Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Weekend Wrap Up

We had a three day weekend and it was awesome. So nice to have some time to re-energize ourselves by sleeping in and doing some fun things. 

Even before this three day weekend we had Tuesday off. The girls and I went to MacArthur Center and browsed the shops. Then we met John at Doumar’s for lunch. So yummy and fun. 

Over the long weekend, we met up with Krissy and we spent time visiting with my dad. Krissy came over and we pulled out a favorite game, Catan, and introduced it to Krissy. 

On Saturday, John had some morning basketball games to referee. The girls got some school work done and then we all went to Sam’s Club, Target, and out for an early dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings. It was chilly out and fun to come back home and relax while we watched, Baby Driver. I was surprised that I actually liked the movie. 

Sunday was definitely a pajama day. In the very late afternoon, we finally got ourselves together to buy a couple things at Walmart and then we headed to JoAnn Fabrics so that Shelly could purchase a few sewing supplies for some secret Christmas gifts. Lily met us and we went to Moe’s for dinner. 

We are back to a full week of school, but only 2 1/2 days next week before the Thanksgiving Break! Yay!

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Christmas is Coming

Ok, I couldn't help myself when I saw a few cute Christmas things on sale at Target and Michaels. And, I decided to just go ahead and put them out.  No need to put them away when I'll be pulling out those Christmas buckets soon.

Brush bottle trees from Target (large ones are $3 and the small one is $1)

Found this sign at Michaels for $7 on sale. Thought it looked cute on the bar cart.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Fynley Photos

Just had to update with a few new photos of sweet Fynley. She's such a good little dog. We love her.

 It's so hard to capture a good image of a black dog. So, when I was able to find the right light, I decided to snap away. 

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Halloween 2017

So, this year marked our first Halloween with no children trick or treating. But, happily, the girls dressed up for handing out candy. 

Krissy came over to help pass out candy and she and Lily dressed up as the Stark sisters from Game of Thrones. 

Shelly DIYed her own costume and dressed as a cactus! And, Fynley joined in the fun, too. She wore a Rufferee outfit.

I must admit, I enjoyed sitting in the driveway passing out candy while checking out all of the cute costumes the little kids were wearing. We had a great time and it was fun to see the girls still embracing the chance to dress up.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Homecoming 2017

Lily's high school had their Homecoming football game last Friday and they won!!! It was a great day and we all attended to support the team.

Saturday night, Lily had her Homecoming dance. She spent several hours in the morning helping to decorate the gym with her fellow SCA members.  

Shelby and Lily

Lily, Shelby, and Spencer

Karol, Lily, and John

Lily went to the dance with her friends. Beforehand, we went to one of the friend's house for pictures. They all looked great and they ended the evening back at the friend's house watching High School Musical 3. 




Shelly isn't taking PE this year at school. To keep active, she and John run almost every night or they bike together. They recently took a 25 mile bike ride through First Landing Park and down the boardwalk and back home.

Shelly and Krissy participated in the breast cancer race for the cure that was held at the oceanfront. And, they are planning out their next race at Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Fall at Hunt Club

We took a little trip out to Hunt Club Farm and picked out our pumpkins for the season. If you haven't been to Hunt Club, be sure to check it out. So many fun things to do for little kids, as well as, the big kids.

Trying to avoid the bright sunlight in her eyes

Monday, October 30, 2017

Rocks of Love

For the past three years, Shelly has created pink bracelets to sell for the month of October. The money she made went to the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation. This year she decided to do something different and was inspired by this project.

Shelly has been painting shells and rocks with inspiring and happy messages and then placing them where people can find them and feel loved and filled with hope. 

Here are a few that she has created. We hid a few in the shopping mall, outside of Target, along a walking path, and various other fun places.