Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Best Parts

We've had a busy week!  Lots of fun things with just a few not so fun things sprinkled in - root canal, foot still in a boot and end of the school year business.

The best parts of our week were:

Road Trip.
The kids and I went on a super quick road trip to visit family.  They did great in the car and we had a fun time.  Neither of them have been getting car sick lately thanks to a few things we've been doing differently and it's be so nice!!  We got to celebrate my nephew turning 10.  He was the first grandchild on my side so it was extra exciting when he was born.  Can't believe how fast time has flown!

Baby Shower.
These two girls are very soon going to both have little brothers.  Scarlett's little brother should be here in the next couple of weeks.  They love playing together!

The shower was red, white and blue themed and it felt so summery!  Bring on all the summer BBQs.
 Jacque & baby boy :)

I am getting to see my mom three times in one week for Mother's Day :)

Mother's Day
We zoomed back home in time for Mother's Day.  Brunch at Dennys, flower shopping, yard work and Kevin grilled my favorite foods.


We picked out a mix of pinks, whites and greens for my backyard flower pots.  It was fun to pick a new variety and have Olive help me.

Grocery Shopping.
This guy smiles at all the ladies at Meijer and gets cookies while we shop.  He is mostly a great helper and wraps up our shopping with a horse ride or two.

Our neighbor turned 94 this week so we baked him cupcakes and delivered them to his door.  He and his wife were thrilled.  I just love these Wilton number cupcake silicon pans.

Everyday Holy
I'm so excited about Everyday Holy: Finding A Big God in the Little Moments by Melanie Shankle.  It's gotten great reviews and I love the idea of a book with 100 devotions in it.  It's a beautiful hardback book with a powerful message.  I'm excited to open the book each day.  The devotions are filled with stories that are easy for women to relate to, include Bible stories/passages/characters and inspire you to find God all around you.  Shankle is funny, clever, relatable and easy to read.  Her devotions get you thinking and are easy to apply to your life.  This devotion would be the perfect one to keep at your desk, bedside or in your car to read when you have a free minute.  I bet you'll want to read more than one day at a time if you're like me.  I'd highly recommend this devotion if you're looking for ways to pause and notice what God is doing all around you.
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review of it.

Dr Fletcher
Fletcher has been super concerned about my foot.  When I was wrapping it up he said Awwww Poor Mom! and then gave it a check up.

Olive & Fletcher
I'm not the only one who gets excited about Target deliveries to our door.  I only ordered a few things and they came in a giant box.  The kids turned it into a boat and played with it for days.

Open gym is always the highlight of their week.  They are dare devils so it keeps me on my toes!

In case you missed it on Polka-Dotty Place:

Monday: 100 Day Decluttering UPDATE
Tuesday: #OhOlive 5 Year Old Wish List
Wednesday: End of Year Teacher Gift Ideas

Hope you have a great weekend!

Linking up with My Glittery Heart


  1. Hooray for the kiddos not getting car sick! That is HUGE! Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. I love that you said you got to see your mom three times this week - so sweet! Fletcher giving you a check up is ADORABLE!!

  3. Sounds like a great week :) and I love potting flowers with my kids. Its a sweet memory here!!! xoxo ERIN

  4. Looks like you had a good week. I love your flowers. That is so cute Fletcher giving you a check up. Hope your toe is feeling better.


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