sunday afternoon I had a meeting with our women's ministry at church. I signed up to be connected to an older woman/younger woman. Our church is trying to bridge the gap between generations because we can learn SO much from each other. With this ministry, we get paired with one or two other women and we commit to meeting once a month, checking in once a week, and daily praying for each other. I arrived not having a clue who my group would be and when I arrived I was STOKED! One of these ladies I worked with at preschool and absolutely LOVE. She's a FAVORITE for sure! She is Bowen's teacher this year and her family is fabulous. I'm so excited to be working with her this year. The other woman I just met and already love to pieces.
Wednesday night Nixon had his first flag football game of the year. Boy, was he full of all the emotions. Nervous, stoked, pumped, excited, anxious...you name it, he was feeling it! For most of the boys on our team it was their first year to play and they did GREAT! The game ended in a tie. We're already looking forward to the next one. It's going to be a fun season!
The team even had cheerleaders, which we weren't expecting so it made it even more fun!
The boys thought this was AWESOME!
It was the perfect night for some football. Well, minus the fact that I was sweating-but other than that-perfect. :)
They both had a blast!
The cheering squad :)
I stumbled across these pictures of my FAVORITE umpire from the Alabama/USC game and thought I'd share.
These three had spotted their people up in the stands. We were screaming, yelling, and waving our arms at them RIGHT at this second. They were playing it cool.
I'm hoping the weather man has it all wrong for us this weekend. #wheresthecoolweather :)
Have a great weekend, girls! XOXO