From the weekend.

Saturday morning we spent half the day at two high school volleyball games for Natalie. I have to say, they are way more exciting to watch in high school verses grade school. Hadley was a trooper sitting inside a gym all morning, and then when we got home everyone chilled on the couch. Welcome back Natalie haha

While Natalie and Hadley chilled inside, like a crazy person I decided to vacuum out my car and Kevin’s truck. He was outside with me cleaning the floor mats, it was gross hot out! But, we hadn’t cleaned our cars since before we left for our Destin beach trip and they needed it!

We are slowly doing some house updates! Painted the fireplace white, and it looks soo good! Got rid of the carpet in the family room, and put down hardwood floors. We ordered a new couch and ottoman also. Now I need to find a new rug, and things to put on the walls! We got rid of our kitchen table, well it’s actually for sale on Facebook Marketplace if anyone is interested, let me know! We replaced the table with this small white one with two chairs. It’s the perfect size for this space in our kitchen. The other table was too big and made the kitchen look over crowded. When all of the kids are home, we usually eat in the dining room anyway that has six chairs so we can all fit.

On Sunday, Hadley had her second soccer game in the hot hot heat! She lost 2-1. I love that she loves sports so much, and hope she continues to want to play. So far she has played indoor soccer, softball, outdoor soccer and cheer are happening now.

We had a busy weekend, now back to the grind of the work week and all that entails. Soccer practice, cheer practice, work, laundry, grocery shopping, yada yada yada!

Happy Monday! Make it a great week!

From the weekend.

Friday started out with a movie night in the dining room. Sometimes we watch movies on the computer monitor, and put a bunch of blankets and pillows on the floor and snuggle up. After the movie, Hadley went to bed around eight o’clock. Around 9:15pm or so, we started getting heavy winds, thunderstorms, and the local sirens started going off for tornado warnings! I had to wake up poor Hadley, and we went to the basement. Luckily, she fell back asleep when we got to the basement. I lit some candles in case the power went out, and about 45 minutes later the warnings were gone. Woke Hadley back up, walked her back upstairs to her room, and she went right back to sleep again. I’m so so thankful for such a great kiddo that sleeps so good. Saturday morning, she didn’t remember a thing from this!

Saturday morning we went to Bob Evans for breakfast to celebrate my Dad, brother, and Kevin for Father’s Day. Poor Kevin had just two hours of sleep from working the night before. It was nice to see the whole fam, and the breakfast was so good! Haven’t had an omelet there in forever, I got the bacon and cheddar cheese omelet, so so good!

Saturday afternoon we went to the lake to celebrate Father’s Day with my father-in-law. We all ventured out on the new gator, it drives like a car and is so smooth!

Saturday had some boat rides, tossed some baseball, and just hung out. Hadley made this little wooden block with a photo of her holding a sign “I love you” up, they made these at her daycare. Soo cute!

Sunday, Brady did some wakeboarding before it got too crowded. And by Sunday night when we got home, little Miss Hadley was out. And I mean out. She probably fell asleep in less than a minute.

It was a great weekend spent with family, and really great weather after the tornado / thunderstorms went away on Friday!

From the weekend.

Friday had dinner with the girls. Margaritas, tequila, and girl talk. Fun fun!

Saturday had my cousins baby shower. It was so nice and great to see everyone! My Aunt Cindy from Florida came in town for it too!

Saturday pictures from the fire fighter never get old.

Sunday went to the zoo with my Aunt and Uncle and family visiting from Mississippi! It was a beautiful day.

Sunday had a volleyball game at night, since Kevin was working my cousin Becca filled in for him. Hadley is just the best kid. Sitting there entertaining herself, until after each game when she can bump the ball in between games.

What a busy weekend it was! I met my steps goal both days just about, and man my feet hurt! Lots of walking, lots of talking, and lots of patience. We had great weather, and it looks like the next few days are looking to be amazing too. Looking forward to a great and hopefully easy low key week!

From the weekend.

Friday the drive into the office was just beautiful!

Friday at the office was not really a fun day. Had to pack up this office that has not been used in over two years. A new person is moving into this space and I was assigned the lucky task of cleaning it up!

Friday while I was at work, Kevin started on the front yard pavers. And oh my goodness, it looks amazing!

Friday night went to my parents house to celebrate my Dad’s birthday!

Saturday spent the morning outside.

Sunday had our first indoor volleyball game. Natalie is on our team this year! Hadley had a blast playing in between games, she’s getting so good at bumping the volleyball!

Sunday night, little Miss Hadley was just exhausted. She had a busy busy weekend!

We had a good, calm but busy at times weekend. The front yard is coming along nicely, we have big plans for the landscaping and we can’t wait to see it all come together. We all had fun getting together for my Dad’s birthday, all the kids love playing together. And we had fun just talking with all the adults! Of the big kids, just Natalie came over this time. Brady had baseball, and he went to the lake to do some yard work for Grandma and Papa. Natalie was so excited to play volleyball with us. It was a fairly late game, so we were all exhausted come Sunday night. Especially Miss Hadley. It was a great weekend though!

Happy Monday! Have a fantastic week!

From the weekend.

Here are a few photos from our weekend….

Before school on Friday, Hadley looked so cute with her hair. She has been wanting to do different things each day for school and I love that! She used to be an all hair down or all hair up type of kid. Now she’s branching out with new things.

After school and work, we visited Daddy at the fire house. He picked up an extra shift so it had been two days since we had seen him! We love going to the firehouse!

After dinner, we had a movie night! We made a fort, with pillows and her favorite blanket. The movie was Yes Day, and we watched it on Netflix! I made a small candy charcuterie board for us, a few new things she’s never had before and loved. One being unicorn marshmallows, yum!

Saturday morning after her shower, she’s been really into this Kindergarten workbook we got her when she was in preschool. Doing school work on her own? Awesome.

Saturday we worked on our front yard. After living here for almost three years now, we’ve been wanting to rip out all of the shrubs and old pine trees. In the top left photo, the tall half dead tree came out, the green weird tree behind the lamp post, and lots of other things. All came out!

The before photo on the left, is a great photo of all the random things that were planted we think when the house was built. The after photo on the right is a great shot of how much you can actually see the house now!

We are obsessed with how different the house looks! It’s only been a few days, and every time we come home or leave, we still look at the house like wow look at the changes! We have more to do, but the big things are pretty much done. With the exception of the huge pine trees that are not pictured here. Those bad boys are coming out this week!

Hadley was excited she can reach the garage door pad. She still looks so little though! She stayed outside with us all day, helping, playing, etc.

On Sunday, to end the weekend we did the Heart Mini! We ran most of it, and little Miss Hadley rode her bike for the entire three miles! She was such a trooper!

The weather was so nice over the weekend, and we got so much accomplished and had fun doing it. Huge thanks to my BIL/SIL for all the help! We have so many plans on sprucing up the front yard now, can’t wait to start!

From the weekend.

When Hadley got home from school Friday, we were taking down all of our lovely heart decor in the windows but first wanted a photo of her standing on her reading nook. She loves the reading nook, all it needs is a cute little cushion for the top part and she wants to lay on there and read books!

The big kids came over this weekend, and Hadley just loves her big brother Brady. Whenever he is around, Hadley and him just have a ball together. He is a great big brother to her, always playing and making her laugh.

Big sister Natalie has the same appetite as Hadley for the most part. For lunch on Saturday for these two was cheese sticks and watching episodes of Liv and Maddie on Netflix.

Sunday was a busy day! We started off the lenten season by going to church. Even though you have to wear a mask, they started back with the regular mass times so we went. Instead of giving something up for Lent this year, I am dedicating myself to go to church every Sunday for Lent. We haven’t been to church since the lovely C word started, I miss going and it was a nice change of pace. After church, we headed to my work (yes on a Sunday) to get some things done that couldn’t be done at home. After work, we went to the car wash which I have been to a lot lately to get all the salt/snow off my ride. Home for Miss Hadley to take one of her wonderfully long naps, cleaned the kitchen, and then to a late soccer game! We had a busy but fun weekend!

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a great weekend, and your week is off to a fabulous start!