I am not going to lie, I am happy to bid this week farewell. When I say nothing has gone as planned it is an understatement. A friend of mine had a little Facebook poll this past week asking the question are you a doer or a thinker. Friends….I am a doer in every sense of the word and when something happens to put me in a situation where I cannot “do” life gets somewhat crazy round the casa. I have had a super small medical issue that is not serious in the least but is irritating enough to keep me from my usual self all week long. I even had to reschedule my housecleaner today…and y’all that is serious! Am I the only one that has to have the house orderly before the housecleaner comes? Enough about that…if you are the praying type and have a little room on your list feel free to send up a little prayer that I am 100% again soon.
On to Friday Favorites!
Carly Jo had her dance recital this week! She took ballet and tap when she was younger but for some reason she decided to quit. This year she joined some friends for a Hip Hop class and I’m thrilled that she seems to have a renewed interest in dance! This girl has no trouble getting out on stage and when I watch her I just feel like she is in her happy place! Here is a picture the dance studio took just before she took the stage. Love all her sassiness!
Dillon had a big week too and I was super proud to attend the 7th grade award ceremony. He was awarded a certificate for being student of the month in December and he received the Most Outstanding Student award for his team. I’m so thankful for this wonderful group of teachers he has been blessed with this year. Doesn’t everyone outgrow their teachers in the 7th grade??
A little shout out to my friend Holly who is so gifted with a true heart for service. Each semester she picks up bubble gum and prints Keep Calm and Blow Bubbles cards (300 y’all) and takes the kids to the library on the A&M campus to hand out gum to students studying for finals. I’m lucky enough to tag along for the adventure but totally missed the excitement last night. Carly Jo joined her friend Holden last night for the fun and she was so excited to even see one of her counselors from her after school program. You would be surprised how one little piece of gum can bring so much joy! Holly even set up an Instagram account for Bows and Bros Adventures to track all the fun. She’s amazing and intentional and I’m so glad my kids get the benefit of learning to serve others. If you are not following her blog you totally should be!
Dinner has not been a huge priority this week but we did manage to pull together Shrimp tacos last night! I tossed the shrimp with a little chili powder, cumin and some southwest seasoning I had available and then made the Adobo Sauce from this recipe. I have made this sauce before and it is so delicious but very spicy. There were zero leftovers!
My mom was visiting this week from Monday thru Thursday and with Mothers Day on Sunday I have to say she is one of my favorites. I love having her here and the kids really love it as she picks them up every day from school and takes them to Sonic or wherever the heck their little heart desires. She babies Dutch all day long and there is no telling how many extra treats he actually gets. We love every little crazy hair on her head and are so thankful she is ours! Looking forward to her coming back this weekend so we can celebrate Mothers Day.
If you are looking for a fun Saturday linkup, hop on over to Crazily Normal and join Alycia for her Saturday Spotlight! She is a sweet mom of little Palmer with a new baby on the way. And y’all….she featured my Eating Healthy While Dining Out post last week and I could not have been more excited!
Wishing you all an amazing Mothers Day weekend!
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